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Quick Guide – Boho Weddings by Marieta Fernadez

by Marieta Fernández, author of the blog Quiero Una Boda Perfecta

Today on the Atelier Backstage blog, we’re bringing you a healthy dose of inspiration for creating an amazing boho wedding. Have you been daydreaming of an ethereal, outdoor wedding that has all the boho vibes?  Then, don’t miss today’s post with very helpful tips for enjoying a bohemian-chic wedding. Take notes!

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Quick Guide: Boho Weddings / Photo via: Green Wedding Shoes

Non-traditional, bohemian, hippie weddings, clearly inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, when the boho influence was at its peak… sophisticated weddings, full of flowers, with a DYI or rustic touch… Boho weddings are in style! And we shouldn’t be surprised. Boho weddings are one of the most-liked options by brides.  Without a doubt, this is a perfect summary for a wedding where we want to have a simple celebration with plenty of personality.

Boho weddings are characterised by being natural, 100% open to personalization, and for people who love nature in its pure state. So for this type of wedding, ideally you would hold it outdoors. The beach would also be a sublime option for both ceremony and reception.

The decoration in bohemian weddings will be essential to achieve that slightly hippie touch you’re looking for. Whites, neutrals, earth tones… will be the go-to colors to serve as the backdrop. But we will always have to incorporate floral elements to add brighter and/or more intense colors like pinks, mints, lavenders or oranges, purples, fuchsias… to create the magic and warmth that this type of wedding transmits.

Flowers are essential, large blooms, grand bouquets, big wreaths… flowers always transport us to a whimsical world where everything around them glows. So, don’t forget the flowers in your boho wedding; they will be one of your main elements!

You also can add artisanal textiles, such as macramé elements, and dream-catchers, flower curtains, feathers, plumes and glass objects. We can even add a vintage touch with furniture or objects that have been recycled or purchased in street markets.

The wedding dress will be closely linked to the theme and style of the wedding. For me, in a boho wedding the bride must always present a simple yet striking image. She is effortlessly the center of attention. The dress for a bohemian bride entails details like illusion laces, fringes or delicate floral embroideries. Another major feature will be bare or finely worked backs that play up the bride’s natural sensuality. In the Pronovias 2019 Preview Collection you will find boho-style dresses that will delight you if you dream of getting married outdoors wearing a bohemian dress that is sensual, light, and flowing.

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The Efigie dress, without a doubt, is pure sensuality and sophistication. This wedding gown is able to contrast sweetness with lightness. If you add an extra-large floral crown, the result will be stunning. Do you agree?

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The Efia design is also an ideal choice for bohemian brides! This flowing dress that floats with every step; with the right accessories, we will achieve a totally boho-chic look.

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If you want a romantic and sophisticated boho look, we will complement it with large accessories, for example, flower crowns or a flower belt like the one of the Eco dress

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Any floral element is welcome, but extra-large flower crowns are sure to work for the most daring and natural brides. The Astada crown from Pronovias is delicate and very sophisticated. Its pastel colours will give the bride spectacular romanticism.

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In terms of beauty, a bohemian, natural bride shies away from heavy makeup and elaborate hairstyles. The guiding premise in this department will be very natural makeup, to be beautiful with a pure and healthy look. The hair will follow the same principle. This bride will opt for simple hairstyles, like loose braids, wearing it down or gathering it in messy buns. The natural look is in style and I couldn’t be happier!

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Photo by: Danielle Poff Photography

The bridal bouquet will be like the bride… bohemian, rustic, wild, natural, and colourful. Think bouquets that take us back to nature at its purest state, as if the flowers had just been picked in a country meadow.

No doubt the boho dresses from the 2019 Pronovias Preview Collection will be perfect for your bohemian nuptials. The question is, will you be able to choose just one?! Come in and try them on at one of our stores!

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How to be an Iconic Bride by Keyla Diaz from Tendencias de Bodas

by Keyla Díaz, author of  Tendencias de Bodas

It would seem that choosing the wedding dress of one’s dreams tends to be quite a difficult decision. It is all too easy to fall in love with various styles, all offering you a distinct bridal look. But today we are going to focus in on how to be an iconic bride, and to do that Pronovias will be our closest ally.

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The timeless back of Cassie dress from the Atelier Pronovias 2019 Collection

There are three ways to become an iconic bride: like Lady Di you’ve transcended in history and been the face of an entire decade; or like Grace Kelly you’ve swooned the entire world with your beauty and innate elegance, or because you’ve managed to create the perfect iconic bridal look thanks to your wedding dress that not only is fashionable now, but will be many years from now as well.

