2018 Bridal gown trends: Atelier Pronovias

New York Bridal Fashion week yet again brings us not only the best designers but the most striking and glamours bridal gown designs. 2018 Atelier Pronovias did not disappoint…here are just a few.

Risuena Dress
The Risuena Gown

Dress pronovias

The Rachel Gown

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The Roine Gown

The Runis Gown

The Runis Gown

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The Ronda Gown

Romeo gown

The Romeo Gown

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The Roxana Gown

Resal

The Resal Gown

Reinado gown
The Reinado Gown

Pronovias

Bridal nirvana comes to mind when looking at all the lace, mesh, sparkling embellishments, whimsical capes and sleek fabrics.

Photos via Love My Dress

 

Designer Spotlight: Galia Lahav

“My favorite part about designing for a bride is bringing her childhood fantasy of her wedding to life. Every girl I work with shares how she has dreamed about this day her entire life, and it’s my absolute pleasure to make that dream come true.”- Galia Lahav

If there is any wedding dress designer who’s work I drool over and dream of and essentially need in my life, it’s Galia Lahav.

Her attention to intricate details and who custom designs her gowns to fit every inch of the body, every gown is one of a kind and created with the bride’s individual preferences in mind. (We were not trying to rhyme but hey…).

Born into a Russian family of seamstresses, she began not in designing but making custom lace appliques. It eventually evolved as brides started to reach out with requests for dresses with her custom laces and 2 years later, here she is.

Now creating her exceptional designs in Israel, here are a few of my absolute favorite gowns from each of her collections. I suggest you sit down, this is going to get intense!

La Dolce Vita Collection (Veneto & Florentina gowns)

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Les Reves Bohemians (Blossum & Belle gowns; Tiger Lily gown; Crystal gown)

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Le Secret Royal (Lily rose gown; Guerlain gown; The New Suzanne gown; Gia gown)

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My final and absolute favorite collection…Victorian Affinity

(Charlie gown; Lia gown; Lizzy gown; Rayne gown; Sterling Cape; & my love Thelma)

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Lia  Lizzy

Rayne  Sterling Cape

Thelma

Images via www.galialahav.com

Designer Spotlight: Carolina Herrera

“I have a responsibility to the woman of today- to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful”– Carolina Herrera

Before taking a quick sneak peak at her newest collection fresh off the runway, here are some interesting life facts about the incredible designer, Carolina Herrera:

  • She was born and raised Venezuela and traveled at a young age and was exposed to fashion very early.
  • 1987  she launched first bridal collection and year later her first fragrance
  • 1996 Carolina Herrera de Baez joins as creative director at Herrera’s House of Fragrances
  • 1999 She opened her first flagship boutique in NY on Madison Ave and 75th
  • 2004 she received the Council of Fashion Designers of America “Womenswear Designer of the year” and the Glamour “Woman of the Year award”
  • 2008 The Council of Fashion Designers of America honors Carolina Herrera with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010 receives the distinguished “Mercedes-Benz Presents” title for her Spring collection
  • 2014 she received The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion

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To see the rest of her 2018 Spring bridal collection go to http://www.carolinaherrera.com/

Photography: Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

7 Spring/Summer Bridal Trends for 2016

Seems like yesterday when we were fawning over spring trends for this year and now here we are again spilling the goods on the 2016 Spring trends!

  1. Feathers

A fabulous accent to any wedding dress traditional or contemporary.

CarolinaHerrera feathers

Carolina Herrera- Harpers Bazaar

2. Suits

A modern twist on tradition and you have a sexy statement bridal suit…do you dare?

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3. Plunging necklines

When aren’t plunging necklines in?

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4. Blue Hues

Color is still trending from this year; shades of blue are at the top of the runway list of 2016 trends.

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5. Little Bla…err White Dress?

Perfect to change into post nuptial or if you are doing a more low key city hall type of “I do”…we do!

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6. 3D Florals

Pearls and Swarovski crystals were all the embellishments in 2015, move over, here come the flowers!

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7. Overlay Skirts

Nothing says “belle of the ball” than a gorgeous overlay skirt…pass the tiara please!

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