Bridal Fashion Week: Alisa Benay's Vintage Inspired Gowns

This weekend I briefly visited the Bridal Fashion Week event to check out what’s new for Spring 2010, and had the pleasure of meeting Alisa Benay. Her gowns have an amazing fit and unbelievable attention to detail, from the embellishments chosen to each style to the finish of the gowns.

Alisa Benay's Bridal Couture

In addition to their beautiful, vintage inspired designs, Alisa Benay Bridal Couture gowns also stand out for their fit. While many bridal and clothing companies still use fit charts that were established based on measurements taken in the 1930′s with a tape measure, Benay’s fit charts were established from digital image body scans taken of 20,000 American women in 2005. Because her fit is based on the current average American woman, brides will most often fit in an Alisa Benay gown true to size without much need for alteration, saving the bride money and time.

I think this dress might be my newest wedding gown obsession – it’s made of English lace and it’s oh so soft:

Alisa Benay's Wedding Dresses Bridal Fashion Week

The 100 Brides for $100,000 program is going to dedicate $1000 of every Mirabelle wedding dress purchase to Breast Cancer Research and Breast Cancer Awareness. One hundred brides a year, every year, can contribute to such great cause. This can be, quite literally, the dream dress of many brides dedicated to many women going through one of the hardest times in a woman’s life. The Mirabelle gown is made of Silk crepe strapless trumpet skirt gown adorned with custom designed three-dimensional French beaded Chantilly lace, embroidered with chiffon flowers and French leavers lace tiers on skirt. Limited edition.

Alisa Benay Donates $1k for every Mirabelle Wedding Dress Sold to Breast Cancer Research

images: top three taken by me; last photo from Alisa Benay’s Collection Library

Kristen + Matt’s Bohemian Fiesta Wedding

I adore this Mexican inspired wedding sent by photographer Daisy Varley. Stephanie from Amorology was the Coordinator for this colorful wedding. Kristen did an amazing job of reinventing such a popular theme! From the oversized and colorful paper flowers decorating the arch where Kristen and Matt said their I do’s under, to the potted flowers on the tables, everything was carefully designed, and it shows. Thanks Daisy for sharing this beautiful Fiesta with us today!

Bohemian Fiesta Wedding in Southern California by Daisly Varley
Bohemian Fiesta Wedding in Southern California by Daisly Varley
Bohemian Fiesta Wedding in Southern California by Daisly Varley
Bohemian Fiesta Wedding in Southern California by Daisly Varley
The bridesmaids wore Mexican tent dresses in different colors. How much do you love them?
Bohemian Fiesta Wedding in Southern California by Daisly Varley

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Kristina + Josh’s Laidback, Fun Loving Wedding

I can’t get enough of fun, laidback weddings today! Erin and Randy are the amazing duo behind He and She Photography. They photographed Kristina and Josh’s wedding after Kristina found out her previous photographer had canceled on them. Luckily He and She Photography saved her day and captured it beautifully. Kristina is one of the happiest brides I’ve seen in awhile. Her smile has the power to warm up an entire room!

Isn’t this the coolest bridal party you’ve ever seen in your life? Loving the sweater and tie combo on one of the groomsmen, and the bridesmaids dresses and shoes. Kristina’s dress was designed by Sandra Logan (a friend of hers) and the bridesmaid dresses are from Anthropologie.

Wedding Location: Grand Tradition
Music: Can-Do Productions
Florist: Nobutamu Wedding Studio
Make up: Kelsey Bunker

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