Racecourses can be the perfect setting for a wedding reception and ceremonies offering plenty of facilities, catering and extensive grounds for photo opportunities.
For that perfect day, the perfect bridal gown is required. Paris Haute Couture Week brought a variety of styles from the classic to the unconventional.
Ziad Nakad – Tessera
Feel every inch a fairytale princess in Nakad’s voluminous bridal ballgown with tiara and long veil. Inspired by the ancient mosaic, Tessera, the intricate embroidery embellishments reveal an aerial mosaic. Nakad couture collection is an ode to architecture and geometry.
Aleem Yusuf – Nomade
Yusuf presents two very different style bridal gowns:
Rich in textures, French beaded lace from Sophia Hallette hugs the body whilst juxtaposing with a cloud like ruched silk chiffon trailing skirt.
Tulle threaded with Lurex sparkles and stands up framing bare shoulders and covering the fitted bodice, whilst the trailing A-line skirt twinkles with Swarovski crystals forming a mosaic pattern.
Madleine – True Love
Hand beaded floral embroidery glistens brightly on a long sleeved organza overlay bringing elegant glamour to a simple white silk floor-length dress.
La Metamorphose – Rouge Amour
Go for gold and look dazzling in a golden princess style gown sparkling with gold sequins. Worn with a gold leaf headband and a short golden-netted veil covering the face. Complement the gown with bridesmaids wearing the mini style version embellished in glittering floral embroidery.
An alternative to the traditional bridal style gown and veil and perfect for a second wedding at the races is this floor length red lace dress with flamboyant red hat.
Patrick Pham –Pearl of the Far East
Patrick Pham creates an unconventional bohemian style wedding dress. A mix of textures, this ethereal dress is tiered and edged in crochet yarn and white peacock feathers. The bridal headdress is a crochet vintage-style riding bonnet adorned with white peacock feathers and a long veil.
An unconventional wedding dress needs an unconventional bridesmaid dress: embellished in ethnic patterns of colourful glass beads and peacock feathers. The headwear is a crochet pillbox hat adorned with peacock feathers.
Steven Khalil – Dame En Fleurs
This collection explores the anatomy and fragility of flowers.
Densely embroidered pieces adorn both the trailing A-line dress and long veil. The beaded embroidery creates foliage-like formation that graduates into smaller individual clusters with the metallic silver and gunmetal shades increasing the lustre and shine.
Team with a shimmering silver bridesmaid skater style dress.
All above Photography credit: www.imaxtree.com
For a dramatic wedding headdress, choose the Baroqco tiara inspired by Javanese art tradition. Made with metal ornaments plated in the raw colour of ancient silver/palladium and crafted layer after layer in combination with Swarovski Elements and semi precious stones.
Baroqco photography by Greg Alexander.