Eclectic Wedding Gowns by Mignonette Bridal
The lovely Kpoene Kofi-Bruce of Chicago-based Mignonette Bridal recently sent me photos of her eclectic bridal gown collection and I knew right away that I had to share them with you. Along with photographer Alison Williams and five pretty ladies, Kpoene orchestrated a charming styled shoot in Palmer Square to showcase her beautiful alternative-style handmade dresses.
Love her use of different textures, colors and materials which makes these gowns perfect for casual, laid-back, and non-traditional celebrations! Here are more details from Kpoene:
The shoot was inspired by the colors of spring in Paris. Regarding the dresses, I wanted to work with the whole spectrum of beautiful colors, from the rainy day grey to the poppy pink, and include other elements, like the antique white and ivory from the textiles at the flea markets, and the soft blushes and nudes of ballet costumes. I love the idea that someone would put on one of Mignonette’s gowns and feel like they were wearing their favorite sundress – light, happy, and carefree.
(My own wedding gown had tiny little sky blue star beads on the straps and on the train in a constellation pattern so please allow me to say that I adore bridal dresses that have unexpected details and touches of color here and there — yup, just like the gowns in this collection!)
Emmy Gown — Revamped silk organza and guipure lace gown with asymmetrical hemline and full train, for the vintage bride. ($1,000)
Rhodes Gown — Nude silk gown with cream striped lace overlay and black sash, for romantic brides and vintage chic weddings ($995)
Van Cleef Gown — Layers of silk charmeuse over a matte satin gown, with a full train. This gown can be accessorized for formal or informal weddings, and the sheer sleeves and full back coverage make it great for modern church weddings. ($2,000)
Audrey Silk Wrap Dress — Alencon lace wrap dress with nude stretch slip is perfect for an afternoon wedding or as a reception dress ($700)
Laura Gown — Nude silk Crossover halter dress, perfect for the minimalist modern bride ($1,200)
Heather Gown — White silk dupioni column gown with deep v-neck. Can be accessorized with a fur stole and dramatic jewelry for an Old Hollywood effect or kept simple for a modern look. ($1,000)
What do you think of Mignonette Bridal’s chic and quirky dresses? Which one’s your favorite? (As for me it would be a toss up between the Emmy and Audrey dresses) ).
Thank you Kpoene for sharing your beautiful handiwork with us!
Couturier: Kpoene Kofi-Bruce of Mignonette Bridal
Photographer: Alison Williams
Headbands: My Lavaliere
Fascinators and hats: Sarah Azzouzi
Swarovski jewelry: Due Sorelle
Silver jewelry: Moira K. Lime
Makeup: Diem Angie Nguyen