The White Wedding Dress: How it all started / L’abito da sposa bianco: Ecco la sua nascita

Most brides will opt for a white wedding dress to get married in. Whether if she chooses a  traditional catholic ceremony or a civil union, or even if it’s a second o third marriage, a dress in a white shade is by far the most common color.

But do you know when and how this all started? You might think that this tradition goes back  many centuries. This is only partially true. Many people also assume and that white symbolizes purity and virginity, but that was not the original intention.

It was the marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840 that really influenced the tradition of marrying in white. Long before that, white was a popular color to get married in among the higher classes. Wealthy brides often wore white to demonstrate their money, not their purity. However, the fabric was more important than the color to express the wealth, and many other colors were also commonly used: For example, blue was the color originally connected to purity, piety, faithfulness, and black was used a lot Scandinavia. White was not a widespread trend yet.

Margaret Murray-Prior, in her wedding dress, 1882But after Queen Victoria’s wedding, elites in Europe and across the Atlantic quickly followed her lead.
Portrait of Queen Victoria in her lace trimmed wedding dress. (by Winterhalter, 1842)
 

The middle classes adopted this color only after Word War II, when media became more accessible and  Hollywood started to portray white weddings in movies.  In 1981 a three-quarter billion people watched Prince Charles marry Diana; this wedding is considered the most influential white wedding of the 20th century. It’s hard not to remember Diana’s white taffeta dress with this endless long train.

 
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By |March 27th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Our favorite TV Weddings

Over the years, we have shared laughter and tears with our favorite TV characters getting married on screen.  Funny moments, romantic moments and moments when we just wanted to scream: “Stop! Don’t say I do!”

Here are some of our favorite TV weddings.

Friends

An all time favorite show with so many memorable weddings. It all started  with Rachel running away from her own wedding. Then Carol and Susan, Mike and Phoebe, and of course Monica and Chandler. But the funniest moment was probably when Ross said the wrong name when he wanted to marry Emily.

Grey’s Anatomy

We loved Izzie’s and Alex’s wedding (too bad it didn’t last too long) and Callie’s and Arizona’s. Although our favorite moment was when Derek and Meredith got married on a post-it.

Desperate Housewives

Susan’s and Mike’s storyline was always very complicated, they even got married twice. But we will never forget the series’s finale, when Renee married her Aussie.

Sex and the City

Charlotte had one perfect wedding that didn’t last and one disaster wedding where she married her true love. We loved Miranda’s and Steve’s simple wedding.But we had to wait for the movie to see the wedding we all have been waiting for so long: After uncountable on and offs and a memorable Vivienne Westwood wedding dress that didn’t make it to the altar, Carrie and Big finally said “I do”.

Glee

Sue Sylvester marrying herself in that track-suit wedding dress must have been one of the most original TV weddings ever. Would you wear this kind of dress to your wedding?

Tell us: What was your favorite TV wedding?

By |March 12th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day!

Since 1917, on March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day around the globe.
The United Nations has been organizing this day since 1977, every year under a different theme.  This year it’s ” A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End violence Against Women”.

Sadly, we still hear horrific news about violence against women, and numerous organizations and programs worldwide are fighting to stop these incidents for good. Let’s all stand together and fight for the rights and freedom of women worldwide.

To all the amazing women: Happy International Women’s Day,

from Eddy K.

Here are a few links where you can read more about International Women’s Day:

http://www.internationalwomensday.com

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/feature/iwd/

 

 

By |March 8th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Oscars 2013: Get the look with a gown from Eddy K

We saw a lot of  white and nude gowns last night at the Oscars and couldn’t help but compare them to wedding gowns. Ice pink, ice grey, pastels and other pale shades dominated the red carpet last night.

Here are some of our favorites. Get a similar look with a wedding gown from Eddy K!

Amy Adams in a pale grey feather ball gown that matched her eyes beautifully. Get the look with style MD121 from the Eddy K Milano collection.

Kristen Stewart in a strapless Reem Acra gown. Get a similar look with this ADK #77922  lace dress.

Octavia Spencer in a beige Chiffon gown from Tadashi Shoji. Style WH609 in Satin Organza will give you this look.

