Happy October! Of the many wonderful things that happen each October, one of the most exciting is the Bridal Market in New York, where designers preview their newest gown designs.
I looove Bridal Market weekend! Last year, my new iPhone came just as Bridal Market weekend began, and I immediately set up Twitter and stayed glued to the #BridalMarket hashtag all weekend, soaking in all the beauties coming through from those lucky enough to attend the shows. This year, I’ll have to mostly rely on recaps, but many wonderful wedding blogs bring along professional photographers and get wonderful, detailed shots, so I’ll still be able to get a glimpse and will certainly pick a few favorites. I may sneak a few peaks once John’s asleep as well.
After last year I chose a few favorite dresses and designed some pieces inspired by them. I spent the first week of January creating them in preparation for a photoshoot with talented photographer and fellow Chapel Hill High alum Heba Salama, which we scheduled for January 10. Heba awoke that morning to an email from me explaining we’d need to reschedule with one of the very first pictures of John, who’d been born early that morning.
This summer we were finally able to meet at her studio and take some pictures. Here are the Bridal Market inspired pieces:
These earrings were inspired by the cascading ruffles in the first Anne Barge gown from this post
The teardrop shaped eyelet design of the Carolina Herrara in the same post would look wonderful with these earrings
This Lela Rose was the first dress I saw from last year’s Bridal Market. I was immediately drawn to scallops of lace along the neckline. The filigree bead caps in these gold and crystal earrings would complement that feature beautifully.
And finally, this Marchesa gown is a little different than what we often expect for a bridal gown. But I can see it in a ballroom wedding of an Art Deco era hotel, and these earrings with draping chains and labradorite stones are perfect for it!
Now I’m all aflutter with excitement for this year’s Market. Only a few more weeks!
Thanks so much for taking the time to capture these for me Heba, they look great!