There is a presence of things changing in bridal...
Over the years the bride has become sophisticated and self-assured. You often hear that they are marrying their best friend. For me this tells a story of how the bride & groom feel about each other. Romance in the place of tradition is my main inspiration. Fabrics that move and structure fabulously enough to flatter the figure. Of course, style and comfort is my key element. In the words of my idol Chanel, “If it is not comfortable its not luxury”.
In my opinion the venue also has an element of responsibility. If you are standing for most of the evening as you would at a cocktail wedding, then the gown should reflect that feeling.
As a stylist and a designer my suggestion would be to never forget to be yourself!