The modern, sophisticated bride-to-be is discerning when it comes to the quality, fit, feel and elegant appearance of her wedding gown. She desires a dress that makes her feel as wonderful as she looks and stands out with amazing touches such as immaculate beading and the most breathtaking appliques. The fantasy of the dream gown is brought to life in the exquisite collection of Mori Lee wedding dresses, designed by Madeline Gardner. Mori Lee is a trusted and feted name with an excellent reputation for quality in the bridal world, creating luscious gowns that have delighted brides all over the world. Acclaimed designer Madeline Gardner graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and has been the creative muse and the driving force behind Mori Lee bridal gowns for over 25 years, skillfully creating dresses that combine traditional feminine styling with touches of fashion-forward influence. Her obsession with perfecting an excellent fit is as renowned as her meticulously detailed beadwork.
As an authorized retailer of this stunning bridal collection, Madame Bridal always ensures the collections are available as soon as they are released, aware how much they are coveted and desired by our discerning customers. Brides are seduced by the ravishing designs, knowing they will make a dramatic entrance and a lasting impression by being so beautifully attired for their special day. They can be assured of adoration from the groom and admiration from everyone in the bridal party. Brides embrace these designer styles with joy and delight, confident their choice will showcase their traditional elegance in a classically stunning way.
Mori Lee searches the globe for the richest, contemporary fabrics and textures to turn their designs into creative masterpieces to satisfy the desires of sophisticated brides. Brides can choose between dresses fashioned in tulle, soft net and organza, or opt for the silky feel of Duchess satin. Lovely laces such as Alencon and Chantilly are further embellished with lace appliques, creating luscious layers of fine textures. Tulle and soft satin are used as linings, adding filmy volume to the silhouettes. Each fabric is styled into a stunning silhouette with a modish edge, molding flatteringly to the figures of brides of all sizes and shapes. Dreamily inspired silhouettes hint at the seductive through the careful placement of modern accents. The collection encompasses regal ball gown silhouettes and timelessly classic A-lines. Fitted gowns compete for the bride’s attention with striking trumpets and the very popular and fit and flare. Every style whim is catered to with strapless and strappy dresses, irresistible necklines and dreamily layered skirts flowing into enchanting trains.
Exquisite beading is a signature note of vintage wedding dresses and Gardner creates her gowns in keeping with that tradition. Variations of beads offer a visual delight, adding a very individual touch for each bride to express her own style. The bride may fall head over heels for adornments of crystal moonstone beads or be won over by scattered pearls and crystals. Frosted beads are a fabulous feature, as is the use of diamante beading. Beading may be applied directly to the gown, scattered over skirts and bodices or used to accent a neckline. It is also used to adorn delicate Alencon lace appliques, vintage lace appliques and embroidered appliques, adding shimmering depth and texture. Wedding dress beading is used to accentuate empire and cinched waistlines as well, with individual crystal beaded appliques creating accents.
Embroidery and embroidered lace appliques create the wow factor on many of these wedding dresses. Variations of embroidery used include laser cut embroidery, rose patterned embroidery, vintage embroidery and crystallized embroidery. Brides appreciate the opulence of these feel good features as they contribute to the amazing detail which takes one’s breath away. Stunning appliques and beading create a focal point on the bodice of a gown and are used to adorn necklines, backs, waistlines and skirts. There is always an eye catching adornment to make the dress look impressive from every angle. Other striking features that highlight the designers dedicated attention to even the smallest detail include matching fabric covered buttons on the backs of gowns and softly scalloped trim on necklines. Illusion necklines and backs are a work of art, accented with the beading, embroidery and lace appliques. Beading is used to adorn the most delicate spaghetti straps and illusion cap sleeves, illusion straps and three-quarter length sleeves. It is this loving care to detail which enhances the luxuriant quality of these coveted, feminine wedding dresses and has brides-to-be overjoyed to discover their long held dreams are indeed reality.
There is a wealth of choice in the styles of Mori Lee dresses. There are cap sleeved ball gowns with removable beaded satin belts accentuating waistlines, or sleeveless gowns with elongated bodices leading into a dramatic trumpet skirt flaring from a dropped waistline. There are strapless fit and flare gowns with layered, ruffled skirts and off-the-shoulder dresses with full A-line skirts. There is a neckline to flatter every type of bride, with strapless choices drawing attention to an alluring decolletage or illusion necklines stunningly topping a beaded sweetheart bodice. There are surplice bodices with well-defined asymmetrical pleats and bodices framed with enticing cold shoulder short sleeves.
It is so important for the back of the dress to reflect the same attention to detail as the front and this is an area Mori Lee never overlook. The collection features scalloped V-backs and illusion scoops, full and V-backs. Strapless gowns have semi-open illusion backs and sheer lace backs with exposed boning. There are low cut backs and full backs with keyhole button closures.
Skirts may sculpt to the figure in fitted style of flow fabulously in soft layers. There are ball gown skirts with reams of tulle and organza ruffles expressing a distinctive ethereal quality and full skirts cascading in tantalizing tripe tiers. There are all styles of skirt adorned with lace appliques or beading. Skirts cascade into scalloped border hemlines and hemlines are finished in eyelash trimmed scallops. Chapel and cathedral trains add the ultimate dreamy finishing touch for brides to revel in.
Mori Lee dresses have a flow that is always smooth, allowing the bride to move with unimpeded grace. Ease of movement is an important element of the gown as the bride needs to be comfortable during every moment of the day. She needs to feel at ease as she walks down the aisle and as is swept off her feet by the groom. She needs the assurance of confident ease as she poses for the wedding photographs and is swirled romantically round the dance floor. The choice of a silhouette that best flatters her body type is a key factor in feeling fabulous throughout the day and should resonate with her dreams of how she has always envisaged her wedding day. If she feels more at ease in a less formal look then a fit and flare silhouette will reflect her comfort, while the bride that dreams of the big fairytale wedding may slip beautifully into a bridal ball gown.
No matter the setting there are Mori Lee wedding gowns for every type of ceremony. There are dresses for the most formal of traditional settings and gowns that are ideal for outdoor venues. If the bride opts for a less traditional ceremony, Mori Lee introduces subtle plays on color with the addition of blush, light gold, silver and ivory. Naturally the addition of the many choices of beading and embroidery also brings a note of shimmer and warmth to the perennial favorite of the white wedding dress.
The Mori Lee bride is assured of sophisticated elegance and ease of movement, with eye catching adornments and embellishments creating a vision of beauty. She can be confident that her chosen gown will fit to perfection, showing off her figure to advantage. She can opt for an alluring look or one of more quiet modesty, knowing she portrays the vision of enchanting breathtaking femininity she has always dreamed of.