Designer Ines Di Santo found inspiration for her Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Couture Bridal Collection from the city of Florence — both past and present. Baroque beading evokes the cities grand architecture while mermaid silhouettes with dramatic bows were inspired by 21st century Florence.
The 24 gowns in the collection are a mix of voluminous ball gowns to sexy form-fitting silhouettes. Take a look at these five breathtaking gowns:
1 – This fit-to-flare taffeta gown has an Alencon lace overlay and from the front you can see a pink sash, which from behind features a large Obi bow.
2 – The “Como” wedding dress is a 2-piece dress with a silk shantung skirt with detachable train paired with a sheer coset with floral beading.
3 – I’m only showing this silk mikado gown from the front to show you the folding detail at the neckline, so you don’t get to see the extremely deep V in the back. In the corner of the folded detail is a handmade flower.
4 – A little bling may be all your dress needs. This fit-to-flare wedding dress features scattered crystals on tulle with heavier beading at the neckline and waist.
5 - If you like my #4 pick but were looking for a ball gown silhouette then check out the “Venezia” wedding dress. It’s a tulle ball gown with Swarovski crysals in a sunburst pattern on the skirt and covering the bodice.
Wedding Dress Shopping Tip: Many designers will make similar versions of the same gown or may be able to make slight customizations for you. All you have to do is ask!
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Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2011 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.