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Colombia from Atelier Pronovias 2019

You would be surprised to know that you don’t have to give up what’s in style currently in order to have a timeless bridal look. Distinguish amongst the fleeting trends and prop yourself up with your personal style, not only in choosing your wedding dress, but also in the choice of your shoes, jewellery, hair and makeup.

The dress

Rocky Barnes in Heaven dress.

Rocky Barnes in Heaven dress.

When it comes to choosing your dress, it is ideal if you imagine designs that are based off a classic cut, that have a trendy touch to them. The trendy touch can come in many shapes or forms – perhaps a new pattern, interesting beading or an innovative fabric. The classic sweetheart or bateau necklines never go out of style, similar to the timelessness of an A-line or princess ball gown.

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Rocky Barnes wearing the Heras dress with NYC as her backdrop.

However, there are many other ways to achieve a timeless look for your best day ever, without having to wear a more classic gown. Dresses with detachable overskirts, boleros, removable sleeves, all these versatile elements add a trendy touch to otherwise classic crepe gowns that flatter the female figure. We recommend the sweetheart neckline of Heaven dress (seen above) or the simple yet sophisticated Harpe dress from the Atelier Pronovias 2019 Preview Collection, as seen below, modeled by French blogger Adenorah.

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The shoes

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Today brides-to-be have endless options for their wedding day footwear. No longer do you have to wear white, now you can opt for pops of color, heels, flats, even boots! Yet, since we are talking about how to create a more iconic bridal look, we recommend a classic, simple white heel, such as an elegant pair of stilettos or a nude strappy sandal, depending on the season and location of your ceremony.

The jewellery

When it comes to timeless brides and what they wear for jewellery, we must highlight the following, always discreet, options: pearls and diamonds. You cannot go wrong with these two accessories. A fine, delicate diamond bracelet, heirloom pearl earrings, or diamond studs, and of course, your precious engagement ring… this is all you need! Think elegance, glamour and sentimental value.

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Paulina Goto wearing the Heros dress from the Atelier Pronovias 2019 Preview Collection.

The beauty look

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Model Coral Simanovich on her wedding day in her custom Pronovias.

In terms of hair and makeup on your wedding day, forget out the overdone, excessively perfect hair styles. The new classic bridal beauty look is simply sophisiticated and natural. Two perfect examples of modern day iconic bridal beauty looks would be that of Meghan Markle and influencer, Coral Simanovich.

For the makeup, opt for a natural palette, highlighting your best features and making you feel like the best version of yourself for the big day. Don’t overdo it when it comes to lip color; we recommend lip stains or lipsticks in nude, pink or light raspberry shades. Also, make sure to take good care of your skin prior to your wedding (if not always) to ensure that you have a natural glow and radiance.

 

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Top model Romee Strijd prepping backstage of the #PronoviasInBloom fashion show.

For the hairstyling, you have many options in terms of flattering and iconic looks. From wearing your hair down in loose waves to a middle part, or from loose half-up dos or curls with a hair accessory, even a classic low ballerina bun for the most sophisticated brides – you will finish your bridal look off perfectly.

The next iconic bride will be you! Check out our current bridal collections on their website.

The Magic behind the Pronovias “In Bloom” and the New collections

The Atelier Pronovias 2019 collection has been crafted down to the last detail to dress the dreams of every bride. The IN BLOOM concept is inspired by the blooming gardens in which different elements live in perfect harmony and reach their maximum splendor in the seasons when light and color infuse every corner.

Special features of the new collection, crafted in the Spanish atelier and scattered with gorgeous flowers. Pronovias favor carefully selected fabrics, such as elegant silk chiffon to create light dresses with lots of movement. Silk tulle is used to create new volumes, while silk crepes or brocades stand out, together with lovely French lacework.

 

Inspired by nature

Themes of nature emerge throughout the collection, brightening up each design. Flowers appear in hand-embroidery and in fabrics such as Mikado, while adding volume in appliqué.

For the first time, color takes center stage in magnificent designs created for innovative brides. It can be appreciated both in the details and in degradé effect gowns with finishes in subtle powdered colors.

Femininity, elegance and sensuality

The collection surprises us with dreamy maxi volumes for women who are looking for a princess-cut dress and gowns with a straight silhouette and simpler lines, ideal for brides who want an elegant but more discreet design. Dresses with stylish open backs and breathtaking necklines also stand out.

Splendid feathers attract attention in some designs, while there are jumpsuits and short dresses for the more daring brides. Sophisticated beaded bodices also add shine to some gowns. As for accessories, delicate floral-inspired headpieces take center stage this season, with colored gemstones adding a unique touch to the look.

