At Aspirational Bride we always love browsing through the latest issue of Vogue for inspiration and so you can imagine how excited we were to receive a new book from New York featuring some of the most iconic and drop-dead beautiful weddings Vogue have published in their magazine!
Vogue Weddings – Brides, Dresses, Designers contains nearly 400 colour and black-and-white photographs of the weddings of global royalty, social figures, models, artists, actors, musicians and designers who have appeared in Vogue through the magazine’s 120 year history.
We constantly write about the importance of having an experienced and talented wedding photographer to document your special wedding day, and here is all the proof you need… stunning images by Cecil Beaton, George Hoyningen-Huene, Baron de Meyer, Patrick Lichfield, Edward Steichen, Robert Doisneau, Tim Walker, François Halard, Patrick Demarchelier, Jonathan Becker, Norma Jean Roy, Mario Testino, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Craig McDean among many others. These photographers have created iconic images of brides from around the world.
As you dip into the book you are met by Grace Kelly on her wedding day, kneeling at the altar in the lace gown designed by MGM’s Helen Rose, The Duchess of Cambridge walking into Westminster Abbey wearing an exquisite Alexander McQueen creation, and Carolyn Bessette, in a simple yet stunning sheath, making her way out of a tiny Georgia church on the arm of her new husband John F. Kennedy Jr.
As you open the book you are greeted with a marvellous introduction from designer Vera Wang before being transported to the most romantic settings around the world – castles, palaces, and cathedrals, to weddings by the sea or in the countryside.
Mario Testino, Plum Sykes, Marina Rust and Sarah Mower tell us personal stories about their own weddings or memorable ones they attended.
Here are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London; Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert in Monaco; Carolina Herrera Jr., and Miguel Báez Spinola in Spain; Jemma Kidd and Arthur Wellesley, the Earl of Mornington, in Barbados; Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars in Italy; Kate Moss and Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds; Lauren Bush and David Lauren at the RRL Ranch in Colorado; Marina Rust and Ian Connor in Maine; Lauren Davis and Andrés Santo Domingo in Cartagena, Colombia as well as such iconic photos as Bianca and Mick Jagger in the car after their wedding in St. Tropez.
A chapter on models’ weddings includes portraits of Natalia Vodianova, Coco Rocha, Maggie Rizer, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Cindy Crawford among others in their own wedding dress choices. Most imaginative are the fashion portfolios created by the magazine’s editors of bridal photo shoots, many including couture, in The Vogue Wedding chapter. Meanwhile The Wedding Guide offers ten designers celebrated for their stylish and romantic designs, from Vera Wang to J. Crew.
Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers is a book that is not only informative, and rich with historical detail, but presents a dramatic collection of iconic, inspirational images.
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Knopf (October 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307957063
- ISBN-13: 978-0307957061
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.7 x 12.8 inches
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Category: In Print