4 Hauntingly Beautiful Bridal Looks from Abigail Betz’s 2015 Collection

by Monique on September 30, 2015 · 0 comments

Be it the prettiness of a peachy fifties-inspired skirt or the high-drama of a froth of black tulle, the Abigail Betz 2015 collection is all about gracefully breaking the staid bridal mould with four beautiful bridal looks for free-spirited brides

4 Hauting Beautiful Looks from Abigail Betz's 2015 Collection

“In a bridal market with so much over embellishment and lack of variety, I wanted to set the modern bride free to look as enchanting and have as much fun as possible on her special day without being weighed down by excessive, restrictive petticoats and overstated trimmings. It is her unique spirit that should be on display in the most magnificent way. That is what we strive to achieve with our pieces,” explains Abigail Betz, designer and owner of Abigail Betz Bridal Couture. 

The Four Abigail Betz Bridal Looks:

Look 1: Beautiful English Garden

The Beautiful English Garden

This look is for the girl in love with all things pretty as she floats across a long, green lawn or a bed of summer wildflowers.

Shades of pink and peach, different weights and textures of tulle and a variety of stitching techniques are mixed to create enchanting colour play and movement while layers of tulle and delicate beading emphasise the sensuality of the neckline and shoulders and the tea-length hemline adds a lovely light-heartedness. 18ct Rose gold and black Alexa Rose 310 cuff and 18ct White gold curved petal diamond ring, both designed by Lorraine Efune.

hrEnchanted Forest

The Dark and Enchanted Forest

For the creative woman who is comfortable with her individuality, the black wedding dress of the enchanted forest  exudes sophistication and confidence but also the magical qualities of an exotic bird.

Multiple layers of black and grey tulle create volume, depth and mystery while a black feather bustle accentuates the waist and a touch of soft tulle across the bust line draws the eye to the bare shoulders. Oversized cut-out appliqued flowers on the train complete the forest romance.

hrRomantic Beach

The Soft Romantic Beach

The perfect summer’s day on an endless beach with the love of her dreams – for this free- spirited bride, the gown combines a sleek, classic silhouette with soft, natural fabrics. The cotton embroidery anglaise skirt is topped with a soft cotton bodice covered with beautiful open crotched lace and finished with a lovely cotton belted bow to create a refined, vintage look.

hrSophisticated City

The Clean Sophisticated City

A look of opulent simplicity for the sophisticated working girl who wants an evening of excitement and glamour. The gown is made from silk chiffon and a duchess satin skirt with pocket detailing. Large decorative flowers have been hand appliquéd all down the front of the gown, with tiny pearl detailing adding a romantic flourish. The ankle-length design allows for ease of movement, with the small black train giving a touch of glamour. The intricate, embroidered appliqué is comfortable and light and can be easily repurposed into a beautiful cocktail dress for further use.

The Hair and Make-Up

Hair & Make Up
The make-up is all about skin. A light wash of foundation with minimum powder is applied to maintain the
natural translucency of the skin and sheer pigments are dusted onto the high planes of the cheek and in the corners of the eyes to enhance and highlight.

Cream blush in pale peach is smudged onto the apple of the cheek while eyes are left nude with no mascara or enhanced with a gentle stroke of liquid liner for definition. Finally the lip is painted in a plummy/wine red,
excess colour removed, creating a matte, stained look.

For the hair, strands of  long hair is crimped to produce soft Raphaelite curls before finishing off with volumising mist.

For more information, visit www.abigailbetz.co.za

Credits: Visuals supplied by Cooper Public Relations courtesy Abigail Betz Bridal {Photographer} Ross Garrett at Lampost {Photographer’s Assistant} Paul Sammuels {Production Assistant} DerrynAnne Colborne and Ricci-Lee Kalish {Hair} Saadique Ryklief {Make-up} Liz Van De Merwe at Red Hot Ops {Model} Alex Glenday at Boss Models {Backdrop Artwork} Abigail Betz

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