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Backstage at Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2016

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1THERE IS SOMETHING IMPOSSIBLY ROMANTIC about backstage shots at bridal fashion week. Whether it is the willowy models standing around in intricately embroidered ivory gowns holding their red-soled satin Louboutins and rose flower bouquets in their hand in the most carefree manner, or because the detailed shots shed light on just how much craftsmanship goes into floral appliqués of a corset or encrusted laces in tulle, we are shown a glimpse of the more candid and personal side of the wedding dress.
2 While guests see the gown for solely one day, the bride treats it like a treasure from the first fitting to the moment she must glide in it on her wedding day. She sees glimpses of it almost every day, and has memorised every embellishment, appliqué and bead of the stunning dress. It is perhaps for this reason that backstage shots are so beloved, since they allow those already married to relive the hurried excitement and thrill of the big day, and those who are yet to tie the knot, to let our imagination run free and picture every single detail — from the dress to the table setting — of this magical day. —Victoria3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12Images via The Lane

Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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