Crepe is the most representative fabric in sensual and elegant dresses, while mikado and organza serve as a canvas onto which dresses that emphasize the femininity of the wearer can be drawn.

The collection stands out for the variety of patterns and silhouettes it presents for next year’s new look. We find gowns that celebrate the feminine figure, dressing each type of body to perfection.

From the princess-cut or A-line models, that are cinched at the waist and can be fully adapted to any bride, to the mermaid-cut designs, ideal for women who want to elegantly show off their figure. What’s more, for women searching for petite dresses, we offer sophisticated designs for a straighter silhouette.

Also attracting attention are long trains and, as a detail, crossover skirts are incorporated, which reveal the feet without sacrificing even the slightest trace of classic elegance.

The Pronovias 2019 dresses confer uniqueness and distinction, adapting to the desires of the most demanding brides, for the most important day of their lives.

Would you like to be the first to try on these beautiful gowns? Request an appointment in store at Brides by Francesca now.

Criniti’s Woolloomooloo Grand Opening

Brides by Francesca had the honor of supporting the opening of the new Criniti’s in Woolloomooloo on June 15th.

The new location has surpassed our expectations and we know this gorgeous waterfront venue will be the new ‘go to’ hot spot for any coming  wedding reception or event.

 

 

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Australian Achiever Award 2018

BRIDES BY FRANCESCA WIN AUSTRALIAN 
ACHIEVER CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD 

Brides by Francesca, in Rockdale, NSW, has won the 2018 Australian Achiever Award for Australia’s Bridal & Wedding Services & Supplies category.

Now in their 21st year, the Australian Achiever Awards are an independent, unbiased award system based on assessment ratings from companies’ own clients and therefore an indication of a well-run healthy business, worthy of patronage. The ward focuses on seven criteria, namely: Time Related Service, Addressing Client Needs, Care and Attention, Value, Attitude, Communication and Overall Perception.

The criteria are rated individually in percentage terms and the final score is an amalgam of these. Anything above 80% overall is regarded as exceptional and reflects outstanding customer service.

Brides By Francesca achieved a 97.25% overall score for Customer Service and Relations, topping all other Australia Bridal & Wedding Service & Supplies business. The 2018 Australian Achiever Award proves Brides by Francesca delivers on the promise of customer satisfaction.

Brides by Francesca is a renowned high-end bridal boutique, which services clientele all over Australia and New Zealand. It is owned by Francesca Orlando who has over twenty years experience in the bridal industry. Francesca and her team of highly qualified couturiers provide a personalised and intimate service, allowing their brides to create their dream gown. They provide one-on-one sessions, where the team give customers their undivided attention. Francesca says “Our focus is on service and providing the best experience for our clientele. We jump hoops to help our brides achieve their dream expectations, and feel special and beautiful.”

Some comments received from Brides by Francesca customers were:

“Francesca went so far above and beyond, completely exceeding my expectations. She provided a perfectly
personalised service for me; I felt special like I was the only person she was helping.  She invested so much time and
energy into the entire process and was at every fitting making sure everything was perfect. I made heaps of
changes which she was more than happy to accommodate. She was extremely flexible and worked around my
limited availability.  Because of her, it was a stress‐free, fluid easy process. I had a really amazing experience. “

“I have found Brides by Francesca to be highly professional. Their customer service is second to none. All of the team
are fantastic, they are very friendly and provide an amazing experience. “

“I was really pleased with them. They made sure I got everything, exactly as I wanted. I changed my mind every five
minutes and they handled it so well and were more than happy to accommodate. They fit me perfectly and the
dress was still a perfect fit months later when I needed to wear it again. The quality of my dress and all the
accessories were beautiful.”

For more information, go to www.achiever.com.au
or contact Francesca Orlando at Brides By Francesca on 02 9597 2387.

2019 Muse by BERTA

2019 MUSE by BERTA – City of Angels

The 2019 MUSE by Berta collection is called City of Angels and is surely anything but angelic. Sexy, edgy, and bold are just some of the words that begin to describe this groundbreaking collection. Shot on the raw and vibrant streets of Rodeo Drive, the juxtaposition of romance and edginess create a buzz that’s worth all the wait.

While the last collection is still bustling and went completely viral on all social media this new collection is surely not one to fall behind. Intricately detailed with edgy silhouettes make up the 2019 MUSE by Berta collection. We learn time and time again just why the Muse by Berta line is quickly becoming the most sought-after in the bridal industry.

The new MUSE by Berta City of Angels collection is about to take the bridal industry by storm. Adding a freshness that is unique and special, by the one and only mastermind behind it all, Berta!

