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Bridal Market: Pronovias

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It's always very glamorous at Pronovias. Is it that European cache they have? Yes, a little of that, and then of course there is the range of gorgeous gowns. Last night's show started with a presentation by Colin Cowie; he gave some great advice, including paying attention to the timing of things during your wedding. He said guests feel best when there are no delays. You as the bride shouldn't be late to the ceremony, and there shouldn't be any downtime in which guests are doing nothing.

The nice thing about these collections is there is a real range. Not only a range in styles (from destination-friendly to formal ball gowns), but also a range of prices (about $1,500 to $15,000). Manuel Mota is their house designer responsible for the ultimate Pronovias vision. Many of the designs feel very light in spite of them also feeling very grand, which is a delicate balance.

Manuel Mota's pattern construction is amazing. That's why many brides who feel they could never wear a particular silhouette can wear his designs -- especially the more complicated silhouettes, such as the exaggerated drop waist (flamenco style), which usually surprises a lot of our brides. The designer is celebrity driven, so the gowns have that red carpet felling. But the line also has a feeling of femininity and the dresses are designed so that they fit perfectly as a bride moves in them. The laces have small patterns and are especially beautiful.

I was lucky enough to get to go back stage pre-show with Lluis Sole, operations manager for Pronovias, and actually get to touch these gorgeous gowns and see them up close!

Here I am backstage with Elise Forest-Rosenblum, Store Director for Pronovias, and Lluis.

What a fun feathered skirt!

I love this pretty pleated detail.

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