Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012

With the amazing lineup of beautiful new collections shown last week at bridal market, our 2012 brides are in for a treat!  There were just so many interesting designs, that I am using this week to highlight some of my favourite gowns - starting with Emotion by Monique Lhuillier.  There is something so elegant about the neckline.  Stunning in an understated way.  For a sophisticated bride who believes less is more.  

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Photography by John Aquino via Brides

Pnina Tornai 2012

Our reporting from bridal market continues with the Pnina Tornai collection at Kleinfeld Bridal.  Pnina was originally named Perla after her grandmother, which was later translated to Pnina in Hebrew.  After the passing of her Mother in December of 2010, a friend compared tears to pearls.  Pnina held that thought with her, and for this collection, turned pearls into tears of joy for all the happy moments on a bride's wedding day.  

Heavily embellished by pearls and jewels, these dresses are for women that prefer lots of bling.  I appreciated her showing straps, halters and one-shoulder gowns, as not every bride wants to wear a strapless dress.  Check out these super sexy low back dresses!

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Photography by Ang Weddings and Events