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And we’re back! I hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our Bridal Market adventure! I’m so excited for this post, as it has one of my favorite shows in it! Can you guess which before scrolling down?

Don’t you love these backstage snaps Kat captured before the Reem Acra show? Y’all know my makeup junkie self would have died over all that makeup! I also love that Kat was able to snag a shot of the run of show photos. So neat!

The Reem Acra show is always one of my favorites because it’s always so couture, and this year was no different. Models weaved in and out of a small two-roomed venue donning innovative headpieces made of pleated tulle and lace.

The Reem Acra collection featured scalloped necklines, and narrow column silhouettes accentuated by bursts of tulle. We also saw embroidered illusion necklines, cascading organza and intricate beading.

Oh dear sweet Amsale! There are not words to describe how much Kristin and I died over this collection! We kept hitting each other (chicly, of course!) as each dress came down the runway. The Amsale collection is a “celebration of American couture”, and boy did we want to celebrate.

The streamlined silhouettes and “less is more” approach to classic style was right up my alley. These gowns featured luxurious fabrics (oh that silk organza!), pleated skirts, and my personal favorite, BIG bows! The Fall 2013 Amsale collection has classic Southern written all over it!

Before the Monique Lhuillier show we were so thrilled to have a few minutes to chat (and snap a pic with) our sweet friend Christy from Junebug Weddings. Isn’t her black and white dress so stylish?

Onto the ever-stunning Monique Lhuillier show! Monique described this collection as a fairytale, “a dream-like state with a very ethereal feeling.” We couldn’t agree more! The collection was full of illusion necklines, lace cap sleeves and of sheer romantic tulle. The collection was feminine and full of sparkly glamour. I also loved how Monique weaved in the subtle blush color without going overboard.

Stay tuned for more Bridal Market adventures as we’re just getting started! BIG huge thanks to Kat Harris for photographing all these beauties for us!

P.S. Which is your favorite gown so far?

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Emily reply

    Let’s see… these are some stunning gowns, so it’s hard to pick favorites, but I’ll try! From Reem Acra, I loved the first one, with that crazy tulle bow thing. From Amsale, it has to be the deep, deep v back – so chic! And finally, from Monique, I’m going with the last one – all that draping is so subtle and carefully done! I also love the first one from Monique!

  2. avatar Marissa reply

    I must say you have great taste, Mrs Thomas! Those are all great picks!

  3. avatar amanda reply

    As an Amsale bride to be, hers are definitely my favorite, and I have to agree with Emily, that deep V is to DIE for!!! But I also love the sheer backs and the big bow! Mine has a bow and I’m SO excited! :) Lucky ducks, thanks for the recap!

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Oh Amanda, I’m sure your dress is amazing! ALL the Amsale gowns are STUNNING!

    • avatar Kristin reply

      Amanda: I seriously almost passed out during the @amsale show. You, friend, are the lucky duck as an @amsale bride! Congratulations.

  4. avatar Kat Harris reply

    I just die over the third to last Monique gown, slit in the front, tulle cap sleeves. I just need it.

  5. avatar Anna reply

    That last dress and the deep-V back one are my favorites!

  6. avatar chris reply

    I love the one with the flowers allover – that’s so great. Thanx for that beautiful pictures!

  7. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh my gosh, these collections are to die for! The Amsale with the low back and bow and the 5th runway shot from Monique Lhuillier are my favorites so far!

  8. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Amsale never skips a beat. Her gowns are exactly my aesthetic – simple, elegant, and understated. But I love the backs of the gowns on row two the most, and Monique’s last gown slays me. My favorite Reem is the top one!

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