Feathers often make an appearance at weddings, they show up on the hats of the guests, as part of the hair pieces for the bridal party, on shawls, purses, shoes and even on the bridal gown itself! When executed properly, feathers add an air of polished elegance and high class sophistication. The character Carrie Bradshaw of SATC wore a full bird on her head for her on screen marriage in an attempt to look and feel the part of a truly stylish bridalista. Several of the top designers featured feather embellishments in their bridal collections for late 2009 and early 2010. Some of the dresses such as the peacock feathered gown by Monique Lhuillier shown below are avant garde pieces that are interesting to look at and admire but aren’t a practical option for the average bride to actually wear down the aisle. But the feathered gowns by Ysa mokino and Romona Keveza prove that it is possible to make use of feathers in a tasteful way to enhance the appearance of the garment rather than cheapen it.
For winter brides, feathered wraps and shawls add an extra layer of warmth protecting the bride and her party from the harsh elements, and keeping them