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Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

We are often asked about New York Bridal Fashion Week and what it is like for us!  Photographer Shaunae Treske  shadowed us to our Carolina Herrera appointment and got a behind the scene glimpse of a bridal market appointment.  Bridal Fashion Week occurs twice a year, in April and in October.  Our appointments either take place in designated hotels where multiple designers are showing or at the designer’s showroom if they are New York based.  If there is a runway show, generally it is on the Thursday or Friday of market and a separate ‘writing appointment’ takes place later in the weekend where we are able to see the gowns up close and personal and learn the details about each gown, including pricing. 

We LOVE going to appointments at the House of Herrera.  The showroom itself is perfectly appointed.  Every detail is impeccable!  There are always lovely sweet treats to enjoy and they serve the MOST delicious iced cappuccino. This market we even caught a glimpse of Mrs. Herrera herself, who popped into our appointment to say hello! …and YES, we all swooned! We wish every market appointment could be as glamorous! 

Thank you Shaunae for joining us and capturing this fun part of our job so beautifully! 

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Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera

Behind the Scenes: New York Bridal Fashion week at Carolina Herrera


New York 2018 Bridal Trends

We just returned from New York Bridal Fashion Week and what a week it was!  I have said it before, but it really holds true now…what a great time to be a bride! There is literally a gown for EVERY bride and I am thrilled because so many of the trends are everything that I adore in bridal!  Below are some of our favorite trends coming up for the Fall 2018 season!  

 

Non strapless!  

Brides are rejoicing everywhere, because it is all about the NON-strapless neckline.  The most predominate necklines that we saw were v-necks and off the shoulder necklines. The v-necklines varied from demure and classic to plunging and daring. 

Blush by Hayley Paige 

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Legends Romona Keveza 

Anne Barge

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Carolina Herrera 

Hayley Paige 

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Amy Kuschel 

Anne Barge

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

 

Bows 

I would put a bow on every gown if I could!  So naturally, I was thrilled to see bows grace so many runways!

Ines di Santo

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Carolina Herrera

Anne Barge

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Legends Romona Keveza

Jenny Yoo Collection

Antonio Gaul

 

Capes, Cover ups and Overskirts

  Designers are providing brides with various options to allow them to change up their look from ceremony to reception.  Whether it is a dramatic cape, a voluminous overskirt, or a dainty caplet, brides have plenty of options for surprising their guests with a “second look”, without having to change their gown! 

 

Jenny Yoo Collection

Naeem Khan

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Berta

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Ines di Santo

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

 

Appliqués

  We saw considerably less lace this season.  The texture instead came from appliqués.  I adore this romantic and feminine detail! 

Blush By Hayley Paige

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Carolina Herrera

Theia

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Romona Keveza Collection

 

 

Antonio Gaul

 

Clean and Simple

  Many designers were cleansing the palate by offering completely clean dresses (and jumpsuits!).  They showed that less was definitely more! The details came from beautiful necklines, seaming details…. or bows!

Jenny Yoo Collection

Theia 

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Legends Romona Keveza

Hayley Paige 

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

Antonio Gaul

Theia 

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

 

Fringe

  One of the biggest fashion elements that appeared on several runways was fringe. What a fun way to add a little sass to your wedding day look! 

Jenny Yoo Collection 

 

Jenny Yoo Collection

Ines di Santo

Image: Jessica Hayley Photography

 

Hayley Paige

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

One Shoulder

 The one shoulder gown is back!   I love this sophisticated look for a modern, elegant wedding. 

Ines di Santo

Image : Jessica Haley Photography 

 

Legends Romona Keveza

 

Needless to say, we can’t wait for Fall 2018! We are thrilled to already have many of these trends represented in the boutique.  Stay tuned to the blog, as we are working on post showing the Fall 2018 trends that are already in store!  


​Warehouse XI Soft Floral and Industrial Inspiration Styled Shoot

When we saw the color palette for this unique warehouse shoot, we immediately wanted to include this amazing watercolor Romona Keveza Collection gown. We felt that the gown’s soft floral with pinks, blues, and soft touches of red complimented the rustic nature of the warehouse and made the dress and details of the shoot really pop.

