Here at Occasions, we live in a state of excitement! What could be greater than the privilege of helping brides choose “the perfect dress,” the one that will cause him to fall in love all over again.
Gowns come in a variety of sensational styles. Think of a mock two-piece gown, with a matte-satin bodice and clusters of crystals and beads shimmering on the illusion bateau neckline. The A-line skirt, made of French tulle over matte0satin, subtly splashed with crystal beading is flattering to every body type.
The bride who wears a gown of ivory satin, A-line skirt and a bodice covered with a flattering array of intricate silver embroidery and delicate beading is sure to make and unforgettable entrance. With rhinestone centers in silver buttons down the back of the gown to the edge of the semi-cathedral train, wedding guests will gasp at its beauty.
Whatever “look” is chosen, brides will find them here, and are glamorous in these sensational styled gowns.
Here at Occasions Bridal, we find the brides believe that the wedding gown is forever. This however is not so! In medieval times, royal marriages were of great political importance and were used to seal alliances between two countries. It was necessary for the preview to look magnificent in order to uphold the bride’s country as well as to impress the bridegroom’s country with their wealth and importance.
To do this, bridal gowns had as much material as they possibly could. Gowns were made of velvet, damask silk, satin, fur, and fabrics woven with threads of silver and gold. Colors would be rich-red, purple, and true black. Gowns might have had precious gems sewn in so the bride would glitter and flash in the sunlight.
During this time the poor bride’s gown would be linen or fine wool. Gowns with flowing sleeves or a train were big status symbols.
The traditional gown as we know it today appeared in the late 18th century. By 1900 the white dress with a veil was the gown to wear. In 1840, Queen Victoria chose a white dress with lace, making it a virtual rule. She was the first royal bride to have bridesmaids carry her train.