Manuel Mota dies
Manuel Mota takes to the catwalk with model Karolina Kurkova

You & Your Wedding are incredibly sad to report the death of Pronovias' creative director Manuel Mota, who died on Tuesday 8 January, aged 46. The Spanish bridal designer was well-respected and admired within the industry, having been at the helm of the wedding label for 23 years.

The president of Pronovias, Alberto Palatchi, released a statement confirming the news, saying:

"The Pronovias family has lost one of its most beloved members. We are left with the memory of his collections, his shows, his hard work, his talent and his passion.

"Manuel was a great man, a great colleague, a great artist and, above all, a great person.

"At this difficult time, I would like to express on behalf of the entire team our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones. We will never forget him."

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