Manuel Mota

January 14, 2013

2012 Lovella Bridal Highlights, in Photos

2012 was an amazing year for Lovella Bridal! To chronicle the past twelve months, we combed through pages and pages of blog posts and magazines to bring you this compilation of photographs. Of course, Lovella wouldn’t be the salon it is without our brides, which is why they take center stage in this post. Lovella brides Danica and Leigh-Ann had television appearances on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. Courtney Mazza, of course, saw an explosion of publicity after donning two Ines Di Santo gowns for her wedding in Mexico to Mario Lopez; their wedding appeared in such major publications as People and US Weekly. Our brides wore designs, some custom, from some of the most talented designers in the industry for their walks down the aisle: Ines Di Santo, Edgardo Bonilla, Kenneth Pool, Allure Bridals, Lazaro, Alvina Valenta, Pronovias and Maria Elena Headpieces. Below photos of our brides you’ll […]
January 9, 2013

R.I.P. Manuel Mota

Lovella Bridal is saddened by the news that Pronovias creative director Manuel Mota has passed away. For twenty-three years, Mr. Mota served as Spanish fashion house Pronovias’ creative director, designing countless memorable high fashion bridal gowns for models, celebrities and women in general. Alberto Palatchi, President of Pronovias Fashion Group, released the following statement in light of Mota’s death: “The Pronovias Family has lost one of their most beloved members. The memory of his collections, his shows, his hard work, his talent and his passion will remain with us forever.” As recent as May, Lovella was in Barcelona for Barcelona Bridal Week. We toured the Pronovias showroom and met with the amazing Manuel Mota (below). He was hot on the heals of showing yet another exquisite bridal collection. Scroll further and you’ll see the message on Pronovias’ site as of today, January 9, 2012. Our thoughts are with his family, […]
May 15, 2012

Barcelona Bridal Week: Pronovias Showroom, Part 1

The Lovella Bridal team is in Spain for Barcelona Bridal Week! First came the runway show and celebration of the new 2013 Pronovias/Manuel Mota collection debut (check out Part 1 and Part 2 on our blog.). Next came the following morning, where it was time to view the ocean of gowns on mannequins and let the buying for our salon begin! The setting was one spacious room with row upon row of mannequins, with aisles intersecting throughout to allow buyers to walk through and get a closer look and feel of the beautifully-selected fabrics and styles. With over 300+ gowns from which to choose, and hundreds of people from all over the world selecting gowns for their respective stores, it was a mad house! It’s quite the process, ensuring we’ve picked the best of the best styles for our brides. Six hours of intense shopping later, after careful consideration and […]
May 14, 2012

Barcelona Bridal Week: Pronovias Show, Part 2

We are thrilled to share with you some fabulous photos straight from the Pronovias show in Barcelona. Models, before a crowd of 17,000, strutted the runway in capes galore and in Pronovias/Manuel Mota gowns featuring flowy fabrics, illusion necklines, lace, ruffles, short-to-long cuts, and low backs. And how about that closing piece? An absolute stunner. In case you missed Part 1, click on over! We shared some of the pre-show and post-show photos. Up next on the blog are photos from the showroom; prepare to be blown away by the exquisite detail. Thanks for tuning in; we love that you’re here. ♥