Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Follow the Bride: Advice from Vera Wang


The life of a bride is full of perks: Fancy white dresses, sparkly jewelry, and for a few lucky ladies in New York, an invitation to spend an evening with Vera Wang.

On May 12, Bloomingdales hosted a retrospective of the lovely and talented Vera Wang. The designer discussed her 20th anniversary, offered advice for brides-to-be and even shared a little about her own wedding. (Did you know she got married five days short of her 40th birthday?)
Here’s what she had to say:

Vera on The Dress: “Feel connected to your dress. Make sure it represents who you are as a person and that it’s what you really want. Be true to yourself.”

Vera on The Registry: “Being a woman, I thought it was all about me, but it’s about your life together. Marriage is a joint venture and compromise is important. Make the registry a part of both of you.”

Vera on The Engagement Period: “The engagement is a rehearsal for your life together. Really spend time alone—take a walk together or share a quiet meal. This is very important and allows you to remember why you fell in love with each other.”

And it wouldn’t have been a Vera Wang retrospective without a few wedding dresses to oogle at. Have a look at the goods Bloomingdales had on display:

This dress is my favorite. It's made of kidskin! How cool. I also really love the gown with the bows. I think the neckline is so elegant. Isn’t it so fun to look at? What’s your favorite?

3 comments:

BrideTide said...

Love this quote of hers:
"The engagement is a rehearsal for your life together. Really spend time alone—take a walk together or share a quiet meal. This is very important and allows you to remember why you fell in love with each other.”

Well said and great post. Thanks for sharing!

Creative Montage said...

Isn't that the most perfect quote? Its 100% true!

MarilynsKeepsakes said...

I LOVE the dress with the boys! Its beautiful and modern, and kind of goes with what Vera said about making the dress yours and wearing what you want...stunning.