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New York Bridal Week- Fall 2017 Trends

Twice a year, a magical thing happens… New York Bridal Week. 

::sigh::  Let me tell you, it truly is filled with gorgeous mouth dropping dresses that will make you wish you could have numerous weddings with unlimited budgets (well that’s how it is for me at least).

This past season, designers were debuting their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. These beautiful lines were full of wonderful trends (some cross covered from last season) and unique details. Here are the top 6 trends that I noticed the most:
1. Sleeves. Everywhere you look, gorgeous sleeves. Sure there was a fair share of strapless gowns but I have never seen a season with so many different sleeve styles. There were numerous gowns with full-length sleeves:
new york bridal week- long sleeves
FROM THE LEFT:  Watters , Mark Zunino, Maggie Sottero, Rivini
Some designers used bell sleeves, which shows some influence from the ready-to-wear market:
new york bridal week- bell sleeves
FROM THE LEFT:   Rivini, Costarellos, Galia Lahav, Odylyne The Ceremony
The bishop sleeve was also very popular:
FROM THE LEFT:  Rivini, Isabelle Armstrong, Theia, Claire Pettibone
Designers added a little whimsicle touch to gowns by using flutter sleeves:
FROM THE LEFT:   Sachin & Babi, Rivini, Inbal Dror, Theia
All different lengths of “short” sleeves were used, here are just a few examples:
new york bridal week- short sleeves
FROM THE LEFT:   Marchesa, Rime Arodaky, Reem Acra, Rivini
But most of all, off-the-shoulder sleeves were EVERYWHERE and in every style.
new york bridal week- off the shoulders

FROM THE LEFT:   Alon Livne White, Lela Rose, Vera Wang, Rivini

2. Cascading ruffles were another huge trend this season. Now I’m not talking about just the skirt having this detail (as per usual), I’m talking all over and with different materials such as fringe, tulle, lace, and even feathers.

new york bridal week- cascading ruffles
FROM THE LEFT:   Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, Persy, Odylyne The Ceremony, Yolan Cris
3. Colour was another big trend that was full of blush and blue hues along with deep rich golds. Some designers went all out- head to toe.
new york bridal week- FULL COLOUR
FROM THE LEFT:   Rivini, Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, Haley Paige
While some used colour as details, either subtle or bold:
new york bridal week- COLOURED DETAILS
FROM THE LEFT:   Yolan Cris, Carol Hannah, Morilee By Madeline Gardner, Ines Di Santo
Then there were a few that introduced colour with beautiful prints.
new york bridal week- COLOURED PRINTS
FROM THE LEFT:   Galia Lahav, Yolan Kris, Malan Brenton
4. One of the more provocative trends was the boudoir inspired theme that popped up in quite a few collections. A few designers kept these dresses somewhat modest, where others went all out with super sheer fabrics and wispy lingerie-like details.
new york bridal week- boudoir
FROM THE LEFT:  Sanchin & Babi, Berta, Naeem Khan, Inbal Dror, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang
5. Pant and jumpsuits are continuing to pick up speed among the bridal world. (To be honest, I love it!) Designers showcased a variety of different options which proved a bride in pants is beautifully chic.
new york bridal week- PANTS
FROM THE LEFT:   Mark Zunino, Galia Lahav, Lela Rose, Rime Arodaky, Randi Rahm
6. Last but not least are those beautiful embellishments that we all love. The most prominent across the board was floral and foliage inspired designs that were seen as 3D appliqués, rich embroidery, and beaded patterns… just to name a few:
new york bridal week- FLORALS & FOLIAGE

FROM THE LEFT:   Inbal Dror,Naeem Khahn, Claire Pettibone, Ines Di Santo, Oscar de la Renta

Photo credits: The Knot & WGSN

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From Elementary School to “I Do”- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding

From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-

Tell us your story… We met in 3rd grade at Gilbertsville Elementary School! We started dating in 2006 when we were seniors in high school and we went to prom together :). Then we both {decided} to go to Penn State for college.  Now, ten years later, we’re married!

Where did you two tie the knot? Our wedding was at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. I loved how beautiful and natural the grounds were, and the ability to have an indoor and outdoor wedding.

From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-

Spill the details about your wedding! The overall theme of the wedding was “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” meets “garden party”. Very summery, whimsical, light, and airy. The bridesmaids wore pale blush flowy floor-length dresses, and the groomsmen wore light gray tuxes. The flowers and decorations were all very natural/organic with lots of greens and pops of white. *I wore the most beautiful veil I’ve ever seen! I’ve been following Alyson’s work for years now, and I knew that I just had to have an original piece for my own wedding day!

What was your favorite moment? My favorite memory was probably having our ceremony outside in the apple orchard. It had been drizzling earlier in the day, but thankfully the rain had blown over come ceremony time! Our friend, Dan, was the officiant. He was able to make the ceremony very personal and warm. It was beautiful to share that with all of our closest friends and family!

From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-
From Elementary School to "I Do"- A Beautiful Outdoor Wedding-

Vendors:

Photographer – The Bartlett Pair
Dress – Leanne Marshall (From Lovely Bride)
Bridal Veil- Alyson Nicole
Shoes- Bella Bell
Hair Stylist – Hair by Meghan
Venue & Caterer – Jeffrey Miller Catering
DJ & Photo Booth- DJ Lennox
Transportation- Rhoads Limousine Service
Accommodations/After Party- Valley Forge Casino Resort
Bespoke Designs