It’s no secret that we at Bride & Blossom have a passion for fashion. In fact, getting to see our gorgeous brides walk down the aisle in gowns by the likes of Vera Wang, Galia Lahav, and Ines di Santo is one of the best perks of the job! Top designers recently unveiled their bridal collections for spring 2019 and we have been swooning ever since. There was something for every bridal style from showstopping ball gowns to classic silhouettes to fashion forward ensembles. And with the royal wedding at the back of everyone’s mind, it’s impossible not to think about which of these designs would be best suited for Meghan Markle. So without further ado, here are the favorite looks for the upcoming season handpicked by Bride & Blossom.
Rachel Trimarco, Bride & Blossom Founder & CEO
This bridal fashion week has a special significance for me. Two of my sisters are getting married this year, and with the upcoming Royal Wedding, there was so much to be inspired by with Bridal Fashion Week!
I personally prefer a more classic and elegant silhouette, so I was delighted to see so many regal gowns at Romona Keveža. The touch of a tiara was the perfect nod to the biggest wedding of the year, and I absolutely adored the floral embroidery details.
Ines di Santo
Another presentation that was absolutely breathtaking was Ines di Santo’s bridal collection. Many of our brides wear di Santo’s incredible gowns due to their flattering, feminine and detailed silhouettes. My favorite dress from this collection reminded me of the kind of wedding dress one of our brides would wear at a Plaza wedding. Timeless, elegant and refined.
Last but certainly not least, Martin Thornburg had some of my favorite gowns of the season. His take on elegance and refinement was perfect in every single creation. I especially loved his use of floral embroidery and detailing and his dramatic trains. They’re perfect for that show-stopping moment when a bride takes her first steps down the aisle!
Schuyler Polk, Marketing Director
I will always swoon for Elie. When I was in high school, I asked my grandmother to make me a dress modeled off of one of his designs and I will forever be a fan of his couture creations. This collection gave me old Hollywood vibes with these amazing waistlines, while still evoking modern glamour. In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I die.”
Galia Lahav is a favorite of so many of our brides because her wedding gowns are absolute perfection. Her gowns have a touch of everything a modern bride wants – embroidery, flattering cuts and a touch of sex appeal! There’s no way to not be the center of the room wearing one of her incredible designs!
If you’ve been around the block as long as Vera, you’ve earned your stripes in the bridal world to push boundaries beyond the traditional. Vera’s collection was stunning, sculptural and FULL OF COLOR. Shocking pinks and yellows paired with taupe and mauve brought a freshness and youthfulness to the wedding space. It’s certainly not for everyone, but I loved viewing her collection!
Kate Murphy, Social Media & Blog Editor
For my princess moment, I have to go with the amazing Elie Saab. This season, the designer drew inspiration from the opulent elegance of Vienna’s balls. Fitted bodices and voluminous skirts emphasize the waistline, creating a striking silhouette fit for royalty. I love how the floral appliqué on some of the dresses cascades down and vanishes into the luxurious tulle fabric.
For her concept-driven collection, Reem Acra channeled Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, a collection of essays on love, beauty, and spirituality. Designs ranged from regal ball gowns to romantic, ethereal looks. The latter was my favorite. The combination of diaphanous fabric with exquisite details such as lace overlay, floral embellishments, and faint glistening accents summons a beauty that endures.
Leave it to Carolina Herrera to make me completely forget about my lifelong aversion to big bows. The designer makes a simple and classic silhouette feel totally new thanks to the off the shoulder top, sculptural bow, and architectural pleating on the skirt. Paired with a birdcage veil, this would be the perfect dress for the vintage bride planning an intimate garden wedding.
The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books (original, I know), so I was excited for Zuhair Murad’s Art Deco inspired collection. The designer did not disappoint, showcasing glamorous designs that harmonized sleek, ornate patterns with soft details such as florals, lace, and feather accents. Now I wouldn’t actually wear feathers to my wedding, but have great admiration for any woman who does!
The gorgeous gowns by these incredible designers have left us dizzy in the best of ways! Which are your favorite looks?