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Keep it simple or make a statement?

Por |September 18th, 2013|

Choosing your perfect wedding dress is no easy task. So many styles,  so many fabrics, so many beautiful gowns. Where to begin?

Are you the kind of bride who knows exactly how her dress will look like since the age of 7, or do you have no idea whatsoever?

Are you looking for a classic, elegant look? Do want to keep it clean and simple? Or do you want to make a fashion statement and wear a gown that nobody will ever forget?

To answer these questions, you have to keep in mind that what’s most important is that you feel comfortable in your dress and that you feel like yourself. If you usually dress simple, you will probably feel uncomfortable and “off” wearing a statement piece.

If your friends are used to seeing you in the most fashionable clothes, they will probably expect you to wear something extravagant at your wedding.

You also need to know how to accessorize. With a simple gown, you can either choose minimalistic accessories, but you could also combine your dress with a statement piece of jewelry, headpiece or add an interesting belt.

If you choose a more elaborated dress, the accessories you choose should not be a distraction from the dress.

Here a a few choices for each look.

If you want to keep it simple:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Bouquet Style #AK97: A strapless organza gown with a sweetheart neckline. If you find it too simple, you can add a beaded or colored belt to it.
 

Style EK996. An organza drop waist gown, with a sweetheart neckline. You can also add a belt or this little lace bolero jacket.
This champagne satin gown is simple and so elegant, and should be combined with minimal accessories. Also available in white or […]

All eyes will be on your back!

Por |August 29th, 2013|

It is one the most important moments of your life, and all eyes will be on you. (Maybe also on your groom, but mostly on you). You have invested so much time in looking just perfect for this special day; your hair, your make-up, your shoes, your bouquet and, most important: your dress!

So all eyes will be on you on your wedding day, but have you thought that for a good part of the ceremony, those eyes will be on your back?

That’s why the back of a wedding is just as important as the front. Here are few EddyK 2014 gowns with stunning and original backs. Whether you choose a classic, sexy or vintage look, for sure, nobody will be able to keep their eyes off you in any of those!

 

 

What do you think of these beautiful gowns? Which one is your favorite?

 

 

Congratulations, Lindsay and Tony

Por |August 28th, 2013|

Lindsay, you looked beautiful in your Eddy K gown! Congratulations to both of you!

Lindsay and Tony from Ajax, Ontario.

Married  August 24th, 2013.

Dress: Eddy K Style EK944.

A look behind the scenes: Eddy K Couture photo shoot

Por |July 10th, 2013|

We want to share some pictures with you from our latest photo shoot of the brand new Eddy K Couture line.

 

Eddy K 2014: Romantic and Feminine

Por |June 19th, 2013|

This weekend, Eddy K will launch its 2014 collections during a three-day fashion event held in Milan, Italy, and the preparations are on its way!

Many of you might have already seen a little preview with the pictures and videos that we have been posting. But that is only a fraction of what will be on the runway this year.

Eddy K’ s signature romantic look is strongly present in this upcoming season, but there are also many innovations.  The gowns seem less heavy because of the use of soft tulle and organza, which give he gowns a much lighter and fresher look than in previous years.

Also big in 2014 are the elegant lace dresses from the ADK collection, whose designs are homage to the feminine silhouette.

One of the highlights will be the launch of a brand new collection: Couture. This exclusive collection uses the finest materials like silk and silky organza, combined with elaborated details of appliqués and Swarovski Crystals.

In the next days we will be updating you with pictures from the fashion show. Stay tuned!

The bride and her horse

Por |June 13th, 2013|

We love it when brides share their wedding pictures with us, wearing their Eddy K gown.

Here are some pictures that Andrea Thomas from the UK sent us. They are just stunning. It is her horse on the picture, and she wrote to us: “My horse must have stood on my dress a 100 times while I was leading him and while I was galloping along the beach, but after a good wash nobody believed how good it still looked.”

Thank you, Andrea, for sharing these beautiful pictures!

We invite all Eddy K brides to share their pictures with us, and we will be happy to feature them on this blog!

Do’s and Don’ts when buying your wedding dress

Por |April 5th, 2013|

Planning your wedding is fun, but it can also be very stressful. Whether you are having a big princess wedding or a small ceremony with only your closest family and friends, there are many steps involved, and no matter how simple or extravagant the wedding, you want it to be perfect.

You and your dress will be the center of attention on your wedding day and therefore the most important element (beside your groom).  Here are few tips we want to share with you when it comes to buying your dream dress:

Do research. See what’s out there to get an idea. There are many sources to look at wedding dresses. Magazines are perhaps the most traditional source, but you can spend hours on the Internet to look at dresses. Pinterest, instagram or wedding blogs are a great way to get inspired.

Do start shopping early!  It’s never too early to start looking for your dream dress, but it might get too late.  Boutiques usually only carry  one size of a particular style for brides to try on, so you will have to order your own dress in your size. Keep in mind that it takes between 4 and 5 months for a wedding dress to be delivered. So start at least 6 months before your wedding, in order to avoid paying for rush delivery.

Don’t expect the same service everywhere. Bridal Boutiques are the best place to shop for your dress. They give you an appointment and the consultants will take the time to personally assist you. You probably won’t get that same service at discount stores or chains.
The Bridal Boutique in Edmonton, one of Eddy K’s premium retailers.
Don’t be unrealistic. Prices for wedding dresses vary a […]

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

Por |March 27th, 2013|

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.