For the bridesmaids dresses we chose to go with a deep burgundy color to soften the blues incorporated in the shoot as well as to compliment the copper elements. The design by Infinite events  and florals by Stoneblossom were modern yet romantic which we felt worked perfectly with both the gown and the bridesmaids dresses.

For the men’s fashion we collaborated with Aldo’s House of Formal to create a look that spoke to a fashion forward, modern groom that was looking for touches of unique flair. Warehouse XI was really the perfect venue for this shoot, providing a clean industrial feel to coincide with the softness of our watercolor palette.

 

Check out this behind the scenes look at this industrial styled shoot from Artistic Wedding Films.

 

Vendor List: 

Design and Concept: Infinite Events   |   Photographer: Adeline & Grace 

Invitation: Paper Perfectionist    |    Videographer: Artistic Wedding Film  

China: Borrowed Blue       |      Furniture Rentals: AFR    |      Florals: Stoneblossom     

Cake: Confectionery Design   |     Dress: Romona Keveza     |    Dress Shop: The White Dress by the shore 

Bride accessories: Haute Bride for The White Dress by the shore    |      Tux: Aldo’s House of Formals 

Hair & Makeup: Ali lomazzo Beauty    |   Bridesmaids Dress: Amsale for  The White Dress by the shore

Bridesmaids accessories: Perception Jewelry      |   Styled by: Beth Chapman Styling – Lauren Melkus 

Venue:Warehouse XI Venue

 

To see more pretty check out The Perfect Palette

 

XOXO, TWD


Romantic Winter Inspired Styled Shoot at Gedney Farm

 

Romantic Winter Inspired Styled Shoot at Gedney Farm 

Images by: Melanie Ruth Photography 

 

As soon as the venue for this shoot was confirmed to be taking  place at Gedney Farm in late February,  Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore owner, knew that we had to shoot the Hayley Paige “Lumi” gown. After seeing it walk the runway in New York, she fell in love with its light blue hue, billowed sleeves and delicate star motif beading, which were perfect for the snowy back drop and the candlelit reception! The subtle sparkle in the gown was just enough of a contrast with the rustic setting to create perfection. There certainly is no rule that you can’t wear sparkle in a barn, as long as your details and decor mirror the same aesthetic. Beth paired the gown with an ombre blue veil by Sara Gabriel and continued with the theme of shades of blue with the groom’s attire.  
 
We ALMOST did not get to this glorious gown!  It was still in production and the Hayley Paige team was kind enough to pull it for a few hours for us. It arrived the morning of the shoot!  We got all of the shots we needed, boxed it up and sent it back to New York the same day.  Of course, Beth had a back up gown just in case…but we are all so pleased that we received “Lumi”, as she really made the shoot! 
 
The bride’s look exudes drama and modern glamour, while still maintaining a sense of softness and romance. Allure traveling beauty added the perfect Maria Elena hair accessory as the finishing touch to her hairstyle. Allure choose this piece for her hairstyle with the idea that less is more! Sabrina from Allure Traveling Beauty created a fresh faced look with a touch of a moisturizing water-based airbrush foundation, natural eyeshadows, and a little highlighter to give an instant glow! Shine may be fun for your lips, but for a more elegant bridal look she went with matte giving our bride a bolder look which required less overall makeup. 
 
Blue Lane Events used the Hayley Paige gown as the inspiration behind the details.  Its metallic elegance is right on trend for 2017. This year is all about metallics, from decadent gold to elegant silver and bronze.  It’s about the shine.  It’s not the easiest look to pull off because it takes the right balance. Using the right touches in the right places is key to making a statement that is all your own. You want glamorous without being overdone.  
 
Brides want to include the latest trends in their wedding, but also want to keep more classic elements as well.  Blue Lane Events spray painted artichokes a shiny silver and used silver chargers to bring in 2017’s metallic trend, while keeping the rest of the table pretty traditional.  The acrylic menu card also added a more modern touch to the table while keeping the overall classic feel.  
 
