Diann Valentine, wedding, event and interior designer behind the weddings of Usher, Toni Braxton and Martin Lawrence, among others, will be in Miami from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Fontainebleau’s Afternoon of Bridal Luxury, where she will debut the latest collection of Valentine Cuffs, her answer to a bridal bouquet.
We asked WE Tv personality what she suggests Miami brides wear — or not wear and she told us: “Sleeveless, backless, fitted gowns and low-cut necklines are fabulous choices for Miami brides. With the tropical climate and year round sunshine, Miami tends to bless women with gorgeous tans that are perfect for showing off just a bit of skin in the right areas.”
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And a Valentine Cuff, of course. As for what not to wear, Valentine warns that turtleneck neck lines and full tulle skirts are not the best choice. “With the warm climate and humid days, turtlenecks and tulle skirts add additional fabric and weight that can make a bride uncomfortable,” she continued. “Most couture wedding gowns are already heavier than a typical evening gown and these style of gowns can leave a woman dripping in sweat before she ever reaches the man of her dreams. Think lightweight and easy to move in.” For more information on the event or the cuffs, go to www.diannvalentine.com