Berta Exclusive Premiere
Winter 2014 Bridal Collection
♥ ♥ ♥In another world exclusive, ConfettiDaydreams.com is excited to be the first to present to you the premiere online launch of the latest Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection with an exclusive interview behind the scenes with Berta.
Intricate and fine details – everything about Berta’s designs speaks to a woman’s body; seducing every curve, complementing every inch with delicate Chiffon, hand beaded fabrics and carefully crafted lace many of which are transformed to create unique textures and colors.
As with each of her inimitable collections, Berta’s Winter 2014 Bridal Collection draws inspiration from many different places: movies, theatre and history from Western Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. In those days of prosperity in Europe, fashion was characterized by complex fabrics, lots of sleeves and long trains. Through Berta’s interpretation, she has launched a collection of seductive bridal gowns featuring open and illusion back designs and endless trains, many of which can be detached.
The Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection will be available shortly in over 20 boutiques around the world and from her flagship design house in Israel. The launch of her new line kicks off with a USA trunk show tour in January 2014. For more details, visit www.bertabridal.com.
Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection
(Above) A seductive vintage lace gown featuring a plunging neckline, cap sleeves and a to-die-for open back design.
(Above Left) This vintage lace wedding dress is swarming with an adornment of pearls, from the daring sweetheart neckline and the delicate shoulder straps to every inch of this exquisite gown. | (Above Right) A dramatic long natural train extends from the deep open back design of this elegant vintage handmade lace gown.
(Above) This exquisite handmade long-sleeved lace and chiffon gown features a sheer lace bodice, an open back style and a timeless golden belt for a touch of understated glamour.
(Above Left) A handmade lace back gown that has a daring neckline and a soft tulle Mermaid-style skirt with lace elements. | (Above Right) This glamorous silk satin gown showcases an embellished defined sweetheart neckline leading down to a generous ball-gown-come-trumpet style skirt that creates the perfect contrast!
(Above and Left) A handmade lace and chiffon gown featuring a bold neckline, sheer lace sleeves, open back and a flowing chiffon skirt with a killer deep slit that is sure to blow everyone away!
“What is very unique in my collections, is that I personally design each and every gown on my own,” – Designer, Berta
(Above and Left) This unusual lace gown shows off a plunging neckline, fitted cap sleeves and a sheer back with button detail. An option for a detachable train adds versatility to this gorgeous gown.
“Many of my designs are sexy, but in a very subtle manner,” – Designer, Berta
(Above) Crafted from a beaded combination of silk satin, chiffon and lace, this statuesque open-back beauty features a sweetheart neckline and a deep-V open back with embellished straps.
(Above) A majestic long-sleeved lace gown with all-over embellishments, a natural train and a signature Berta open back with pearl detail.
(Above) This regal lace and chiffon gown features an oh-so-sweet sweetheart neckline, dramatic lace sleeves and an open back that extends down to a natural train.
(Above Left) A flowing lace and chiffon gown that perfectly combines a demure closed bodice and sheer lace sleeves with a jaw-dropping open back. | (Above Right) The definition of gorgeousness, this handmade intricate lace gown has a soft sweetheart neckline and a natural flowing train.
(Above and Left) A beautiful silk satin and chiffon gown featuring long sleeves, a deep V-style neckline and matching open back, and a striking lace appliqued belt.
“The common thing you’ll find in all of my designs is the fit and the cut. I make my designs in a way that they will complement the bride’s shape and will accentuate her beauty,” – Designer, Berta
(Above) The striking deep open back design of this luxurious lace gown features eye-catching lace details.
(Above Left) Intricate beading adorns this timeless vintage lace gown that has a feminine sweetheart neckline and a natural open back design. | (Above Right and Below) This illusion back lace gown features spine-tingling button details, intricate lace cap sleeves, a plunging neckline and a lace-bordered train.
(Above) A fit-and-flare long-sleeved lace and chiffon gown that stands out with its bold plunging neckline and enticing open back design.
(Above) A magnificent train enhances this beautifully embellished lace wedding gown that features a chiffon skirt, lengthy sleeves and an intricately closed bodice.
(Above) Crafted from a combination of handmade laces, this long-sleeved gown shows off a deep neckline, open back and a soft train.
(Above) A unique handmade lace gown with a dramatic long train and an open back that perfectly complements the closed bodice and long lace sleeves.
(Above and Left) The demure beading of this silk satin and chiffon backless gown with a sweetheart neckline and a natural train ensures a jaw-dropping effect.
“Keep in mind that your wedding dress is THE most important thing. You can compromise on many things…but the only thing you will truly regret is not wearing your dream wedding dress. – Designer, Berta
(Above) Playful layers of lace ruffles adorn this lace wedding gown that has a beguiling sweetheart neckline with barely-there shoulder straps.
(Above Left) Crafted from a fabulous mix of fabrics including silk satin, this figure-defining gown with a natural train features glittering embellishments across the sweetheart front and open back. | (Above Right) A deep open back design steals the show of this long-sleeved lace gown that has a plunging neckline and flowing lace train.
(Above) This handmade long-sleeved lace gown captivates with its unique plunging neckline, sheer illusion back with button details and floor-sweeping train.
(Above) A sultry vintage handmade lace gown that showcases a sweetheart front, a deep open back design with off-the-shoulder lace sleeves and an angelic train.
(Above) A splendid combination of handmade laces and chiffon makes the daring neckline, irresistible open back and lengthy sleeves of this gown, a winner.
