Beautiful Vineyard Wedding Dresses
By: Amanda xu
The Vineyard Collection, designed by Mark Brower, is quite simply the most enchanting line of wedding gowns that has hit the runway in years. Designed for the modern bride, Brower combines meticulous attention to detail with a flair for the whimsical and dramatic to create a line of Cheap Allurethat dazzles with intricate beadwork and flowing lines.
Brower is a graduate of Parson School of Design, and has worked with bothand Finesse Embroideries. His pedigree shows in the Vineyard Collection, which features playful touches like jeweled belts and pockets, a la Vera Wangs whimsical sense of design for the modern bride. The pieces in the Vineyard Collection include bridal gowns, party dresses and formal wear and bridesmaid gowns. They range in style from sophisticated punk, (yes, the two work beautifully together in the Drew wedding dress) to the elegant simplicity of the Tasha wedding gown, a sleek silk charmeuse gown with a very sophisticated flounced V back that becomes a soft train.
The Drew wedding dress and the Cheap Ball Gown Wedding Dresses are only two highlights from the Vineyard collection, which features several dozen pieces in all. Other highlights from the collection include:
Kelsey from the Vineyard Collection This deceptively simple silk and chiffon wedding gown is reminiscent of Greek goddesses. It features a softly draped bodice and back framing a V-neck front and a deep V-back that shows off your sexy back. The A-line style is flattering to most figures and the flowing layers of chiffon and silk accent every move with their graceful flow. The lovely, simple style is set off by a beaded belt at the waist, a surprisingly deft accent that one seldom sees in traditional wedding gowns.
Drew from the Vineyard Collection As mentioned above, the Drew marries punk and sophistication in a wedding gown thats the ideal choice for a sassy bride who still gives a nod to tradition. The silk taffeta dress features a vertically seamed strapless bodice with corset styling, and a bouffant tea-length skirt with a net petticoat peeking from beneath the taffeta skirt. This look is very chic, very punk princess and totally modern.
Blythe from the Vineyard Collection For the dramatic bride with a modern flair, the Blythe wedding gown features a drop waist satin bodice and a tiered net skirt accented with wide satin banded hems. The hourglass seaming of the drop-waist bodice ensures a smooth, sleek fit that hugs every curve without clinging.
Jules from the Vineyard Collection A daringly different look for the modern bride, the Jules wedding gown features casual shirtwaist styling in a full length flare-to-fit ball gown, a trend that fits Browers liking for reinterpreting modern classics with a twist, very. The wrap front styling and oversized off-center bow at the waist combine with the standup collar to create a distinctive and sophisticated profile.
Lindsey from the Vineyard Collection At first glance, the Lindsey wedding gown is a delightfully traditional wedding gown featuring cap sleeves and V-neckline, but a second look shows off the modern details that define Mark Browers Vineyard Collection. The ruched bodice gathers at the center to accent the curve of your waist, and the deep pleats of the skirt conceal side seam pockets, a feature seldom found on wedding gowns.
Gwen from the Vineyard Collection Delightfully sophisticated and sleek, the Gwen wedding gown plays with the asymmetrical look. The fitted satin gown flows smoothly from a slightly slanted bodice thats held up by a single slim shoulder strap. The crystal beading at the bodice adds sparkle and interest, calling attention to the unique styling. The slim lines flow into a soft train, giving the gown an entirely different profile from the back.
Bridesmaid Dresses from the Vineyard Collection One of the loveliest features of the Cheap Beachis that they really truly are dresses that your bridal attendants will wear again. Many of the bridesmaid dresses are designed to complement bridal designs from the collection, but they all stand alone beautifully as party and event dresses.
What do you choose for your bridesmaids if youve opted for the sophisticated punk princess look? Vineyard Style 1509 is the ideal choice. The knee-length skirt is taffeta over a net skirt that plays peek-a-boo while you walk, and the vertical ruching of the bodice is the ideal complement to the Drews vertical seaming. Its a surprisingly sophisticated baby-doll dress thats available in eight different colors.
The Vineyard Collection has been widely featured in bridal magazines. Look for more designs from the Vineyard Collection in Modern Bride, Bride and New Jersey Bride, or you can find the collection online.