Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

IN the highly com­pet­i­tive world of bridal wear, one Vic­to­ria Park cou­turier sets her­self apart with a pas­sion for her brides that sur­passes her ri­vals.

An­gelina Arcaro of Arcaro Cou­ture has been in the fash­ion in­dus­try for more than 40 years.

You may think that she would have dressed more brides than she can re­mem­ber, but she re­mem­bers them all.

Each bride is spe­cial to Ms Arcaro and so are their dresses.

When you en­ter her Vic­to­ria Park home stu­dio, you can tell that the dresses have ‘right of way’.

Each cre­ation is con­nected to An­gelina: she builds them with her heart and soul. She even names each dress be­fore pre­sent­ing them to her brides.

“I have a true pas­sion, a love of the craft,” Ms Arcaro said.

Ms Arcaro spe­cialises in cre­at­ing one-off, unique bridal gowns and high-class evening wear.

When asked what in­spires the designs, she ex­plained each dress had a per­son­al­ity and was made for one unique woman.

Ms Arcaro works closely with her brides to en­sure that each gown lives up to the bridal dream ev­ery woman wants to ex­pe­ri­ence.

Arcaro wed­ding dresses are moulded to the body to fit like a glove and Ms Arcaro said she had al­ways been an ad­vo­cate for volup­tuous and curvy women, with a spe­cialty in cre­at­ing gowns for a fuller fig­ure.

My favourite thing about this col­lec­tion is the sheer ro­mance of it.

The sweet­heart neck­line of the tulle ball­gown is a princess mo­ment just wait­ing to hap­pen, while the Gatsby-in­spired cham­pagne gown is al­lur­ing and sen­sual.

The hi-lo lace gown is for our Break­fast at Tif­fany’s bride, and the hand-stitched white lace and nude fit and flare gown is for the bride who wants her wow mo­ment.

The beau­ti­ful thing about work­ing with Arcaro Cou­ture is that you are only lim­ited by your imag­i­na­tion.

We teamed these in­cred­i­ble gowns with soft, rolling, ro­man­tic locks by House of Haylo, who also pro­vided our model Emma Claire with the stun­ning and fresh bridal make-up. Fran­cis Phillips from Model Co. In­ter­na­tional made a hand­some hus­band in RE­WORKED man woman la­bel.

The Arcaro Cou­ture 2016 Bridal Col­lec­tion or pri­vate ap­point­ments with An­gelina Arcaro are avail­able through the web­site at­caro­cou­

Kirsty Noakes

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