(Above Left) A heavenly lace and tulle trumpet-style gown with subtle embellishments and the perfect touch of beadwork across the delicate shoulder straps. | (Above Right) The alluring sheer lace bodice and long sleeves of this lace and chiffon gown is enhanced with a deep plunging neckline and silhouette-defining skirt.
Exclusive Behind The Scenes
Interview With Berta
Having been a designer for as long as she can remember, Berta likes to think that the highlight of her design career is still ahead of her, although she has enjoyed a few accomplishments in the past…
I started designing at the age of 21, and have been doing that for 17 years now. Although I started doing that for a living at the age of 21, I was always a designer. My parents always tell the funniest stories about my childhood – how I used to criticise the way that they and their friends used to dress, and how as a five year old girl, I started giving my mother fashion tips, mainly on how to improve her look using accessories and such.
Of her many successes as a designer, Berta shares a few pivotal moments, which stand out for her.
Designing all of the bridal and evening gowns for the Miss Israel beauty contest for 2013, designing the gowns for the Israeli contender at Miss Universe 2013 – but no doubt, THE highlight was designing the bridal gown for my daughter’s wedding. I designed 3 custom-made gowns for her wedding day. It was an amazing wedding – it was even featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine.
Berta’s passion and hands-on involvement in her designs is reflected by the intricate detailing and exceptional quality of each of her dresses.
I can honestly say that my enthusiasm of designing never grew weaker, exactly the opposite. I’m enjoying the art of design nowadays more than ever before. What is very unique in my collections, is that I personally design each and every gown on my own. Every gown involves a long process of drafts, scratches and handmade sewing. I have a big department of very talented seamstresses who create all my designs completely by hand.
The Berta Signature Style
Berta describes her signature style that has won over so many brides.
My collection is very versatile, I try to invent myself all the time. And yet, the common thing you’ll find in all of my designs is the fit and the cut. I make my designs in a way that they will complement the bride’s shape and will accentuate her beauty. Many of my designs are sexy, but in a very subtle manner.
Boasting designs that surpass trends, Berta shares her source of inspiration for her unique design style.
There is one thing I must be honest about – I don’t navigate according to trends. If you’ll have a good look at my collections, you’ll see that I was always different. I don’t like to follow trends, I like to think of my designs as timeless. Many of my designs are vintage looking, so they can’t get old and irrelevant – they are too old to begin with.
The Creative Process
One of my signature designs is a long-sleeved gown, made from white lace with nude underneath. It’s the image where the model is sitting on a mantel. This is a very complicated design, made from handmade lace, with pearls across the neckline and back and beading in the shoulders. The “mother” of this design was an evening gown that I designed for my youngest daughter. When designing that gown, I wanted to create a dress that would communicate her personality and complete her. The process was surprisingly fast – I finished designing it in a matter of days. It was almost magical.
After people saw this gown on my daughter, the reaction was overwhelming. So I decided to change it a bit and to make it a bridal gown. It became a signature piece overnight.
Advice for Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gown
Keep in mind that your wedding dress is THE most important thing. You can compromise on many things – food, music, drinks, photography – they’re all important of course, but the only thing you will truly regret is not wearing your dream wedding dress. That’s what people will remember, and that’s what you will look at when you’re looking at your wedding albums 20 years from now.
Brides can now access the latest Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection at over 20 stores across the USA, Canada, Australia, England, Italy, Turkey and Greece as listed below.ISRAEL: Ashdod Berta Flagship Store | USA: New York L’Fay Bridal | Chatham, NJ L’Fay Bridal | Philadelphia, PA The Wedding Factor | Chicago, IL Ultimate Bride | Miami, FL Chic Parisien | Huntsville, AL Finery | Costa Mesa, CA Mon Amie Bridal Salon | Campbell, CA Gabrielle’s Bridal Atelier | Lewisville, TX Bridal Boutique | CANADA: Toronto, ON Powder | AUSTRALIA: Brisbane, QLD Elizabeth’s Bridal Palace | Sydney, NSW Brides by Francesca | ENGLAND: Birmingham The Wedding Club | ITALY: Naples Celebrity Sposa | Brescia Collezionila La Sposa | Piacenza Rebecca La Sposa | TURKEY: Besiktas, Istanbul Vakko Zorlu Center | Kadikoy/Suadiye, Istanbul Vakko Suadiye | GREECE: Athens Primalicia
Berta Trunk Shows 2014
Brides in the USA early next year should check out the upcoming Berta Trunk Show tour starting in Alabama, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Dallas, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Chicago. Below is a list of the bridal salons hosting Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection trunk shows between January and April 2014.17-19 Jan 2014 at Finery, Huntsville, Alabama | 23-25 Jan 2014 at Chic Parisien, Coral Gables, FL | 21-23 Feb 2014 at L’Fay Bridal, New York, NY | 28 Feb-02 Mar 2014 at Mon Amie Bridal Salon, Cosa Mesa, CA | 07-09 Mar 2014 at Bridal Boutique, Lewisville, Texas | 14-16 Mar 2014 at Gabrielles’s Bridal Atelier, Campbell, CA | 28-30 Mar 2014 at The Wedding Factor, Philadelphia, PA | 24-26 Apr 2014 at Ultimate Bride, Chicago, IL
To find out about the Berta Winter 2014 Bridal Collection Trunk Show tour and more, visit www.bertabridal.com.