This is a tale worth to be told. Vanessa and Brett shared their story with us and everything was just breathtaking. From the moment they met to the "I-do's", this match was meant to be adventurous. They were both registered in an online dating site. Brett wanted to cancel his account but something caught his eye. Vanessa's profile had a picture of her climbing mountains in Bolivia and he just loved the daredevil spirit it showed. That's the passion they have in common, the outdoors. He proposed a month after she left on a trip to Alaska where she couldn't communicate with him. "Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world … and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person — get married at the airport" Bill Murray Finding the dress was definitely an expedition. She had a dress made but it was a complete disaster and it was only 6 weeks before the wedding. She went to a store and one of the saleswoman suggested that she tried on the EK1021, which she did hesitating because she thought it was too traditional for her, but immediately loved it. Ready to buy it, she gets the news that it was backordered and that they couldn't get it in time for the wedding. Desperate, she called the main office and begged them to look again. While they got back to her, Vanessa went on yet another climbing trip with the misfortune that they [...]
When everything starts with a magical proposal, you know things are going to be great. Michael proposed to Amanda in the house they were preparing to be their home. The construction site was the background to the romantic moment when Michael popped the question, surrounded by rose petals and candles, and pictures of them hanging from the ceiling. Having first met in high school, these too came a long way together. The wedding journey started and Amanda tried on many, many dresses without having the feeling of "this is my dress". Finally, after stopping at RK Bridal in New York, she found the dress, making her feel very elegant, a perfect fir for a New Year's Eve wedding. She accentuated her look by wearing drop earrings, a crystal bracelet and a custom made headpiece made with cascading Swarovski crystals. The real sentimental value was added with one of her grandfather's blue shirts sown into a heart under her dress, to have something old and something blue. The ceremony took place on December 31st, 2015 at Saint Clare Church in Staten island and the reception was held at South Gate Manor in New Jersey. From Amanda: I think what made our wedding so special to us is that it was on New Years Eve, which is also our anniversary. Having our wedding on NYE was amazing. We were able to ring in the new year and with our family and friends! My favorite moment was counting down to 12 o'clock. My husband and I were able to celebrate the new year and our new marriage while confetti fell from over our heads! Amanda and Michael will be going to Europe in the summer for their honeymoon. [...]
When it comes to brides and makeup, everyone always says "keep it natural", and you do want to keep it natural but you don't want to look like you have no makeup at all. You have two options, DIY or hire a Makeup Artist. If you are confident enough with your skills (or you are on a tight budget), go for DIY. After all, no one knows your face better than you do, but remember, don't go light on the eyes. Your makeup must be really accentuated if you want it to be relevant in your pictures, but be careful thou, you don't want to end up looking like a show diva. Remember your goal, natural but visible. Some people might not love them, but they make a huge difference in pictures. That, my friends, are false lashes. The thing most people seem to forget is that you can choose the type of lash, they don't have to be too long or add too much volume. And eyebrows, do not neglect them, eyebrows are your face's frame. On the other hand, if you choose to go with a professional, make sure he/she knows what you like and what makes you feel comfortable, you don't want to feel like someone you're not. The MUA should be able to really portray how you want to look like on your wedding day. Last but not least, nails. My personal advice is to go for classic, neutral colours. A simple colour will look the most elegant. You can have some glittery details but try to keep them to a minimum. If you want something darker, go ahead, but then avoid any other extras in your nails. For more makeup ideas for [...]
The 78004 dress, available in Ivory/Light Gold and Ivory/Ivory Silver, is a breathtaking fit and flare strapless gown, that paired with its delicate and dreamlike veil creates a unique dramatic flow. 78004 78004
Our Style of the Week is the exquisite fit and flare 77990 gown with gorgeous venice lace on tulle that drapes over smooth satin (available in light gold or ivory). This curve highlighting silhouette with a semi-full skirt is complete with a subtle crystal detailing of its scoop neckline, shoulder straps and deep V-back. 77990 77990 77990
This stunning ball gown from our 2016 Bouquet collection is all about the skirt! Its beautiful crystal beaded belt highlights your waist, while the full tulle skirt creates a dramatic effect that will draw the attention from everyone around you. Busty brides will love this shape for it creates a perfectly balanced silhouette. Available in Ivory-Silver and Light Gold-Silver. AK150 AK150
An exquisitely beaded top with short sleeves and a revealing open back. The mermaid silhouette highlights the curves in an elegant way. Soft sparkles on the tulle skirt give the final touch. CT138 CT138 CT138
This new ballgown from our 2015 collection is getting so much attention! A soft sparkling tulle and a delicately embroidered crystal beading on the top that flows into the hips. A beautiful silhouette, that works perfectly for petite brides as well as curvy brides. Now in stores, available in Ivory, White and Champagne.
After seeing all the glitz and glitter at the Golden Globes last night, here is our absolutely red carpet worthy dress of the week: Couture style #CT143. Hand beading and embroidery from top to bottom over champagne tulle, with a Cafe color satin lining underneath it (picture), or also available with Ivory lining. What do you think? Can you picture this gown at the next red carpet event?
This fabulous ballgown was always in the spotlight this year. It made its debut at the fashion show in Milan, where it received a standing ovation. The sparkles on the skirt, the delicately beaded bustier with the sweetheart neckline and the layers of tulle was the perfect combination for a true princess gown. Without doubt, Eddy K's dress of the year 2014! Eddy K Couture CT112