It should come as no surprise that Jenny Packham's Spring/Summer 2014 Bridal collection was rife with twinkling embellishments and slinky silhouettes that practically floated down the runway. The beloved British designer, known for her glamorous and intricate beadwork and romantic yet form-fitting shapes, matched her shimmering collection with a tree-lined runway lit with white string lights.
Packham's most recent collection was inspired by "the Belle Époque era of the 20th century," the designer said in her inspiration statement.
"A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it," she elaborated. "The Belle Époque or 'beautiful era' transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance. Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically voluminous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride."
The collection's billowing shapes, delicate crystals, and elegant spirit took form in a range of ivory, blush, and champagne hues. Sophisticated necklines (hello off-the-shoulder), daring backs, and a variety of hem lengths (we're loving the shorter skirts lately!) also walked the runway in style.
Watch the romantic collection grace the runway in our exclusive video above and don't forget to browse Jenny Packham's complete Spring/Summer 2014 wedding dress collection in our slideshow.
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