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Sarah’s Best of Bridal Market: Day 1
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Bridal Market Fall 2014

Dress Designer (clockwise from top left): Theia

Well, in case you can’t tell by our Instagram feed (not following us there? you really should!) — New York Bridal Market is officially here! We kicked off the week with Theia, which never disappoints. Designer Don O’Neill is always sure to incorporate something for the Katherine Hepburn bride (Hellooo, gorgeous pantsuit), and the rest of his gowns were flirty, interesting and fun. Gold fabrics and heavily-beaded embellishments figured prominently on his “Midas Touch” runway. We loved the way each dress felt like it had been created for a specific character or type of woman. Try as we might to pick just one dress, the collection in total was a highlight.

Dress Designer (clockwise from top left): David’s Bridal

Next, on to the wonderful world of David’s Bridal! A bridal company as big as David’s puts a lot thought into what they put out each season, so when they say something will be a trend, we really listen. So, what’s on their radar? Making it super easy for bridesmaids to go ombre by offering different hues of the same shade, particularly in mint and blush. Also cool: their return to “modern coverage.” While past seasons have been all about strapless and sweetheart necklines, David’s was the first to articulate what we’ve been looking forward to for a while now: a resurgence of more interesting ways to cover up skin on top. These looks are perfect for the bride who both wants something a bit more intricate out of her wedding day portraits.

Jewelry Designer (from left to right): Miriam Haskell

No good Market day is complete without some pretty baubles, and Miriam Haskell definitely delivered on that front. From her muted gold Jackie O collection to some insider scoop on Michelle Obama’s favorite ways to wear the heirloom-inspired designs (Hint: Think statement earrings, the designer definitely had First Ladies on the brain. And, when you think about it, presidential ain’t a bad way to go on your wedding day — all eyes will be on you, after all!

Dress Designer (clockwise from top left): Monique Lhuillier

Finally, the beauty that was Monique’s Secret Garden. Monique Lhuillier is a favorite each season, but we’re sure we’re not the only ones who think she went about and beyond for Fall 2014. Presented in a mystical garden setting blooming with lush greenery (check out that arch!), the gowns were floaty, feminine, and detailed extremely delicately. After seeing this collection, we now realize that there’s fit for a princess, and then there’s fit for a Monique girl. Everything was simply breathtaking.

Trends are hard to predict from only one day of shows, but the emphasis on all-over beadwork at both Monique Lhuillier and Theia make us think this just may be the season of the (subtly) blinded out bride.

On the docket today: Badgley Mishcka, Temperely London, the JLM Couture Collections, Marchesa, and Vera Wang. Be sure to check back here tomorrow AM for a recap of those collections! (And if you can’t wait until then, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for as-they-happen updates).



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Fashion Friday: Peplums with a Twist!
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Bridal Fashion, Bridal Market Spring 2014, Wedding Dress

Here at Project Wedding, we’re big fans of any fashion-y spin on traditional bridal style. While peplums will always be a flirty addition to any silhouette, we appreciate that designers went slightly more avant-garde with the look this season. Instead of a small, even ruffle all the way around the waist, the new take for Spring 2014 is larger, asymmetrical, and architectural.  We love the look, but what you do think? Would you wear it, or are you sticking with the standard style?

no. 1 Alyne • no. 2 Angel Sanchez

no. 3 Monique Lhuillier • no. 4 Ines Di Santo

Can’t get enough Bridal Market coverage? Find even more details we’re loving in our highlight recaps here and here, or see complete collections from Vera WangMonique LhuillierMarchesaReem Acra, and more on our Fashion page. Another trend to watch: Illusion Necklines.


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Fashion Friday: 3 Bridesmaid Trends
Posted by Kate. Filed under Bridesmaids

Yee-haw, it’s Friday!  Perhaps you’re heading out this weekend to try on dresses or scope out something pretty for your maids. If so, be sure to peek at the 2013 runway collections and our slew of fashion reports to get prepared.  In the meantime, I thought you’d be interested in peeking at three of the hottest trends for maids this season: pattern, lace, and very bright brights!

no. 1 Floral Patterns by Amsale

no. 2 Lace Frocks by Monique Lhuillier

no. 3 Bright Brights by Watters

Are you going classic or trendy with your attire?  Or classic with trend elements?  We’d love to hear!


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Day Two: NYC Bridal Market Top Ten {Part One}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Day two in New York was chock full of incredible shows… it’s feels impossible to pick just ten of the highlights.  Alas, it must be done… my job, sometimes, is incredibly difficult ♥

no. 1 Sheer Beauty + Pleated Tulle

Reem Acra’s presentation was one of my absolute favorites of the weekend.  Featuring edgy, embroidered illusion gowns and innovative pleated veils, it was one stunner after another on the runway. 

no. 2 Gone Green Couture

This season, Romona Keveza gave going green a whole new meaning. Her couture evening gowns were featured in pastel, lime, and shades of apple and she even pushed the envelope with a fresh mint bridal ballgown!

no. 3 Claire’s Paradise

Oh Claire, how I love you and your gorgeous gowns… For Fall 2013, the celebrated Claire Pettibone unveiled a collection of earthly delights made for the modern goddess.  Spending an hour in Claire’s Garden of Eden was, without a doubt, a highlight of the weekend! 

no. 4 Reveling in Romantic Luxury at St. Pucchi

Luxe laces, ostrich feather embellishments, and vertical pleating elements had me reveling in romance during my stop at St. Pucchi.  Here are three favorites from the new collection by designer Rani Totman.

no. 5 Awe-Inspired at Monique

There was one moment during the entire weekend that absolutely took my breath away… it was in the last minutes of Monique Lhuillier’s fairytale runway show.   Over a dozen models lined up in the new gowns…dream dresses of silk, lace and tulle in Monique’s signature feminine style.  The collection, the ambiance… everything was pure magic!

Stay Tuned for Part Two…

{See Highlights from Day One}

Photos by Dan Lecca

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