Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bridal Market S/S 2016 – TRENDING

Another season, another round of gorgeous wedding gowns. The creativity never ends! Such beautiful pieces walked the runways in New York City this week. We now share with you some of our favorite trends!


Dress by Reem Acra

Show Me The Sheer Sleeves –  we have Kristen Stewart, Twilight and Carolina Herrera to thank for the resurgence  of the “sleeved” wedding gown style. Designers like Monique L’hullier, Ivy & Aster and others are now taking a new modern twist on this look by providing both sexiness and sensuality with a sheer/lace sleeved wedding gown. This style is best on those who may be looking for something provocative without being overly exposed.

B_gll_LB_ss16_015_320x480Dress by Galia Lahav

The Low V – for the confident & dramatic bride, we love the growing number of dresses that showcase the neck/collarbone area. It’s a very sexy style, gives unique shape to the upper portion of the gowns and adding some dimension. This style was popular at Ines di Santo, Reem Acra, among other runways over the week!


Dress by Vera Wang

Tie Me With A Bow- For the bride with an affinity for accessories, we love the bow as the perfect finish to a gorgeous wedding gown. It can be done in all shapes and sizes as well as anywhere on the gown, (placed in the lower back, on the skirt or front & center). We also saw this look in unique ways through Sareh Nouri and Lakum designs.


Top & Skirt by Mira Zwillinger

2 Is Better Than 1 – For the simple, no-fuss bride.. We love the idea of a two-piece wedding outfit! It’s less restrictive and allows for more creativity. This can come in any shape, style, texture, length and is a slightly cheaper alternative. Added bonus: you can repeat each piece separately if you feel they work well with other clothing in your closet!

All of these styles are beautiful! When we talk to brides about their potential wedding gowns, it helps us to get more personality about the bride (and couple) so we have a sense of style when planning the decor & other unique wedding details. Contact us for a consultation if you’re interested in learning more about wedding planning for your special day!

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Creative Wedding Invitation Ideas

2015 is showing to be a unique and colorful year for stationery! For many, couples are tired of perusing the repetitive formal invitations that end up looking boring and expensive. Depending on your style and the type of wedding you’re having, there’s lots of options to explore. A general trend we’re seeing is a combination of “old meets new”, but we dive in a bit further with a few of our favorite looks!


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  • Illustrations- this is probably directed towards the more whimsical couple, but a fast growing trend! It shows a fun way of providing all the wedding details to your guests. We notice that there’s typically some reference to a pair: people, animals etc. to bring in the romantic element.


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  • Rope/burlap- for a rustic themed wedding, it’s a great way to tie in the authenticity. There’s lots of ways to do this including using recycled materials as paper, incorporating leaves, branches and/or other nature references.

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  • Handwritten calligraphy- there’s just something about calligraphy. What we love about it is that it almost jumps off the page and always does so in such a romantic way. When invitations have a mix of text and calligraphy, you know that the most important details are the ones handwritten. There’s a sincerity to it, which makes it appealing to couples.


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  • Watercolors- we love the DIY aspect this has as well as incorporating beautiful colors in a messy, yet beautiful way. This trend is perfect for the spring and summer seasons!

Be sure to check out our Wedding Stationery Pinterest board for some other fun, creative ideas with any wedding type: destination, rustic, nautical and more! For South Asian specific ideas, be sure to check this out along with some inspiration from our friends at 3 Bees Paperie!



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