Mori Lee Wedding Gown Collection 2008
Most famous bridal companies began as small family firms and ended up selling to big multinationals and losing touch with their founders’ traditions. Mori Lee is one of the few that has remained a family business for three generations. Established in New York in 1959, Mori Lee began when the great-grandfather of current president Mitchell Udell took an interest in the bridal market. Today, the brand is well-known for stunning designs that suits each bride’s personality.
This year’s Mori Lee wedding gown collection is designed by internationally-acclaimed New York fashion designer Madeline Gardner. She joined the company in 1985 and has since received six prestigious Debi Awards and designed hundreds of wedding gowns and prom dresses. I love how the fabric looks so sumptuous in the Duchess Satin wedding gown (pictured above). This halter-neckline gown has a dropped waistline and a ruched skirt, with crystal beads tucked into the skirt’s pick-up and chapel-length train. What’s great about this design is that it goes perfectly with either a sweet garden wedding or a formal evening wedding.