Veronica Di Santo

October 19, 2014

Bridal Market: Ines Di Santo Runway Show + View at Lovella

We’re rolling out exclusive Bridal Market coverage beginning with Ines Di Santo’s exquisite runway show. This collection was truly her best yet! This fresh, fashionable and fabulous Fall/Winter 2015 Couture Collection is inspired by the purity of winter. From the designer’s official statement about the designs: “Lace appliques, pearl detailing and architectural beading create depth while underlays in embroidered tulle, organza and English netting build volume among Peau De Soie and double-faced silk gowns. The color palate ranges from ethereal white and ivory to cameo pink, champagne and petal.” Per usual, Ines showed one of the most dynamic collections we view each year. Historically and consistently, she goes from ball gowns to slinky sexy silhouettes. She integrated many geometric designs and embroideries in this collection. Our ultimate favorite trend on this runway was the over skirts! We absolutely love the dynamic use and added level of drama a detachable skirt creates for […]
May 4, 2013

NYC Bridal Market 2013: Ines Di Santo Runway Show

(Above) From left: Nayri of Lovella Bridal, Veronica Di Santo, Ines Di Santo, Angie of Lovella Bridal. In the second in a series of exclusive bridal fashion week posts (first being Maria Elena Headpieces), we’re sharing photos from Ines Di Santo’s runway show. Models wore gowns by the designer and jewelry and headpieces by Maria Elena Headpieces. The basis of inspiration for the Italian-born designer’s spring 2014 collection was Camille Pissarro’s Avenue de l’Opera from 1898 (below). The collection was “designed to have the captivating quality of feeling vintage and modern at once,” read the official statement accompanying the collection at the show. Nayri of Lovella Bridal: “Ines’ collection was very dramatic, as usual, with such diversity. She is one of the few designers I know that can go from minis to sexy slinky looks to dramatic over-the-top ball gowns.” More from the statement, Di Santo used a beautiful “glitter […]
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 […]