The Pantone color for 2017 is greenery so we knew we wanted a lush runner full of different types of greens, and the floral designer, Deryck created the perfect one!  It was a gorgeous way to incorporate nature into the already rustic backdrop of the barn and to highlight the switching of the seasons from winter to spring.  This year’s “greenery” hue allowed us the opportunity to use a stunning neutral against an unconventional, more modern metallic.  It proved to be the perfect juxtaposition.  This same inspiration was incorporated into the cake design by Erica O’Brien. Erica poured her love into this cake and created a three tiered work of art, hand painted and shaded at the bottom tier to reflect the bride’s veil, while incorporating delicately crafted sugar flowers and Eucalyptus leaves  on the top two tiers. 
 
We always encourage our brides to make sure that their wedding details are cohesive.  Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration, but it can also be overwhelming during the planning process.  We often see brides patching together ideas from Pinterest, so their wedding comes out feeling a little disjointed.  A huge part of a wedding day is the bride’s dress, as it can really set the tone of the day.  The clusters of tapered candles reflected the romantic look of her dress, the artichoke place settings mirrored the sparkle of her dress, and the unique pale blue tint of the dress was just enough to make the whole setting feel very contemporary within a turn-of-the-century barn.  
 
Many brides are attracted to rustic-themed inspirations.  It is our job to suggest new and exciting ways to incorporate that rustic feel, without relying on overdone imitations.  We like to look forward and reinvent favorite styles.  And, of course, we do believe that love is written in the stars! 
 

 

   

 

Dress: Hayley Paige Lumi Gown 

Ombre Veil: Sara Gabriel

Headpiece Designer:  Maria Elena

Groom’s Attire: Valentino Tailors

Styling: Beth Chapman Styling

Hair and Makeup: Allure Traveling Beauty

Photographer: Melanie Ruth Photography

Shoot Design & Coordination: Blue Lane Events 

Cake: Erica O’brien Cakes 

Florist: Deryck DeMatas

 

XOXO, TWD


2018 Bridal Trends: New York fashion week recap

The trends that were revealed during New York bridal fashion week were all about classic, feminine details.  For 2018 bridal, it is on trend to be classic…and I could not be happier!  Following are some of the most predominant trends to grace the runways. 

Lady-like feminine details

There were sweet, feminine details in almost every line.  Lace, appliqués, swiss dot, and soft tulle were constants on the runway.  It is hip to be sweet for Spring 2018

Marchesa | Photo By: Jessica Haley 

Mason Hosker | Photo By: Jessica Haley

Monique L. Huillier | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Sachin Babi | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley

 

Bows

I am such a sucker for a bow, so I was giddy to see them on many runways.  To me, bows never go out of style!  They were present on the front of gowns, on the back of gowns, on the shoulder, and even in the hair!  

Carolina Herrera

Ines de Santo | Photo By: Jessica Haley 

Peter Langner | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Sachin Babi | Photo By Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf | Via Beth Chapman

Amsale Nouvelle | Via Beth Chapman

Carolina Herrera | Via Beth Chapman 

Pearls

Pearls, a bridal staple as far as I am concerned, are the detail of the moment.  They were encrusted on gowns and draped in dramatic strands across the models necks and shoulders.  

Monique L. Huillier | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Reem Acra | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Black Accents

Black accents were featured in many collections, even in those of the most classic designers.  Black adds a touch of drama and certainly can create amazing waist definition. I love the idea of adding a touch of black in an accessory for your evening reception! 

Carolina Herrera

Marchesa | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Peter Langner | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Feathers

The flirty trend also showed up by way of feathers!  They were featured as accessories, but also incorporated into several gowns.  It was a dramatic touch on the runways and I think is fabulous for an avant garde bride or for a reception look! 

Hayley Paige | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Hayley Paige | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Mira Zwillinger | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Kahn | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Off-the shoulder 

The hot neckline of the season is off the shoulder.  We are seeing this in ready wear to wear and it has made its way into bridal as well.  This is a wonderful alternative to strapless, as it still allows you to show your décolletage. 

Marchesa | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Mira Zwillinger | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Sachin Babi | Photo by: Jessica Haley

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Theia | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Antonio Gaul | Via Beth Chapman

 

Carolina Herrera | Via Beth Chapman

Anne Barge | Via Beth Chapman 

Pants

One of the most exciting trends was pants!  These were reflected in jumpsuits and adorable pant ensembles.  This is trend provides amazing options for same sex couples as well as for all of the bride’s wedding related events. 

