The Celebration of Love bridal collection of Hungarian fashion designer Nora Sarman is dedicated to the ceremony. It is about the moments which we will remember forever. This special event is about stepping out of time and arriving at a new stage in our lives. It is a rebirth, it is about becoming someone new. A transition.
A ritual. We make these moments and the moments make us. The dress we choose is the one which we will remember forever.
Members of the inspirational ceremony are characters of Greek mythology: goddesses, nymphs, and sybils. They are visitors to our subconscious and they are the muses of the collection. Their celebration is surrounded by flowers, feasts, music, and dances. It encapsulates moments of eternity.
What could symbolize more the ephemeral moments of the ceremony than a flower? The most lavish material used is a soft tulle handstitched with millions of 3D flowers and pearls. There are wedding- , bridal-, and evening gowns, as well as tops from this material in the collection. The emphasis is on the extravagant materials in the collection. Laces and tulles embroidered with gold and silver threads were used. There is also an ethereal silk muslin interwoven by metal threads used in specific styles. Open backs, corsets, ribbons, pearl buttons, tiny and huge bows make the dresses unique. Pastel veils handstitched with flowers add a mysterious layer to the wearer. Pastel and gold evening gowns are a part of the collection for the other members of the ceremony.
The Nora Sarman bridal gowns are made from natural fabrics like comfortable soft cotton lace and ethereal silk muslin. Embroidered tulle illusion and French chantilly lace are the most delicate materials of the collection. Relief-like guipure lace decorates the dresses. The lightness of the ethereal white muslin resembles fog. I order the materials from a French lace manufacturer, this means that you can see the exact same materials on the catwalk of Givenchy, Saint Laurent or even Alexander McQueen. The dresses are accessorized by the exquisite headpieces of Vecsei Millinery.
Every piece of Nora Sarman is made in the family-owned atelier downtown Budapest. Due to the special traditional handmade technique, each dress is unique and unrepeatable, which represents real value in the fast-fashion driven closets of our modern times.
Photo: Kristóf Tóth
Film: Géza Vadas
Art direction: Zsofi Szabo Design
Models: Juli Jakab, Klarissza Fodor, Visage Models Hungary
Makeup: Barbara Keserű
Hair: Simon Radván
Headpieces: Vecsei Millinery
Flowers and decorations: Flóra Floral Botanical Atelier
Shoes: Nora Sarman for Cango&Rinaldi
Venue: Öreg Tölgy Kastély-Fogadó, Pusztazámor