Google+ Bridal Market 2012 Part 5: Heidi, Sarah, Pnina - Southern Weddings

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I hope you’ve been enjoying our Bridal Market coverage so far! If you missed them, be sure you check out Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4! They’re some real stunners within these posts!

Y’all! Yes, that is all I can say when I think of this collection… y’all!! First up we are headed to my neck of the woods, sweet home Alabama, for the gloriousness that is Heidi Elnora! In true Southern fashion, Heidi not only welcomed us to see her ah-mazing collection with a big ol’ hug, but she also affectionately called everyone within voice range “sugar”, “darlin'” or something equally as charming! We were so lucky to sit down with her and our sweet friends from Ashley Baber Weddings to have a little Southern squealfest!

How much do you die over this bow? I know, we could barely contain ourselves when Heidi showed us the Rubie Joe! This gathered a-line gown has hand appliquéd lace and a dupioni silk skirt, and is accessorized with that fab Heidi Elnora Beauty Bow.

If you followed along with our Insta/Tweet coverage, you’d know that the “Opal Byrd” gown above literally made me flip out! Not only is it ridiculously beautiful, but the bodice is hand beaded with pearls and rhinestones IN Alabama. This princess ball gown also featured a silk gazar peplum with a chapel train. I die!

Yes, on the left right there is the infamous Kate Grace gown that was featured in V4! When I saw this dress, I knew we had to be sure we showed it to y’all! It’s got pockets, and the most delicious silk bodice!

Congratulations, Heidi, on an amazing new collection AND a soon-to-be amazing new addition to your family!

We’ve already introduced y’all to our next sweet friend, Sarah Seven in this post, so we were so excited to see her collection up close!

This gold little number (above on the left) is appropriately named After Midnight and is like a confetti party in dress form! Talk about fun!

My personal favorite (below on the right) not only has a fabulous name, Please and Thank You, but its tulle skirt and embellished belt make for a casual yet glamorous look.

And we so loved Sarah’s skyline background! One of the funnest booths we had the pleasure to stop at!

Oh, Pnina, Pnina, Pnina! This was my first time seeing the famous Pnina Tornai, and boy did she bring it! Pnina’s new collection was inspired by her love of flowers, romance, femininity and allure.

The Pnina collection was full of divine silk organza, floral embroidery and silver thread accented by Swarovski crystals. Isn’t the back of this gown a showstopper? That’s a shimmer taffeta ball gown skirt, with layers of taffeta folded into a giant bow on the lower back and right shoulder.

When it comes to exquisite detail work, Pnina has that on lock! Pearl encrusted flowers and Chantilly lace cover this dramatic deep v back fit and flair.

Can you believe it? The last gal in the finale was wearing full-on feather and diamond wings! Yes, wings! What a show to end our fabulous trip on!

Big hugs to the super talented Kat Harris for bringing these gowns to life with her images! Our iPhones could never have done them justice!

Stay tuned, because we’ve got a bit more Bridal Market fun coming up tomorrow. It may include a fab little shoot of KNW and me with Kat!

Now that you’ve seen almost all the gowns, which is your favorite?

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Laura reply

    So nice to see Heidi’s collection growing (and that she’s using some good hangers, natch) – loving these posts from the Bridal Market. I’m not there but a girl can dream can’t she?

    • avatar Marissa reply

      We’re also so thrilled for Heidi! She’s amazing and her designs are stunning! Don’t worry – even when we were there we were dreaming of wearing all these dresses!

  2. avatar Kat Harris reply

    Heidi Elnora took my breath away. Her gown with the add-on peplum skirt. Stop it. I need it;)

  3. avatar Anna reply

    That shimmer taffeta ball gown is my absolute dream gown. I’d give anything to march down the aisle in that.

  4. avatar Emily reply

    Heidi Elnora: Opal Byrd, obvs. Sarah Seven: GOLD! Pnina: I love the one in the top row with the big bow! :)

  5. avatar Chris Kottak reply

    Beautiful images!!!

  6. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    I ABSOLUTELY love heidi’s pearl dress and that bow gown! I die! ‘Please and thank you’ is my favorite Sarah Seven gown and the top right Pnina with the big bow is amazing. I typically feel her stop is too over the top for my taste, but that dress is amazing. I would totally have worn it!

  7. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh my goodness gracious, these are all AMAZING!! I’m going to have to pick the Heidi Elnora Opal Byrd as my favorite from this round, but I would like Sarah Seven’s After Midnight for myself and Pnina’s tulle gown just to stare at :)

  8. avatar Dee Shore reply

    Along with Jenny Packham, Sarah Seven is one of my favorite Bridal designers. Her dresses are just feminine and elegant without all the poof. In my opinion, a work of art.

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