"The search for the perfect wedding gown is a momentous undertaking, perhaps second only to finding the groom himself."
So begins the book flap introducing Carley Roney's "the knot Book of Wedding Gowns." Roney's book is THE BOOK to educate everyone and anyone interested in finding the perfect gown for the big day. Whether you are looking for sleek sophistication or iconic elegance, with the tips and tidbits in this guide, each and every bride is sure to find the dress meant for them.
Let's start with bride types.
Who are you?
Are you the princess who knew her prince would come one day?
Are you the traditionalist who wants to wear her mother's pearls?
Are you the sophisticate who embraces European holidays?
Are you the romantic who has been obsessed with her wedding day since she were six years old?
Are you the dramatist who believes that bigger really is better?
Are you the bohemian who believes that nothing is more important than a day of free-flowing love and good karma?
Are you the starlet who wants to glam on her wedding day?
Are you the vixen who is determined to be the sexiest bride. ever?
Are you the minimalist where 'less is more' is not just a mantra, but a way of life?
Are you the fashionista who has a flair for what's hot?
All of these bride types are listed with suggestions for your gown, your accessories, your makeup, and your day. After all, your personality and your style are the keystones for choosing everything else. You certainly aren't limited to just one style, either. Mix and match and make it eclectic.
Roney's book is a full bridal education, with chapters on
- The history of wedding dresses
- The anatomy of a wedding dress
- Finding your dress
- Accessories to accompany the dress
- Dressing and un-dressing (Hint: it's trickier than it looks!)
- Not to mention a resource listing at the back of the book.
Brides, dress lovers, and historical fashion buffs are going to want to pick this up for a read.