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The world’s most successful bridal gown designer shares her vision for this most important event -- the wedding. Rather than a soup-to-nuts approach with endless lists of what to do, Vera Wang details each aspect of the wedding with her thoughts and ideas, culled from years of experience in the wedding business.
From budgets and bouquets to cake and communication, Vera imparts her wisdom and advice. All the traditional parts of planning a wedding--invitations, registries, and music--are included, but what sets this book apart from all the others are the little things she pays attention to. The First Dance. The Bride Who Wears Glasses. Fittings (and weight fluctuations!). The Garter ("Do I Have to Do That?")
A wedding book by Vera Wang wouldn’t be complete without detail on the bride’s gown. She explains how to select the right neckline, construction, length, bodice, and waistline for each bride’s figure. What fabrics are appropriate for certain times of day. How to choose among a veil, headband, flower blossoms or bows for a headpiece. All of this is accompanied by hundreds of photographs that illustrate Vera’s vision.
About the Author
Vera Wang was the youngest person ever made an editor at American Vogue. In 1990, she opened her first bridal shop in New York City's Carlyle Hotel. By 1994, Vera Wang's bridal dresses were the most sought after in the world. She has designed evening wear for Hollywood's leading ladies, including Sharon Stone, Holly Hunter, and Renee Russo. She lives in New York.
|Edition description:||Barnes & Noble Edition|
Table of Contents
|A Tale of Love||14|
|Identity and Ideology||22|
|The Language of Color||28|
|Day, Time, Climate, Location||32|
|The Wedding Stationery||38|
|The Ceremony Decoration||48|
|The Ceremony Music||54|
|The Ceremony Departure||64|
|Photography and Film||68|
|The Cocktail Hour||72|
|The Reception Lighting||90|
|The Wedding Tables||94|
|The First Dance||110|
|The Wedding Cake||116|
|The Groom's Cake||122|
|The Bride's Bouquet||124|
|The Wedding Garter||130|
|The Final Departure||132|
|The Divine Obsession||136|
|Fabrics, Form and Function||154|
|Elements of Design||164|
|Necklines and Bodices||164|
|Trains and Bustles||186|
|The Wedding Veil||198|
|The Bridal Headpiece||202|
|Cover-ups and Convertibles||204|
|The Wedding Leg||208|
|Elements of Style||212|
|The Symbolism of Flowers||224|
|The Purchase and the Fittings||226|
|The Bride's Attendants||232|
|The Groom and the Ushers||236|
|The Day After||252|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The photos are sublime, and the book is strong on the attire-related details with a dress guide. However, if you're focusing on the rest of the wedding -- the reception, the invitations, etc. -- you'll find other books are more useful (Best of Martha Steart, The Perfect Wedding Recetion, etc.); the reception photos here are of reception in very unique (and/or clearly expensive and grand) settings, making the ideas that they might bring to min less useful. Given that this is just about the most expensive wedding book on the market, it's not as good as you'd think.
This book is in full detail of what the wedding is to be. I love this book! I love how there is a bridal gown guide in the back. This book is great to daydream in.
The images in this book are beautiful, as well as her collection of gowns. She shows us different styles of weddings and gives, in a little more detail than I had expected, about the construction of gowns. I highly recomend this book to anyone who is getting married or is a desinger herself.
A stunning book...the photography is beautiful and Vera Wang is first class, as always. This book is full of advice for brides-to-be. My only complaint is there is no section devoted to 'real weddings' where we see a number of actual ceremonies as they happened. It was so good even my fiancee wanted me to buy it!