Celebrity Wedding Gown Inspirations

Hollywood and media has shaped a lot of us over the years and the one thing that it guards the most is fashion. The fashion trends, emerging on red carpets and especially in the bridal world. The bridal gowns worn by celebrities, stars, with some of them being etched in our hearts forever. 

In this article we shall witness some of the most iconic wedding attires by celebrities over the years.

Victoria Beckham in Vera Wang

Victoria’s dress featured the bodice by the famous couture corsetiere and the fitting had to be just right. In fact, the dress flew 4 times, back and forth to get the bodice just right. With Victoria flying to New York 2 times for the fitting and Vera flew over to London to fit the corset portion. 


Mariah Carey in Vera Wang 

Mariah Carey tied the knot on June 5 1993 and her gown was inspired by Princess Diana herself and Vera Wang made sure to make her dream come true. Her gown featured a 27 foot train and a 10 foot veil. And her look resembled Diana too much as she completed her look with a tiara, a bouquet of white flowers and green leaves. 

Her gown wanted to have romance and volume as per Vera and her bodice featured pearl detailing, puffy sleeves, a voluminous skirt that flared from the waist. 


Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

Sophie’s gown was custom made by the creative director of Louis Vuitton and featured a plunging V-neckline, long intricate lace sleeves, a wide sash belt and voluminous skirt etched with embellishments. Her tulle was floral embroidered with silk gazar and leather satin details.

She completed her look parted soft waves and a classic veil.


Chiara Ferragni in Dior

Chiara’s custom Dior constricted of an intricate embroidered bodice, a high neck line, a voluminous tulle skirt that had a slit in front so her slingback heels were visible. Her gown required around 400 meters of fabric and 1,600 hours of work. 


Ciara in Roberto Cavalli

Ciara’s dress was custom made by Robert Cavalli, meticulously crafted with a stunning lace-up corset, an enchanting skirt, and exquisite sheer bell sleeves adorned with intricate embroidery. The gown featured luxurious materials such as silk tulle, glass beading, and Chantilly lace appliqué. Completing the look was a delicate lace cathedral-length veil, adding a touch of ethereal elegance to the ensemble.


Bar Refaeli in Chloé

Choosing a departure from the traditional bridal attire, Refaeli made a striking statement in a Chloé gown that exuded sheer sophistication and intricate artistry. Complementing the non-traditional choice, her half-up hairstyle with soft waves effortlessly harmonized with the bohemian vibe of the dress, creating a uniquely captivating bridal look.


Audrey Hepburn in Pierre Balmain

Pierre Balmain’s creation, a tea-length dress adorned with a satin sash and ballgown sleeves, graced Audrey Hepburn elegantly. Complemented by elbow-length gloves, the modest high-neck gown not only reflected the actress’s innocence but also showcased her sophisticated style impeccably.


Conclusion

Celebrities grace the spotlight in stunning gowns that make a powerful statement, and the exquisite details of the fabrics and embellishments enhance their allure. At RaaHaa Fabrics, we take pride in offering these luxurious creations and more. Explore our exclusive collection, including silk, embellished, poly fabrics along with beads and patches. Whatever your requirements are, reach out to us, and we’ll be delighted to assist you!

Note- All the pictures collected for making of this article are sourced from different websites on the internet. RaaHaa Fabrics does not claim any of the photographs. 

White Wedding Market: Where It All Started

A wedding embarks the most special day for a bride. The dreams, the planning and the little girl who finally is embodying her dream of being a bride come true. 

Every gown, every body, every curve is different and to find “the dress” which doesn’t scream a yes! But gently taps your heart and whispers, “this is the one”. Picking out a wedding dress can be equally overwhelming and a thrilling experience for a bride. And in today’s article, we are going back to where it all started. 

How the history and the complete magical euphoria of it shapes a bride’s dream today.

1. Queen Victoria – 1840

Victoria is known to set two iconic trendsetters for fashion. Wearing black for mourning and white for her wedding to Prince Albert on 10th February 1840. White was something which was worn by women who were being presented at court. Women saved their best dressed gowns for their wedding which did not have a distinct colour. Royal weddings conducted before her, brides wore a variety of hues with red being the most prominent colour used. 


Of course in China red is considered for good luck and prosperity, due to which most brides to this day wear red and prefer to wear white at receptions. Queen Victoria’s dress was constructed from Spitalfields cream silk-satin, adorned with a flounce of Honiton lace gracing the neckline and sleeves, the dress maintains its status as the quintessential Western wedding gown silhouette, featuring a slender waist, voluminous crinoline petticoat, and delicate lace details. 

The queen wanted to show off her lace and its intricacy and her dress is still considered an icon. Queen Victoria even made sure to burn her dress so that it couldn’t be copied or recreated according to Vogue. Wedding gowns are known to be worn just one time today which wasn’t the case for Victoria. She bought hers for several occasions due to which it created a new wave of symbolism. The colour gradually signified wealth, purity and innocence. 

The aftermath of the second world war made clothing cheaper to produce and the white one- time wedding dress with a lavish wedding ceremony became an eminent factor of getting married.  

