Rita Vinieris has been crafting couture wedding gowns for 25 years and is known for her innate attention to detail, use of quality fabrics, and silhouettes for real bodies. The Spring 2022 Rivini by Rita Vinieris collection was created by “combining art, ecology and a dose of poetry.” As you explore the gowns, you’ll notice lush, layered textures and fluid architecture. You’ll also find stunning sleeves, open backs, and classic ballgowns each with ornate detailing. Read on for a Q & A with the designer herself to discover the inspiration behind the latest Rivini by Rita Vinieris gowns and what her favorite bridal trends are right now.
Q & A WITH RITA VINIERIS
What are Post-Pandemic brides looking for most?
Uniqueness in tradition. Finding a harmonious balance of traditional silhouettes with a unique contemporary twist.
Advice to the newly engaged when shopping for gowns?
Go with your instinct and your personal style. Don’t let your entourage sway you. You know yourself best!
Top Trends for Fall/Winter 21/22 brides?
Architectural lines, minimalist gowns with movement, romantic silhouettes combined with textural lace.
Top Trends for Spring/Summer 22 brides?
3-D floral lace, sheaths, classic and pared–down styling, frothy ballgowns
What is a MUST-HAVE wedding day accessory that a smart bride can’t forget?
A hand-crafted veil & shoes that will carry you throughout your day.
What should you expect to pay for your wedding gown? Luxury vs. Budget?
Luxury wedding gowns range from $4500 – $12000 with an average of $7500. Budget wedding gown average is $3000.
Favorite bridal fabrics and why?
Fluid crepes that envelop the body. Textural laces for fluid sheaths and airy voluminous ballgowns. Silk satins with a buttery feel for architectural minimalist gowns with draped details.
Ceremony + Reception dresses…should there be two?
Why not! I love the option of having a dress that can convert from a ceremony dress to a reception dress. If you do choose two gowns, I would recommend wearing your ceremony dress long enough to enjoy it before switching over to your reception dress.
Style Tips from RV: Do’s and Don’ts
Do’s — Be YOU! This is your special day, add your own personalized touches from head to toe that makes you feel your most beautiful.
Don’t — Don’t be too trendy on your wedding day. Your pictures will be with you for the rest of your life.
Last-Minute Weddings: Can you get an RV dress in a rush?
Don’t be a last-minute bride, plan ahead. Give yourself enough time so you alleviate any unnecessary stress. Rush options are available but are more challenging due to the world’s current status.
BONUS QUESTION: Any sneak peeks of your FW 22 collection or anything to note in RV news?
Based on the incredible popularity of our style Adeline from SS22 we have added a new style Ady, mid-season. This way our brides have more options for their big day. (Gown pictured in the top two images below)
All images courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris