To quote Jeremy Grey of Wedding Crashers: “It’s wedding season, kids!” As we near the midst of summer, it’s difficult not to notice the abundance of nuptials filling up our calendars and social-media feeds – and the celebrity world is no exception. Miranda Kerr, who married Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel just two weeks ago, is the most recent example. The model managed to send engaged girls everywhere into a Pinterest frenzy when she wore a stunning custom-made Dior Couture bridal gown designed by none other than Maria Grazia Chiuri.
While the popularity of lavish, bespoke gowns seems to be growing amongst the elite, we get that a made-to-measure Dior creation may not be accessible for the everyday bride. However, the idea of borrowing subtle details from couture pieces to inspire your big day (and your big dress) is. From extravagant feathers at Elie Saab to diamonds and pearls at Georges Hobeika, the Fall/Winter 2017 Couture runway shows were filled with enough ideas to overwhelm even the most organized bride with wedding-theme choices.
So whether you’re gearing up to say “I do” or just an avid pinner of wedding inspiration (it takes one to know one, so no judgement), Savoir Flair has rounded up the seven bridal trends that are set to be huge in 2018, all inspired by the couture runways. Browse the mood boards below and get started on building your own.
Inspired by Zuhair Murad
This baby-blush tone has been at the center of streetwear looks, food obsessions, and DIY trends throughout 2017, but for next year, millennial pink is taking over the bridal scene as well. Zuhair Murad provides the perfect pink #wedspo, featuring the color across tulle, embroidery, and beading at his Fall/Winter 2017 Couture show.
Capes and Capelets
Inspired by Fendi
Perfect for weddings set to take place in winter, the cape or capelet is a chic way of adding a light layer to your gown without comprising on style. If you want to really incorporate this element into your look, make like Fendi and swap a traditional veil for a statement beaded cape.
Inspired by Elie Saab
When done right, feathers are the easiest way to add the ultimate touch of opulence to your big day. Elie Saab favored heavy plumage for his full-skirted fall couture looks, and the results were truly fairytale-like. The key to incorporating feathers into the rest of your wedding without looking tacky is to remember that less is more.
Inspired by Chanel
Opting for drama and decadence, Chanel demonstrated exactly how veils can be cool in 2018. A far cry from the all-over lace typically favored by bohemian brides, the modern veil is simple in design but extreme in length. Designed to be worn trailing behind your gown, rather than covering your face, the OTT tulle veil is one way to grab attention on your wedding day.
Inspired by Georges Hobeika
Nothing says 1920s grandeur like a wedding gown that is literally dripping in beads. If Daisy Buchanan is your wedding-day idol, this trend is the one for you – and you need look no further than Georges Hobeika’s recent couture show for the right way to do heavy beading.
Hints of Black
Inspired by Giambattista Valli
While going all-black-everything on your wedding day may feel too far removed from tradition, adding a touch of black to your look exudes modernity and is perfect for the trend-aware bride. Take your cue from Giambattista Valli and tie in the hue subtly through your shoes and accessories.
Inspired by Ralph & Russo Couture
A common denominator in pretty much all celebrity weddings, a mega train (be it in width or length) is a must if you’re trying to make a super dramatic statement. Ralph & Russo’s couture finale dress, complete with a huge train, really stole the show at Couture Week – and it’s easy to see why.