Ever since then, the wedding of famous iconic actresses and royal weddings have shaped and cemented the way we see bridal gowns as a statement piece of fashion.

2. Elizabeth Taylor – 1950

Elizabeth’s wedding gown in 1950 consisted of a sheer neckline with lace detailing, a tulle veil and a fuller skirt. This was her first wedding to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr. Her following weddings were she wore outfits which were not “traditional white” but beautiful nonetheless. Although, her first gown still remains to be iconic. 



3. Princess Grace and Prince Rainer of Monaco – 1956

In 1956, photographs of Grace Kelly’s wedding gown were released creating a storm of demand around the world. Her dress was adorned with lace, silk, pearls and tulle which are some of the major fabric choices of today’s brides. (More below).

Princess Grace set up a trend with her gorgeous wedding gown. Her wedding look consisted of a snatched waist, a bell- shaped  skirt and intricate lace veil with a headpiece. Her dress has inspired so many brides today with most of them preferring to have lace detailed veils, a high neck bodice and pearls, lots of pearls.



4. Lady Diana Spencer – 1981

In 1981, 750 million people around the globe watched the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer with Prince Charles of Wales. Diana wore her ivory silk taffeta gown created by David and Elizabeth Emanuel which featured a 25ft train.  

She set up the trend of frilly necklines, puffy sleeves and shades of white in gowns. 



5. Kate Middleton – 2011

Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown was created by Sarah Burton. The use of elegant lace that created beautiful arm detailing and neckline brought out the structure of her neck. 

Now sheer lace is used around the areas of waist, cuffs and the gown skirts with different tulles and sparkles to create an array of rhythm. 



6. Meghan Markle – 2018

Meghan Markle’s dress by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy inspired copies overnight. Her dress defined a new wave of simplicity and rawness. 

Her gown inspired incorporation of silk taffeta, duchess silk and also velvet in bridal gowns.


Conclusion

Over the years, many things have influenced how our bridal gowns look like today.

A little silhouette to the ripped lace, luscious silks and the moonlight sparkles that move with you. Whatever your personality is, a gown nonetheless is not just an outfit. But a little girl’s dream, a vision of a beautiful woman and the soft glimmer of a happily forever wrapped into one.

What is Mulberry Silk?

Silk that’s been known for luxury, elegance, and refinement. Among the various types of silk available, Mulberry silk stands out as the most sought-after and cherished variety. Known for its unparalleled quality and exquisite texture, Mulberry silk has captured the hearts of fashion enthusiasts, interior designers, and connoisseurs of fine textiles around the world.

The Origins of Mulberry Silk:

Mulberry silk comes from the silkworm Bombyx mori, which exclusively feeds on the leaves of mulberry trees. This special diet results in silk fibers that are finer, smoother, and more lustrous compared to other silk varieties. The meticulous process of raising silkworms, harvesting their cocoons, and transforming the delicate fibers into luxurious textiles has been passed down through generations, preserving the artistry and craftsmanship associated with Mulberry silk.


Unparalleled Softness and Luster:

What sets Mulberry silk apart is its unmatched softness and natural luster. The fibers are incredibly fine, allowing for a lightweight and delicate fabric that drapes beautifully. The silk’s natural sheen adds a touch of opulence to any garment or home accessory it adorns. Whether it’s a flowing evening gown, a silk scarf, or sumptuous bedding, Mulberry silk exudes an aura of sophistication.

Breathability and Comfort:

One of the remarkable qualities of Mulberry silk is its breathability. The fabric is highly breathable and can regulate temperature, making it suitable for both warm and cool weather. This natural thermal property ensures a comfortable and cozy experience, whether you’re wearing a Mulberry silk blouse during summer or sleeping under a Mulberry silk duvet in winter.

Endless Applications:

Mulberry silk’s versatility extends to its applications. From haute couture fashion to elegant home textiles, the possibilities are limitless. Designers appreciate its ability to hold vibrant dyes, resulting in rich and lasting colors. Its soft touch and luxurious appearance have made it a staple in the creation of bridal gowns, evening-wear, and formal attire.

Caring for Mulberry Silk:

To preserve the beauty and longevity of Mulberry silk, proper care is essential. Hand washing or using a delicate cycle in cold water with a gentle detergent is recommended. Avoid wringing or twisting the fabric, as this can damage the delicate fibers. Hang or lay flat to dry, away from direct sunlight. Ironing should be done on the lowest heat setting and on the reverse side of the fabric to prevent sheen damage.


In a world where craftsmanship and quality are increasingly valued, Mulberry silk stands as a testament to the enduring allure of traditional techniques and exquisite materials. Its timeless elegance and luxurious feel continue to captivate those who appreciate the finer things in life, making it a cherished choice for those seeking to infuse their lives with beauty and refinement.

Check out our Exclusive Silk Fabric Collection to view silk options in a finer detail for your respective requirements. Enquire us and we’ll be happy to assist you! 

Note:- RaaHaa Fabrics doesn’t take credit for the images/photographs in this blog post. Images/Photographs are gathered from various sources on the internet.  

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