Photos (clockwise from top left): Dan Lecca; Dress Designers (clockwise from top left): Claire Pettibone
Start your countdown—Bridal Market is just four days away! Twice a year, the wedding world takes over New York City as dress designers debut new collections, and we’ll be there to document every moment. If you’re not already following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, get on that, stat—it’s the best way to get of-the-moment updates and see fresh-from-the-runway pictures as soon as we publish them. But since we can’t show you anything new until this weekend, we thought we’d kick off the week with our best guesses at the new stuff. Head over to our Fashion Ideas section to see seven trends we think will be gaining steam in the Fall 2014 collections—then let us know in the comments below with which details and designs you hope to see!
Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Lazaro
Even though she has been engaged to Muse musician Matthew Bellamy since April 2011, there are no wedding bells just yet for Kate Hudson. In fact, it might be a surprise wedding.
“I think until the day we get married, the answer is going to be, ‘We have no intention right now of getting married.’ And then you’ll find out we got married,” said Kate Hudson in an interview with USA Today. “We have an idea. It’s starting to formulate but it’s a timing thing. But honestly, right now, Matt is touring. Ryder is in school. I’m working.”
Here are our predictions: Maybe she’ll wear a Vera Wang ball gown with Chantilly lace, similar to what she wore in Bride Wars. Or maybe she’ll have another winter wedding and become inspired by this vintage lace gown accented with a matching beaded and embroidered bolero jacket.
Dress Designers (from left to right): Kenneth Pool and Casablanca Bridal
Jessica Simpson reportedly plans to wed former NFL player Eric Johnson before baby number two arrives, according to Huffington Post Weddings.
“Jessica isn’t concerned about her baby bump showing in the wedding pictures and feels she has put off her nuptials for far too long,” a source told Radar Online. “Date-wise, she is thinking before next summer, possibly February or March.”
Here’s what we know: Simpson wore a strapless, lace Vera Wang gown for her first marriage to Nick Lachey in 2002. Now that she’ll be dressing for two, maybe she’ll wear a strapless, mermaid gown with floral embellishments similar to what Bethenny Frankel, who was seven-months-pregnant at the time, wore to her wedding. Or maybe she’ll choose lace again and be modest as she walks down the aisle in a capped sleeved, tulle gown.
Dress Designers (from left to right): Mark Zunino and Maggie Sottero
Ashley Hebert, who starred in the seventh edition of “The Bachelorette,” is tying the knot to J.P. Rosenbaum in Fiji this weekend. And yes, their wedding will be televised on ABC! The special will air later in December and will include Hebert’s dress fitting and the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Like many other celebrity brides, who have worn colored wedding dresses this year, Hebert hinted that her custom-made gown will not be white as well, according to US Weekly. Here’s our predictions: Maybe she’ll wear a pink gown similar to Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel or maybe start a new trend with a silver ruffled gown accented with a floral embellishment. For more inspiration, check out our colored wedding gowns photo gallery. What do you predict Hebert will wear? Let us know in the comments below!