Carolina Herrera

Viktor Rolf | Photo by: Jessica Haley 

Viktor Rolf  | Via Beth Chapman 

Theia | Via Beth Chapman 

 

 

 


2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP’s Mass Appeal

 

                               

Earlier this week, TWD owner and stylist Beth Chapman appeared on WWLP’s Mass Appeal where she highlighted top 2017 bridal and bridesmaids trends. 

 

Spring 2017 Bridal Trends 

This Spring is all about femininity!  Florals, feminine details and flowy fabrics are hot right now in bridal!  Below are the top bridal trends for Spring 2017: 

Flowy skirts  –   Silhouettes are getting softer for Spring and we are seeing lots of flowy skirts being shown by designers.  This gown by Anne Barge has a long sleeve lace bodice with a plunging v-neck.  Sleeves are appropriate for spring and summer, as long as the fabric weight is light enough.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jacquards and textured fabrics– Last season we talked about watercolor prints being a trend (and that continues). This season, designers are showing floral patterns embossed into the fabric with Jacquards and burnouts.  This one from Jenny Yoo is in a soft flowy fabric and just screams spring.  It is perfect for a garden wedding! 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

3 dimensional textures-  Designers are taking this floral trend one step further and showing gowns with 3 dimensional flowers.  This one is from Carolina Herrera

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Textural laces –  We have seen lace for several seasons- it has really become a staple in bridal.  Designers are using more unique textured laces, like this one from Made with Love.  This lace is similar to a Guipure lace, which is a crocheted lace.  This gown has a plunging v neckline, which continues to be a hot trend. 

Capes- We have seen capes on the red carpet and now they are making their way down the white aisle. I love this as an alternative to a veil!  It is such a sophisticated and elegant look! The one below is from Augusta Jones.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Billowy sleeves – Last season was all about the long sleeve. This season those sleeves have a little twist with the introduction of the billowy sleeve. I adore the Winnie gown from Hayley Paige – I think this type of sleeve has more of a spring-like airy feel!  Sleeves are totally appropriate for spring if they are in a lightweight fabric such as tulle or organza. 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Spring 2017 Bridesmaid Trends 

It is a great time to be a bridesmaid.  There are so many great trends – and the best trend is not look like a bridesmaid!  It is still all about mixing different silhouettes, pattern, and textures within the same bridal party. There are some exciting silhouette trends happening for Spring 2017:

Interesting necklines-  it’s all about NON-STRAPLESS dresses! Designers are showing all kinds of interesting necklines that flatter all different body types. This one is from Theia

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Off the shoulder is currently a hot in ready to wear and we are also seeing that trend for bridesmaids.  It is a very romantic silhouette and provides coverage at the top of the arms, which most women appreciate! Below is a style from Amsale.

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Flutter sleeves-  This is a  very romantic trend an a great option for a maid who wants more arm coverage.  

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jenny Yoo

Long sleeves–  We are seeing a lot of long sleeve gowns in bridal and the trend has also emerged for maids.  It is a very chic, sophisticated look.  It is one that would also work for a young mom!

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Theia

Embroidery/floral patterns–  Last season we talked a lot about prints and mixing them in a bridal party with corresponding solid colors and even lace. This season, bridesmaid designers are combing the floral trend with the trends we are seeing in bridal toward texture, and showing floral embroidery.  

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Jenny Yoo

Jumpsuits! – Again, this is a trend that we have seen evolve from every day fashion into the bridal realm.  How fun would this be to wear as a bridesmaid?!  We also love this look for the bride for all of her wedding-related events. 

2017 Bridal + Bridesmaids Trends As Seen On WWLP's Mass Appeal

Theia
 

xoxo, TWD 

 


Mix & match Theia bridal separates for 2 unique looks in 1!

We have always been a huge fan of mixing & matching bridal separates to create 2 looks in 1, especially for those brides who have difficulty deciding between a full vs. more fitted style! These pieces from Theia allow a bride to wear a more traditional bridal skirt for her ceremony, and then do a lickety–split change into a more fitted, sexy number to show off her shape (and dance the night away!)

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Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Tilly skirt

Mix & Match Theia Bridal Separates

Theia Ada top paired with Ines skirt

Love this idea? Give us a ring at 860.669.4596 and let our stylist help you make the most out of your wedding day ensemble! 

xoxo, TWD 

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