TOP BRIDAL SHOPPING SPOTS
Wedding bells ring all year round in South Florida thanks to our beautiful weather. To find the perfect dress to wow your groom as you walk down the aisle, there’s no shortage of wedding dress shops across South Florida, from high-end boutiques to mainstr
THE MODERN BRIDE
Vera Wang has never been shy to try new things, and for Spring 2015 she’s introduced a line of gowns that remind us of wild ballerinas, incorporating busy tulle skirts, silk bodices, lace accents, and even some sheer long sleeves. Gown details include a sweetheart bodice made with overlays of tulle, falling into a gorgeous skirt fashioned with a mishmash of textures for a full, but clean, look.
Ever After, 2877 McFarlane Road Suite 100B in Miami, 305-444-7300, EverAfterMiami.com
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
For a more classic look, Monique Lhuillier has found a way to bring together old school wedding looks without getting too caught up in the past. Chic Parisien, celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, is the exclusive bridal retailer for the brand in South Florida.
“The Annabelle gown offers subtle modern twists on the traditional gown,” said Catherine Fox Milian, owner of the boutique.
For example, a gorgeous Spring 2015 beaded dress stitches together old and new looks with an illusion high neckline, cap sleeves, and an embellished tulle overskirt that can be removed. It was a favorite of the designer as well, who calls it a “two-in- one” gown.
“I love the idea of a transformable gown,” Lhuillier said. “The overskirt creates a beautiful full gown to ensure a dramatic walk down the aisle and a fun sleek look for your first dance!”
Chic Parisien Bridal, 3308 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, 305- 448-5756, ChicParisienBridal.com
THE FASHIONISTA BRIDE
Some brides just love to step out in style. For the blushing bride who wants some real zest to her dress, there’s Cotin Sposa, the Italian brand that can only be found at Opera D’Arte Bridal in Coral Gables. Opened last year, the fashionable boutique carries lines straight from the country that brought us Dolce and Gabbana and Fendi.
Opera D’Arte Bridal, 83 Merrick Way in Coral Gables, 786-254-7658, OperaDArteBridal.com
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