The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

Dear lovers of Nataya Couture dresses, today we have a glimpse at two of our other gems, the Venetian Dresses.

These dresses were launched in two colors, cream and white. So, you must choose your accessories very wisely, especially when it comes to the white dress! But go ahead and take a deep breath because the Venetian ornamentation is already so decorative. Half the job has been done for you already!

Remember that just like too many cooks spoil the broth, over-accessorizing will detract from the beauty of the ornaments, which are really the whole point of these lovely gowns.

Starting with the white dress, our style experts agree that white accessories are best. Choose beaded or lace shoes as well as satin heels for an elegant look. For another bolder option, consider pairing this dress with dark-colored shoes, such as blue or scarlet red.

The best hair accessory for your hair is the halo made with Swarovski stones. If you use a fascinator, be sure that it matches your shoes. How about a flower fascinator in blue or peacock fascinator in red?

Unlike the white variation, the Venetian Cream model can go with virtually every accessory of any style or color. We love beige for its versatility!

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

Colors including orange, violet, terracotta, beige, cream, nude, or turquoise match perfectly. Peacock fascinators with vivid or silky flowers will be absolutely breathtaking!

As for shoes, pair them by color as you would with the white variation of this dress. And for celebrity appeal, go for shoes in other color palettes.

Overall, you won’t need any additional accessories, such as shawls, shrugs, or stoles. Well, we could be wrong if you find a luxurious, cream-colored stole. The Venetian Cream will come out truly Gatsby in this case. The Venetian White can only be adorned with a snow-white stole.

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

The best accessories that go best with the bestseller at brideinvintage.com

If you wear a massive, Gatsby style cuff bracelet, you should avoid wearing large, art deco inspired necklaces. Remember, you want to show off the gorgeous  ornamentation.

And, yes, winter fairy brides, please avoid wearing capes with this dress, as you will hide its beauty. Rather, use this dress for summer, spring, or fall wedding occasions as well as indoor winter weddings. The dress is made to emphasize your natural beauty.

We hope you’ve found our stylist’s advice to be quite helpful. We’re sure you will find the right couture dress for the biggest day of your life!

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

Hello, dear lovers of Inga Nataya Couture dresses. Today we’d like to focus on the best wedding accessories to match with particular dresses of this collection. Since this stunning collection consists of 10 dresses, and there are so many ways to accessorize, we’ve split this post into two parts. Happy reading!

Part one is all about the prized jewels of the Inga Nataya Couture Bridal collection, the Dahlia Dresses.

We begin with the Dahlia in white. We’ve featured this dress in so many postings, describing every trend at which you could wear this gorgeous gown. Now, on to accessories!

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

This dress simply begs to be paired with sexy shoes, such as those with a beaded appliqué or something airy like those worn by Victoria’s Secret models.

Look for:

  • Shoes with laces and brooches
  • Beaded shoes
  • Lace shoes with silk flowers

However, you need to pair your shoes with the right headpiece in order to complete the look. Thus, if you have airy flowers on the toes of your shoes, choose orchids or other light flowers for your wedding updo. If you choose booties with laces, you might want to use delicate wedding combs in your hair. Beaded wedding shoes or those with Swarovski clips should be paired with a headpiece dazzled with Swarovski crystals.

If you opt for the peach Dahlia Dress, find peach-colored, lace shoes with flowers, matte velvet style shoes with feathery shoe clips, or satin shoes in a matching shade of peach. The best colors to match with a peach dress are grey, silver, dark peach, orange, or terracotta.

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

What bridal accessories to choose for Dahlia Dress

Top off the look with a bowler hat in peach, silver, or grey, and add an apricot or peach scarf. What about a veil or vivid flowers in peach, silver or red palette colors? Experiment with orange, terracotta, ash and apricot. Unite the Dahlia dress with a headpiece and shoes that have corresponding color themes.

