Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: ‘Devotional Collection’

Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: 'Devotional Collection'

Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: ‘Devotional Collection’

Mara Hoffman started her fashion life as a New York native before heading to London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design. After her early success in 2000 with her collection entitled ‘Circle’, Mara rebranded simply to Mara Hoffman. With a love of batik design and pattern creating unique one-of-a-kind garments, Mara went on to release a swimwear collection too.

Mara has now branched out into bridal design with this edgy and unique ‘devotional collection’. This is the second offering. Think mythical goddesses with a contemporary bohemian twist using cut outs, fringing, sequin beading and geometric design. I love this collection and think you will too…

Mara Hoffman expands her bridal line and introduces her Devotional Collection’s Second Offering. The collection is inspired by nature and mythology, intended to be worn by the free-spirited devotees of love.

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Delicately crafted from silk georgettes and chiffons, the gowns feature hand beaded and sequin embellishments, braided embroidery, and fringe detail. The collection consists of eight gowns, a sheer sequin veil, and a fringe dashiki.

The collection is available exclusively on MaraHoffman.com and pieces retail from $300 for the veil and between $550 – $2,200 for the dashiki and gowns.

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The gowns draw their names from goddesses across time and cultures, folding the life, magic, wisdom, and intellect those stories carry into the bride’s own. We include below the style names of each gown.

Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: 'Devotional Collection'

Sexy editorial images but we want to see how these dresses look close up…

Selene (Greek)

Selene was the Titan personification of the moon, unsurprising then that her name means moon in Greek.

Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: 'Devotional Collection'

Athena (Greek)

Goddess of war and wisdom and domestic crafts. Athena has a great intellectual ability to see the true nature of a situation and to develop successful strategies.

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Diana (Roman)

Goddess of the hunt and wild animals.  She later took over from Luna as the Roman Goddess of the moon, responsible for fertility and childbirth. Her name means “heavenly divine,” reflecting her celestial role.

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Freya (Nordic)

Goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, wealth, divination and magic. Her name comes from the ancient Norse word for lady or mistress.

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Iris (Greek)

Goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the Gods. Her name means rainbow in her native language.

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Hekate (Greek)

Goddess of the wild places, childbirth and the crossroads. She is closely associated with magic and witchcraft.  Her name is said to be derived from the Greek word hekas meaning “far off” describing her unworldly, shamanic nature.

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Inanna (Sumerian)

Goddess of love, war, and fertility. Inanna was the personification of the morning and evening star.  Her beautiful name means “lady of the sky.”

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Juno (Roman)

Goddess of marriage, pregnancy and childbirth. Her name is derived from the root yeu meaning “vital force” indicating a more youthful, maiden Goddess.

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Persephone (Greek)

The formidable, venerable majestic Queen of the Underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead.

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Selene (Greek) – with veil

Selene was the Titan personification of the moon, unsurprising then that her name means moon in Greek.

Mara Hoffman Bridal Gowns: 'Devotional Collection'

Gosh. Aren’t these wedding Mara Hoffman wedding gowns amazing?!! It’s almost impossible to say which gown I love the most but I think Juno might be a big fave… and that veil…

How about you?

Mara Hoffman’s gowns are available online and ship internationally. If you are ever in NYC you can also pop in to their store.

Shop the collection: www.marahoffman.com

photography: OLIVIA MALONE

creative direction/styling: RICHARD RUIZ

hair + makeup:  ASHLEE ROSE CLAY

florals: WILD VASE

model: NATALIE HOCKEY for Next Model Management

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