Alvina Valenta’s Spring 2014 collection with plunging back and front necklines and encrusted cap sleeves is nothing short of a show-stopper.
Style AV9410 – Ivory over oyster silk faced satin bridal gown. Deep V neckline with draped, natural waist bodice, sheer jeweled cap sleeve and low back.
Style AV9414 – Cappuccino trumpet bridal gown.  Beaded and embroidered elongated bodice with a strapless sweetheart neckline and skirt of layered tulle with cascading horsehair accents.
Style AV9412 – Ivory French Alencon lace over light gold satin faced taffeta softly fluted bridal gown. Off the shoulder V neckline, sheer back, jeweled belt at natural waist.
Style AV9409 – Ivory English net and Chantilly lace over Champagne charmeuse slim gown with blouson bodice. Sheer sweetheart neckline, beaded spaghetti straps and embroidered and jeweled accents throughout.
Style AV9400 – Ivory French corded lace over ivory charmeuse softly fluted bridal gown with plunging, jeweled front and back necklines and cap sleeves.
Style AV9407 – Ivory English net bridal gown with placed French Alencon lace and shimmer throughout. Deep sheer V neckline with keyhole back and skirt godets.
Style AV9405 – Ivory English net over champagne charmeuse slim bridal gown with French Alencon lace placed throughout. Deep V neckline with low back and jeweled ribbon at natural waist.

The La Dolce Vita collection is a glamorous mix of old time romance and modern day silhouettes.  Through textures of vintage sun-kissed lace and endless ivory trains, there are many unique layering of textures and fabrics to illustrate the love story behind the dress.

Alora – Heart shaped open back with large antique lace on the sides giving a skin illusion. Multi-textured train and sexy body hugging silhouette. Enclosed lace at back neckline defining the beautiful opening which is lined with antique lace as well.
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Tullia – The color of this dress is a tan dusted ivory with sheer shimmering side panels. It has dramatic oval lace details going all along the sides of the dress and along the detachable sleeves. Buttons lining the rear of the dress and the sleeves.
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Pricilla – Tight lace mermaid dress with a sheer back. Pearl strands falling along the back. Mixture of blush, ivory and antique silver fabric layers. All fabrics are beaded and embroidered with pearls.
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Florentina – Sheer chiffon dress with a sheer back and sleeves. Sleeves decorated with white chiffon buttons displaying beaded crystallized neck and cuffs. Dress has a gold metallic belt defining waistline. High slit on skirt.
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Naama – Our most modern dress to date. Revolutionarily designed by your 1920’s gal. This is a dress unlike no other, fully layered and super positioned in unusual vintage lace.
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Augusta – Inspired by a white bird of paradise. Sheer corseted top with jeweled lace entirely embroidered with glass shimmering beads. Very full and cascading skirt with lace details lining the back.
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Odette – Swan inspired body with a dramatic silhouette in a mixture of layering’s of tulle. Very fine French lace dotted with pearls to create a visually noticeable sheer back formation.
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Veneto – Entirely covered in a sheer glamorous lace fabric. Body adorned entirely in beaded French lace with accents of pearl and crystal jewels. Open back with sheer details and open v-neck front covered in necklaces.
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Corso – The dress is long and tight with a bottom flare. Front detailed with lace cut of a triangular shapes.
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Antonia – Tight double-faced stretched silk satin with a sheer back. The gown has a dramatic train with multiple embroidered trims.
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Navona – Shimmering fabric constructed into a mermaid silhouette. Very deep falling neckline and very low naked back. Sheer detail with super positioning in the lace. Sheer long lace sleeves. Dress made of an antique dusty silver lace fabric. It is fully embroidered with iridescent beads.
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Dolce – Deep v-neck front. The dress is made of a heavy stretch satin with a sheer diamond shape detail in the front and open lower thigh paneling. Sheer heart-shaped open back defined with a line of buttons.
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Paradiso – Exotic bird-like silhouette. It’s a sheer and revealing dress. Back is very low as the sides are completely sheer. Feathery lace detail intertwining up the sides of the dress, sleeves and back. Low v-neck front, lined with buttons throughout.
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Images via Galia Lahav
DRESSES Galia Lahav

Love this rustic barn setting to showcase these gorgeous lightly embellished bridal gowns.  Which one is your favorite?

Kadence – Ivory alencon lace fit to flare bridal gown with strapless jewel encrusted neckline, ruched detailing along sides of bodice and center back, crystal and alabaster detachable bolero and chapel train.
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Kollender – Ivory silk satin trumpet bridal gown with V-neckline, beaded collar embellishment continuing to plunging back with chapel train.
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Star – Alabaster tulle A-line bridal gown, with crystal encrusted bodice and skirt, sweetheart neckline and chapel train,
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Dori – Alabaster tulle bridal gown with halter high neck alabaster and crystal bodice, full horse hair flounced skirt and chapel train.
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Lana – Ivory over cashmere English net geometric natural waist bridal ball gown with twist sweetheart bodice, horsehair tiered skirt and chapel train.
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Paloma – Ivory silk Georgette natural waist A-line bridal gown with Grecian draped bodice, full skirt with cascading ruffle peek-a-boo slit, alabaster and crystal detachable bolero with chapel train.
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Lourdes – Ivory over cashmere lace fit to flare bridal gown with lingerie strap detailing, english net ruched bodice and godets in skirt, bow at natural waist and chapel train.
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DRESSES Hayley Paige

 

Champagne bottles can act as flower vases for your table decor, your table numbers or be your wedding favors for guests to indulge and enjoy! This easy DIY wedding project adds a touch of sparkle and can tie in your wedding theme with your wedding colors.  Cheers!

Materials:

  • – Bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine
  • – Super 77 adhesive spray
  • – Craft glitter
  • – Latex gloves
  • – Drop cloth or old sheet
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Alante Photography
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One of the easiest ways to impress your guests, is to incorporate handmade touches.  From hot pink signature cocktail signs, to string ball decor (made with a balloon), to painted votive candles and a wax paper backdrop for your photo booth or other backdrop.  Which is your favorite?

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 Neon Acrylic Cocktail Menu, Oh So Beautiful Paper // String Wedding Sign, Ruffled // Painted Votives, Once Wed // Wax Paper Backdrop Style Me Pretty