It’s spring, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and brides are about to bloom. Let’s celebrate with ice cream! To be precise, ice cream shades of strawberry, vanilla, blueberry and salted caramel, because Cango & Rinaldi has launched its pastel Bridal Collection SS18. It’s a whole new direction for the popular Hungarian label.

Guests lucky enough to be invited for brunch at the Vintage Garden Budapest, a restaurant and bar located in the city’s historic Jewish Quarter, were treated to a debut view of the collection beneath pretty pink blossoms in its romantic courtyard garden. Television personality Betta Lipcsei hosted, while chief designer Tamás Csángó explained his fresh approach, presented with the help of the brand’s favorite model Edina Kulcsár.

Footwear, jewelry and accessories by Cango & Rinaldi have long been loved for their unashamedly lavish embellishment. You’ll still see their signature opulence, but with leaner, cleaner silhouettes that contrast lavish use of Swarovski crystals with a minimalist aesthetic in delicious ice cream colors.

Indeed, these pieces are perfect for relaxed weddings in unconventional settings, and they have the advantage of being ideal for honeymoons, too. Choose from platform sliders in blush and ocean-blue for beach and poolside weddings, chic boots for woodland parties, bejeweled flats for laid-back garden ceremonies, or shimmering silver sneakers for a little urban edge. Crystal-studded leather cuffs are a brilliant choice for original wedding jewelry, too, and you’ll find crystallized heels galore, along with unforgettable sparkling clutches and bags. Meanwhile, the perfect honeymoon wardrobe is accessorized by candy-striped duffel bags, baskets with gold hardware, and sheeny-shiny backpacks.

Another first for the brand is the widespread use of Swarovski Crystal Pearls as a lustrous contrast to soft premium leather and the flash of precision-cut crystal. The “infinite charm of pearls,” as Csángó describes it, shines out across the collection, adding a refined sense of luxury.

What a joyful introduction to the 2018 wedding season. Congratulations to Tamás Csángo, as well as all the soon-to-be-brides who are enjoying browsing this beautiful collection!