5 Coffee Table Books – All about Weddings

5 Coffee Table Books – All about Weddings – At the same time, the Wedding Dresses exhibition opened its doors in London at May 3, the British museum has published a book that is looking back over 300 years of wedding dresses. We have selected a view more inpiring books for your the biggest day of your life.

Wedding, stories from the big day from 1940 to today

Wedding, stories from the big day from 1940 to today

Sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann wrote a book that is focussed on French society, it is looking back on more than half a century of weddings. it is describing the change of weddings from a family and community ritual to a very personal event, in which everyone has different wishes. The book shows photos of 50 ccouples, from before the war, to the sexual liberation in the sixties, until the present time. The memories, emotions and higlights of all 50 couples are been told.

Robes de mariée

Robes de mariée

The Robes de mariée book of Nicole Parrot, shows a wide range of wedding dresses, from creations og long past times, to the most beautiful dresses of today, or even wedding fashion for the future. In the book you can see no less than 220 different styles, from drop-waist dresses in the 1920s, to princess like gowns with bustiers and big skirts, to short styles, all kinds of colors and winter an summer gowns. The book also gives some practical advice about what tot wear in the final pages, with usefull adresses, where to buy it.

The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions

The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions

Wedding dresses are of all times, It is an ionic piece of fashion, that is breaking down social barriers. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is reviewing three centuries of wedding dresses, together with a book by Edwina Ehrman. The book is in paperback and consists of more than 80 different designs, sketches, accessories, photos and stories. Both the exhibition and the book are telling an extremely detailed story about the evolution of the famous white gowns, with stunning bridal photos from across centuries.

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet is a wedding designer of the new generation. She is revisiting the traditional gowns, creating elegant feminin silhouettes. The creations are obviously inspired by icons, such as Lauren Hutton and Marilyn Monroe. The book of Delphine is describing her design proces, from the very first sketches to the finishing touch in the studio. It is a complete view into the creative world of Delphine Manivet.

Paris d'Amour

Paris d’Amour

In the book Paris d’Amour, Gérad Uféras is unveiling the secrets of more than 70 weddings in the City of Light. The book is featuring all beliefs and social backgrounds. It shows all kinds of possibilities for a wedding book. The black and white photos from the atmospheric book were shown at an exhibition at Paris’ Hotel de Ville in July 2010.

Via Vogue.fr

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