If, like me, you were eager to see Kelsey + Brandon’s bourbon bar and black and white dance floor in action, then you’re in luck! Please enjoy their film from the talented Inkspot Crow Films, and have a wonderful weekend!!
This week in the Southern Weddings office, we gushed over new wedding gown designs, squealed over updates for our V5 launch party and anxiously waited as the new issue passed through the press (it’s printing right now, y’all! Here’s Em and I proofing last week. We look very serious.). There is so much to share, but for now our week of Bridal Market recaps will have to hold you over. No complaints, there, right?
We started off the week with Romonoa Keveza, Claire Pettibone, Christos and Kenneth Pool and just died over each dress!
Then, Reem Acra, Amsale and Monique Lhuillier made our jaws drop. No seriously, y’all.
Ines Di Santo, Anne Barge and Rivini blew us away.
Badgley Mischka, Lula Kate, Watters and Donna Morgan were up next and, no surprise, we adored all of them!
Heidi Elnora, Sarah Seven and Pnina Tornai were full of amazing details and sparkle.
Last, but not least in the Bridal Market Series, Kelly Faetanini and Matthew Christopher stole our hearts and Marissa and Kristin partook in a little street style shoot!
Who else is pumped for the arrival of V5? To help us count down the days, we’re giving away two bow ties a week! Enter here.
Real Weddings are the bees knees
Kelsey + Brandon’s peachy North Carolina wedding took place just down the road from our office! We love that they included a bourbon bar! See it here.
Don’t forget, we’re throwing a big anniversary bash to celebrate V5! RSVP here if you can make it.
A big hug and congratulations go out to all of the belles and beaus tying the knot this weekend, including our Southern Bride Blogger, Sheila!
Have a terrific weekend friends!
Yes, we’re back with one last Bridal Market post! If you haven’t been keeping up on the blog, be sure to take a gander at all the previous posts. It’s one pretty page after another!
Let’s start with Miss Kelly Faetanini. Isn’t her purple peplum outfit adorable?
Okay, onto dresses! Kelly’s collection was what I like to call wearable fashion forward. Each gown had on-point style trends without being too risky for real brides to try on their wedding days.
I love the layered lace peplum of this tulle ball gown, and the best part… it’s removable! How clever is Kelly? What a fun way to wear the trend, but have the option for a more classic tulle ball gown look. I also adore the bustle in the front of the dress on the bottom left. This fit-to-flare gown is made of silk santung. Fancy!
Oh, and this finale! My oh my! Kristin and I literally gasped when this gown came down the runway. The simple silk satin fit-to-flare is accented perfectly with a lilac ombre-feathered skirt. Talk about wow factor! After the show, we couldn’t stop talking about those ombre feathers!
Now let’s talk glam! Matthew Christopher’s 2013 Couture collection was all about glamourous red carpet-esque gowns, and I’m all about that!
Classic silhouettes with luxe details gave the MC collection a sophisticated feel. Opulent silk satin was mixed with raw-edged organza flowers to combine into romantic pieces. My favorite has to be the Toujour L’Amour (on the bottom right) — this gown was inspired by cathedrals, and features a silk duchess bodice wrapped in elaborate beading, raw edge ruffles and crystals and pearls in a heart-shaped motif. Tres chic!
In between shows we were thrilled to be able to shoot a little Street Style session with our awesome photographer Kat Harris! She even snagged these behind-the-scenes shots of us running between shows. Yes, I am totally into my iPhone in both shots – either tweeting, or more likely trying to map out directions to the next show!
Isn’t Kristin adorable? That girl has sass! I’ll let you in on a little secret: this is my favorite outfit, and I wanted to wear it the entire trip! (I didn’t, though!)
Kat asked us to do our serious face. Well, you see how long that lasted! Want to know a little more about our outfits? Check out Kat’s blog! She featured US in her Refined Woman series. We’re so honored!
Thanks again to Kat for all of these images!
But wait, have you STILL not had enough Bridal Market 2012 goodness yet? Be sure to check out our designated board for all of this year’s styles, and set aside some time to watch the videos our friends at Lover.ly put together! The one for Anne Barge’s show is below, but you can see more designers here!