Author: Sara Villaverde

Headdresses and headbands for your wedding day. Do or don’t?

When I start a new design I visualize the big picture and the whole look including shoes, dress, accessories, hairdo, headdress… Every bride is unique and that’s the reason why each of my designs is made for you and a specific moment. No detail i ...

Are you a superstitious bride?

Today I’m going to tell you about the wedding traditions and superstitions, mostly in Spain. Sometimes while trying on gowns some clients ask me about this matter because they don’t know what to expect on their wedding day or just to satisfy thei ...

2015 WILL BE A SHORT-DRESS YEAR

Back to business after a well deserved vacation. However don’t you think I’ve been laying on a beach somewhere. More like updating concepts, doing some magazines, books and online reading. I always use Christmas time to catch up because day to da ...

Something different: a Winter wedding

Weddings usually take place during Summer. Couples seek good weather as part of their celebration’s recipe probably thinking rain and cold would spoil it. At Villais we have no favorite season as part of our Custom Made commitment to all brides- ...

Winter Brides

You try to look out the window but the condensation created by the inner and outer temperature doesn’t allow it.  Maybe the scenery you see is idyllic but going out doesn’t cross your mind, it’s too cosy inside. Let alone thinking about celebr ...

Custom Made Women

I read this article recently about sexist advertising and the beauty standards created by the media and I started thinking. I’ve always understood my mission as a designer is not to create wedding gowns for mannequins or supermodels. My job is to c ...

CALA Brides from Ibiza, source of inspiration

For a while now I’ve been observing the trends that set all future collections’ style on the Internet and also through all the face to face contact with all the women for whom I made bridal dresses. Those observations have given me a pretty good ...

FALL WEDDINGS

Here in Spain we associate fall to bad weather thus making the idea of celebrating a wedding on rainy season very unattractive. However the liveliness of the colours and the unique light of these months make it a very special season for me. The gr ...

MANUEL PERTEGAZ, A MASTER IN OUR MEMORIES

Last saturday I caught wind of the sad news: Manuel Pertegaz, one of the most relevant designers of these last years and possibly Spain’s design sector reference of last decades passed away at the age of 96. A feeling of sadness washed over me and ...

THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS FOR EACH WOMAN. HOW TO FIND YOURS?

Before you choose your wedding dress you need to stop and ask yourself what it is that you want from it. In order to answer this question you also need to know what you want to achieve. Accentuating curves: Choose soft and light fabrics to fit you ...