We stand by our claim that this type of dress may be worn as steampunk or romantic, depending on accessories. The choice is yours. Have fun with your accessories. We’d love to hear your ideas!

One last note, if you are big on wearing jewelry or will be carrying a clutch, be sure that all of your pieces are in the same trend and similar color palette. You can guarantee a gorgeous look by matching everything according to color and trend.

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, please do not hesitate to consult with our stylist for some extra assistance. We’ve recently begun offering this service. And for you, our loyal customers, it’s free!

Happy Dahlia Wedding!

Focus on our veils

Though the collection of accessories on brideinvintage.com is small, it has quite a bit to offer for couture apparel.

First of all, this trio of couture veils, including the Maria Veil, the Antoinette Veil and the Stella Veil, truly defines the couture collection. Inga Nataya Couture would never release the same veil for the same purposes, so each of these veils actually serve very different purposes.

The Antoinette veil represents the chapel style veils, and as such, it simply begs to be worn for chapel ceremonies. It also looks amazing at small chapels near the seashore or in the garden of your parents’ house.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

We sincerely recommend these veils ladies who:

  • Have chosen the Dahlia White Dress their wedding gown
  • Love the deco style dresses
  • Would like to flatter their figure with a slimming effect
  • Are seeking a traditional appeal
  • Plan to wear a tiara or large hair combs to fasten their veil
  • Aspire to look like Lady Marian and come out truly Downton Abbey’esque
  • Plan to wear a dress with a long train, such as the Morning Gown by Inga Nataya

Up next comes the Stella Veil, which is the representative of fingertip style veils. This veil pairs well with ankle length dresses, including the River Fairy or Sultry Elizabeth. This particular type of veil was released to emphasize the style of the dress rather than the silhouette of the bride.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

So, we recommend this veil to those who:

  • Would love to accentuate and conceal the hip line simultaneously
  • Reveal the bottom of the dress
  • Chose the River Fairy, Raphaela White, or Sultry Elizabeth as their wedding gown
  • Love chapel ceremonies but dislike the traditional long length
  • Prefer to stay veiled in order for the groom to remove the veil during the ceremony
  • Don’t like massive headpieces or plan to only use hair pins to secure their updo
  • Love vivid flowers in their hair

Last up is our Maria Veil. This style of veil is marked as the mantilla style veil. The name reveals that it is a mixture of the traditional chapel veil and Catholic Mantilla, making it an ideal choice for Catholic cathedral weddings. It is also an excellent choice for beach weddings on a windy day, as longer veils may get damaged under windy conditions.

Focus on our veils

Focus on our veils

This veil is perfect for:

  • Traditional Catholic chapel ceremonies
  • Beach weddings or those held in windy places
  • Ladies who prefer to fasten the veil using jeweled pins
  • The Raphaela White or Venetian White dresses
  • Anyone who dreams of looking like a 1920s style bride but doesn’t want to wear a birdcage veil

Hopefully this breakdown has helped you to find the perfect veil for your couture wedding!

The taken nude couture dresses

Everybody loves nude colors. Perhaps it is the association with innocence and youth. And even though white is color of tradition when it comes to wedding dresses, there’s just something about nude gowns that make them truly couture!

Perhaps it’s the long trains, the maxi floor length, or the unique, uneven bottoms that make them so appealing. Here is a glimpse into our small but extremely elegant collection of nude couture dresses.

Let’s first look at the cream-colored Raphaela Dress. Without a doubt, this dress is superb for medieval style weddings. But have you ever heard of the Pre-Raphaelites? These artists inspired those entrenched in the fashion world to engage in a completely new culture. Their art promoted and inspired the boho culture that stood for freedom. The free-flowing gown is reminiscent of the free-spirited nature of these bygone artists of previous eras. The nude variation of this dress is quite eye-catching as well. For a truly boho look, ditch your shoes and embrace the day with bare feet!

