Planning your own wedding is really stressful. Fortunately, when I was preparing mine, all the suppliers were easy to work with.
Around that time, two friends of mine were also about to get married. One had to look for a new designer for her gown a couple of months before her wedding—because the previous designer she had contracted and paid a deposit to had not shown her anything. Sadly, this is not an uncommon story.
For the brides-to-be out there, the news is that Rosa Clará recently launched its 2016 Bridal and Cocktail collection at Peninsula Manila. The collection uses quality fabrics such as silk brocade, traditionally woven lace, silk tulle, crepe, muslin, silk organza and Mikado—featuring ’30s and ’40s-inspired flowing white dresses that trace the delicate lines of the female figure.
Each dress is designed with stunning details, from richly textured embroidery to beaded brooches and belts.
Drop waists and Sabrina necklines create a clear sense of inspiration from past eras while pockets, wide pleats and low backlines reflect current trends.
The special Two by Rosa Clará and Aire Barcelona lines fuse contemporary styling with traditional silhouettes that give the gowns a nostalgic yet timeless feel. For example, sheer fabric that gives the illusion of floating lace and beadwork is paired with the full crinoline skirts of the Victorian era, while serpentine silhouettes with off-shoulder necklines conjure thoughts about the best of the ’80s—but this time toned down with clean lines and delicate fabric.
These thoughtful design twists are the perfect blend of formal sophistication with a touch of youthful spontaneity.
Avoid the hassle
The Spanish brand is entering its fifth year in Manila, its only branch in Asia. Known for dressing European celebrities and considered fashion royalty in Spain, the Rosa Clará group is thrilled that Filipino women are stylish and fashion-forward enough to wear its creations.
If given the chance to celebrate my wedding anniversary in a big way, I will surely be checking out Rosa Clará’s boutique. Why? Because I have attended a couple of weddings in which the bride was wearing a Rosa Clará gown and it looked amazing.
The brand likewise has ready-to-wear pieces that can be altered to your own specifications. There are fashion consultants that can help you make the best decision.
To avoid the hassle of made-to-order wedding gowns not making it on time or dissatisfaction with the finished product, brides-to-be should consider this advice: I have yet to see someone wearing Rosa Clará who didn’t look stunning.
Wedding gowns from the 2016 Rosa Clará collection range from P110,000 to P155,000.
Log on to www.rosaclara.es and www.airebarcelona.com; visit on Facebook Rosa Clará Philippines; follow @rosaclaraph on Instagram; e-mail rosaclara@tri
markholdings.net; call 2381310.
The Rosa Clará showroom is at The Residences at Greenbelt, Tower III, Makati City