What to wear on the biggest day of your life? Hmm, that is the ultimate question for brides to be. Here’s an idea, why not look to Spain for your inspiration? Channel your inner sophisticated, sexy, Spanish señorita today with a little help from Zankyou UK…
Let me just begin by declaring my love for Spain. I love the food, the people, the culture, the traditions but most of all, I love a good Spanish wedding! Think plenty of food and drink, dancing, singing, crying and rather a lot of shouting “¡viva!”. What can I say? It’s basically an explosion of love and enjoyment!
Now, before we begin. let’s establish what the Spanish “look” is exactly. Think lace, pleats, folds, ruffles, volume and lots of drama. We’re talking flamenco style dresses which create sexy silhouettes and striking shapes.
Traditionally, a Spanish bride would wear a “Mantilla” which is a lace or silk veil with a built-in hair comb for security. These veils are usually hand crafted and are breathtakingly intricate and detailed. They truly are a work of art.
Some of the world’s greatest brands and designers are native to Spain such as Jesus Del Pozo, Manolo Blahnik, Rosa Clara and Pronovias. Nevertheless, many British designers such as Johanna Hehir and Suzanne Neville are also fans of the Spanish vibe. Lace and Flamenco-esque silhouettes featured heavily in both of their 2012 collections.
Kate Middleton‘s breathtaking gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen also had subtle Spanish touches such as the lace veil and detailing in the skirt. The long sleeves and v-neck gave just the right amount of femininity to the dress whilst the lace detailing gave the dress a vintage feel.
Sweep your hair up into a bun, add a flower, a slick of red lipstick and you’re away to go. Let the dress do the talking whilst keeping everyone’s eyes on you.
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