Well, did they or didn't they? In case you have not seen the Sex and the City movie yet, I won't give away the details of Carrie and Mr. Big's wedding drama. Besides, what everyone really wants to know is, "What did Carrie wear?"! Fashionistas everywhere, especially brides-to-be, have been waiting for years to see what style icon Carrie Bradshaw would choose for a wedding gown.
As expected, Carrie's gown was high fashion, and over the top. Designed by the legendary Vivienne Westwood, the bridal gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker's character was a one-of-a-kind fantasy dress. It was created from yards and yards of ivory and gold silk, and featured a strapless bodice with an exaggerated point design, and a billowing two tone skirt with pick ups. It is not a dress that most women could pull off, but then, no one ever accused Carrie Bradshaw of playing it safe when it came to fashion. The most daring part of the ensemble was the crazy blue feathers she wore in her hair. That was pushing it, even for Carrie!
So many women love the Sex and the City series, and for many of them it is because of the fifth main character - the fashion! The designer shoes, the exclusive handbags, and the couture dresses have delighted and inspired millions of women. Even if you can't afford the same labels that the Sex and the City women wear, you can still borrow their incredible style ideas. Brides, in particular, can get some great inspiration on how to bring a unique and fabulous flair to their own wedding.
Few brides have the budget or the chutzpah to wear a wedding gown exactly like Carrie Bradshaw's. However, you can use some of the same concepts in a slightly more traditional way. For instance, if you love the combination of the gold and ivory silk in her gown, choose an ivory strapless dress with a gold sash at the waist, or gold tails flowing down the back of the gown. Also, the pick ups on the skirt of Carrie's gown are are detail that is offered by quite a few designers in many price ranges. And don't worry about the blue hair feathers - those are best skipped altogether!
Another fun way to bring some of the look of Sex and the City to your wedding day is with accessories. Swarovski crystals were one of the favorite embellishments of the film's stylists. They were used everywhere, from Carrie's cell phone to Miranda's wedding hair clip. This is a great detail to pull from the movie into your own wedding; not only are Swarovski crystals dazzling, but unlike the Vivienne Westwood gown, they are also affordable.
To make yourself feel like a movie star, look at custom bridal Swarovski necklaces for your wedding jewelry. Having a piece that is handcrafted allows you to choose something that is totally unique. And the sparkle and pop of custom bridal Swarovksi necklaces make them perfect for any bride hoping to capture a little bit of Carrie's wedding style. For your other accessories, you will naturally want to focus on spectacular footwear and handbags. Even if your shoes do not have a red sole (as in Christian Louboutin, of course), they should definitely have the look and feel of luxury. Carrie would want you to have nothing less.
It is always fun to take concepts for your wedding from the fashion icons who inspire you. Women who are planning a wedding now are so lucky to have the unparalleled fashion of Sex and the City as a source for ideas. A little touch of Carrie Bradshaw mixed with a whole lot of your own personal style will surely result in an unforgettable wedding!