The taken nude couture dresses

The taken nude couture dresses

The beige Morning Gown is fantastic for both first and second marrying brides. The beige color can subtract anywhere from 10 to 15 years from your appearance. It is for this reason that the Edwardian-inspired gown laid its claim to fame as a perfect couture dress for second weddings. We’ve seen this dress continually chosen over other alternative colors for our couture brides.

Our last dress in the Inga Nataya Bridal Couture Collection is the Venetian Cream Dress. The price combined with a one-of-a-kind silhouette makes this dress number one among all of the dresses sold in our couture collection. The layered bottom and peaceful colors come together for a flirtatious yet elegant appeal; truly a perfect choice for those seeking an alternative gown!

The taken nude couture dresses

The taken nude couture dresses

In addition to giving you a more youthful appearance, nude shades are extremely versatile. Choices for shoes and accessories, including headbands, jewelry and bouquets, are virtually limitless!

Though the selection is small, it is still quite stunning. We hope you find just what you are looking for!

Deco Bride in couture

Dear vintage-inspired brides, today we want to focus on ideas for your couture wedding, specifically aimed at our lovers of the deco theme.

From the runways featuring Cavalli to the screens showing Great Gatsby, deco style is everywhere you look these days. But Nataya has always been ahead of the game with her gorgeous deco and Edwardian gowns. Finally, all of the who’s who in fashion are acknowledging this fantastic trend.

Previously, we have shared tons of ideas regarding everything from castle and garden weddings to high tea, Downton Abbey, or Edwardian weddings as well as daytime and romantic nighttime weddings. Now, we shift our focus to the best dresses for the deco bride.

Nataya’s Venetian Cream and Venetian White Dresses are not only totally exclusive but also the most affordable dresses in this category. The bottoms of these dresses have a few things in common with the Daisy Buchannan dress. We predict you will be adored on the screen, but what’s more, the long seams make the silhouette appear to have a dropped waist, which is an absolute must for a deco bride.

Deco Bride in couture

Deco Bride in couture

Also, the ornamentation is totally in line with the Venetian deco classics. Indeed, this dress will flatter every single body type from the curvy plus-sized bride to the slimmest petite figure.

Deco Bride in couture

Deco Bride in couture

The white variation of Venetian dress looks great paired with any of the veils by Nataya Couture. It will look even more stunning with an art deco or flapper style headband instead. Try it with the birdcage Gatsby veil or peacock hairclips.

The cream variation looks incredible with either bright or cream colored accessories. The white dress will dazzle with snow-white accessories as well as anything in emerald, sapphire or ruby shades. Many of our brides prefer to wear snow-white deco headbands with the Venetian white dress.

And on to another favorite subject, shoes! If you prefer pumps or strap sandals, don’t worry, the dress will look just as lovely as the pictures modeled here at our shop. However, this dress exude even more deco style when paired with the T-strap and round toe, medium heels that were so popular in the 1920s and 1930s. The cream dress looks amazing with cream, gray and nude colored shoes. The white dress has even less restrictions. Choose any deco heels from white to scarlet!

We hope that these two dresses have inspired you as you plan your perfect deco wedding. We know you’ll make a lovely deco bride!

A happy deco wedding to you!

 

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

Recently, we shared our best ideas for nighttime weddings for all of you hopeless romantics out there. However, most of our customers are traditional brides who prefer evening or daytime weddings. Daytime brides, today’s post is for you.

The great thing about a daytime wedding is that you are not restricted in your color palette choices. You can wear just about anything. However, your chosen venue will dictate the appropriate styles and colors for your couture bridal wear.

If you are going to get married near the seashore, first check out the color of the sand. Golden and cream colored sand will look great with beige or white dresses. However, if the sand is white, you should definitely go with a cream or light blue wedding dress.

