This week, we’ve been celebrating Bridal Market on Facebook, Instagram, and on our blog! Designers from around the globe introduce their latest collections at this biannual event, which is the wedding industry’s version of fashion week. Just like fashion week, it’s also held in New York City, so we decided to spend two days crisscrossing town in an effort to meet with as many designers as we could fit into our schedule. But we had one requirement: the designers we met with had to sell their gowns in Philadelphia. We’ll be talking all about the latest trends we saw at Market next Friday; however, we’re so excited to share a few behind-the-scenes peeks with you today!
Claire Pettibone’s show was held at The High Line Hotel. From the venue and flowers to the runway and gowns, this show was nothing short of stunning. We also loved the berry palette!
The Modern Trousseau showroom in Times Square was definitely a favorite. Past season’s gowns lined the perimeter; tea was served while the designer talked to us personally about the new collection; and the model had just gotten engaged!
Our final stop of our first day was Sarah Seven. She showed two collections during Market – both inspired by New York art galleries – and the models spontaneously decided to turn the showroom into a makeshift runway.
Our first show during day two was Watters, and while we’re saving the gowns until next week, we had to share the runway’s backdrop! The flowers were made out of paper – so cool to see up close, and they could definitely double as ceremony or reception décor.
The woman wearing the beautiful statement necklace is Keija Minor, the Editor in Chief of Brides, and Desiree Hartsock from The Bachelorette was also on hand debuting her new collection at the Maggie Sottero show.
We stopped by the Greenwich Hotel for our final appointment of Market with Anna Campbell. We loved watching her style her gowns with accessories and veils!
To celebrate an amazing Market, we stopped by both galas thrown by The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings! This was the scene at The Knot’s party, which was held at the New York Public Library. Unreal.
Stay tuned for next week’s post where we’ll talk about all of the latest trends we spotted!