Recently I was in Ravello attending a fabulous wedding at Villa Cimbrone. I consider this event one of the most beautiful weddings we have planned in this venue, with its stunning floral and table decorations, and I hope to show you soon the photos of this event.
A few days later Venice was invaded by celebrities and paparazzi for the wedding of the year between George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Amal looked very elegant in every occasion, and I found her wedding dress exquisitely chic and romantic.
Imagine our astonishment when a few days later we received an email from Hilary, the bride who got married in Ravello: she told us that the lace used for Mrs. Clooney’s dress was exactly the same used for hers! And the same lace was used also for Marilyn Monroe… Look at these pictures.
The wedding dress designed by Oscar de la Renta for Amal Alamuddin is very romantic and elegant with its off-the-shoulder neckline. It is made of ivory tulle appliquéd with fourteen yards of Chantilly lace, the bodice hand embroidered with beading and crystals.
The same lace was used for this spectacular evening gown designed by Hollywood costume designer Travilla for Marilyn Monroe, for the premiere of the film How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953.
The strapless dress was decorated with sequins and a satin sash: Marilyn wore it with a white fox fur stole and long white evening gloves.
This is the lace design No. 97094.1/90 produced by French manufacturer Sophie Hallette of Paris. La Maison Sophie Hallette was founded in 1887 in northern France and produces lace for the best international designers like Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Dolce e Gabbana, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Versace…
This delicate floral design was created in 1934 and has become a timeless classic.
And here is our gorgeous bride Hilary, who wore a fabulous V-neck wedding gown made with the same lace, with long sleeves and tulle overskirt. This dress was designed for Hilary by Suzanne Hanley of Atelier des Modistes, San Francisco.
Says the designer:
Creating this couture gown for Hilary was a pleasure from start to finish.
One of my favorite laces from the famed French lace mill Sophie Hallette was the perfect choice for Hilary’s gown. The Chantilly lace was appliquéd over a nude silk chiffon from the famous Italian mill Taroni.
We are adding a version of Hilary’s gown to our collection, available in ivory or black, available for preorder in December 2014.
You can see more details about the magnificent floral decorations in this article. You can discover more about weddings on the Amalfi Coast on our website. For any information please drop us a line through our contact form.
Image Credits: Jennifer Skog ©.