This week has been one of those filled with the “man I wish…” thoughts. Why? Because it is the close of Bridal Market 2010. What is that? Only the New York Fashion Week of the wedding world! Bridal Market is when all of next seasons designs from some of the largest bridal designers are released/showcased. Each designer hosts a fashion show in NY, and the who’s who of the wedding market (salon buyers, bloggers, magazine editors, etc) are invited.
Since I will not be attending anywhere in the distant future, I have been blog-stocking to see some of the designs of 2011. Warning there are LOT of photos to follow! My current faves include:
love the bottom of this dress!
the criss-cross ribbon on the bodice is beautiful - not to mention the subtle pattern!
love the color. love the pockets. love the straps. love
a searsucker wedding dress!!!!
(I had to hold myself back – I am legitimately obsessed)
simple straps and a subtle pattern
feminine but not too much
apparently I’m into the subtle patterns this year. Just realizing that! ha!
reception dress with a hood - heyo!
a little bit of pop
tulle just makes me smile
again the pockets. I love the one shoulder. Still undecided on the hem.
polka dots. even if everyone else is a hater
(some love for the bridesmaids)
swooning over the ombre!!!
don't usually like long - but I'm feeling this print
Ines De Santo
reminds me slightly of fireworks
bling. but not BLING!
I can't get over this neckline
or these sleeves
(usually not a fan but she stole my heart this season)
Feeling the feathers on the shoulder
reminiscent of napkins but in a weird way I like it
Priscilla of Boston
ceremony to reception like it ain't no thing!
I don't have the balls to wear this color - but I like how different it is
it's like she's floating
ignoring the headpiece, I melt
- movement without moving
- LOVING the two-toned bridesmaids dress. Can’t. get. enough.
- a little something something for a snazzy mama
- a little bit of spunk and totally party ready
whew!!! now that the slide show is over! For serious though, I am a little dress obsessed, but rightfully so. Your wedding dress is one of the few things you will take with you from your event forever. I don’t mean the literal – it will sit in your closet and rot way – I mean that this is what you will be staring at in photographs for your entire life. You want to make sure you look banging!
Not to mention, I whole heartedly believe that your dress makes the event. That’s right I said it. I think the dress should be the first purchase, because it totally sets the entire tone and theme of the wedding. Huge ballgown on the beach in summer? You’re not only going to need a TON of deoderant – you’re probably going to look out of place. Same goes for a tiny sheath dress in a huge cathedral or castle. Just doesn’t work. So yes – the dress is the (next) to main event – after the getting hitched part that is.
It needs to be done right. Bridal Market 2010 did no wrong.