Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Fashion Week

I'm getting more questions and advice about my wedding gown than ever right now. One of the more interesting pieces of advice I've heard is that once you have your gown, you must stop looking at them. Perhaps that's good advice for some, but I find it totally impossible. I know what I'll be wearing on my wedding day, but still enjoy seeing gowns on blogs, TV shows, and in bridal magazines.

For the past few days, I've been enjoying tweets from the Bridal Market, which is like fashion week for the bridal industry. Darcy Miller, editor of Martha Stewart Weddings has been posting iphone pictures to her blog for the past few days. The editor of Bridal Guide is doing the same via Twitter. The very best coverage of all seems to be coming from Weddings Unveiled Magazine (yes, I've mentioned them before...when I find something I like, I tend to gush over it).

Editor Emily Howard's twitter feed has been chock full of pictures and commentary from the shows. It's as good as having a play-by-play announcer. Within hours, the magazine's blog has professional pictures (far better than the camera phone shots others have posted) of every look. There's so much eye candy!

Pardon to departure from home talk, but here is the first (and possibly only) set of Small & Chic Bridal Fashion Awards. Click the links to see the full collections on the Weddings Unveiled blog. They are still posting ones have appeared since I started writing this blog entry!

Best Use of Asymmetry: Amsale

The "I Could Stare at this Collection All Day" Award: Reem Acra

The Glamour Award: Romona Keveza

Okay, it's not bridal, but click through to see the rest of the amazing collection. GREEN is coming! Mark my words.

The Pretty Award: Rivini

Every single dress is pretty. Love it.

The "Your mother's wedding gown might be cool after all" Award:
Legends by Romona Kevaza

 This looks a lot like my mother's wedding gown from the 1960s.

Best Use of Color: Oscar de la Renta

The "I would like to live in your studio" Award: Modern Trousseau

The Confidence Award: Marchesa
 Click through to check out dresses so gorgeous the models can stand on cardboard and look great.

The "This collection is too pretty for there to be empty seats" Award: Anne Barge

Forgive me, but I have three less than gushing awards to give. I'm no expert, but even I have noticed some interesting things about these three collections:

The "Didn't we see all of these dresses last year" Award: Watters

I swear half of the dresses in this collection are "inspired" by last year's Vera Wang collection
(or maybe even the White by Vera Wang collection)

The Departure Award: Priscilla of Boston
What is this? If this is where they go, I'm afraid for their future.

The "What Happened?" Award: Monique Lhuillier

Some stuffing gowns, but why does some of Monique's collection looking more like Pnina Tornai's these days?

All images from the utterly amazing blog, Completely Unveiled,
written by the editors of Weddings Unveiled magazine.


  1. That off the shoulder lace one was stunning!!

  2. Amy at Inspired PlacesAugust 5, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I never heard of that magazine, but I really like their blog! Thanks for the links. Might go see if I can pick up the magazine at the bookstore.


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