Our new Exclusive Interviews section is launching with Victoria KyriaKides, one of the top wedding fashion designers in the world. She has been established for her unique wedding gowns.
Victoria KyriaKides has been creating haute couture collections since the early 2000s using her individual “sur mesure” authentic French technique. Every dress is created by hand in the master atelier to the precise measurements of each individual bride. Every thoughtful detail is meticulously regarded. An international trendsetter, Victoria is a favorite in Europe among her discerning clientele.
Victoria is able to reveal the beauty of the female body through her distinguished body-conscious feminine cuts, minimalism, the use of the highest quality materials available and timeless ideas. Exceptional service and individual attention to each client by the designer are part of the brand’s essence and of utmost importance.
Victoria Kyriakides’ (VKK’s) master atelier is located in Athens, Greece, and an additional showroom is located in New York. She presents her collections twice a year in New York. Her Collections are available in numerous exclusive boutiques around the USA, Europe and Asia.
What made you want to start making wedding dresses?
My vision was to bring a fashion aesthetic with red carpet glamour to traditional bridal wear. I wanted to see women in clean-cut designs, rearrange traditional bridal forms, and design wedding dresses with the most luxurious fabrics available and edgy details.
What’s the most significant moment of your career?
There are so many great things that have happened which make me feel so grateful. Recognition from major international publications and media platforms, establishing my NYC showroom, the collaboration with Saks 5th Avenue NYC and Beverly Hills, among other collaborations with top boutiques internationally. I am enjoying every moment of this journey!
Where do you find inspiration to design your bridal collections?
It just comes with a tune, with a glance, with a feeling.
What are the latest wedding trends which you find amazing?
I just presented my SS 2020 Collection at the NYBW this April with a range fashion statement. The dresses distinguish themselves with the intricate handwork that goes into each piece. Sheer lightness, embroidery and appliqués, Victorian sleeves and yes — sparkle, party mini dresses under skirts.
What does the perfect bride look like to you?
The bride that possesses a strong balance between dynamic and romantic qualities.
My bride mostly is a fashion conscious, often fashion-forward girl who appreciates a high level of service, a large and tasteful selection of gowns that are highly original, timeless and technically sharp. VKK brides are diverse and unique in nature, but they all possess qualities of being strong, confident and dynamic women. I have dressed all different types of public personalities. Most of my brides are lovely women who want to look and feel truly beautiful, appropriate and comfortable.
What advice do you have for future brides?
Dress for yourself and look like yourself! Don’t overdo your hair and makeup. Enhance your natural features to be the most beautiful version of yourself.
Do you have a favorite wedding gown type?
I adore the one of a kind pieces.
What is the one mistake that a bride should never make on their wedding day?
Never pick a dress just because wearing it will make someone else happy. It’s your day!
Meet Our VKK Brides
It was still hot summer in Greece when we joined forces with Stephanie Brauer and Ushna Khan photography during their short visit in Greece, to create this unique styled shoot. Our initial mood board had tropical vibes but we wanted to infuse extra spicy and modern elements like a pancake cake –instead of a traditional wedding cake – as well as the mobile beer bar we created to serve as welcome drinks during guests’ entrance.
We created an organic ceremony by the beach and with a serious contradiction of our super stylish bride with a unique Victoria Kyriakides dress and yet a truly laid back groom in Be Spoke Athens suit and windy hair look. Get into the Tropical Vibes of Athens Riviera with this luxury wedding.
From idyllic beaches to wild precipitous mountains, Crete is a place of contrasts. An island which is rich in tradition and gifted with so many breath-taking sceneries, you cannot do anything else than immediately fall in love with it. The setting completes with extraordinary delicious food, enchanting folklore music, but most of all with people with huge honest smiles, ready and willing to make you never forget Crete.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa is the ideal venue for an elegant, yet effortless event. The brand new 5-star hotel at Chersonissos, except for its impeccable classy decor and a plethora of luxurious amenities, deeply respects the natural landscape mindfully preserving its original character. Minimal, yet luxurious details embellish this upscale hotel, making it the ultimate choice for the couple who looks for a classy, modern and effortlessly luxurious venue for their special day.
The ceremony gown is the “Vivienne” dress from the VKK Haute Couture collection. The net-lacy bodice with V-heart neckline compliments the bust. The rich A-line feather skirt moves with the body in motion and you will be able to enjoy more of it in our short video trailer. A gorgeous pair of baby pink patent Jimmy Choo’s beautifully complete this contemporary, yet elegant look.
The tradition was infused with local musicians from Crete, escorting our bride to be in the ceremony area and rhyming traditional “mantinades”/ wishes in forms of short poems, to our couple after their ceremony. See more photos from this Elegant Beach Wedding in Crete and get inspired.