We’ve got the solution for you. The Morning Gown in beige is perfect for white sand weddings. The same Morning Gown in white will look splendid against golden or cream colored sand.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

If you are planning a castle style wedding during the daytime, be sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast. Take note of the colors in the walls, whether brick or stone. If the walls are gray and the weather is overcast or rainy, definitely go for the white Raphaela Gown. The contrast will be breathtaking! This princess style gown is just the ticket for your medieval appeal.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

If your wedding will take place against a terracotta backdrop or white stones, opt for the Raphaela in cream.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

Most of us love boho style weddings in a meadow. The silhouette should be light and airy while expressing both flair and freedom.  The Inga Nataya Couture Bridal Collection is full of such dresses. We have our eye on the River Fairy Gown in white or lilac for you boho wedding.

For a daytime wedding, the lilac variation is ideal. However, if your ceremony and reception will last until dusk or beyond, the white gown will turn out well during photo shoots at virtually any time of day.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

For garden weddings, you absolutely must have a look at the Dahlia Gown. The white gown is great for garden weddings at a luxury restaurant or resort. The peach gown is best for indoor ceremonies.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

For a wedding held at home or in your own modest garden, the Venetian dresses in cream or white are wonderful selections. The cream colored dress has become increasingly popular among both first and second time brides.

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

A Daytime bride in couture dresses

Here are our best suggestions for your daytime couture wedding. We know you’ll find the right dress, and we wish you all the best on your big day!

 

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Dear brides-to-be, today we would like to fill in the gaps of our couture series, dedicating this post to our more curvy couture fans.

Curves have historically been viewed as the defining feature of feminine beauty. You should be proud of your buxom figure. Today, we feature our plus-size couture wedding dresses and we just know that you’ll find the perfect style for your unique shape.

As we’ve mentioned before, all of the dresses you see in the Inga Nataya Couture collection are available in all sizes, including petite, regular and plus sizes. We want you to have the absolute best dress to match your wedding theme and trend. Here is some guidance for our curvy couture ladies.

First of all, if you wear plus-sized dresses and have an athletic body or are built with a larger bone structure, we recommend the Venetian Cream and Venetian White dresses. The silhouette of both of these vintage gowns has an incredibly slimming effect.

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

For our tall ladies with broader shoulders and a larger midsection, the River Fairy Dress in ivory or lilac draws in your waistline. The lilac gown looks stunning on brunettes, and both varieties posses a light and airy appeal.

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Another flattering style is our Sultry Elizabeth dress in ivory and lavender. You will absolutely fall in love with the invisible seams and vertical embroidery. They are superb for ladies who typically wear XL or XXL, as these gowns exude the flair of aristocratic plumpness seen on Edwardian gals. Accessorize this dress with a long wedding veil, a trick that produces a streamlined shape while completing your bridal look.

Finally, we give you the perfect dress for ladies who want to drop inches from their waist and add them to their height. The Raphaela Dress gives you the appearance of a tiny waist and tall figure with its signature waistline on a floor length gown. The cream variation is ideal if you want to cover your arms while accentuating the rest of your lovely body.

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Curvy plus sized dresses for couture bride

Display your curves with elegance and style as couture bride in a gorgeous gown by Inga Nataya.

A Nighttime couture bride

This posting is specifically for you lovers of unique and offbeat weddings. Many people associate the mystical feel of Christmas night or New Year’s Eve with miraculous events. It is these same couples that plan their weddings during this magical time of year, opting for nighttime weddings held under the starry sky. Whether looking upward from the sands of the beach or beholding a lofty view in the mountains, there is something awe-inspiring about the night sky.

A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

You don’t have to be a vampire fan to be in love with the brilliance of night. Couples who fancy this time period are true romantics who drink deeply of life and savor every single moment. Because of the specialized equipment required, nighttime wedding photo shoots can be extremely pricey. This doesn’t stop these happy couples from choosing this magical moment for a most offbeat and whimsical wedding. For such an amazing wedding, you will need a truly a spectacular dress. We’re here to help!

Color

First of all, a white dress is best for dusk, twilight and nighttime weddings. While lighter colors will turn out beautifully during the daytime, they may not work as well under the low illumination of the night hours.

