A Short Wedding Dress?

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With our ever-changing world, your wedding plans may have changed as well. Perhaps you have gone from a guest list of 250 to 50, or even smaller.  Many weddings this 2020 season have been cancelled, rescheduled  or postponed. This includes the weddings I have coordinated.

Has  your vision of your wedding  dress changed?  Are you contemplating a more simple style, perhaps a shorter version? Well, first off, if you wish to wear an over the top dress…do it!  This is YOUR day, there is no right or wrong. But… if are considering a shorter dress. I have some lovely options to share. Below is a tea-length gown. A tea-length gown is one that is not to the floor, but well below the knees.  This is a nice compromise between a floor length gown and a shorter dress.

Gorgeous Tea Length Wedding Dresses ★ tea length wedding dresses simple halter neckline true bride

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Are you looking for a classic short dress? Then you may be interested in the gorgeous dress below.

Long sleeved short wedding dress #whitepartydress

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If I were a bride today, I think I’d choose a dress like the next one. This is a vintage 50’s era frock. I love the belted waist, the sweetheart neckline and the lace bodice. It checks off all my wishlist items.

Vintage 1950's lace and tulle ivory short wedding dress

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Can’t make up your mind? Well the gown above gives you the best of both worlds, long in the back shorter in the front.

The best things about a shorter wedding gown? It is a perfect way  to showcase some extra special wedding shoes. So if you do go with a shorter dress, consider some spectacular heels!

No matter what dress you choose, make sure you select a trusted family member or friend to take your wedding gown to a specialty clean/preserver. If you’re not taking a honeymoon right after your wedding, you can do this yourself. But remember, the care of your gown can’t wait. It should be done with in two to three days.

 

Nova McLaren Bespoke Wedding Dresses

New Hartford County Resident – Olivia Humphreys – Wedding Dress Designer

There’s a new citizen in Glastonbury who sports some impressive credentials.  Her name is Olivia Humphreys, and she is the creative talent behind the designer label, “Nova McLaren”.

The Nova McLaren line specializes in wedding dresses, like the ones in the photos above and below.  She also designs gowns such as ‘Mother of the Bride’ dresses and christening gowns.

Humphreys is a transplant from the UK.  Prior to her move to Glastonbury, she worked for a few years in Manhattan for design houses: Marchesa, Reem Acra and Christian Sirianao.  She also free-lanced during this time developing designs for a few chosen companies.

Humphreys made her debut as a television expert on “Connecticut Style” (WTNH), speaking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and again on christening attire for the newest royal baby, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son, little Prince Louis of Cambridge.   (Please enjoy still photos of her debut below).  Follow Humphreys on Instagram, and you can check out a snippet of her interviews: @novamclarenbridal.

As a mother of four daughters, I realize how expensive weddings, and wedding dresses, can be.  When I heard about the Nova McLaren label, I thought, ‘that’s what I want for my daughters!’  But the imagined price scared me a little.   While a bespoke, (a “made to order item of clothing’), dress is quite costly, I was presently surprised at Humphreys’ prices.  Nova McLaren wedding dresses start at $3,500.  This includes materials and supplies, hand stitching, beading, lace work, (if desired), all fittings, and – get this…a matching veil.  Just a moderately priced veil can start at $500.00. Fittings, at such locations as the overrated wedding reality show staple, ‘KLEINFIELDS’ in New York, are a flat fee of $700.00.  Humphreys’ materials are always premium.  The lace is imported from France, from the ‘Sophie Hallette Company’; in fact it is the same used by H.R.H. Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, on her wedding gown and veil.

How long does it take Humphreys to create her works of art? It takes about ten full days.  First, Humphreys develops a paper pattern incorporating the brides’ desired style.  Next, she cuts the pattern out from muslin.  She then sews the muslin, and has a fitting with the bride.  If it looks right, the precious wedding material is cut and hand sewn. More fittings are required.  The last steps are the attachments of beads, pearls, lace, embroidery or sequins if desired.  These gowns are completely customized.  Think of what an heirloom these gowns can become… a keepsake to hand down from generation to generation.

Photos included are of designer Olivia Humphreys.  The gowns shown are from her personal collection.

Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Jewelry …

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You have your dress, your veil, your shoes…now it’s time to choose your jewelry. You want your jewelry to compliment your dress, not distract.  It’s vital that you select your jewelry to enhance your ensemble.  Above is a helpful chart that can point  you in the right direction.

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The bride in the photo above has chosen well for a strapless gown  Her necklace is elaborate, but that is ok, as her bare neck and shoulders are a good canvas for it. The bride’s earrings compliment her choice as well, as they don’t dangle and distract.

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The next bride has taken a different approach- but I think it works as her dress is so simple.  Perhaps, though, it is a little much?  I know I would probably focus on her shawl of jewels more than she would like.

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Our next bride opted for no necklace OR earrings, and I have to say I like it it. One focuses on the lovely lace of her gown, not her jewelry.  Her hair ornament is a nice twist.

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I like the broach on this bride.  It’s an attractive touch and the oversized earrings go nicely with it.  Had she added a necklace, it would have been over kill.

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The epitome of grace and bridal perfection? Jackie Kennedy. If you’ll notice in the above photo…no jewelry – at all.  With the beauty of the bride and the elaborateness of the gown, none is needed.

Update: Wedding Dress Designer Nova McLaren!

What’s the latest on wedding dress designer Nova McLaren?  If you remember from previous posts, I showcased brilliant wedding dress designer Olivia Humphries, the genius behind the Nova McLaren Wedding Dress Label.  If you’d like to read some of the older posts, click on the following links.  I just love the beautiful options Olivia offers brides. No one knows better than the bride what she wants.  Olivia helps the bride achieve her heart’s desire.  And the price, while not inexpensive, is completive with other choices.

New Wedding Dress Designer

More Nova McLaren – Bespoke Wedding Gowns

Nova McLaren Bespoke Wedding Gowns

Let’s Catch Up With Nova McLaren

 

Who better to tell the story of this bride’s wedding journey to the prefect dress, than her bespoke designer, Olivia Humphries:

“Alissa’s dress was a dream to work on! As her fiance’s family were originally from India, she wanted this to be a noticable influence in the wedding…which it was from lace sari, gold belt, gold earrings from a crafter in India, asymmetrical lace patterning on the skirt, elephant name holders, henna patterned stationary and bajhi’s and samosa’s for appetizers! Everything was beautiful.

Her family’s traditional midwestern and preppy CT styling was prevalent too in the styling, we used pearls to decorate her reception belt, beautifully delicate french lace for the just off the shoulder style, a beautiful long train and even longer veil – to please her mom!

 

They got married at the Branford House in Groton on July 8th 2017.”  Branford House photo below by Mary P. Karnes

The transformation from the first look where the groom saw her in the off shoulder pearl look to the Indian influenced lace sari and gold jewellry was so cool to see – the groom loved the surprise as did all the guests.  Would you like to see the beautiful western ‘pearl’ ensemble described here?  Check back next week!

All lace was from french crafter Sophie Hallette – Maralyn Monroe and Amal Cloony used the same lace as the sari design for dresses! The peach blush silk crepe was from a supplier in New York and the silk tulle for the veil from Pongees of London. The pearls on the belt were Swarovski.

 

Nova McLaren – Website