Pronovias 50 Exhibit + Bloggers Night Out

As you all know, I flew to Barcelona mainly for Pronovias’ fashion show during Barcelona Bridal Week. But unlike previous years, this year’s show is extra special because it marks Pronovias’ 50th year in the industry. As Pronovias puts it, that’s 50 years of dressing dreams. I couldn’t have said it any better–“dressing dreams”. I have only been designing bridal wear for a few years but I must say, being part of someone’s big day is the most rewarding aspect of my job. The sense of fulfilment you get from helping a bride turn her dream into reality is the best feeling ever. Imagine doing that for 50 years–being part of thousands of couples’ big day, witnessing their love stories unfold. Wow, this is truly something worth celebrating, and I’m glad I get to be part of this momentous occasion.

My “Pronovias 50″ experience started the night before the fashion show, with an intimate dinner among the invited bloggers and the Pronovias team. The place was decorated in true Pronovias fashion–romantic and dreamy. Just look at the table setting below. I felt like I was at someone’s wedding!

After our dinner, we got to take these sweets home. We were free to take anything we wanted from this buffet table of chocolates and candies. I got so much candies but I was hesitant to eat them because they were too darn pretty. Everything was in theme. The white chocolates even had Pronovias’ iconic gowns sketched on them!

The next day, we went to the Pronovias exhibit entitled 50 Love Stories featuring 50 of Pronovias’ iconic gowns. Most of the gowns in this exhibit were borrowed from real Pronovias brides. I was told that Pronovias had to go through so many of their records to get a hold of them. The effort was well worth it of course. Attendees get to see how the brand’s designs have evolved through the years.

These are the oldest ones on display. Look at how different it is from the Pronovias we know now. Wedding gowns then were so simple! The one on the right was designed by the house of Balenciaga and made by Pronovias in 1988. It’s a two-piece strapless dress with a white mink bodice and matching coat in silk satin.

I’m in heaven.

This low-cut gown on the right is one of my favorites. I kept staring at it! I couldn’t help but admire all the lace fabrics that were used here. It may look so simple but the combination of sheer lace fabrics is just perfection.

This is how the gown looks from the back. I died.

I’ve never seen shirt-style bridal gowns and dresses but if they look like these, I wouldn’t mind wearing one. Check out the embellishments on these. You can get a closer look below.

This silk satin gown was part of Badgley Mischka’s collection for Pronovias.

Another bejewelled masterpiece.

This one is a stunner! I love dramatic backs and this is the queen of all dramatic backs!

And finally, a gown Pronovias made for Kate Middleton. This is just one of the many bridal gowns Pronovias gave as gifts to the Duchess.

67 Responses to “Pronovias 50 Exhibit + Bloggers Night Out”
  1. Abi

    hi Cams! I really really love it whenever you blog things like this. I can see kasi na alam na alam mo yung mga sinasabi mo because proving that you’re not only a blogger but a very talented fashion designer. The details of the gown, the materials used etc., as if nakita ko na din yung mga gown just reading your blog. Very nice. So far, this has been my favorite article in your blog.

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  2. Angelic Robles

    A whopping congratulations to you, Miss Camille. Being part of such an event, I can only imagine! I looked through the photos here and agree that indeed the setting is much like a wedding celebration.

    I enjoyed so much of the details, from your place card, to the treats, to the gowns; it was definitely a delicious eyeful. My eye definitely got caught on those white chocolates you wrote of. The iconic Pronovias gowns iced on them are to die for!

    I wish you got to try on one of the gowns, especially that low-cut one in lace that you favor. The single picture of you in that dreamy half-light made you blush a bit more in the reflections of your pink outfit. I too love the back of the gown you showed. My jaw literally dropped! The entire piece must be so intricate! I wonder how long it took to make.

    My favorite is the feathery gown- the one in the photos right above the shirt-style gowns. The white feathers remind me of Draconian wings and the silver floral embellishment on the belt is gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing this epic experience. I was in awe for most the time I was reading through. I learned a lot from your descriptions of each garment. I didn’t even know some gowns have capes. What was your favorite detail for inspiration? :-D

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    • Camille Co

      I wish I got to try them on!!! :) It takes them a SUPER long time to finish everything because they’re all handmade :) My favorite it still the layering of different lace fabrics. Genius!

