Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Valentino Wedding Dresses

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I haven't written a Wedding Wednesday post in a long time, so let's have a little fun today and look at two gorgeous wedding dresses designed by legendary designer, Valentino. :)

When you say wedding dresses, designers like Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier usually come to mind... but, in the past year, wedding gowns created by Valentino have definitely caught my eye -- and for good reason, they are gorgeous! :D

Two beautiful brides recently wore Valentino on their big day:

Valentino Bride #1: Anne Hathaway


The Oscar winner's wedding dress "was made of ivory silk point d'esprit tulle, had a train embroidered with satin flowers and was hand-painted a soft pink hue." And her "1920s-inspired headpiece consisted of a lace ribbon with a large flower, adorned with small crystal beads."


I've already gushed about Anne Hathaway last year -- she was my #1 pick as most beautiful bride for 2012! :)

Valentino Bride #2: HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden


Did you guys know that there was another big royal wedding just this month?
Aaaahhh, I love royal weddings! ;)

Princess Madeleine's dress "was made from silk organdies and ivory Chantilly lace, and featured a full skirt with a four-metre-long train. The accompanying six-metre-long veil was covered with Chantilly lace flowers and edged with silk tulle, and was worn with a royal tiara decorated with fresh orange blossoms."


What a gorgeous dress for an equally gorgeous princess! :)

Is it just me or are royal wedding dresses getting better and better?!
I loved the Duchess of Cambridge's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, but the #1 spot on my list of most beautiful royal wedding dresses has been taken by Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg's Elie Saab last year, and now we have this... I am torn!

The sketches themselves are already works of art, don't you think so?
And I love seeing the transformation of Valentino's vision from paper to reality -- absolutely amazing!

He has retired back in 2008, but he does design dresses on special commissions such as Anne's and Princess Madeleine's wedding dresses -- here's hoping there are more chances for Valentino to showcase his amazing talent! :)

What do you guys think? Do you like Valentino's designs?
Which of these two wedding dresses is more your style?

I hope you are all having a lovely last week of June! :)

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32 comments:

  1. Love Valentino's style! *_____*
    What about follow wach other?
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  2. Beautiful dresses! I love them all!!


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  3. oh wow!
    these dresses are stunningly beautiful <3

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  4. i loveeeed anne hathaway's dress!! the very light pink rose hue at the bottom *swoon*!!!! :)

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    1. i knoooow, i love that touch too! :)

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  5. omg so much love for the dresses <3

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  6. LOVE THEM ALL! I cant pick one fave! xoxo

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  7. Both so beautiful! I think I like Princess Stephanie's just a tad bit more, but definitely the Duchess of Cambridge's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress is gorgeous!
    I do agree the sketches are pretty extraordinary!

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    1. their wedding dresses are just so gorgeous! ;)
      and yup, i love the sketches! :D

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  8. Princess Madeleine's dress is a work of art!

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  9. Valentino is amazing! Both wedding gowns are fabulous, but I think my style is more like Princess Madeliene's. <3

    P.S. The sketches are perfect!

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    1. i'm leaning more towards her wedding dress too, i just love it! :)

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  10. loved anne's dress!!! gorgeous.

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  11. When it comes to wedding dresses, I love pinterest, i've already planned my whole wedding haha!

    Love Em x

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    1. haha, i pretty much did too! gotta love pinterest! ;)

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  12. Both wedding dresses are beautiful! WOW!

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  13. I love his designs! they're so beautiful.
    Anne's dress is just so lovely, with that subtle gradient effect!
    so much detail <3

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    1. yes, the gradient effect is gorgeous! :)

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