Friday, July 24, 2009

Couture Gown Friday & Moyna Handbag Giveaway!

Couture Carrie here! Darlings, CC is so honored to be presenting the grand finale post for Couture Week here on Weddings Fresh!
A bride’s gown is always a special, memorable, and carefully selected piece, and a Couture piece elevates the wedding dress to an even more meaningful status. Haute Couture is painstakingly wrought by hand in the most elite of ateliers. In today’s post, CC offers a selection of pieces by true Couturiers, some intended as bridal gowns and others simply divine creations that may be worn by a more adventurous bride. Note the exquisite crafting, impeccable details, and singularity of these garments. And be sure to enter to win a glamorous Moyna clutch... Enjoy, darlings!
First photo: Vogue, September 1993. Runway photos are from Spring and Fall 2009, via and
This and next: French Vogue, April 2006.
Christian Lacroix Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Anne Valerie Hash Couture
Armani Privé Couture
Chanel Couture
Chanel Couture
Chanel Couture
Christian Dior Couture
Christian Dior Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Givenchy Couture
The following gowns could be worn by a bride who is daring enough to defy convention and wear a gown in a shade other than white or ivory.
Givenchy Couture
Elie Saab Couture
Valentino Couture
Christian Dior Couture
Christian Dior Couture
Christian Dior Couture

CC does hope you’ve enjoyed Couture Wedding Week and this post! Fabulous news for all you brides and fashionistas: Three Day Contest!, the sponsor of Couture Wedding Week, is giving away one of these magnificent Moyna handbags! To enter, simply leave a relevant comment on this post. One entry per blogger, please. International contestant welcome! The winner of this gorgeous Moyna satin crystal broach clutch from will be chosen on Monday, July 27, 2009. Good luck darlings!


Erika said...

Chanel still my heart. Oui, I want to be married in Chanel! :)

shopgirl28 said...

Gorgeous dresses. Makes me want to get married right now, but I might need to find the guy first ;). That clutch is so elegant. I want it.

Blair said...

Oh, what stunning dress choices!!! Oh, how I love Elie Sabb!

Madeleine said...

Ah! Chanel is my favorite, always sweet always elegant.

Enter me for this faboulous Moyna handbag


Couture Carrie said...

Thanks for a fabulous week of posts, darlings! And thanks to all our lovely commenters. Finally: Dani, a big thank you for organizing Couture Week!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, this is a beautiful clutch and I'd love to be entered.

some of the dresses really are gorgeous. I like the idea of wearing a color other than white on your wedding day. :)

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Gabbi said...

Such gorgeous gowns! Completely in love with the Christian Dior Couture with the blue flowers... reminds me of delft pottery!

Also, an amazing giveaway... fantastic clutch. Off to browse more of the Moyna shop now.♥

martins said...

Super Fun Week of Posts! I too am already married, but like you Dani, I too would marry the same man every year. We'll be celebrating 15 years next year with a big anniversary bash and what better way to show that I'm still fashionable then with a stunning Moyna handbag! Love It!
Thanks again for a great week!
Lisa - Studio del Fiore
lisa AT studio del fiore DOT com

LPC said...

Really shows the true meaning of couture, no?

Alyssa D said...

Fabulous post, Carrie! I had no idea that the world of bridal gown couture was this elaborate. Congrats on Couture Week, Dani!

heatherl1019 said...

I am constantly blown away by Dior Couture and John Galliano's designs. If I could dream up a wedding gown (with no budget to worry about) Dior Couture would be it. I was just at the Met to see the "Models as Muse" exhibit, and Dior Couture gowns were prominently featured. To see them up close is unreal - almost bringing you to tears.

The French Vogue picture where the bride is "stabbing" the cake is incredible, too. Her dress mimics the traditional shape of a wedding cake.

Susan said...

this is a fabulous post, darling!
and that clutch... is a dream! however, I am still dreaming and you know why! :)
lots of love, susan

Sara said...

Beautiful. Love the dresses... Love the clutch. I am keeping my fingers crossed :)

anna and the ring said...

Heavenly. The detailing is incredible. Oh to have a couture gown!

Vaughn said...

Oh geez I think this is my dream dress! I absolutely love it.

ps I would love to be entered! That heart clutch is adorable!

Lizzie said...

Those dresses are BREATHTAKING!! And I love that they are showing lots of color...soooo beautiful!!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, it's absolutely stunning! I'd love to carry that beauty down the isle! Yay!

heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

Danielle said...

What a beautiful clutch! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Roxy said...

I was going to wear a sari for my wedding, but these dresses are changing my mind! AMAZING!

hockiemack at

Michelle said...

I love this dress! I love the color and the use of lace and silk. Absolutely beautiful!

Berry said...

Amazing! Everything is gorgeous!

Becca said...

Such beautiful dresses! And I love the handbag you're giving away! Very cute.

Lisa said...

these gowns are just beautiful, i'd kill to have almost any one of them

Eile said...

What other day in your entire life can you go as all out in couture then your wedding! Such wonderful, magical dresses!

Bro. Robert Peach, FSC said...

Horrifyingly seductive! Wedding dresses to suit vixen and virgin alike!

Cassie said...

This post is absolutely amazing. Great choices.

valerie_p said...

I love Moyna! That clutch is so gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love this clutch! It's so classic and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These dresses are gorgeous! They make me want to get married asap

This clutch is so classy and elegant, thanks for the great giveaway!

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