Pnina Tornai is a world-renowned couture bridal designer who was thrust into instant stardom, when she made her debut on TLC’s tremendously popular television show, “Say Yes To The Dress.”
Crème de la Bride is thrilled to introduce to our audience, the infamous Pnina Tornai and her new amazingly incredible 2018 LOVE by Pnina Tornai Bridal Collection.
Thank you, Pnina for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us.
What inspired you to design wedding dresses?
Growing up, I would design dresses and cut my mother’s tablecloths to make clothes for my friends and myself but I never considered it as a career. I always wanted to be an actress. During a difficult time of my life, however, I had a dream that I was laying in my backyard and beautiful wedding gowns were falling from the sky. I could see the details so vividly, from the silhouettes to the lace patterns, to the embellishments. I knew that this was a calling from God. The rest is history.
What year did you launch your first bridal creations?
Over 25 years ago.
What was the inspiration for your 2018 designs?
The inspiration for my new 2018 LOVE by Pnina Tornai Collection is the love that my brides give me from all around the world. The LOVE Collection is my way of giving back all of the love I have received. This allows brides who have always dreamed of wearing a Pnina Tornai gown the opportunity to find one within a stricter budget. I was also inspired by life’s everyday pleasures, from sunrises and sunsets to the waves of the ocean. My goal is to have a gown for every bride, and I definitely achieved that with this collection.
Can you describe the “Pnina Tornai bride”?
The “Pnina Tornai bride” is confident in herself and her own unique sense of style. She is fashion forward and isn’t afraid to step outside of the box. She wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day and loves staying current while incorporating traditional elements into her look.
What are your 3 top tips when it comes to searching for a wedding dress?
I have so many tips. It’s hard to pick just three. But I would have to say that my first tip is to keep your entourage small and only invite people to your appointment who have your best interest at heart. Too many people often mean too many opinions. This can turn what should be a fun event into a stressful and confusing situation. My next tip is to keep an open mind. It’s great to have a vision for your look. But, if it isn’t working out, don’t be afraid to try something different. So many of my brides end up buying the exact opposite of what they were originally planning on wearing. So, don’t be concerned if this happens to you.
Lastly, have fun. Wedding planning should be one of the happiest times of your life. The most important thing is that you are marrying the love of your life. Focus on that, and everything else will fall into place.
Can you share with us and our audience, any new exciting endeavours that you are about to embark on?
I can tell you that I recently launched the Pnina Tornai Evening Couture and Pnina Tornai Resort Couture Collections. But there are so many other things that I can’t tell you about yet. Recently, my gowns have also been featured on “Say Yes to the Dress: U.K”. To stay up to date with all things Pnina Tornai, follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat (@pninatornai), Facebook and Pinterest (Pnina Tornai).
My couture collection for 2018 is launching in October. So, stay tuned for some sneak peeks in the next few months.
We here at Crème de la Bride, want to thank you Pnina for speaking with us.
Photography credit: Alexander Lipkin http://alexanderlipkin.com/
Headshot credit: Zohar Shitrit https://www.zohariko.com/