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  3. maebs

    What a stunning bridal gowns. I am swooning in that gown that has a bare/ dramatic back. I am praying na next year part ka nanaman ng pronovias fashion show :)

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  4. Lourine

    I woke up minutes before 3am for the show (though late ng konti sa show cause it’s hard to get up. haha). Sulit! Grabe! It’s hard to tell which is my favorite anymore. Haha! Though sheer and laces are classics for gowns like these, they don’t make it look boring. Hindi nakakasawa. And the shirt-style bridal gown? It’s a first, I guess. At least for me. Hehe. Are you going to have another post about the show?

    It’s good they still have those vintage gowns :)And gown for the Duchess?! Bigtime!

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    • Camille Co

      Yes! I hope you saw the new post :) Ang daming new styles this year :)

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  5. Belanie Jimenez

    Stunning masterpieces from Pronovias! And I can’t wait to see you wearing one of those someday. Haha! :D All photos are so fascinating to look at! This creative blog post is definitely a two thumbs up. :)

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  6. Joy Dianne Gumatay

    I melted. Amazing gowns. Hoping to see pieces like that in the future. :”>

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  7. Maica

    The bridal gowns made my jaw dropped out of awesome! How I wish I was there too also to see those beautiful gowns~

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  8. Carrizza

    Through this and with this post, im excited to see you walk down the aisle wearing your dream wedding gown. :)

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  9. Ericka Garcia

    The wedding dresses are absolutely stunning and beautiful. They can really make the bride the most beautiful woman in the world with those dresses. I’m sure you are very inspired with those dresses Ms. Camille! :)

    Love,
    Ericka Garcia

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  10. denisevhianca

    Wow! The dresses are to die for!! Love the 2nd to the last dress! Wanna wear that someday LOL. You’re so lucky to see all of these upclose. I envy you. :))

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  11. Kyle Rodriguez

    Wow! I am in awe of all these dresses! At first I was like, “The dresses are so prety”, but then I took a closer look at your close-up shots and I was blown away. The details of each piece are so exquisite and the craftsmanship is simply impeccable! I can only imagine how fulfilling it must be to create bridal gowns and turn a woman’s dream into reality. Hopefully, if I become a designer (in the wayyyy distant future, maybe when I’m 50 hahaha) I can experience that myself.

    Can’t wait for more of your posts from Spain <3 When are we going to see YOU in a bridal gown, Cams? ;)

    http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

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    • Camille Co

      Not naman when you’re 50! :) It really is super fulfilling. The most rewarding feeling ever :)

      Me in a bridal gown? Long long time from now!

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  12. Dawn

    I just can’t explain the feeling whenever I see bridal gowns and it’s making me daydream of my own someday. It would be such an honor if I could wear a bridal gown design by you, well gotta start saving now.. : )

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    • Camille Co

      Aww thank you Dawn! I totally get what you mean. :) I blame the Disney princesses :)

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  13. Katrin Tuano

    I was a frustrated designer back when I was a child and these pieces were just beyond amazing! Like, all the details and styles.. Fabulous! I hope 7 to 10 years from now, you’re the one who’s going to turn my dreams into reality. I want a dramatic back wedding gown too. Haha Oh and the set up of the Pronovias dinner looks like you’ve attended a wedding reception lol :)

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  14. Liezel

    This post is really inspiring! I love how it works in my mind like dreaming for it someday. I hope I could see it in person soon especially you. Are you going to publish a book also?

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    • Camille Co

      Thanks Liezel! I don’t think I have anything new to share yet so no book for now :)

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  15. Ohms

    wow gowns are all amazing, i love to wear the tube with feather in front.hehe
    you right, food and chocolates are hesitant to eat. super cute nila.
    i was excited to see the photos from fashion show.:)

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  16. Nourah

    Hi
    I really impressed, your designs are amazing, especially the one with the feather.
    How much is cost and how i can order it ?

