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In weddings, the bridal gown is an essential element of the plans for the special day. Every bride who is also a fashion-enthusiast knows the value of wearing a Vera Wang to her Big Day. This month in Manila, Vera Wang Bride at 8 Rockwell welcomes its third year on “New Beginnings.” The designer presents its collection of iconic wedding dresses. From celebrity weddings to bridal features in films, the exquisite creations of Vera Wang are beautiful and timeless inspirations.

LEFT: Victoria Beckham on her wedding day. RIGHT: Kate Hudson as Liv in Bride Wars. (Photographs courtesy of aliboulder.com and @verawangmanila)

Created to be iconic

Of the numerous gowns Vera created, many have been worn to weddings of celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Alicia Keys. The Posh Spice’s ballgown is among the defining styles of the ’90s. The champagne-colored dress features a strapless, sculpted neckline with a voluminous skirt extending into a 20-foot long train. Paired off with a tiara, Victoria’s wedding look is certainly unforgettable.

Films featured other Vera Wang creations like the classic tulle dress Kate Hudson wore in the film Bride Wars. The costume designer Karen Patch redesigned the gown. “The idea for her dress was that she was the iconic bride… She was the bride who could have anything she wanted,” Patch shares.

LEFT: Grace Kelly on her wedding day. RIGHT: Vera Wang’s ESTHER dress.

Presidential daughters like Barbara Bush, Chelsea Clinton, and Ivanka Trump have also worn Vera Wang. On Ivanka’s wedding day, she wore the Esther dress. The bridal look of Grace Kelly inspired the sophisticated gown. It is an A-line dress with a sheer tulle elbow-length sleeve. A horsehair sash cinches the waist for an added flair.

LEFT: Anne Gauthier and Mickael Das Neves. RIGHT: Isabelle Daza. (Photographs courtesy of @anne.r.gauthier and @martine)
Patty Ang on Lifestyle Asia’s November 2017 Edition. (Photographs courtesy of @verawangmanila)

Society figures like Isabelle Daza and Anne Gauthier Das Neves have worn Vera Wang to their weddings, even Lifestyle Asia’s November 2017 cover personality Patty Ang. From detailed embroidery to ballroom tulle dresses, the gowns elevated the grace and splendor of the brides at the ceremony.

GEMMA and KATHERINE in Cardinal. (Photographs courtesy of Vera Wang)

The Iconic collection

The rest of the Iconic Bridal collection feature Gemma, a strapless mermaid gown with a draped bodice. Katherine is a strapless ball gown with a detailed floral skirt. Apart from ivory and white, the gown is also available in cardinal red. Poppy is perfect for brides who desire a sophisticated and slim fit. It is an ivory lace gown with satin flora and crystal embroidery details. Priscilla highlights the bride’s figure with its v-neck halter silk crepe dress with organza petals on its train.

Inside the Vera Wang Bride in Manila. (Photograph courtesy of @verawangmanila)

New beginnings

Vera Wang Bride is currently developing its boutique in Manila. International designer Michi Calica-Sotto recently joined the Manila team. As a Bridal Specialist, she mentors bridal consultants and helps brides find their dream gown for their wedding. On Instagram, @verawangmanila has also officially launched. The social media account will be sharing photos of the elegant bridal creations to inspire future brides.

For more information on the wedding gowns, visit www.verawang.com, or @verawanggang and @verawangmanila on Instagram. You may also contact (+632) 8045071 or email [email protected] for booking inquiries.

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