bridal market

Evening-Ready Looks at Mon Cheri

Not a cookie-cutter bride? If you're looking for a sexier wedding look, Tony Bowls' latest designs for Mon Cheri should do the trick. We love how evening-ready details, like shimmering intricate beadwork (see third photo!) and an Angelina-worthy slit, spice up simple jersey fabric. Destination brides will appreciate the mobility and casual glamour of... read more

Glam Lace at Justin Alexander

Lace lovers, listen up! Justin Alexander's brand new signature collection is drenched in tons of this trending ladylike fabric -- but with an ultra-glam edge. Our favorite looks featured classic silhouettes but with generous sprinklings of glittery details and crystal beading, along with elaborate embroidery and a chic metallic underlay. Do you want to... read more

New Designer Alert: Austin Scarlett From Project Runway

Austin Scarlett Bridal Gowns
You heard it here first! Austin Scarlett from Project Runway (and Project Runway All-Stars!) made his debut this season at COUTURE. Here's a little fact you might not know: Austin Scarlett has been designing bridal for years! He even worked with Amsale's Kenneth Pool line for three years. But this year he's launched... read more

New Wedding Dresses by Anjolique

Anjolique bridal gowns
Hot trend spotted: Lace is everywhere! That and glitzy details like this sparkled bodice and the subtle glam touches on the middle gown. This bridal market, Anjolique was on trend with their lace-draped dresses and bigger-than-ever ball gowns. But the most exciting thing we heard from Anjolique? The launch of their couture line! That means... read more

Bridesmaid Dresses by Issue New York

Issue New York Dress
I love when dresses look spectacular in the front, and then the model turns around. Bam! The back is even more amazing. This navy stunner by Issue New York was our Knot Pick. The swoop neckline and jewel-encrusted back make it so memorable. The best thing about it though is that after your bridesmaids wear... read more

Accessories Alert: Erin Cole Bridal Jewelry

Erin Cole Jewelry
Of course Bridal Fashion Week is about discovering new designers, but it's also the ones that come back again and again (and deliver each time!) that really make it exciting for me. Erin Cole is one of those jewelry designers -- her line is stunning every season. Last season we obsessed over her shoulder festoons... read more

Classic Bridesmaid Looks by Bari Jay

Bridesmaid dresses -- they're more complicated than you think. Thanks to lines like Bari Jay, picking effortlessly stylish looks for the girls (that they'll actually love) just got a whole lot easier. Naturally, we snapped photos of the season's standout looks, but our favorite was a flirty cocktail-style dress in a fresh (and new!)... read more

Spotlight On: Theia Spring 2013 Wedding Gowns

Theia Wedding GownsPhoto: Allan Zepeda
Don O’Neill, Theia's Creative Director, said that his new collection was all inspired by a vintage pearl brooch. Pearl elements were found everywhere in this collection from pearl encrusted gowns to pearl enamel sashes.  Another highlight of this collection was the Guipure Lace.  This lace is extremely rare and produced only in one place in... read more

Spotlight On: Temperley London Fall 2012 Wedding Gowns

Temperley London wedding dressesPhotos: Allan Zepeda
I was literally giddy today when I stepped into the Temperley showroom and found myself surrounded by the dreamiest wedding dresses. My fav (and it was really hard to pick a favorite) is the center gown with the most intricate and breathtaking beading in the back. Cool little fact: Every dress in Temperley's Ophelia 2012... read more

Spotlight On: Dennis Basso’s Fall 2012 Wedding Gowns

Bridal Market, Bridal Fashion Week
It's that time of the year again...Bridal Fashion Week! Let the wedding dress obsessing begin!  Dennis Basso is known for creating gowns with pizazz. Last season I was in love his sheer bodice gown (with strategic embroidery), but this season it was all about combining traditional and modern appeal. Trends we saw and loved were... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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