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Mara Hoffman Wedding Spring 2015 Devotional Collection

The Mara Hoffman 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. 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. Shop the collection: marahoffman.com | Photography:Olivia Malone | Creative Direction/Styling: RICHARD RUIZ | Hair + Makeup:  Ashlee Rose Vase | Florals: Wild Vase | Model:Natalie Hockey for Next Model Management

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Mara Hoffman Wedding Spring 2015 Devotional Collection

The Mara Hoffman 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. 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. Shop the collection: marahoffman.com | Photography:Olivia Malone | Creative Direction/Styling: RICHARD RUIZ | Hair + Makeup:  Ashlee Rose Vase | Florals: Wild Vase | Model:Natalie Hockey for Next Model Management

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.

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.

 

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

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.

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."

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

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.

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

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