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NYC Bridal Fashion Week

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This past April, thanks to our friends at Wedding Style Magazine, Golf had the fabulous opportunity to attend the New York City Bridal Fashion Week! He was able to witness the big reveal of the best 2016 collections from many of the top designers in the bridal fashion world! This season’s launch included the gowns of Oscar de la Renta, Ines Di Santo, Galia Lahav, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang and many more. Each gave us so many gorgeous looks at this years show, and we’d like to share with you some of our favorite designs of the day!

Ines Di Santo is not only a close friend, but also one of our favorite designers! This year she really brought her talent to the runway with her spring/summer 2016 collection. The spring inspired gowns in this show were filled with intricate details, soft colors, lots of  lace and just the right amount of sparkle!  Every gown had its own unique touches making each individually special, such as the use of exquisite beading or lacing. To accompany their spring theme, each model and dress is paired with a stunning butterfly headpiece. In my opinion this really was the finishing touch to tie in the whole collection! Below are photos captured by Getty Images, courtesy of Wedding Style Magazine, showcasing just a few of our favorites from the collection!

Couture Ruffled Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Couture Ruffled Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Who doesn’t love a good ruffle? This stunning gown really brings forward a more modern feel to it. I love that the dress isn’t the classic white either!

Layered Short Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Layered Short Wedding Dress : Getty Images

This short and fun gown is the perfect mixture of ruffle and lace. I love that there are so many parts to the dress with different tiers. With the pearl strung sleeves, its the perfect dress for a fun loving bride! Perfect to show off some fabulous shoes!

Pearl Sleeve Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Pearl Sleeve Wedding Dress : Getty Images

This is a stunning example of the intricate lace designs seen in this season’s collection! Such a gorgeous use of lace in the bust and it looks great with the pearl sleeves! Overall gorgeous gown!

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Beaded Neck Wedding Dress : Getty Images

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Getty Images

This gown was one of our absolute favorites of this years fashion week! Between the gorgeous fit, low back and the intricate beading on the neck and back of this gown, it was by far the most unique dress in the collection!

Spring/Summer Collection 2016 : Getty Images

Spring/Summer Collection 2016 : Getty Images

Another favorite of the evening was the runway work from the one and only Galia Lahav.  She stole the show with her “Les Reves Bohemiens” collection at the New York Bridal Market. Her gowns gave the perfect combination of whimsical and sexy! Her designs showcase illusion necklines, lace and tulle. The choice of hair and make-up for the models was a true fit for the theme of the collection and looked flawless on the runway! The floral headpiece was a nice touch for the “bohemiens!”

Halter Wedding Gown : Getty Images

Halter Wedding Gown : Getty Images

Backless Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Backless Wedding Dress : Getty Images

This blush colored gown is perfect for the non-traditional bride! Not only does it go against the typical white or ivory color, it also gives us the “short” dress feel while still being a full length gown! I love the detailing in the beading and the way in which the tulle is added to the bottom! We definitely get that sexy element we were looking for with that low back!

Plunging Neckline Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Plunging Neckline Long Sleeve Lace Wedding Dress : Getty Images

What I love most about this gown is that the lace pattern is so different than what we usually see when dealing with lace and by adding it in the skirt gives us a little peak of the leg! The plunging neckline is gorgeous with all of the designs. Even though its low, it’s the perfect level of revealing to give the bride that little extra something special on her wedding day!

Couture Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Couture Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Nothing says couture better than this gown with its illusion neckline, long sleeves and lace embellishments! Everything about this dress screams high fashion and I love everything about it! My favorite part is probably the lace design right under the neck!

Strapless Sheer Wedding Dress : Getty Images

Strapless Sheer Wedding Dress : Getty Images

This gown is perfect for the bride who want to “show a little leg” without showing everything! I love that the fabric on this skirt is more on the sheer side because it really does bring that sexy element to the table! The sleeves are the perfect addition to make this gown a little more conservative – but not too much! Excellent work on this collection!

Getty Images

Getty Images

That’s the end of our little sneak peak into the designs of this years Bridal Fashion Week! To see more of the exquisite collections from these and other designers, take a look at
http://www.weddingstylemagazine.com/fashion/wedding-dresses/april-2015-bridal-market-highlights

Until Next Year,

Danae

 

 

Mandarin Oriental NY: Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine Relaunch Party

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Let me first begin by saying that Grace Ormonde is the queen of love. Her magazine exudes the perfect balance of romance and luxury.

Grace recently redesigned her beautiful website. To debut this inception, she invited some of the wedding industry’s top contributors to her Dom Pérignon sponsored party, of which Tantawan Bloom had the distinct pleasure of designing. And where better to host this private event than at the distinguished Mandarin Oriental, New York.

Even though the center of attention was Grace and her website, she gave us the authority to steal some limelight with our table design.

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Your champagne lover,

Jessica