SURPRISE! It's Antoinette here for your Wednesday Trendsday! Reilly and I decided to pull a switcheroo this week so make sure you stay tuned for her post tomorrow!
It's true that Christmas is upon us, but another holiday is just around the corner! Every year, many brides choose to tie the knot on New Year's Eve. It's somewhat symbolic to do it this way in that you are starting a new year as newlyweds and it gives people two very good reasons to celebrate in one special night. One of my favorite things to do on New Year's Eve is watch the fireworks display from other places around the globe. It's something that the world can celebrate together - another year on this beautiful planet Earth. Have your ceremony start around eight o'clock and dance the night away!
If you've gotten married, or are planning to marry on December 31st, didn't/don't you feel this need to look superbly snazzy? Of course every bride strives for this on their wedding day, but the glitz and glam of New Year's would make me feel that added pressure to look doubly gorgeous. I've pulled together a few looks for brides seeking a little something extra and paired them with an ideal city to wear it in! You might not be marrying in Rio, but your wedding can certainly take inspiration from it!
The Pretty In Paris look hails from designer extraordinaire Vera Wang. She is correct in saying that this Dorothy gown's glamour is a total understatement. A ballgown of tulle, organza, chiffon and bead work, this masterpiece is soft and available in varying shades of champagne. You'll be bubbling with excitement as you walk down the aisle.
Our Beautiful Big Apple gown comes in lots of haute hues. We chose the vibrant plum for the bride to toast to the occasion in. Trendsetters for 2010 will think outside the box. Creatives or bold fashionistas will love this chic and unexpected mermaid Magnolia gown, also by Vera. A perfect look to wow your sweetie at midnight!
Luxe In London pulls from the trend of incorporating black into your bridal palette. Some sources say to add just a touch of it, but since it's New Year's Eve, we think that you should go all the way. If you can't possibly wear Jenny Packham's Dazzle dress down the aisle, it's a perfect reception piece for your send-off to 2010.
You don't have to be a Brazilian supermodel to sport our Ravishing In Rio runway look. Jenny Packham's Hollywood dress is ideal for bridal starlets all around the globe. Plunging necklines can be quite flattering for many body types and it has just the right amount of bling to sparkle under the moonlight for your New Year's kiss.
Happy (almost) New Year! It's never too late to be fashionably early!