Today is indeed a sad day for the bridal world: Pronovias creative director Manuel Mota passed away yesterday at the age of 46.
He served for 23 years as the Spanish brand's resident designer, making Pronovias the great bridal powerhouse it is today.
"The Pronovias family has lost one of its best loved members," Alberto Palatchi, president of the Barcelona-based bridal company, said in a brief statement. "We are left with the memory of so many collections, so many catwalk shows, so much effort and talent. Manuel was a great partner, a great artist and above all, a great person. We will never forget him."
Details of his death have not been made available, but we think we speak for the bridal industry as a whole when we say he will be greatly missed.
Mota's abundant designs and shows have long inspired and entertained us; the Pronovias Barcelona Bridal Week shining through as a highlight in our fashion calendars each year.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.