Bridal Spring 2009

Carolina Herrera's Spring 2008 Bridal Collection was just what you would expect from the designer--elegant and feminine. Herrera's gowns are for the classic bride who makes no apologies for wanting to look and feel like a princess on her wedding day. Ruffles, satin sashes, flowing fabrics, and trains that stopped traffic gave the collection an ethereal feel, while an element of suprise was found in black embellishments, which added an ironic touch to the white palette. Herrera paid homage to My Fair Lady with a strapless A-line gown with embroidered tulle layers and grosgrain details in black and beige. The intricate detail on a strapless floral embroidered organza ball gown with ruffles and ribbons was the perfect combination of sweetness and whimsy.

The Vera Wang Spring 2008 bridal collection was Vera at her finest, inspired by the genteel aesthetic of high society social register American debutantes of yesteryear, from Jackie Bouvier to Doris Duke. "It's harking back to a time when women had their own definition of glamour, style, and chic," said Wang. Gowns were super luxurious and refined, and the collection wasn't limited to bridal white: dresses in jeweled tones of rich purple and iridescent pink walked alongside the pristine cream looks. An ivory silk organza gown with a lace and embroidered tulle overskirt and ivory faille bow sash at the waist was a standout. Satin cabbage rose embellishments in forest, amethyst, crimson, and magenta added a dash of color to simple, elegant silhouettes. Overall, the collection was the perfect blend of seductive beauty and old world elegance--with a hint of mystery. "Even the venue was meant to be fairly snotty," said Wang of her show space--the Ukranian Institute on the Upper East Side.

Makeup Tips

Here are some tips that will ensure you look picture perfect when you say "I do". When choosing your look, consider the time of day and the time of year. You need to consider your skin tones and hair colour. Remember as most of you are wearing white or ivory, your makeup need to be a little more dramatic so you do look washed out.
Your Face
Wear a tinted moisturizer if you are not used to wearing foundation. Layer translucent powder over your foundation for a long lasting effect and to help prevent shine. For a healthy glow, apply blush to the apples of your cheeks, then lightly sweep your forehead, nose and chin. Don't use a shimmer highlighter as your pictures will get a reflective shine.

Your Eyes
Lash out use fake eyelashes for eyes that really stand out. Mac makes a half set that accents your eyes but doesn't overdo it. Use soft, neutral tones for your eyes, with no heavy, dark liner but won't be out of date later. Never skip mascara. A couple of coats of mascara define your eyes, making those photo opportunities perfect.

Your Lips
Use soft, neutral tones for your lips. Use a lip liner then same colour as your lipstick. The colour of your lips (warm or cool) depends on the colour palette you choose. If you want the focus to be on your eyes, use a lighter lip colour. Dot a bit of gold eye shadow in the center of your lips and cover with gloss for a golden look.
All day long, making your fragrance last: Apply to several of your body's 16 pulse points. Layer it with body lotion and/or perfumed soap to make it last longer. fragrance rises so dab some behind your knees too. Apply fragrance only once.

Bride Fashion 2008

Your wedding gown is unique. Beside baptism and graduation, marriage is one of the great celebrations of a woman's life. It truly is the one and only time in your life in which you'll be in your glory as the bride.

Throughout history, women have tried to make their wedding gown special to suit the occasion and to make the beautiful bride even lovelier to look at.
To this end, designers use silk, velvet, satin, lace and fabrics woven with gold and silver. Additionally, many of todays gowns have sequins, pearls, rhinestones and other gems that glitter and sparkle in the light.

This season, gowns come in white, ivory and gold, as well as a variety of colours or coloured embroidery. Choosing your gown is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. Make sure you get exactly what you have been dreaming of.
Trendy Textured Fabrics
The trend has moved swiftly to texture fabrics. Look for dresses with ruffles, lace, flowers, shredded tulle, satin, sleek, strapless, sparkles with ribbons.
30s Sleek
Silky fabrics with smooth lines and plunging low backs bring us wonderful memories of the jazz age.
Retro Chic Taffeta
A favourite fabric choice for bridal gowns, which are then cut and stitched into a dramatic style.
Etheral Chiffon
Sheer capped sleeves, edged with sequins and sparkle that reflects its class and quality.
Timeless Strapless
Exceedingly popular now, but with an A-line skirt and shaped fabric.
Sassy Sparkles
For the bride that wants to be the centre of attention, with sequins and crystals set the scene with glamour and drama.
Romantic Lace
Soft, cascading lace flowers that will sweep gracefully down the aisle.
Retro Ruffles
Bouquets of lace give this wedding gown traditional elegance tempered with modern flare.
Talk of the Town Tulle
Crisply layered to perfection, this is a gown to enhance your individual style.
Classic Satin
Show off your best asset and choose a dress with a stunning, attentiongrabbing back in silk satin.

2007 Bridal Fantasy Show 2

Your dreamy fantasy wedding is complete with this Paloma silk gown number 3650 from Wedding World. The blush cummerbund along with the delicate embroidery and crystal detail add attractive touches that are enhanced with the chapel length veil. Paloma number 3650 with flowers from Awesome Blossom. Hair and Makeup done by Pure Elements Hair & Body.

The number may be long on this dress from Venus it's Wedding World number 8507-0004 but the strong silhouette is sure to flatter your body shape. Dreamy layers add fullness to her petite body and with a choice of a long veil; the lines create an illusion of height that would be dramatic for any bride with flowers by Awesome Blossom. Venus style number 8507-0004. Hair and Makeup done by Pure Elements Hair & Body.

2007 Bridal Fantasy Show

Brides who are smaller on top will find the design of this Jai a-line number 8391 the perfect choice. The detail at the mid waist with the built in cups add fullness to the top and draws in the waist. A gorgeous and elegant design in crushed organza. Wedding World Jai style number 8391 with flowers from Awesome Blossom. Hair and Makeup done by Pure Elements Hair & Body.

This gown is from Jai number 9769. The overall look is romantic with the empire waist and with the beaded cap sleeves - makes the whole dress dramatic. The effects of the diagonal lace trim lend itself to a slimmer definition and all together, add height to any body shape. Jai number 9769 from Denilore Bridal with flowers by Heather's Grower Direct. Hair and Makeup done by Pure Elements Hair & Body.

Some of you may be leaning towards a wedding in an exotic location so that makes this gown from Venus, number 6594, from Denilore Bridal, the perfect choice. Simple in design, the strong and classic silhouette of this dress along with an amazing price make this the perfect choice for a destination wedding. The gown Venus number 6594. The gorgeous flower bouquet is from Heather's Grower Direct. Hair and Makeup done by Pure Elements Hair & Body.

America's Biggest & Best Bridal Show!

Over 600 of the Valley's top wedding professionals to help you plan your wedding.
All In One place, All In One Weekend!

- A bridal gown given away every hour!
- Taste and compare wedding cakes and catering!
- All traditional wedding services, plus fresh ideas to make your wedding unique!

January 5‑6, 2008
9:00 ‑ 3:00

Bridal Fashion Debut
Phoenix Convention Center
3rd Street & Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