Finding your dream wedding dress is no easy feat! Mermaid or ball gown? Sweetheart neckline or scoop neck? With almost endless options, it’s hard to know where to start. Diane Sotero Photography teamed up with a bevy of experts to help you find your perfect fit, with a lot of beautiful inspiration along the way. Styled and produced by Sofia Nascimento Studios, style lovers everywhere are in for a treat. Popular consensus? It’s less about the dress you choose and more about how the dress makes you feel.
Article by Melissa Hammam for @stylemepretty.
It’s important to find a dress designer that is a good match. You can consult with your wedding planner or stylist to find the perfect designer for you. Ask your wedding planner to create a mood board to help you visualize your day in one big story and choose the style of the dress in accordance with the defined storyline.
Shella ‑ Owner and Head Designer at @tanzilia.id
Choosing the perfect wedding gown doesn’t mean white is mandatory. Your wedding dress (and your entire look) should be as personal and loyal to your own identity as you desire it to be. There’s so much fun in combining fashion elements into your look, like some bold colored shoes and earrings in order to bring an unexpected pop of color or even going a bit further by choosing a colorful dress! The sky is the limit here, so dream big and have fun!
Sofia ‑ Creative Director at @sofianascimentostudios
Most brides can’t decide which silhouette to have on their wedding day. Some choose to cover up and appear elegant during their blessing ceremony and then go bold and glamorous during the dinner reception. That is why having two gowns is the best option. You will look totally different at your dinner party and pleasantly surprise your guests.
Mia ‑ Owner & Stylist at @hermaidofhonor
Be authentic and play around with styles. You don’t want to look like a different person than you really are. Especially because of weddings, it is always wise to choose a timeless look. It’s crucial that the bride feels comfortable right away with a hair & makeup test. Nothing guarantees a satisfied and beautiful client better than good communication, pointing likes and dislikes during the trial!
@tomperdigao ‑ Hair & Make Up Artist
Make sure you feel gorgeous on your big day! Try the entire look together and make sure you feel like the best version of yourself. If the dress is not fitting well or the makeup & hair is not your style, the chances of you not being happy with your wedding photos afterward are HUGE! Remember that it is your wedding, and you deserve to feel beautiful and comfortable on your day!
Diane Sotero ‑ Luxury Wedding & Editorial Photographer @dianesoterophoto