‘Through the Flowers’ Ivy & Aster’s Charming Spring 2016 Bridal Collection
If you’re a regular visitor here, you will know that when it comes to Bridal designers, I definitely have my favourites! Those with unique style and vintage flair, the likes of Gwendolynne, Johanna Johnson, Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham, whose names appear time and time again on the pages of Chic Vintage Brides. Whilst I am simply unable to resist their glorious bridal gowns, you may also have noticed in recent months a few new names appearing, like Sally Lacock, Myra Callan, Celia Grace and House of Mooshki, as each one has caught my eye with their latest modern-vintage offering. Well today I am adding Ivy & Aster to that list, and you won’t have to scroll through much of their enchanting ‘Through the Flowers’ collection to see why!…..
Whilst the name Ivy & Aster may be fairly new to me, the Atlanta based brand is renowned for its romantic-meets-bohemian style. Designing with a flowing femininity, sprinkled with sweet simplicity and a dash of whimsy, they create wedding dresses that capture a brides heart. And with this their latest collection, they have really taken romance to a new level!
“Why not be adventurous and let your dress speak the ‘Language of Flowers’?” asks Ivy & Aster founder and designer Jessica Brown “Our Spring 2016 collection is inspired by all things floral and the beauty that flowers symbolize in weddings.” As well as signature Ivy & Aster fabrics: Silk chiffon, silk organza, tulle, and lace; this season special hand picked laces were chosen to play on the floral garden theme. Showcasing gowns with timeless illusion necklines, flowing skirts, sheer long sleeves and portrait backs, the collection also features some of the key current trends with low backs, separates and even floral prints – which I just know you are going to love!
“Ivy & Aster brides know what makes them feel beautiful” says Jessica “and these dresses will let the bride be radiant on her wedding day.” So sit back, and imagine taking a stroll through the most lovely of gardens with a wedding taking place among the flowers, as you peruse these elegant delights…..
This season, for their floral themed collection, as well as hand selected laces Ivy & Aster also embarked on a unique collaboration with CVB fave Kristy Rice of Momental Designs (you can see a past post featuring her work here and some of her beautiful wedding stationery here). With two special dresses and a gorgeous jacket separate featuring a custom watercolor print silk chiffon with flowers painted by Kristy. The fabric features bouquets of roses and foliage in soft blush, rose and peach highlighted with mint leaves…..
Aren’t they lovely?? Romantic, whimsical and oh-so-elegant! Jessica says of the designs “We are thrilled to offer brides such a unique option for her dress, it is like wearing a floral bouquet but in a soft and subtle way.” And I couldn’t agree more!! I absolutely adore this look, so much so in fact that I dedicated an entire post to floral wedding dresses a month or so ago, which you can catch here if you missed it. But now, for the rest of this collection…..
Isn’t it enchanting?? Don’t you just love them all? I know it’s almost impossible to chose a favourite, but do and let me know which it is in the comments below. Mine would have to be the long sleeved beauty I shared first!
Ivy & Aster‘s bridal and social collections are available in retailers throughout the US, as well as internationally in the United Kingdom and around the world. For a full list of stockists and to learn more about Ivy & Aster, visit www.ivyandaster.com. You can also find and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all the latest on trunk shows, new collections and other news.