Designer Crush: Meet Anna Kara

anna kara charlotte romantic wedding dress

Lovelies, we are so excited to announce that three more of our Lovely Bride shops will now be stocking Anna Kara wedding dresses!

In prepping for her December trunk shows, we sat down with the Polish designer to get the inside scoop on her romantic and whimsical wedding dresses. Plus she reveals where they shot this incredible campaign. (Brb, booking a plane ticket!)  Below you can read through our Q&A to get to know Anna Kara and browse images from the 2020 collection. We have so many favorites but want to know which you love- drop a comment below or on our Instagram post with your top picks!

Anna Kara is now stocked at Lovely Bride Denver, Houston, NYC, and Seattle and select shops will be hosting her trunk shows this month (we’ve shared the dates below). Remember that during the trunk show dates you’ll receive 10% off your Anna Kara purchase! Click below to book a trunk show appointment at a Lovely Bride near you:

Lovely Bride Houston Dec 13-15

Lovely Bride DC Dec 20-22

Lovely Bride NYC Dec 27-29

Price Range: $2400- $4600

Size Range: 2-20

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anna kara georgina boho wedding dress
anna kara georgina boho wedding dress with open back

(above: Anna Kara Georgina)

How did you get your start in bridal gown design?

In the beginning I designed evening dresses, but soon I noticed that there was a niche in the  bridal market. At that time all wedding dresses were similar to each other, classy in princess style, made of heavy, uncomfortable fabrics. I was looking for something delicate, feminine, and light, so in 2009 I decided to try to create bridal gowns. What is the most significant to me, is that in the bridal fashion market, I could fulfill myself more as an artist, be closer to haute couture, and design something very unique using sophisticated materials.

anna kara bridal jude wedding dress with long sleeves
anna kara jude long sleeve wedding dress

(above: Anna Kara Jude)

Do you have a muse?

I admire strong women, who know what they want and are not afraid to go for it. Charisma, charm, and has a romantic, artistic soul- these are things that my muse should have.

anna kara sheena wedding gown

(above Anna Kara Sheena)

anna kara sheena whimsical wedding dress
anna kara sheena whimsical wedding dress side

(above: Anna Kara Sheena)

What inspired you for the 2020 collection and which was your favorite dress?  The Lovely Bride favorite is CHEY across our Lovely Bride stores!

I was inspired by impression and the constant play of lights and floating moments. Of course nature is a constant source of my inspiration- delicateness of flowers, shape of leaves, etc.

It is quite tough to choose one cherished dress. I must admit, that CHEY is also in my selection of favorites, but if I had to indicate only one it would be SHEENA.

anna kara chey romantic wedding dress
anna kara chey whimsical wedding dress

(above: Anna Kara Chey)

What is your favorite part in the design process?

I feel satisfaction when I first see a result of my drafts on a model and I know that’s it! This is the moment, when I realize my vision has just become reality.

anna kara joel romantic lace wedding dress

(above: Anna Kara Joel)

Can you tell us where the 2020 collection was shot and how you selected the location?

I love the ocean because of its unpredictability and historical places with beautiful architecture where people are also living joyful lives,  so we chose Portugal for the location of our photoshoot. The southern atmosphere of the decadent Alfama district, the magic of Lisbon gardens and the ever-changing ocean go hand in hand with my philosophy to live in the moment and boldly follow one’s desires.

anna kara silva boho long sleeve wedding dress
anna kara silva bohemian long sleeve wedding dress

(above: Anna Kara Silva)

Do you have any advice for brides wearing your dresses?

Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams and desires and always accept yourself. You are beautiful.