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  17. Kaye Alid

    Omg!!!!!!! :-o CAN I WEAR ALL THESE GOWNS IN JUST ONE DAY!!?? Sa wedding day tlaga. Hahahhaha pa change2 ng outfits lol. So young to think of that pa pero #librengmangarap hahahahha. Ate cams, I really want my wedding gown to be designed by you. #buketlist ko yan! Haha :((( i hope SO! :) IF SO, nako dream come true tlaga!!! *sighs* hahhaha. AFTER seeing all of those gowns you just posted, na inspire tuloy ako mg draw ng dresses/gowns/stuffs lol! IT’S JUST THE DETAILS! :O 1 year yata yan di nesign HAHHAHA sobrang effort nman yan. Lol kung ano ano ng pinagsasabi ko. D pa ako marunong mgdraw ng dress. I need to learn MORE. Wiw at this 14 stage, need to explore fashion pa. Ate cams, I’m planning to join the “Fashion Institute of the Philippines” lol PWEDE NA BA AKNG SUMALI? Haha kaso may courses, may saturdays lng may daily din! Want to take the fashion design/ basic fashion for kids cos I think dun ako mabsusuit. Sa poster ko lng yyn nakita I even took a photo with it, sa isang store lng yun dto sa Cagayan de Oro. Pls have time to read. Your answer reallybmeans a lot! Sorryvfor my wrng grammars! Still learning my english way. Haha. xx kaye! :))

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    • Camille Co

      Haha! That will be so difficult, changing outfits all the time but bongga! If you want to get into designing then yes, you should definitely try FIP :) They’re very hands on :)

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  18. Twila B.

    These are SUCH beautiful shots! Thank you for sharing! I love your outfit and how detailed these gowns were!

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  19. Arianna

    “dressing dreams” ~ I really found that statement very nice. As girls, we start planning our dream wedding at the age of 6 or 7 and then as we grow up we keep that dream and wait for it to be a reality. I can just imagine how fulfilled a designer feels every time he/she dresses a bride :) Hopefully you get to “dress my dreams” in the future Ate Camille!! Hahahahaa!! <3 (10 years from now maybe? haha!!)

    Can I just say I stayed for a long time reading this post? Hahaha! I can't stop staring at the dresses o_o The beadwork and all the little details are just so amazing!!! I'm trying to pick a favorite but everything looks so beautiful! Although I really like the one with the feathers on the tube part. It looks so flowy and light wow! Another one that I love is the dress with the dramatic back!! So gorgeous and stunning and jaw dropping hahaha!! <3 I love everything Ate Cams!! I would love love love to try everything hahaah. Btw, were you allowed to touch the dresses??

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    • Camille Co

      Oh no because it was an exhibit :( But I did get to touch the dresses that were presented at the fashion show so I’m a happy girl :)

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    • Camille Co

      I did! Very much so :) I wish you all the best on your wedding! :)

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  20. Eriss

    WOW. WOW. WOW. Yan lang nasabi ko. Ganda. Especially yung queen of all dramatic backs!

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  21. Yanshi Brizuela

    Wowowoooow! Take me there pleaaaase! Just looking at them thru your pictures is soooo dreamy, what more if im there, oh my! HEAVEN INDEED!! Makes me wanna get married noooow hahaha!

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  22. Clariss

    I really really appreciate this post! Love all the designs! Because of this I want to get married right now hahaha. You’re so lucky to see them upclose and real-life

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  23. Anne

    Uuuum I think my mouth was wide open during the entire duration that I’ve read this post. Wow. Just… wow! I wanna be a Pronovias bride! The details put in all these gowns are so grand. I cannot even think of an appropriate adjective to describe them enough. Oh dear I need to find Prince Charming! Wait scratch that, HE needs to find ME! Haha. I love love love this post Cams. I’m a lace kind of girl so all these are heaven to me! I hope you go to next year’s show so that you can bring all of us with you again… or maybe you can bring me? LOL!

    http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

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    • Camille Co

      I hope so too!!! :) Wait til you see the fashion show!

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