Modern brides will be drawn to the inspired collection of Mori Lee Blu wedding dresses. They are a perfect blend of classic and contemporary styles that fit to perfection, with exquisite attention to detail and the most beautiful embellishments. Madame Bridal, as an authorized retailer of the enchanting Blu label, invites brides-to-be to discover their dream dress within this outstanding collection of gorgeous yet affordable gowns. The wedding ceremony is the celebration of the love two people feel for each other and the start of their adventure of a life together. The tradition is as old as time, but each bride wants to feel it is her very own unique special moment. There is no better way for the bride to express her own personality and individuality than marrying in a wedding gown that truly reflects her own style while expressing her beauty.
Acclaimed bridal house Mori Lee has years of experience in creating stunning wedding dresses that ensure the bride is truly memorable. Blu is the vision of New York designer Madeline Gardner, a graduate of the renowned Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a specialist in creating wedding dresses with a perfect fit for the special day. Her advice to brides is to find a dress that reflects their personal style while combining an exemplary fit, so it can be worn with ease and accentuate their best attributes. Gardner prides herself on the internal structure of her designs, ensuring the bustier is of couture quality as this is her key to the perfect fit. The result is dresses that blend her expert knowledge of design with her flair for irresistible details. Gardner is influenced by international fashion trends, creating dresses that reflect the latest styles while honoring the tradition of the wedding gown. Blu silhouettes are cutting edge combinations of classic and trendy, designed to embody a timeless air. This collection epitomizes the romance of the day by blending the traditional with modern clean lines.
Blu dresses are created in the most luxuriant fabrics that feel good against the skin and are pleasurable to wear. They are lightweight so the bride is not weighed down and can move with grace and ease. The collection incorporates net, tulle, soft tulle, chiffon and chiffon georgette. Additionally it includes Larissa satin and organza, luxe taffeta, Chantilly lace, Poetic lace and Alencon lace. Lace is inherently associated with wedding dresses, yet the contemporary bride need not be decked in lace from head to toe. This collection introduces subtle lace touches such as a lace shoulder strap, three-quarter length lace sleeves, a lace illusion neckline or a scalloped lace hemline. Layered fabrics such as embroidered lace over tulle and net over satin add an extra dimension. The main talking point when it comes to this collection though is the wonder of the embellishments.
The signature look of a Blu dress is the exquisite embellishments that leave brides heady with excitement. Gardner is passionate about the stand out adornments her dresses display and the range and variety of must have touches are indeed a brides dream. Gardner is not satisfied with simply adding beading or appliques, as she experiments with a multitude of different embellishments. The choice is endless and ensures there is something for every bride to fall in love with. The selection of lace appliques includes frosted Alencon lace appliques, embroidered lace appliques, vintage embroidered lace appliques, Alencon lace appliques and Venice lace embroidered appliques.
Embroidery is woven into the gowns with love and once again comes in more than one style. Embroidery as an embellishment includes crystallized embroidery, pearl and crystal beaded embroidery, sequin embroidered appliques, vintage embroidery, beaded Battenburg embroidery, crystal beaded and metallic embroidery and embroidered floral appliques accented with crystal beads. Each of these lace and embroidered adornments feel good to the touch and look enchanting.
Crystal and pearl beading is another signature look and can be found in every aspect of the dresses, ranging from beaded necklines and illusion backs, through to removable satin belts adorned with exquisite beading, crystals scattered over skirts and delicately beaded spaghetti straps. Beading accents detachable cap sleeves and adorns bodices. Brides will be mesmerized by these captivating details that add so much to the overall image of bridal beauty. Many of the embellishments are elegantly understated, projecting a vision of delicate, breathtaking loveliness. Covered buttons add the finishing touch as they accent most of the backs in this collection, covered in a fabric that matches the gown as a demonstration of the importance of even the smallest detail.
The silhouettes in this collection combine traditional and trendy. There are bridal ball gowns for women that dream of a fairy tale princess look and the more contemporary fit and flare silhouette with the fitted bodice hugging the figure above the graceful flare. There are sensual fitted silhouettes that flatter the figure and classic A-line silhouettes that remain forever popular. Trumpet silhouettes appeal to brides that favor a touch of the dramatic as they make their entrance. The gorgeous gowns in this collection are suitable for the most formal or informal wedding, looking perfectly at ease in any venue from the plushest settings to the natural outdoors. Blu gowns grace cathedrals and chapels, castle and chateau, city hall and temples, gardens and beaches.
Each bride can select the style that makes her feel comfortable and beautiful, while drawing attention to her best attributes. Styles include strapless sweetheart necklines and illusion V-necklines atop sweetheart bodices. There are V-necklines with delicate spaghetti straps and illusion Sabrina necklines, sweetheart necklines framed with cap sleeves, halters, straight necklines and illusion scoop necklines. Necklines top all styles of bodices ranging from strapless, sleeveless, dropped waist, surplice, ruched and pleated. They are often trimmed with beading, or softly scalloped or edged with eyelash trim. Waistlines are accentuated with beading, satin beaded belts and tie sashes. Crystal beaded appliques accent the point where a side gathered skirt is draped from the waistline. The care that goes into the backs of these gowns takes account of the dress being admired from every angle. There are simple semi-open backs leading on from strapless bodices to semi-open backs with illusion panels. There are lace-up corset backs, strikingly embellished full illusion backs and deep scoop backs.
Many brides have an instinctive affinity to one style of skirt, seduced by the thought of frothy ruffled layers or something sleek. Blu has a skirt style to make every bride feel confident as she opts for chic and classy, femininely romantic, winsomely charming or sumptuously luscious. Whether it is a full ball gown skirt, an asymmetrically draped fit and flare, a gloriously ruffled trumpet or a flowing A-line, there is a style that says this is the one that the bride-to-be recognizes as best expressing her personality. The comfort the bride experiences will lower her sense of self consciousness, allowing her to enjoy every aspect of the day to the full with an ease of movement and utter confidence, from the moment she makes her entrance, through posing for the wedding photographs to dancing the night away. The highlight of the brides day may be the moment her husband-to-be turns to admire her as she walks towards him at the altar. It is a moment that will live on his memories for eternity and she will be so happy that her choice of wedding dress makes such a lasting impression.
With its blending of the traditional with the contemporary this collection naturally offers traditional white gowns, but also introduces dresses in ivory, light gold and blush. Most gowns also flow smoothly into a captivating chapel train, adding to the romance of the moment. This Mori Lee collection is an exciting discovery for brides seeking a fashion forward wedding dress that marries sophistication with contemporary, modern style. This romantic collection is designed to highlight the beauty of the bride in her most precious moments.