 
Princess Diana […]

Our favorite TV Weddings

Por |March 12th, 2013|

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?

Happy International Women’s Day!

Por |March 8th, 2013|

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/

 

 

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

Por |February 25th, 2013|

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?

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

Por |February 18th, 2013|

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 […]

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

Por |January 6th, 2013|

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)

EK933 – Style of the week

Por |December 14th, 2012|

 

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.

 

 

2960 – Style of the Week

Por |December 7th, 2012|

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

 

 

EK958 – Style of the week

Por |November 30th, 2012|

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.

 

 

Getting ready for showtime!

Por |June 21st, 2012|

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?
 

 

What to expect this year on Eddy K’s runway

Por |June 20th, 2012|

Eddy K’s Fashion Event starts in two days! Our team is working hard to get everything ready for the big show and the Gala.

Retailers and brides-to-be are anxious to see the new collections on the runway and to find out what we have to offer for 2013.

Apart from beautiful new laces and embroidery, this year we will have an exclusive division  of elegant silk dresses.

Ballgowns with tulle layers are also well represented in this collection. The Eddy K Milano collection will feature its signature transparent tops an full skirts of Organza, Tulle and Victorian Taffeta.

Our Sera line offers a great selection of beautiful Chiffon and Tafetta gowns for the mother of the bride or groom, and the new cocktail division, Festa, includes cute short dresses as well as elegant evening gowns.

There will be everything for every taste; over 200 different gowns are being prepared right now for the runway!

 

 

 

 

Countdown to the 2013 Fashion Event in Milan

Por |June 14th, 2012|

The countdown has begun! 8 more days to our annual Fashion Event in Milan, where we will present the beautiful Bridal and Cocktail collections for 2013.

Retailers from all over Europe will attend this three day event that takes place at the Hotel Melia in Milan, Italy.

We will be posting updates, pictures and videos directly from the runway and the Gala Evening. A great opportunity for a first preview of the new collection!

 

 

Behind the scenes of Eddy K’s photo shoot

Por |May 10th, 2012|

Eddy K is working hard on the catalog for the 2013 collections! We want to share a few pictures with you that we took during the photo shoot in Milan, Italy.

Advice for make-up Artists – Consigli ai Make up Artist

Por |April 4th, 2012|

Wedding makeup is not as simple as you might think, there are several elements to consider. It should appear natural and bright like daily make-up, but at the same time we must take in account the photography, so we need to achieve a compromise between the two factors.
We always need to consider the needs of the customer, knowing her expectations for her make-up. This is why makeup tests have to be done days before the event, in order to get a perfect result that fulfills the bride’s expectations.
Start with a deep skin cleansing, at least three days before the special day. That way it gives the skin time to relax. This step will also avoid the makeup to appear extremely shiny.

Il trucco sposa non è così semplice come si potrebbe pensare, ci sono diversi elementi da considerare, dovrà risultare naturale e luminoso come un make-up da giorno, allo stesso tempo bisognerà tener conto del risultato fotografico, dosando in maniera sapiente i prodotti per ottenere un compromesso tra trucco giorno e fotografico, notoriamente agli antipodi. Teniamo sempre presenti le esigenze della cliente, parlando con lei delle aspettative e del suo make-up quotidiano, difficilmente accetterà di stravolgere completamente la sua solita immagine, questo è il motivo delle prove trucco giorni prima dell’evento, in modo da raggiungere un’accordo ideale per la sposa.
Cominciate col proporre una pulizia della pelle in profondità, almeno tre giorni prima del fatidico giorno, in modo da dar tempo alla pelle di rilassarsi, questo passaggio vi faciliterà il trucco dando all’incarnato un’estrema lucentezza.

On the wedding day, use a  a cotton ball with  make-up remover immediately after applying the tonic. Dry with a tissue and massage the skin with hydrating fluid. Perfect for this […]

How to get a perfect make-up to last all day. – Come ottenere un make-up perfetto per tutto il giorno.

Por |February 6th, 2012|

If the make-up does not have a lasting effect on the face, it is often the fault of inadequate preparation of the skin before applying it.  Due to the fact that we all have different types of skin, the appropriate creams have to be applied, so that the make-up has a long lasting and fresh appearance.  The preparation is essential to make the skin compact and smooth, enabling  a perfect make-up application.
Follow the steps below for to get a perfect end result.

Se il trucco non ha una lunga tenuta sul viso, spesso la colpa è di un’inadeguata preparazione della pelle prima dell’applicazione del make-up , abbiamo diverse tipologie di epidermide che se non lavorate adeguatamente con le giuste creme, il risultato può essere quello di una difficoltà del trucco ad aderire alla pelle quindi ad avere una tenuta limitata sul viso, a maggior ragione se il  make-up è da sposa, la preparazione della pelle è indispensabile per rendere compatta e uniforme l’epidermide, semplificando una perfetta stesura del fondotinta e ottenere un trucco di estrema durata.
I passaggi di seguito dovranno essere fatti su visi già perfettamente struccati in precedenza.

Oily skin:
Oil and secretion of sebum are the culprit for visible open pores. In this case the intent of the preparation is to eliminate the grease without over-drying the skin. Using astringent or alcohol based products limits the grease and decreases the visibility of the pores. The following step is to use a grease free moisturizer well massaged into the skin. Remove all excess dampness with a cotton ball lightly soaked in the same toner.  Dab with a tissue and proceed with the make-up.

Pelle grassa :
Riconoscibile da pori dilatati, epidermide spessa e con una forte […]