Guest Post: NYC Bridal Fashion Week by Brittney Throckmorton

Hello there, dear readers!

Brittney, our beloved intern, has taken over the blog this week to cover some of the highlights from this month's NYC's Bridal Fashion Week. She found some goodies for sure. Enjoy!

"Today, I am totally feeling the wedding gown vibes. I have TLC's Say Yes To The Dress on in the background as I write and I'm LOVING it. So, with that being said, let's talk about Bridal Fashion Week, ya’ll! I firmly believe the week of the white carpet, as Bridal Fashion week is dubbed, is one of the most beautiful weeks out of the year in the Big Apple. Just imagine attending show after show of all of those lovely bridal gowns... My Instagram newsfeed has been flooded this week with tulle, silk, lace, beading, and bliss! One day I will get to see all those fabulous Bridal Fashion Week shows in person! A girl can dream, can't she? 

The first designer I want to talk about is Ines Di Santo. This lady gets it! Her style, to me, conveys elegance with a twist. This dress is the perfect example of refinement, and yet it has a contemporary feel. The unexpected prints, embellishments, and ethereal blue hues create a wow factor. I loved the movement of the skirts in her collection, in particular! 

Next? OH MY GOODNESS, Hayley Paige has outdone herself this year, as always! The sleeves and necklines on her gowns are so unique and perfect for that bride who wants to stand out. She uses illusion details throughout her collections, and I am in love with the femininity. The embellishments on each dress are just so breath-taking! Check these pretties out:

On to Monique Lhuillier. She is a designer with whom I am personally not as familiar. But, fabulous to describe her work is an understatement. There are so many options for every bride in this collection. The trendy bride, the classic bride, and the more traditional bride! Take a look!

Berta, an Israeli based fashion house, has created a very special collection this year. The designs have textures and layering techniques that are so original and refreshing! Another reason I love the white carpet is for the risks each designer takes in his or her designs...

Let's not forget Reem Acra! This season's designs display some very elaborate and interesting lace work. Having grown up in the country in Virginia, I am a huge fan of lace, so I definitely connect with these styles! 

I could go on forever, but you should check out the fashion yourselves first hand here!!!! Thank you, everyone, for reading!! A special shout out goes to Brides.com for covering the shows so well for us all to see who couldn't make it to New York this year! One day..." 


xo
the sparkler