Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

October 22, 2014

Bridal Market: Rivini Runway Show

Our exclusive Bridal Market coverage continues with lovely Rivini. (If you missed our photos from Ines Di Santo’s runway show, click here.) This collection is best described as “effortless chic.” The pieces we saw on the runway were soft, romantic, and whimsical with a sexy edge. Our favorite element was the use of detachable skirts; these pieces are so dynamic, and they have the ability to personalize a wedding day ensemble. It’s no surprise that they’re a big trend this season. Too, we love that they are sold separately and can be added to any Rivini design! The official statement for the Fall 2015 Collection, from Rivini’s head designer Rita Vinieris: For Fall 2015, I wanted to explore the concept of “Soft Seduction.” I took all of my favorite go-to-items… a sweatshirt, an oversized tunic, a sexy bustier and a simple t-shirt and created some untraditional interpretations. I also explored options […]
October 26, 2013

Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013: Kenneth Pool Private Viewing

Our story of bridal fashion week continues with Kenneth Pool! To kick it off, above is a photo of us with Lori Burns Allen and Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. We run into them at Kenneth Pool every year, and they’re such great people. Now on to the Fall 2014 Collection. We’re reminded of what Kenneth Pool head designer Amsale Aberra shared with us in our exclusive interview previously: “The Kenneth Pool bride personifies glamour and likes to make a grand entrance.” We love, love, love the detachable options throughout. (For example, the first dress below, tulle with the embroidered belt, has a detachable train that is so fun.) “As long as there is a fine line between Cinderella and a modern princess, tulle can give the bride the look she wants,” Aberra shared. You’ll also see more lace and retable trains here than ever before […]
November 18, 2012

Maria Elena’s 20th Anniversary Bash in Miami, Pt. 1

Twenty years of rolling out one exquisite piece after the next is definitely cause for celebration! Lovella Bridal Wedding Fashion Specialists Nayri and Kristina (above) flew from LA to Miami for a lavish event celebrating Maria Elena’s twenty years in the business. The bash was held at Maria Elena’s daughter’s home in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami. It was the perfect evening with perfect weather. Attendees included world-famous bridal designer Ines Di Santo, and her daughter Veronica Di Santo, Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta, Bridal Expo Chicago’s Jim Verraros and Bill Brennan, and other leaders in the industry. In the photos below you’ll also see Gisele Del Busto, Maria Elena’s all-knowing collection accessory stylist/designer representative who comes to all our trunk shows and styles our brides. “She’s taught me so much about accessories and is so talented at what she does! For my wedding I will […]