Available in store July onwards.

NYBFW BERTA F/W 2018 Runway Show

The long awaited, most anticipated bridal show day has finally commenced and it certainly did not disappoint! The BERTA F/W 2018 couture runway show exceeded everyone’s imagination. A runway show that took New York Bridal fashion Week to another level. The excitement, the magic and quality of the bridal couture creations was out of this world.

Everyone in the audience was left speechless as the stunning BERTA creations walked down the runway. A mix of elegance, sparkle, sexiness, and glamour was the reoccurring theme that time and time again proves why BERTA always leaves her mark in the industry. It was an absolutely perfect runway show at Canoe Studios showcasing the stunning dresses in a modern, yet chic location. The show included timeless silhouettes with an exciting and fresh take that everyone in the room could not take their eyes off of. The shimmering details on the long capes and trains were seen from all over the room!

Aside from the astonishing creations, the models walking in the runway show looked flawless. A beautiful array of skin tone and hair created a sequence that left everyone in awe. The beauty look was a striking eye and soft nude lip color. A perfect balance with the shimmering gowns. Hair was kept subtle with gorgeous loose waves and amazing custom star headpieces by Maria Elena Headpiece – made especially for the BERTA show. The stunning headpieces were the perfect touch and completed the look.

Here are a few photos from the BERTA F/W 2018 couture runway show:

 

BERTA at the Emmy’s

The 69th prime time Emmy Awards this year was an event not to miss! As several stunning celebrities walked the red carpets in beautiful BERTA evening dresses. BERTA at the Emmy’s is always a sight to see and this year was nothing short of spectacular.

Orange Is the New Black actress, Jackie Cruz wore BERTA 2017 while attending the NETFLIX Emmy after party, September 17th. She looked so beautiful and styled the look flawlessly with a hot, red lip and updo. The dress was a true statement piece on her.

Madeline Brewer, a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, made her TV debut in Orange Is the New Black. Madeline wore one of our new creations from the BERTA Evening line (2018). This form-fitting, beaded style worked so perfectly with her sleek bun and a red lip. The colouring all worked together very nicely. We love how she styled the look and made the dress really pop on the red carpet!

attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Nastia Liukin is a Russian-American former gymnast. She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around champion, the 2005 and 2007 world champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 world champion on the uneven bars. She is also a four-time all-around U.S. national champion. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the third-highest tally of World Championship medals. It is safe to say that Nastia was a true vision in BERTA Evening. Nastia wore a stunning nude and crystallized deep V gown with a huge ball gown skirt. She looked like a beautiful queen on the red carpet! We can’t get enough of her look!

attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

BERTA Celebrities Favourite

Among all the beauty in the Evening line by BERTA, there was one that stood out and became a phenomenon among celebrities all over the world. We are honored to have dressed some incredible ladies in BERTA style 17-22. The popularity of this stunning dress keeps growing every day. It is a true BERTA masterpiece, along with the rest of the 2017 Collection. Each and every one of these ladies brought her own style and flair while wearing this stunning work of art. It’s no question that the effortlessly sexy dress gets so much love! Models, actresses, and TV personalities from all over the world had this style as their number one choice.

Neta Alchimister is a top Israeli model and social media phenomenon. Neta recently wore this dress to the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. It is the oldest film festival in the world, bringing in all the top celebrities and press to the occasion. She completely rocked this whole look!

Daria Platt is an Israeli model part of the ELITE model crew, she has a huge following on social media and is only seen at major events around the world. Daria also wore this dress to the Venice International Film Festival in Italy and looked absolutely flawless. She let the dress speak for itself.

Tanya Mityushina, Russian fashion model who is one of the models featured in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, wore the stunning Berta evening dress to the Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50 Event. All eyes were on her and we could see how!

Kimberley Garner is an English television personality, actress and socialite best known for her role in the reality television series Made in Chelsea. Kimberley looked immaculate in this edgy BERTA evening dress while attending DeGrisogono “Love On The Rocks” event during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France.

Lucy Mecklenburgh, beautiful English actress and entrepreneur, attended the Fifty Shades Darker UK Premiere and this dress was perfect for the occasion. You can feel her confidence through her look. She truly shined the red carpet.

The one and only Julianne Hough wore this sexy BERTA dress to Dancing with the Stars TV show. It was a huge hit as many publications were praising her bold look for the night. The dress fit her like a glove and Julianne truly never looked better.

Lee Levi, Danish/Israeli model, actress, and TV Personality wow’d everyone at the Chopard event in Cannes wearing this dress. Lee is a huge fan of our silhouettes, and this particular one looked perfect on her!