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By Anne Chertoff
A number of exciting new wedding invitation details were spotted at designer booths throughout the 2013 National Stationery Show. Brides will continue seeing fashion-inspired lace accents and shimmering gold foil printing on invitations and stationery accessory pieces. Traditional invitation designs got a modern update by mixing two font types, some even resembled handwriting. And whether or not you’re DIYing your wedding invitation, if you like the DIY look you’ll have plenty of Kraft paper invites to choose from. Couples should take note of the back of their invites when selecting theirs. You’ll find that they’re just as detailed as the front with patterned and textured backings. Here’s a look at some of the latest wedding invitation designs arriving in stationery stores later this summer:
Lace inspiration on a wedding invitation doesn’t have to be limited to a white or ivory pattern, as the Port Jefferson Wedding Suite by Dolce Press shows here. Featuring a purple lace-like pattern on each of the stationery suite’s pieces, the traditional fabric is more modern when shown in a bright hue, and the mixing of serif and sans serif fonts only adds to the whimsical look and feel.
The Wedding Salon recently held two of their largest events – one in Los Angeles, and one in New York. Check out these recaps of these super-cool and totally luxe bridal shows.
On Monday, March 25, 2013 from 4-8PM, the Wedding Salon hosted its 8th Annual Los Angeles Showcase with 1,200 in attendance at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Notable features included: cake tastings by Hansen’s Cakes (Tori Spelling’s favorite), gowns by Nicole Miller, Winnie Couture, BHLDN and more. There was a suite created just by TAO Group with photo booths and a DJ spinning all night, as well as Skinnygirl cocktails.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Bari Jay; Berta; Olia Zavozina; Ivy & Aster. Photos by Robert Mitra
Pier 92 was the hub of this season’s New York Bridal Market, full of exciting new wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. It was so much fun to check out the new collections from mainstays and brand-new design houses. Check out just a sampling of the collections that showed at Pier 92 here:
Bari Jay Bridesmaid Dresses: Love the rainbow of colors in this bridesmaid collection. Our favorites? The black lace peplum mini, the beach-worthy multicolor gown, and the on-trend chartreuse.
Berta Wedding Dresses: These wedding dresses hug the figure in all the right places. It’s definitely a sexy collection, but totally feminine at the same time.
Ivy & Aster Wedding Dresses: We loved how whimsical Ivy & Aster’s dresses are. From a textured tea-length style to a black-and-white feathered mini to a patterned romantic gown, lots of unique styles here.
Olia Zavozina Wedding Dresses: This collection features a mix of form-fitting, glam gowns, and more demure styles. We all swooned over the pink gown featured above.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Angel Sanchez, Stephen Yearick, Oscar de la Renta, Elizabeth Fillmore. Photos by Dan Lecca
Gorgeous wedding dresses are still making their debuts at New York Bridal Market. Here are some of the collections we viewed on Day 4.
Angel Sanchez: This collection was the definition of “modern romance.” Feminine details plus contemporary design elements = totally swoon-worthy.
Stephen Yearick: Get ready for some real jaw-droppers, from body-hugging sparklers to super-grand ballgowns.
Oscar de la Renta: We just adored all of the whimsical touches in this collection – you’ll have to see it to believe us.
Elizabeth Fillmore: We love this designer’s black and white designs – a little edgy, but still so feminine and chic.
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Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Dessy, Bari Jay, Watters, Amsale. Dessy, Bari Jay, and Watters photos by Robert Mitra; Amsale photo by Dan Lecca
We saw dozens of bridesmaid dresses during New York Bridal Market, but there were a few trends that definitely emerged. Black or dark-colored lace bridesmaid dresses were featured in most of the collections that we saw, and we must say, we love the look. It’s feminine and flirty, but still feels quite formal – and even a bit edgy. Tell us in in the comments: Would you want your ‘maids to sport this look?
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