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

Whew!  Pardon the radio silence. It’s been a jam-packed weekend of bridal runway in New York; hopefully you’ve been catching the live-from-the-runway instagrams that we’ve posted on Facebook and Twitter.  We’re into the final day of market, running around the city seeing about a dozen more designers, but there are so many fab highlights to share!  Without further ado, here’s our top ten from day one.

no. 1 Corseted Elements by Vera Wang

In an all-ivory presentation of her signature gowns, Vera styled the newest collection with corset elements, dreamy laces and luxe embroidery that appeal equally to the classic bride, the true romantic, and the fashionista.

no. 2 Dennis Basso’s Couture Drama

Va va voom! I’m loving these drama-infused silhouettes by Dennis Basso.  A couture collection with wow factor always has a place in the highlights!

no. 3 Monique’s Feminine Romance: Bridesmaid Style

Seeing the feminine romance that is Monique Lhuillier in bridesmaid form was a total treat.  The center gown is one of my favorites from the weekend;  the fitted bodice is accented by a dropped waist and graceful tiered skirt- all in that very wearable shirred tulle.

no. 4 A Metallic Finale at Theia

Inspired by the Goddess,  designer Don O’Neill culminated his Fall 2013 runway presentation with a completely unique, rose gold and metallic ballgown silhouette.

no. 5 Lovely Temperley Laces

The always distinctive collection by Temperley London took a more classic, romantic turn this season with lots of lace, feminine shapes, and unforgettable elements of Temperley decadence.



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Fashion Friday: Sheathy and Chic
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

The classic sheath silhouette made a comeback on the Spring 2013 runways.  A great sheath dress reminds me of refined elegance, maturity, and sophistication…  Traditional sheaths fit close around the hips and taper toward the hemline, creating a very tailored look.  However, a bit of room and flow at the hem is more figure- flattering for a bride with some curves.

Are you thinking of a sheath?  One of these just might fit your fancy!

no. 1 Carolina Herrera no.2 Oscar de la Renta no. 3 Monique Lhuillier

no. 4 Elizabeth Fillmore no. 5 Rafael Cennamo no. 6 Amsale

no. 7 Monique Lhuillier no. 8 Theia no. 9 Romona Keveza

no. 10 Temperley London no. 11 Mark Zunino no. 12 Marchesa

no. 13 Theia no. 14 Elizabeth Fillmore no. 15 Sarah Janks

no. 16 Amsale no. 17 Romona Keveza no. 18 Christos

What’s your take?  Are you a sheath kind of gal?

Wishing you a lovely little weekend…



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Trend Snippet: Dainty Laces
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

The new season of dresses has quite a selection of dainty lace numbers…  I’m a big fan of lace.. and I love the trendy little spins these designers put on their all-lace gowns.

no. 1 Christos

no. 2 Elizabeth Fillmore

no. 3 Douglas Hannant

no. 4 Claire Pettibone

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