Wedding Wish-List Wednesday: Maggie Sottero

One of the very first things any bride does when planning her dream wedding is to go on the hunt for that perfect bridal gown.  A bride’s gown shows off the best of who she is, it begins to tell the story of the wedding day itself.  The dress is the first thing people will generally notice, it’s the image we keep of the bride as a bride, not simply as a woman.

And one of my all-time favorite designers to transform a woman into a bride has to be Maggie Sottero.

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Award-winning Maggie Sottero creates absolutely luscious, drool-worthy bridal gowns.  Using the finest of materials, each design evokes elegance, opulence, and everything that a classic bride could want.  Ballgowns, mermaid style or fit-and-flare, chic sheath dresses.  From the simple to the extravagant, Maggie Sottero adds magic and romance.

And oh my gosh, what she does with lace!

I admit, I’m a sucker for lace.  Any textures, really, are going to draw my eye as a wedding photographer, but lace has that classic luxury feel that makes a wedding gown stand out, whether it be just a simple trim or a fully lace gown.

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And I love the way she names her gowns!  Maybe that seems silly, but I feel it adds a touch of romance and sometimes even a little bit of the exotic.  They’re evocative in their own unique way.  Amarosa, Tiffany, Jade, Aurora, Juliette, Carmen, Avalon, Fleur, Yvette…

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See what I mean?  Maggie Sottero knows quality.  She knows how to make a bride feel like a bride, from head to toe.  There is a genuine artistry in her gowns that makes her gowns stand head and shoulders above most others.

I sometimes wish I could just grab a gown off the page, find a model, and just go crazy!  🙂

Maggie Sottero recently introduced the fall collection for 2015.  This is what her site has to say about the latest collection of stunning wedding gowns:  “Inspired by the new traditional bride craving a feminine edge, Maggie Sottero’s Fall 2015 collection whispers European indulgence, fusing breathtaking new details with timeless romance.  Soft and enchanting, ball gowns are adorned with lavish Swarovski crystal bodices, while the softest tulle and organza fabrications combine to create whimsical, lightweight skirts.  Elegant sheaths appear in stunning bold patterns or flowing chiffon, accented with decadent beading and sprinkled with opulent detail.  Fit and flare silhouettes appear in an array of fabrications; structured, luxe satin and ethereal, voluminous tulle and organza.  A continued trend, illusion lace is reinvented with sexy scoop backlines, provocative lace placement, and plunging necklines, exuding demure drama.  Sleeve lengths dance the arm, from sophisticated full length sleeves to dainty cap-sleeves.  Soft colors continue as a favored trend, ranging from pale blush, soft metallic, vintage gold and sparkling champagne.”

Thank you, Maggie Sottero, from bringing the romance back into the wedding gown.

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