Why do so many wedding gowns tend to be so fussy? I know it’s the most special day of all, but did Princess Diana really rock the 25′ train? A gorgeous woman dwarfed by silk shantung! (Someone out there should write and tell me precisely what fabric the PoW was wearing on that oh-so-fateful day.) There is no reason why someone typically sleek and stylish can’t honor her native style with a suitable wedding-day upgrade.
My dear friend, Terri Spaeth-Merrick, sews amazing dresses under her label, Embellish. (My plain silk satin column was magnificent.) A couple of months ago, Terri launched a new companycalled Oliva Luca. Here’s what is cool about Olivia Luca: using the web site tools, you can design just about any dress you can dream up, including something sleek and modern. Then pick from a whole bunch of high quality fabrics in yummy colors. She has recently “green” fabrics for ecologically sensitive brides. Although a typical floor-length wedding dress will cost somewhere around $500-700, the fabric and quality will be far beyond what you would typically find in that price range. Here’s a couple of examples of Olivia Luca dresses. The photos are by Aisha Harley, another very talented wedding photographer.