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Fashion Friday: Our Favorite Dresses
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

I thought it was about time to round up our favorite dresses of the season… (Because before you know it this bridal season will be gone and a new one will be upon us)!  There were so. many. gorgeous styles… here’s a quick top five for ya… but you can see more of our top picks over here!

Gown by Jenny Packham

Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Gown by Marchesa

Gown by Vera Wang

Dress by Jim Hjelm

(We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a sparkly little number)!

See more… or hop on over to our dress gallery to indulge in more bridal fashion.

Happy Weekend!



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Trend Snippet: Finale Dresses
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

After we’ve had the pleasure of seeing nearly every dress in a bridal designer’s new collection… there is always the anticipated finale dress.  Sometimes it’s highly climactic…. a statement dress…something a little different, more avant garde, a piece the designer takes particular pride in,  other times, there is a more subtle close to the show.  Here are eighteen finale dresses in every variety from this October’s New York bridal fashion week. We’ll let these dresses speak for themselves and you can be the judge.

Sweet Classics by 1. Badgley Mischka 2. Christos 3. Romona Keveza

Mermaid Stunners by 1. Ines di Santo 2. Lazaro 3. Jim Hjelm

Retro, Vintage & Mod by 1. Hayley Paige 2. Claire Pettibone 3. Amsale

Dramatics and color by 1. St. Pucchi 2. Anne Barge 3. Vera Wang

And of course, ever voluminous ballgowns by:

1. Alvina Valenta 2. Ulla Maija Couture 3. Rivini

4. Reem Acra 5. Monique Lhuillier 6. Yumi Katsura

So, tell us… which ones strike your fancy?

Have a fab December weekend friends!


{Photos by Dan Lecca}


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Trend Snippet: Sexy Nudes
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Ahem, dresses that is.

While we ventured from runway show to runway show this past October, we couldn’t help but notice that quite a few bridal designers decided to work with nude fabrics.  So we contemplated… ‘Was it a fashion statement for the real bride or just novelty?’  The conclusion? Probably both.  Some worked, and many didn’t. Here are the ones that did!

‘Desdemonia’-  a silk chiffon column gown with floral embroidery floating on the shoulders, bodice, & skirt

by Badgley Mischka

Silk radzimire two-piece mermaid gown with trapunto-stitched architectural bodice and organza skirt

by Vera Wang

‘Cascadia’-  plunging copper Chantilly lace gown with feather accent at shoulders and grosgrain belt

by Badgley Mischka
Organza and tulle mermaid gown with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué and eyelash flange skirt

by Vera Wang

All Photos by Dan Lecca.

So, what do you think?  Could you see yourself ‘in the nude?’

Happy Weekend!


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NY Bridal Runway Top Ten: Day no. 3
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Dress

Are you ready for another top ten?  Hope so! There was a little rock n’ roll, avant garde luxury, English sophistication and tons more on the runways this past Sunday…  These were the highlights of our day:

no. 1

The Badgley Mischka Bridal presentation was super fun- featuring dresses that reminded us of the music scene of bygone eras. It was sexy V-necks, bold embellishments, and head-to-toe patterned fabrics that stole our hearts.

no. 2

A stop to see Carolina Herrera’s newest collection had us totally smitten with her couture details, details, details. From a sweet two-toned ballerina ballgown to these sophisticated sleeved beauties, straight up, the gowns are gorg.

no. 3

We were bewitched but never bewildered, when we enjoyed Vera’s avante garde presentation of her latest season of pristinely designed bridals. There was no white to be found on this runway, only sexy shades of nude and black.  You can catch the full collection right {here}.  (All dresses do come in ivory).

no. 4

This three-tiered stunner stole the show at Ulla Maija Couture.

no. 5

The Rivini presentation was utterly impressive.  We were particularly taken with these shades of blush and lilac.

no. 6

Sunday wasn’t complete without a stop at Amy Kuschel’s showroom, where we took in shapely silhouettes, heirloom laces, and her collection of sweet 40’s inspired bridal fashion.

no. 7

It was love at first sight when we saw Lela Rose’s lovely necklines.  Pure bridal perfection.

no. 8

At Ines di Santo, we took in high octane glamour.. We adore those chic, wavy, asymmetrical hairstyles…!

no. 9

When we think of perfect-fit gowns and simple, elegant silhouettes, Nicole Miller always comes to mind. We got the full preview of dresses just right for an ‘understated elegance’ type of bride or for cutting the cake!

no. 10

One of our last stops of the day was a visit with Sassi Holford.  She is such a dazzling English woman, and her designs parallel this with a style of English sophistication.

{All photos by Dan Lecca with the exception of Nicole Miller, Amy Kuschel, and Sassi Holford dress images}

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