Bridal Spring 2014 - Rebellious Honorable Mention (Part 1 of 5)

From the Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2014 Collection / Source: The Knot
The bridal gowns have been walked down the catwalk aisle and what's our verdict? Though majority are still pretty white and traditional, it's getting there, it's getting there. So much so that this Bridal Spring 2014 report of ours will be 5 parts in total.

We applaud the efforts of designers to showcase something out of the ordinary. But the stigma of wearing something unconventional for brides will never go away if the media, bloggers, observers in general won't stop writing headlines that say "Would you wear something this outrageous?"

It's because of this kinds of headlines that seem harmless that viscously feed on more controversy or debate that makes brides think twice before fully owning their individuality. 

Oscar de la Renta / Source: The Knot
That's why here in Rebellious Brides, we REFUSE to write such headlines or descriptions. Instead, we'll call these wonderful creations as the Rebellious Honorable Mention. It's not even about being unconventional per se. It's about opening up yourselves to other options beyond white gowns and beyond the veils--because you know what? It's a form of brainwashing. Knowledge is power and if you actually research on the history of white wedding gowns and the use of veils, they are not even mandatories but fads or current situations of specific periods in time. 

We say, pick an inspirational bridal look that personifies who you REALLY are. And one that genuinely resonates with your own personalities and not what is accepted of society.

Here are the honorable mentions but this is just the beginning. There were designers that had full-on unconventional collections. So we are paying individual tributes to: Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, and Vera Wang. But before that, here are the other designers who had a few noteworthy rebellious ideas:

Theia White played with the concept of the usual train. And in this unnerving hot weather in Manila, don't you think it makes sense to consider a short textured bridal gown such as the one on the left?
Amsale created options for unembellished bridal pantsuits. 
This may be missing the usual full skirt but it definitely looks luxe!
These Angel Sanchez bridal looks are perfect for the Rebellious Brides who want to take the concept of Mad Hatter Tea Parties or Romantic Garden Weddings to the next level!
Anna Maier's 'White w/ a Twist' creation proves that bridal gowns need not be heavily beaded...nor does it have to look too white even if it's white---does that make sense?
Oscar de la Renta goes back to classic fairytale gowns---but couldn't resist putting on some pinks and blues in the end!

Which one is your favorite? I'd probably go for the Amsale pantsuit and the pink Oscar de la Renta!
UP NEXT: Reem Acra's revolutionary collection!

Bridal Spring 2014 (Part 1 of 5)

Bridal Spring 2014 (Part 2 of 5)

Bridal Spring 2014 (Part 3 of 5)

Bridal Spring 2014 (Part 4 of 5)

Bridal Spring 2014 (Part 5 of 5)

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