Amanda Seyfried in an embellished Alexander McQueen. Get this type of neckline with Style #77924 from the ADK collection.

One of our absolute favorites: Charlize Theron in Dior. Get this sleek and elegant look with  Wish style #IN5218.

What do you think of last night’s Oscar’s fashion? Which gown was your favorite?

By |February 25th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Grab your dress and your groom and get married on a beach!

February is the month of love, but it’s also one of the coldest months in a lot of countries; that time of the year where everybody is just waiting for winter to be over. Although it’s the shortest month on the calendar, it often seems endless.

It is also the time when many destination weddings take place. Even if destination wedding doesn’t necessarily mean beach wedding, the first thing that comes to our mind when we hear this term, is a romantic wedding ceremony on an exotic beach at sunset.

Looks tempting, right? Many brides and grooms opt for this type of wedding celebration. It is often more intimate (usually only close family and friends are invited) and it is the perfect opportunity to spend more than just one evening with these close people. Also, why not take  advantage and combine it with your honeymoon?

The  dress for a beach wedding is usually made of a very light fabric like chiffon or soft organza. Some brides choose a short or tea-length dress for this type of ceremony. Beside the advantage that it is easy to pack, the light material flows so nicely in the fresh ocean breeze.

Here are a few EddyK dresses from this season that would make a perfect destination wedding dress:

Style AA131in chiffon from the Silhouette collection.

Style AA121 from the Silhouette collection; and elegant chiffon dress with a transparent back with lace details.

WH623 from the Wish collection; a tea length tulle dress with satin bow and border.

If you prefer a short dress, style WH626 from the Wish collection is a great option. Plus, if you are unable to decide whether to go short or long, the skirt is detachable.

For those who don’t want a white wedding, […]

By |February 18th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Suggerimenti film per la futura sposa – Movie suggestions for the future bride

Buongiorno future spose!!!Siete sicuramente di corsa, avrete certamente milioni di cose da fare, dalla cerimonia, alla location, ai fiori alla musica, ma ad un certo punto bisogna fermarsi. Niente di meglio di una commedia leggera e divertente, che potrà farvi sdrammatizzare il momento critico dell´organizzazione del matrimonio, pur restando in tema. La cinematografia offre una grandissima varietà di scelta: si tratta di commedie che vi aiuteranno a guardare con altri occhi e con un sorriso lieve il meraviglioso e complicato mondo del matrimonio.Questi sono alcuni dei miei film preferiti (da romanticona quale sono). E voi che ne pensate???Visti??? Avete altre proposte???
Cristina (Eddy K)

Hello future brides!’ You are probably in the middle of wedding planning with a million things to do; from the ceremony, the location, the flowers, the music.  But at some point you have to sit back and relax a bit. Nothing better than watching a light comedy and have some fun during this stressful time.  There is a variety of movie choices that will help you look with different eyes at the wonderfully complicated world of weddings and the planning that is involved. These are some of my favorite movies about this topic. Have you seen them?  Which ones are your favorites?  Do you have other suggestions?
Cristina (Eddy K)

By |January 6th, 2013|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

EK933 – Style of the week

 

Our newest bridal style of the week! EK933 has a beautiful lace bodice over soft tulle skirt. The belt is detachable as well. As seen our website.

 

 

By |December 14th, 2012|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

2960 – Style of the Week

Fabulous Friday’s style of the week! Style 2960 has an incredible lace all around the skirt!

 

 

By |December 7th, 2012|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

EK958 – Style of the week

Back by popular demand! Eddy K’s EK958 returns as our best dress of the week! With a very special Embroidered Tulle skirt, it’s available in both White and Ivory.

 

 

By |November 30th, 2012|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments

Getting ready for showtime!

Preparations at the Melia Hotel in Milan are on its way. Have a look!
The entrance of Hotel Melia Milano where the show will take place
 

Setting up the runway

Our army of mannequins
The hotel’s lobby. Doesn’t really have to do with Bridal, but who doesn’t like a fancy car?
 

 

By |June 21st, 2012|Categories: Blog posts, Brides, Design, News, Photography, Style, Tips, Unkategorisiert, Videos, Wordpress|0 Comments