Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Remember when I said Trinity Bridal will be holding a trunk show featuring Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 Bridal Collection? Well, that was this weekend and it was a-mazing. I was utterly blown away by the breathtakingly gorgeous gowns made from the most delicate of laces and tulle, all of which were adorned with beautifully intricate embellishments. Mr de la Renta’s dresses are so beautiful, it almost made me teary knowing that I would never get the chance to twirl around in one. Trinity Bridal, where were you when I was shopping for my wedding dress last year? Oh well, at least my bride-to-be gal pals got the chance to feel what it would be like to be an Oscar de la Renta bride.

The Oscar de la Renta bride, to me, is a woman who embodies grace, elegance and beauty. When I think of Mr de la Renta’s wedding gowns, I see womanly silhouettes with intricate embellishments and gorgeous textures surrounded by a feeling of timeless, sophisticated elegance – and it is truly that! The embellishment and detail on each gown and veil was utterly exquisite and the accessories – oh my! (sigh) Each rhinestone embellished headband and waistband, tiara and shoe left my heart yearning for more. His designs made me want to reach out and touch every hand sewn bead and flower, each delicate piece of lace and every carefully folded ruffle… and to be honest, I did just that.

I am so in love with the above Chantilly leaf lace applique and sequin embroidered sweetheart gown with tulle skirt and embroidered peplum. The bodice with leaf lace applique was absolutely devine. Can you imagine what it would be like floating down the aisle in this gorgeous number?

The sweetheart cut is very eminent in Mr de la Renta’s Spring 2013 collection and I just love it. It’s such a flattering neckline that’s equally sweet and girly – I can’t get enough of that style.

Having said that, this collection isn’t just an endless succession of strapless gowns. I loved how the collection was balanced out by the selection of gowns featuring a high neck style. This style exudes a feeling of sophisticated elegance and oozes a Grace Kelly kind of appeal, which I find just stunning. Perfect for the modern bride.

The cord and pearl embroidering is absolutely devine, don’t you think?

Above photos by Jada Poon Photography

Just look at all the hand sewn flowers, tulle, ruffles, jeweled accents and intricate lace overlays! I could stare at this collection all day, every day. What it must feel like to be surrounded by this beauty on a daily basis!

Photos by Isa Photography

I love that there’s a range of styles, from the very traditional to the not-so-traditional, including some gowns of a pale blue hue – a small reminder that romance need not always be so serious.

This floral print silk organza sweetheart gown with low side pleat trumpet skirt (below) is one of my favourite designs in the collection. Its simple yet romantic design featuring a gorgeous and subtle floral print detail made my heart skip a beat, particularly when a dear friend stepped out wearing it. Love.

Photos by Isa Photography

To top off an amazing showcase of Oscar de la Renta gowns, Shanna Chaityn, the Directory of Global Bridal Sales for Oscar de la Renta, was also at Trinity Bridal to lend her invaluable bridal fashion expertise and knowledge of Mr de la Renta’s collection to help brides find their dream wedding gown. Thank you Shanna for sharing your insights into the world of Oscar de la Renta! It was such a precious experience.

Photo by Jada Poon Photography

Last but not least, your experience of shopping for a wedding dress wouldn’t be the same without the company of your fabulous girlfriends and most importantly, the expertise of your bridal consultants. Opened by the lovely ex lawyer and banker duo, Jessica Lee and Cecile Chan, Trinity Bridal brings to the table a refreshingly warm, attentive and personalised service which will make finding your dream wedding dress something you wish you could continue doing forever.

Photo by Jada Poon Photography

Hurry and go visit these amazing girls and pick up one of Mr de la Renta’s gorgeous creations! Just remember to send me some photos if you find your dress!

To see the entire Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Bridal Collection, visit Oscar de la Renta.

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