Bridal Fashion Week Trends, Spring 2013

Bridal fashion week in New York is just wrapped up and that means new trends are here for 2013! We’ve picked a few of our favorite dresses and spotted a few trends to share with you that just might be perfect for your destination wedding dress!

First up, we saw lots and lots of lace (thanks to Princess Kate)!  One very fashion forward use of lace caught our eye – the sleeveless dress, love!!!  Covered up on top (think respectful for a church ceremony), but still very sexy and romantic thanks to the lovely lace, these sleeveless wedding dresses are great for a destination wedding where the weather can change on you in an instant.  Covered up enough to potentially avoid a chill, but exposed in the arms to show a little skin.  The high neck balance with the no sleeves is oh-so sophisticated!

sleeveless lace wedding dresses{Photos: Top Row: Amsale via Martha Stewart Weddings, Bottom Row: Monique Lhuillier via}

A high neck, sleeveless wedding gown wasn’t the only way we saw lace on the runway.  Lace-trimmed veils and slim fitting lace trumpet silhouettes and a few flowy numbers also caught our eye.  And of course you can never go wrong with a thick strap wedding gown when getting married on location!

lace wedding dresses{Photos: Top Row: R0mona Keveza, Bottom Row from Left: Anne Bowen and Christos all via Martha Stewart Weddings}


Destination Wedding Dresses

It’s Friday and what better time to melt over a few fabulous fashions and destination wedding dresses?  Chances are if you just got engaged, you’re on the hunt for that perfect match in a gown.  So here are a few wedding dress trends that go great with a destination wedding.

destination wedding dress{Photos: Top Left: Ines Di Santo, Top Right: Jenny Packham, Middle Left: Monique Lhuillier, Middle Right: Christos, Bottom Left: Carolina Herrera, Bottom Right: Elizabeth Fillmore}

Trumpet Silhouette:  This shape allows you to move more than a mermaid gown but isn’t as big of a skirt as a ball gown.  The perfect combination for a destination wedding dress!

Tulle:  Tulle is lightweight and airy in case you’re in a hot climate.  It also blows beautifully in the wind when layered in large skirt or holds its shape when tightly dressed around your figure.

Lace:  Lace will always be a wedding dress favorite, but in this case it can also express the culture of the location you’ve opted to get married at.  Getting married in Spain?  Spanish lace to show off your flair!  French lace looks great at a more formal affair and a little hint of lace can dress up an otherwise more casual destination wedding look.

Cap Sleeves:  Windy beach weather, possible rain climate, or church appropriate is a beautifully soft and romantic cap sleeve.  Be respectful of your religious rules or simply cover up a bit from the elements and a cap sleeve leaves him wanting more (in a good way).

Low Back:  One way to get a sexy sophisticated wedding dress look is with a low back.  Just think, during your ceremony guests will likely be looking at your back so why not show it off!?  …If you’re event is appropriate for showing a little skin that is!

Happy shopping ladies!  And check back soon for our destination wedding dress galleries coming this spring!


Bridal Market Fall 2012

new Carolina Herrera wedding dressesNow that the shows have come to just about an end, today is a brief recap of our favorite new destination wedding dresses hot off the bridal market runways.  Pictured above, two fabulous new bridal gowns from the always sophisticated Carolina Herrera.  Love, love, love this watercolor tulle gown with sash and sweetheart neckline.  Dare I say – swoon?  Yes, I said it.  It’s perfection (for any wedding, not just a destination wedding).

This halter gown from Anne Bowen shows off one of this coming season’s newest trends while the Christos gown rocks that fashion-forward and fabulous asymmetrical look.  Claire Pettibone short or cap sleeve is always a favorite for a destination wedding with her simple silhouettes and light lace fabrics.  Whereas Pronovias has that sexy but traditional Spanish-infused look perfect for an exotic destination wedding and Monique Lhuillier’s ethereal gown would flow down any windy aisle flawlessly.

Have fun shopping ladies!  These gowns will start to make the salon rounds in the coming months and will be available by next season’s dresses for destination weddingsAs expected, we found lace, lace, and more lace in most collections.  Perhaps thanks to Princess Catherine’s wedding, but regardless of the reason, we’re loving the look – a bit more traditional, worldly, and lightweight way to walk down that exotic aisle!

{All Photos from except Claire Pettibone Images from}