A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

Here are our top choices for you lovely nighttime brides:

A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

Etiquette

While you have options regarding the color of your dress, the style is actually a matter of etiquette. According to wedding etiquette, dresses with sleeves are to be worn during the daytime, whereas bare or off-the-shoulder gowns are perfect for weddings taking place in the evening or at night.

A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

For those concerned with following wedding etiquette, nighttime wedding gowns should come from the following list:

  • Dahlia in white
  • Venetian in white
  • Raphaela in white
A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

However, if you’re planning an informal wedding, don’t feel tied down to these rules. Those of us who adore the Inga Nataya Couture Collection are all in favor of freedom and creative expression.

Dress Length

Have you ever noticed that most dresses by Inga Nataya Couture have a long train with a front that falls at ankle or tea length? This is intentionally designed for ladies who enjoy strolls during the starry hours. This minor detail ensure that you won’t have to watch where you walk on your moonlit path, as your gaze will be fixed upon your man! The best two models for this option are:

  • Dahlia in white
  • Venetian in white
A Nighttime couture bride

A Nighttime couture bride

Enjoy the planning process and don’t get overwhelmed by the details. We’re here to help with the fun aspects of fashion and flair. We wish you a romantic wedding under the night sky!

Gibson Girl style bride

We know you’re excited as the holiday season approaches and you prepare to ring in 2014 as a brand new or future bride. The planning process has begun and you are working diligently to ensure that everything falls into place. Now is the time to start dress shopping and ironing out the details for your upcoming spring or summer wedding.

Early planning is critical for those lovely ladies hoping to secure a wedding dress in the Inga Nataya Couture line, as these gorgeous gowns may take 3 to 5 weeks for custom tailoring and alterations.

As most of our customers know, Inga Nataya is well known for her vintage bridal wear. However, her collection also features incredible dresses for the steampunk, romantic and medieval trends.

Today’s focus is on Inga Nataya Couture as the best custom-made, vintage choice for your wedding.

Gibson Girl style bride

Gibson Girl style bride

Earlier, we discussed the look of the Gibson Girl. Let’s shift that image to the wedding ceremony and take a look at a Gibson Girl style bride.

This trend is oftentimes associated with the late Victorian and early Edwardian era. Many people know that this particular trend began from a caricaturist by name Gibson. He thought that these ladies, among whom there were plenty of suffrage gals, presented the ideal of feminine beauty.

Gibson Girl style bride

Gibson Girl style bride

The Gibson Girl was associated with an hourglass silhouette, puffy sleeves and wavy tresses of hair falling from updos piled on top of her head. The light, wavy curls have been referred to as a waterfall of curling beauty. You’ve probably seen this lovely style on Hollywood’s leading ladies, such as Keira Knightley or Kate Beckinsale, in movies set between 1890 and 1915.

Over time, the Gibson Girl transformed into the Titanic lady. The updo remained the same, but the silhouette changed into the re-born empire. This look maintains the puffy sleeves with an accentuated waistline.

Come check out our closet and glimpse at the must-have dress if you are aspiring for the Gibson Girl look at your wedding. We are thrilled to present the Sultry Elizabeth Dress in either amethyst and white. This unique vintage wedding dress flatters every body type, from thin to plump.

The silhouette was specifically designed for ladies who want to accentuate their waistline, regardless of the size. The sleeves and skirt assist with the illusion of an hourglass silhouette. Gibson Girls, this dress is for you!

Check out YouTube videos for step-by-step tutorials on how to apply makeup in the Gibson Girl style. There are also plenty of videos that lead you through the process of getting your waves and curls to flow in a waterfall. The last piece to this puzzle is finding the right pair of Victorian or Edwardian era Booties.

We hope these suggestions have been helpful. We know you’ll make a gorgeous Gibson Girl bride and wish you all the best for your upcoming wedding.