Island bride

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

WHEN getting married in Cebu, the choices are often a church wedding followed by a reception in a grand ballroom, or a wedding ceremony and reception at a beach resort.

For whichever type of venue the celebration is going to take place, Jun Escario’s Island Bride collection features bridal couture that looks as stunning in the city as it does by the shore.

A dress that fits like second skin before flowing out softly to floor length needs little embellishment, especially with sheer fabric. The modern bride undaunted by a close fit and revealing details will look both striking and elegant in one made of Italian silk with fine silver beadwork, or one created from French lace and stretch tulle with fine lace appliques highlighting the bust and bodice.


For a less revealing dress that flatters many figures, white chiffon layered over lace is a simple and romantic choice. Rhinestones and beadwork subtly highlight the waist, while gathered fabric and crystal detailing flatter the bust.

A different take on bridal wear is simple, chic and comfortable with caramel matte jersey. A plunging neckline on an overlap top is balanced out with wrist-length poet sleeves. This versatile dress can be worn again and again to many occasions, even after the “I dos” are said. After all, a beautiful garment deserves to be worn more than once.

Another long-sleeved option is crafted from stretch lace layered over metallic jersey.

Its high illusion neckline and long lace sleeves cover up in front, while a low back reveals without showing off too much. The overall fitted silhouette of this dress is simple and sleek, while the lace and bare back keep it from being too conservative.

The Island Bride collection is a balance of simple but striking, relying on lightweight, luxurious fabrics and sleek shapes to command attention.

There’s never too much going on, as each piece effortlessly flatters the bride without overwhelming her, just as the perfect wedding dress should.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 20, 2014.


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