At 2:00 on Wednesday afternoon, I was sitting on the Disney transportation system watching the live runway show of Alfred Angelo’s 2016 Disney Fairy Tale Weddings Collection on Periscope. I told my readers about it on Instagram so they could share in the fun. As a future Disney bride (we talked to the planners at Disney Weddings this week!) this was a pinnacle moment. Will my wedding dress be from this collection? From the 2015 Collection? Or will it be from something entirely different. I had been waiting for this Collection with baited breath.
“Glamorous, on-trend metallic embellishments adorn this year’s designs providing brides with the elegance and regality inspired by the enchantment and magic of Disney storytelling,” says Michele Piccione, Chief Creative Officer at Alfred Angelo. “With exquisite silhouettes, rich fabrics and gorgeous details, the 2016 Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Alfred Angelo is designed for a modern bride’s own ‘happily ever after.’”
Last year, the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Alfred Angelo was infused with color, and now with the new 2016 assortment, brides will sparkle with shimmering metallic accented wedding dresses in starlit silvers and glistening golds. Timeless and infused with the latest trends in runway fashions, the new collection epitomizes the strength and inner glow of each unique Disney princess. All nine gowns can be ordered in a variety of metallic colors including: Gold/Ivory, Gold/White, Ivory/Silver or White/Silver.
Ariel – Style 263
I am loving the dropped waistline bodice of this gown. It seems to be a trend this season. The dress is dramatically adorned with metallic embroidery, crystal and metallic beading, rhinestones and pearls to sparkle like light on water. The diaphanous organza skirt has been fully embroidered with romantic flange ruffles to move as gracefully as waves of the ocean. The gown is finished with a chapel length train. I love the look of this dress but I don’t think it would be flattering on my body type.
Aurora / Sleeping Beauty – Style 260
This is my favorite in the collection. Hands down. Soft, stylish and graceful, this organza gown floats as if in a dream. With a delicate sheer tulle yoke adorned with pearls, rhinestones and delicate hand-made flowers that sparkle, it has everything I would expect in Sleeping Beauty’s gown. The fitted bodice is accented at the natural waist with a pleated cummerbund, flowers, and sparkling beading. A full pick-up skirt of voluminous organza is accented with dazzling beading and floats gracefully down into a chapel length train. I think this one would be perfect for my body type.
Belle – Style 254
This quintessential fairy tale gown of tulle and glitter net features a strapless dropped waist bodice fully adorned with metallic embroidered lace. The neckline and waistline are lavishly beaded with pearls, crystals, metallic beading and rhinestones. The beautifully draped skirt glitters all around and is accented with delicately beaded lace applique down through the chapel length train. I am not sure if the bottom is quite what I am looking for, personally, but it is luxurious, sophisticated and perfect for any Beauty and the Beast Princess.
Cinderella – Style 262
This gown is regal to me. It screams royalty and, for some, Cinderella is the quintessential Disney Princess and therefore her gown should be regal. Timeless beauty rules in this classic strapless tulle and glitter net overlay gown. The entire gown is dramatically decorated with metallic embroidery and dazzling crystal and metallic beading and is subtly accented at the natural waistline with pearls, rhinestones, and crystals. Finished with a chapel length train, this gown is just stunning.
Elsa – Style 258
What a change from last year’s dress!!! I really don’t think they could have made it any more opposite. Sophisticated lines and sparkling touches create a look that is both ethereal and dramatic. The beautifully draped gown of satin and tulle features a fitted bodice, tip-of-the-shoulder straps and full length sheer tulle sleeves. The bodice and sleeves are jeweled with crystal and metallic beading, rhinestones, and sequins to glisten like ice and snow. The gown is finished with a chapel length Watteau train for a look as strong and beautiful as the princess who inspired it. I can’t believe I am saying it, as I wasn’t a huge fan of the 2015 Elsa dress (until seeing it in person) but I liked last year’s better.
Jasmine – Style 261
With its bold silhouette, this strapless tulle and glitter net gown with a dropped waistline is perfectly sophisticated, capturing the spirit of the princess who inspired it. It is very similar in cut to the Ariel dress, which I just cannot pull off. With a softly rounded sweetheart neckline that has been elaborately adorned with metallic embroidery, and sparkling crystal and metallic beading, this gown is reminiscent of starlit nights in Agrabah. The skirt is softly draped to match the bodice while the gown finishes with a chapel length train making the dress as exotic and beautiful as Jasmine herself.
Rapunzel – Style 255
This is probably closely tied for first for me… it is fabulous! This soft A-line gown featuring diaphanous layers of tulle and shimmer tulle dramatically adorned throughout with trailing tendrils of delicately beaded lace. Narrow shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline accented with elaborate crystal and metallic beading add a touch of unconventional whimsy. The full sweeping skirt features soft floral godets and is finished with a chapel length train. It looks rich and classy and I would be honored to wear it.
Snow White – Style 256
I loved last year’s Snow White gown. The red was exquisite. I am missing that in the new 2016 collection. However, I do like this dress very much. Fairy tale elegance and delicate femininity come together in this strapless tulle and glitter net gown that celebrates natural beauty. The fitted bodice is embellished with floral re-embroidered lace accented with crystal beading and pearls. A pleated cummerbund at the waistline adds understated flair while the full princess ball gown skirt features layers of gossamer tulle and glitter net accented with floral swags of matching re-embroidered lace. The gown is finished with a chapel length train.
Tiana – Style 253
Evoking the exuberance of the 1920s and the spirit of New Orleans, this trumpet gown is lavishly embroidered and accented with glittering crystals on tulle. The sweetheart neckline is accentuated with sheer illusion and delicate cap sleeves. The gown is finished with a chapel length train. As soft and sultry as jazz music, this romantic yet modern gown epitomizes princess glamour. This dress is fantastic and will look amazing on any bride that can pull off that silhouette!
Bottom line, I like the gold and on trend designs but I really miss the uniqueness of the color. I was waiting to see what colors would be used this year and am a tad disappointed. I will have to change my mindset to embrace the regal look of gold and metallic in this new collection, which could still hold my future wedding dress!
What do you think of the new 2016 collection? Do you love it? Which is you favorite? Let us know in the comment box below!
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