Victoria Strefford is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in the world of luxury weddings.
She is co-founder and CEO of the luxury online journal TheWeddingVine.com, famously dedicated to the discerning style-conscious bride, with the goal of helping thousands of brides by making the world of the Internet a happier place to be – free of toil and confusion.
She is a sought after industry consultant and has appeared on television on numerous occasions, commenting on high profile and society weddings, including the wedding of the Duke of Westminster’s daughter, Lady Tamara Grosvenor, to Edward, scion of the van Cutsem. Prior to creating TheWeddingVine.com, Victoria personally planned and executed many remarkable weddings for discerning brides and grooms.
We’ve asked Victoria to style several very specific upcoming wedding looks with a few of her favorite pieces on Boticca for the style-savvy bride.
Look 1: Exotic Wedding Destination
Amanda Wakeley Gown (Rahjastan Collection)
If you love the idea of exchanging vows in a dreamy, exotic landscape, you can’t beat a simple, elegant wedding gown made from lightweight silk to help you keep your cool.
For the fashionista bride, this beautiful Amanda Wakeley dress from the Rahjastan collection is the perfect ‘jewelry dress,’ simply made for accessorizing with beautiful statement pieces.
Make a bold, exotic statement and complete the look with stunning accessories from Suzanna Dai. Her wonderful collection is inspired by old world exotic travel, and the beautiful gold Alexandria necklace and matching earrings are a perfect complement to add an air of bygone exotic glamour to your wedding. Top off with a Dareen Hakim Gold Dust Clutch, perfect for keeping your make-up handy for pre-photo touch-ups!
Look 2: 1930s Hollywood Glamour
Lusan Mandongus Gown (2011 Collection)
Every bride wants to steal the show as she walks down the aisle as the leading lady on her wedding day. What better way to get in touch with your inner star than take your inspiration from the icons of the silver screen?
Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, inspire this classic look.
Steal their style with a sleek, sophisticated, classic creation reminiscent of the glamorous gowns of 1930s Hollywood. This beautiful silk satin gown from Lusan Mandongus 2011 collection is the perfect dress to accessorize to recreate the glamorous iconic look.
During the 1930s, glamour and extravagance were the hallmark of Hollywood, and the Monte Carlo collection from Suzanna Dai captures the essence of the era beautifully.
Made of crystal-filled petal appliqués, this beautiful Monte Carlo Argent necklace with matching earrings and cuff complete the look to transform you into a Hollywood screen goddess for your red carpet moment.
Look 3: Let Them Eat Cake
Ian Stuart’s Marie Antoinette Look
The Marie Antoinette look symbolizes grand decadence, and for the bride who likes to make a unique statement of her own, the theatrical gowns and provocative style that define Ian Stuart ‘s latest collection ‘Revolution Rocks’ were made for each other.
Oversized skirts and elaborate embellishment are key this season with tones of ivory, purple, gold, crocodile green, lavender, powder pink, lemon and lime. Krista’s R’s hand-embroidered accessories embrace the theme whole-heartedly. Influenced by historical costumes, ball gowns and accessories of past centuries, her fresh color harmonies capture the spirit perfectly.
Accessorize the look with Krista R’s opulent Dreamesque Necklace, paired with Rinnie earrings from Oddfishie Designs to give your ensemble added drama. Don’t forget the groom and treat him to a colorful Marie Antoinette Handkerchief by Helen Ruth to complete the magnificent look.
Alternative for Look 3