>> Winter white came out to play this week — much to our pleasure. See who chose the snowy hue — and who chose otherwise — in the slideshow.
>> Snejana Onopka, 24, married 29-year-old businessman Mykola Schura from Donetsk, Ukraine, in Kiev on Nov. 15. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress she purchased in Kiev in front of less than 40 guests. "It was very traditional," Onopka said of the ceremony, to which she arrived in a black Bentley. "I've never been to weddings. This is the first wedding I attended, and it's mine!" See a video of the ceremony — where Onopka admits she "almost cried" — and more pictures at the link. [Jetsetter.ua]
Blair Waldorf is among the lucky ladies who get to wear Vera Wang on her wedding day, but if Wang's signature line is too heavy on the purse strings, there's no need to fret. The designer's White by Vera Wang line, exclusively designed for David's Bridal, is quite amazing, offering up a bevy of trademark Vera Wang style — without the signature price tag. The new Spring '12 collection was designed for every bride in mind, ranging from minimally modern gowns to frothy strapless confections. But there's more: Vera Wang also recently launched a diamond engagement and wedding ring collaboration named Vera Wang LOVE, with Zales. Like her bridal collection, the dazzling collection, priced from $700 to $16,000, varies from simple wedding bands to more intricate designs. Ready to plan your special day? Ready below for our top picks, then just click the slideshow to see more wedding dresses and engagement rings.
>> Vera Wang, who debuted 15 wedding gowns during her bridal show last week, nine of which were black — causing quite a stir — suggested that after a year of major white weddings, she was ready for something new.
“I found black to be fresh and tongue in cheek,” Wang said. “With all the big weddings that happened this year, it was fun to step out of the box.”
Wang has experimented with purple, pale green, and neutrals in past bridal collections, but wanted to explore ways for black to read "wedding day": “I did take it to a witchy kind of place. For me, it helped build a sense of mystery that I was hungry for. And it added this sensuality and sexuality, and a little bit of severity, too.”
You don't have to be engaged to appreciate the beautiful gowns seen at this season's Bridal Fashion Week, but if you are, there's no time like the present to start looking for that magical dress. For Fall 2012, we spotted a number of gorgeous wedding dresses to fawn over ranging from beautifully embroidered mermaid silhouettes from Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta to short and chic renditions from Carolina Herrera. For the experimental bride, we spotted some gorgeous black and patina-tinted gowns from Vera Wang for you to consider. Just click the slideshow to see more extraordinary wedding dresses from Bridal Fashion Week now.
The Spring 2012 runways were awash with a lovely new hue: seafoam green. A particularly fresh and delightful alternative to white, this pretty, unexpected pastel emerged in dress form at Tory Burch and Vera Wang, and cropped up on suiting separates at Rachel Roy and Rodarte. To get the full scoop on this newest shade of green, watch our trend report now!
Hot mama Sofia Vergara hit the red carpet at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards looking extra sexy in a coral one-shoulder Vera Wang gown. The Modern Family leading lady paired her colorful frock with emerald and diamond chandelier earrings, a gold Lorraine Schwartz cuff, and Stuart Weitzman pumps. We added a green and gold clutch to complete Sofia's sassy style. Copy this look when you shop our editor's picks.