From a prosecco by Vera Wang to the latest ready-to-wear, we have the scoop on what's new.
Sareh Nouri’s Nour robe is made from embroidered lace with a leaf motif.
Sareh Nouri’s latest bridal collection is a lace lover’s dream: It features soft Alençon lace with delicate floral patterns across skirts, sleeves and more. But brides mustn’t wait for their walk down the aisle to don the luxurious material: This year, Nouri launched a capsule collection of bridal robes handcrafted from the same European laces used in her gowns. “The robes are all a reflection of my wedding gown aesthetic,” says the designer. “Absolutely classic and romantic.” The soft wraps are ideal for getting glammed the morning of the wedding—and afterward can be packed in the honeymoon bag for a relaxing and romantic reminder of your big day. Van Cleve Bridal, 1604 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, vanclevebridal.com; sarehnouri.com
The latest product in Vera Wang’s luxe portfolio? A fruity prosecco perfect for popping on the big day.
This summer, couture queen Vera Wang popped the cork on Vera Wang PARTY (verawangparty.com), an Italian prosecco made with Glera grapes from the Veneto region. The designer likens the wine-crafting process to formulating a fragrance (something she knows a thing or two about), and her bottle is a work of art—or rather a work of fashion. The metallic-inspired vessel features a neon design against matte silver and is a trendy nod to Wang’s cool-girl aesthetic. PARTY is fresh and fruity—and our sipping pick for getting ready with your crew on the big day.
Retrofête Nikki dress
A trio of ready-to-wear labels have recently delved into weddingwear, launching white collections for every type of bride.
FOR THE FASHION-FORWARD BRIDE: RETROFÊTE
“The Retrofête bride is confident, sexy and glamorous,” says Creative Director Ohad Seroya (retrofete.com). “She is the life of the party and unafraid to have some fun with her wedding wardrobe.” True to the brand’s aesthetic, bridal pieces include a cowl-neck mini with sequin-embroidered lace; a slinky, crystal-embellished midi; and an iridescent cutout maxi.
PatBO Bo ruffle maxidress
FOR THE BEACH BRIDE: PATBO
PatBO (patbo.com) founder and designer Patricia Bonaldi received countless requests to create her bestselling Beach dress in white; the resulting bridal collection, now in its second season, showcases a dedication to craftsmanship and beauty in the details—plus, it boasts romantic designs to round out your wedding wardrobe, from bachelorette to honeymoon.
Cleobella Emmy mididress
FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS BRIDE: CLEOBELLA
In collab with Over The Moon, Cleobella (cleobella.com) launched bridal—PJ sets, bridal shower dresses and more—in spring 2021. “The Cleobella bride is a conscious leader,” says founder Angela O’Brien. “She is fiercely elegant and knows all things are connected.” Pieces are handmade by artisans using organic and natural fibers—and designed to be worn again even after the big day.
A living room setup at the reception is ideal for displaying the retro phone.
For their November 2019 wedding, California-based couple Bailey and Jacob Yackley paired their love of vintage with their desire for a unique guest experience—and audio guest book After The Tone (afterthetone.co) was born. “I envisioned something that could bring us back to that very time and place, [with] the music and laughter humming in the background,” Bailey says. “There is something sacred about hearing the voice of someone you love.” Couples simply select a rotary phone—nearly a dozen available options match any color palette—to install at their event, and guests pick up the phone to leave loving messages for the newlyweds. When the phone is returned, After The Tone delivers the “voicemail” audio files via email—or on vinyl for yet another old-school touch.
Photography by: Mani Zarrin Photography/Courtesy of Brand; Courtesy of Brand; Anna Kardos Fine Art Photography/Courtesy of Brand; Roman Varlamov; Taryn Kent; Courtesy of Brands