For some brides, nothing but the most utterly romantic or feminine wedding gowns will do. If you are one of these brides, you’re going to want to fall deeply in love with Marchesa wedding dresses.
Co-founded in 2004 when costume designer Georgina Chapman and embroidery expert Keren Craig paired up, Marchesa has established itself as a brand for A-listers, socialites and celebrities. It’s no surprise their bridal collection has caught on among brides seeking a little bit of that magical elegance with an immaculate attention to detail. Celebrity brides have included Blake Lively and Nicole Richie, who wore three Marchesa designs on her wedding day.
Regal, sophisticated silhouettes reign in Marchesa’s designs. Ballgown shapes are common but are layered with the sheerest and lightest of gauzy fabrics formed from fitted bodices, so they never seem overwhelming or heavy, only ethereal and dreamy. Skirts are often tulle, creating a soft trailing effect that is so easy to envision walking down the aisle in. Handkerchief skirts, a popular bridal trend in recent years, bring a multilayered piece-y effect to some dresses.
Marchesa’s intricate craftsmanship, attention to detail and whimsical flourishes have quickly become house signatures. Floating French Chantilly lace, pearls and crystals with silver-threaded embroidery add elegant embellishment. Textured elements and 3D detail further increase the visual interest and bring glamour to the dresses. These elements often begin on the bodice but extend up and down sleeves and onto skirts. The effect is unforgettable.
Detachable peplums, skirts and even tiny sleeved capes are a welcome addition for the undecided bride as they significantly change the shape of a dress in many cases, making it convenient to change your ceremony and reception looks quickly.
In 2017, Marchesa’s collection looks as if it were sewn within a secret garden. The wedding gowns are dripping with floral details with botanicals imprinted, added and embroidered into and onto the gowns. Organza roses and hand-cut petals are stunning additions. Shades of pink reign, from the most subtle rose underneath tulle layers to further mute it, up to a standout blush pink ombre masterpiece.
Recently the design house became brand ambassadors for the luxury St. Regis hotels, creating what could be one of the first capsule wedding collections exclusively designed for a hotel chain. Four gowns — each named and inspired by a location the iconic hotel operates in— feature organza trains, duchess satin skirts, exquisite rose gold beading and sleek silhouettes. The gowns feature customs and culture of each venue within their design.
Graceful brides seeking a beautifully handcrafted gown to wear on their wedding day will not be disappointed by Marchesa. With collections constantly evolving and shapes to suit all silhouettes, a Marchesa wedding gown will flatter nearly every bride. Especially those seeking a fiercely feminine yet fashion-forward bridal look.