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TheFashionBrides is a complete guide to all bridal designers, national and international, with the best wedding gown selection on the web. The site is a chic and stylish wedding blog featuring an inspiring mix of beautiful and timeless wedding gowns selection, fashion, trends as well as adjacent wedding details such as decor, cakes, centerpieces and bouquets. The blog is updated with fresh content everyday including 2 new unique bridal collections.

FashionBride Interview with Farah Angsana

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It’s not easy to interview a great designer, so I don’t even want to tell you how hard it is to get the power  and ask people you admire to feature your small blog.

But everythime I do it, I discover that behind the great names you always (or at least many times) find greater people. I’ve asked 12 questions to Farah Angsana and she was kind enough to answer all of them and to give us an insight to this amazing world, embroidered with gowns, dreams and new beginings.

So, read it carefully and don’t forget to try some of Farah’s gowns until you decide upon the one, who knows maybe she’s the one that has already designed you bridal dream gown.

Here we go:

1.How did and when did you decide do be a bridal designer?

I’ve always had a desire to do a bridal collection. When I brought my couture collection to the U.S, my team encouraged me to start exploring bridal and after several months of research, I finally decided to launch a collection last year. I have been overwhelmed by the response I have received. 
2.What materials do you use?

I use everything from Silk Duchess Satin and Silk Chiffon to Silk Gazar and lace. It depends on the designs. Each fabric represents a different character to make into gowns.                

3. Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere! I usually look for inspiration from travelling and different cultures to even the movies and fantasizing what my idea of a dream wedding should be.

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4.Have you got any favorite bridal designers?

I believe every bridal designer is doing what’s best for their clients and themselves. I appreciate all their hard work. Each one of them has its own specialty and style.

So it’s hard for me to have a favorite. 
5. Do you have a certain favorite color (ivory, pure white, blue white)? What do you think about colored wedding gowns?

I usually go for Ivory or white. I believe some colored wedding gowns are beautiful. Especially in gold, silver or even soft tones colors.

I am not a fan of dark colored wedding gowns.
6. Is there a certain gown you absolutely love or that has an importance to you ?

I still have my grandmother’s wedding gown; it’s a very beautiful antique lace piece. She made it herself in the 20’s. Every time I open the box when I go home, I remember all the stories she had told me. Another wedding gown I admire is Christian Lacroix bridal piece from his Haute Couture collection. I saw it during his exhibition last year at the “Musee Les Arts Décoratifs” in Paris. It’s a work of artisan.  From the lace trims to the fabrics he combines, it just looks like beautiful layers of wedding cake from the back.

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7. Do you work with brides or you give them a range of gowns and they only select one?

I work with many different types of clients, from V.I.P who is very discreet to my recent Hollywood celebrity. I cater this service with another brand called “Farah Angsana Atelier Sposa”.

The service that I offer start from the meeting with the bride, acknowledge the wedding plan, location and her status. I usually ask what she likes and her preferences.

From there, I sketch in front of her to choose, select the fabrics to discussion of the embroideries. All the embroideries with “Farah Angsana Atelier Sposa” are hand embroidered in Paris by well-known house of “Lesage”.  Meanwhile, Farah AngsanaBridal Couture is available at exclusive bridal stores.

   
8. Why do you think brides should buy a gown not rent or borrow?

I think brides should own their gowns for their special day. It’s a change towards her new life and She should feel brand new start from her special day for her love one.

Borrowing is like lending someone’s life to your new one. The bridal gown if she own will have a memory when they grow old, she will have a story to tell for her future generations.    

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9. Is the bridal gown different from any other gown? And why?

A bridal gown is different from any other gowns. It’s white, voluminous and feels exciting to choose and is there to represent a special day.   
10. How and why do your gowns stand out from the crowd?

It’s a combination of a simple silhouette with exquisite embroidery that make my gowns stand out.
11. What are the main influences in your new collection?

My influence to new collection is from cultures to romance and life.

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12. Have you got any advice for my readers?

Absolutely.

1.    It is important to understanding the shape of your body and your personal style, then to discuss it with the professionals for their collections.

2.    Never bring too many people with you during a consultation. It could be just your mom or your good friend.

3.    Avoid the over decorated wedding gown, like a Christmas tree for yourself; because it’s you that have to shine that day not only your dress.

4.    As soon as you find the dress, order and buy it. So that it won’t confuse you even more. After all, you already consult with the professionals. They are the expert.

Princess Alexandra and Joachim of Denmark

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Princess Alexandra of Denmark , the Countess of Frederiksborg stepped into the world on 30 June, 1964. She is a former member of Danish Royal House. She married Denmark’s Prince Joachim on 18 November 1995 at the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle. The wedding festivities were organized at the Fredensborg Palace.

Prince Joachim remaried last year. See pics here.

Alexandra remaried in 2007. See pics here.

Princess Alexandra of Denmark and Martin Jorgensen

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HH Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Countess of Frederiksborg married Martin Jorgensen, 15 years her junior. This was her second walk down the aisle, her first being to Prince Joachim of Denmark.

Alexandra married Prince Joachim of Denmark (Frederik’s brother) in 1995 and the couple have two sons, Prince Nikolai 7, and Prince Felix 4. Alexandra and Joachim separated shortly after Mary and Frederik’s wedding in 2004 and divorced the following year.

Alexandra and Martin had about 100 guests at their wedding yesterday. Alexandra was walked down the aisle by her two sons.

Pronovias 2010 Bridal Collection Preview

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The Pronovias Group, today’s leading name in bridal fashion, presented its first bridal collection in 1964. Innovative from the very beginning, Pronovias was the first in the industry to present a ready-to-wear bridal collection. In 1968, Pronovias opened its first bridal boutique where brides could find the gowns and all the accessories needed for their special day. In the 70s, Pronovias was the first bridal name to franchise bridal fashion by opening 80 new stores in Spain and expanding to Europe. By the 90s, Pronovias had stores in America and Asia. Today, brides can find Pronovias wedding gowns and accessories at 3800 selling points located in the world’s greatest cities including New York, London, Paris and Tokyo.

While the family that founded Pronovias still manages the company, it is the diversity and strength in leadership within the design team that makes its collection satisfying to international clients. Under the guidance of Creative Director Manuel Mota, 70 designers work to create approximately 650 wedding gowns and party dresses and more than 2000 accessories for brides all over the world.

At the center of The Pronovias Group’s success is client satisfaction. Down to the last detail—including the location and architectural design of its stores—Pronovias strives for the perfect shopping experience. With “her majesty the client” in mind, brides are treated to superior customer service and quality dress designs in every Pronovias store.

With perfect silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and haute couture embroidery, there is a Pronovias dress for every bride. This season’s collection is inspired by couture designs from the forties, fifties and sixties that are sure to make every bride feel elegant, modern and romantic.

Steal that style: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale

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On September 14, 2002, there was No Doubt for rockers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Stefani, singer in No Doubt, and Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, took their vows in a spectacular London ceremony.

The couple exchanged vows at St. Paul’s Covent Garden. The event may have been traditional in many ways–starting with a custom-made pink and white wedding dress for Dior by John Galliano, complete with an antique lace veil. The couple personalized their ceremony with some unique touches all their own, however, including Rossdale’s escort down the aisle: his sheepdog, Winston.

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