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Welcome to the last entry in our Bridal Market coverage. Even though our fun must come to an end, we’ve got quite the finale for you!

After hitting the Piers and seeing new and old friends alike, we stopped for a quick pick-me-up at Eleni’s in the MeatPacking District on the way to our meeting at Gabriella New York. When you have a fabulous photographer in cahoots with you, it’s hard not to stop for an impromptu photo shoot! Thanks, Trent!

Visiting the Gabriella New York Bridal Salon was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! Not only was Gabriella a complete doll and her staff sweet as pie, but her salon was filled with the most gorgeous gowns and bridal accessories.

One particular lovely caught my eye as soon as we walked in – the amazing “Addison” from Marchesa. Gabriella was kind enough to let me try it on and let me tell you I literally died! Whitney fell for this stunning Sassi Holford and I think her first time in a wedding dress might have been her best! BIG huge thank you hugs to Gabriella and her team for making this MAJOR fashion moment happen!

We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our Bridal Market whirlwind then with the Romona Keveza Legends show. Romona herself sat in a large comfy chair and described each dress as smiling models twirled around a gorgeous suite at the St. Regis. Fashion heaven! We were so thrilled to be a part of her last Market show and to have chatted with her after. I especially loved the lace-edged cathedral length veils and that her collection was inspired by real brides everywhere.

All images courtesy of the amazing Trent Bailey.

Whitney and I hope that you enjoyed following along with our adventures in the city that never sleeps! We are so grateful to have been able to take y’all along for the ride! Special thanks to our amazing Editor in Chief Lara for being such an awesome boss and to our fabulous photographer Trent Bailey! Whitney, you we’re a fabulous partner in crime and I can’t wait for next year already!

Which designer is your favorite? Who will you be wearing on your big day?

marissa Written with love by Marissa
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  1. avatar Lara reply

    Oh my gracious!! I love you two SO much! You in wedding dresses just made my heart explode! Thank YOU for being so incredible and spreading the good Southern love all over NYC!

  2. avatar Nicole reply

    I love you guys!! You both are gorgeous in those wedding gowns! And I LOVE those veils from Romona Keveza.

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Hello, my pretties! Can you believe how jam-packed our schedule was? We fit as many gorgeous gowns and fabulous friends (new and old) into our three days in the city as possible. It’s certainly making my head whirl!

Marissa and I began day three in Judd Waddell’s beautiful showroom. This collection was most definitely a favorite of mine. I was swooning over the rows of tiny buttons up the backs of many of the designs. Each dress was simple, timeless, and utterly perfect for Southern brides. It was wonderful to chat with Judd after the showing. He’s quite the gentleman!

We spent much of Monday morning jumping from booth to booth at the Piers. Marissa and I were overwhelmed by the hundreds of fabulous designers there. While we didn’t have time to stop by every booth (if only!), it was wonderful to see some familiar faces and make new friends.

We ran into the gorgeous and super trendy Lindsie at Haute Bride and I was so tempted to try on all of her fabulous beads and baubles. We also said a quick hello to Coren Moore, whose lovely ad is featured in Southern Weddings V4.

One of the best surprise finds of the day were Veronica Sheaffer’s stunning gowns. Her newest collection is inspired by weathered white-washed fences. You can’t get much more Southern than that!

After many a tweet back and forth, we finally met up with SW favorite Kristy Rice of Momental Designs. What’s that she’s holding? Only a copy of Southern Weddings V4!

While at the Piers, we had the opportunity to squeeze into the Watters show. The Watters collection featured fun veils and beautiful gowns (of course). I fell in love with these printed bridesmaid dresses. Wouldn’t they be perfect for a garden wedding?

Before we left the Piers, we made sure to stop by and chat with the lovely ladies at Ivy + Aster. They are sweet as sugar and cute to boot!

Who took these fabulous photos? Mr. Trent Bailey, of course!

Be sure to drop back in this afternoon for the very last part of our Bridal Market adventure. Believe me, you won’t want to miss it. Want a hint for what’s ahead? Marissa and I may have had a chance to play dress-up. Just wait till you see what we got to try on!

Written with love by Whitney
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  2. avatar nina {nina renee designs} reply

    Wow…looks so exciting! I really *need* to be there next year!

  3. avatar Kelsey reply

    That Watters gown is an exact copy of the Amsale Dahlia.

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  5. avatar rebekah reply

    WHITNEY. that red lipstick is SMASHING on you. and i die over that first Watters gown…

    • avatar Whitney reply

      Why thank you, Rebekah! It was my first attempt with that daring shade and I’m glad to hear that you approve! xoxo

  6. avatar Christy reply

    Is this not the Amsale Dahlia? I mean, it’s almost an identical copy! I think Amsale has a lawsuit to pursue – for realz!

    http://www.yourblissblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/amsale-dahlia.jpg

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  8. avatar Rebecca reply

    I’ve looked all over for the 1st dress in this post! the one with the boatneck collar and lace back that buttons. I’m probably the only girl in the world like this – but it’s seriously one of 3 wedding dresses that I’ve ever seen that I like. Can someone point me in the right direction? I looked at Judd’s collection, but didn’t see it. help! :) and thank you!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Rebecca! Since these dresses are from collections that haven’t debuted in stores yet, you wouldn’t find these styles on websites yet, either. Look for that beauty in spring 2012!

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We’re baaack with even more glorious fashion inspiration for y’all to fall in love with!

On Sunday afternoon, Marissa and I made our way over to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to see the Rivini collection. Marissa was seated right away, but when I tried to check in, they thought that I was a photographer! While I take a mean iPhone photo, that most certainly is not the case. Luckily, I convinced the lovely people at Rivini that I was not a photographer, proven by the fact that I did not have a camera with me, and I was seated right next to my partner in crime.

Everything about the Rivini collection reminded me of a watercolor painting. I adored the use of light silk organza and especially the punches of violet and plumb. Color was huge on the runway this year and I’ve come to love the colored sashes.

After Rivini, we hailed a cab back to the Piers for the Badgley Mischka show. We started off the weekend with no clue how to hail a cab (who knew it could be so difficult?) but by this point we were pros. Just check out Marissa and her newfound New York attitude below!

We were particularly excited for the Badgley Mischka show primarily because Marissa and I have a shared obsession with Badgley Mischka shoes and we knew that their wedding collection had to be spectacular. The show did not disappoint! We were fawning over the glamourous feather accents and unique cowl necklines. Best of all, we had the opportunity to meet the designers after the show! I swear, I’m still on cloud nine!

Onwards we went to the Vera Wang showroom where we ran into the lovely Marcy Blum! We’re huge fans of hers and it was nice to say howdy.

We were really in for a a surprise with Vera’s newest line. The collection, titled Witchcraft, is described as “both mysterious and sexy, frivolous and fun”. The biggest shocker? There wasn’t a white dress in sight! Half of the daring gowns were a fabulous black and the others were in nude!

One of my favorite parts of the entire trip was seeing these beauties up close. Each gown is hand-sewn and the intricacy is absolutely awe-inspiring. It was amazing just to be able to touch these magnificent gowns!

All images courtesy of the marvelous Trent Bailey.

Whew! And with that, we finished up day 2. I hope y’all have been enjoying hearing about our grand adventure. We’ve had a blast writing about it! Come back tomorrow for a final day of lace and tulle (and a few impromptu photoshoots)!

So, what do you think? Would you wear a colored wedding dress? Are you daring enough to wear one of those black Vera Wang gowns?

Written with love by Whitney
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  1. avatar Natalia reply

    The lilac Rivini is like something out of a dream! The hair/makeup choices compliment the ethereal look perfectly.

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