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Feminine Details – Bridal Trend Report Spring 2018

Feminine, Fierce, and Fashion-Forward — NYBFW Trend Report

Beth Chapman author, stylist, and owner of The White Dress by the Shore, a couture bridal boutique in Connecticut gives us an exclusive runway report from this April’s Bridal Fashion Week in NYC.

The trends that were revealed during New York bridal fashion week were all about classic, feminine details. “It is on trend to be classic…and I could not be happier!” Beth exclaims. Some of the most predominant trends to grace the runways…

Lady-like feminine details

There were sweet, feminine details in almost every line.  Lace, appliqués, swiss dot, and soft tulle were constants on the runway.  It is hip to be sweet for Spring 2018!

Marchesa, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Monique Lhuiller, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Theia, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Sachin & Babi, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Bows

I am such a sucker for a bow, so I was giddy to see them on many runways.  To me, bows never went out of style!  They were present on the front of gowns, on the back of gowns, on the shoulder, and even in the hair!

Sachin & Babi, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Viktor & Rolf, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Peter Langner, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Ines Di Santo, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Pearls

Pearls, a bridal staple as far as I am concerned, are the detail of the moment.  They were encrusted on gowns and draped in dramatic strands across the models necks and shoulders.

Monique Lhuillier, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Khan, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Reem Acra, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Naeem Khan, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Black Accents

Black accents were featured in many collections, even in those of the most classic designers. Black adds a touch of drama and certainly can create amazing waist definition. I love the idea of adding a touch of black in an accessory for your evening reception!

Marchesa, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Peter Langner, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Feathers

The flirty trend also showed up by way of feathers!  They were featured as accessories, but also incorporated into several gowns.  It was a dramatic touch on the runways and I think is fabulous for an avant garde bride or for a reception look!

Hayley Paige, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Mira Zwillinger, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Hayley Paige, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Off-the shoulder 

The hot neckline of the season is off the shoulder.  We are seeing this in ready to wear and it has made its way into bridal as well.  This is a wonderful alternative to strapless, but it still allows you to show your décolletage.

Marchesa, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Sachin & Babi, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Mira Zwillinger, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Theia, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

Pants

One of the most exciting trends was pants!  These were reflected in jumpsuits and adorable pant ensembles.  This is trend provides amazing options for same sex couples as well as for all of the brides wedding related events.

Viktor & Rolf, Photographed by: Jessica Haley

 

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Feminine Details – Bridal Trend Report Spring 2018

Feminine, Fierce, and Fashion-Forward — NYBFW Trend Report Beth Chapman author, stylist, and owner of The White Dress by the Shore, a couture bridal boutique in Connecticut gives us an exclusive runway report from this April’s Bridal Fashion Week in NYC. The trends that were revealed during New York bridal fashion week were all about […]

Vendor Spotlight is On: Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Illustration


Vendor Spotlight is on Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Illustration; with over 25 years in the business Sharon’s custom scripts and fonts are an art form like no other.

1. How did your business come to be?

I have been interested in creating art  my whole life and dabbled in calligraphy in high school.  When I moved to Newport, I was fortunate to meet and apprentice with world-renown bravura penman, Raphael Boguslav with the goal of perfecting my hand to begin taking on freelance projects.  Wedding calligraphy soon became my focus and I’ve been happily coordinating with brides and wedding planners for the past 30 years. In addition, I have worked toward a certificate program in Natural Science illustration at RISD so often include illustrations in my work.  Custom maps have become a popular item for events so I continue to enjoy drawing to that end as well.

2. What are the services you offer?

I offer hand lettering and illustration work for any occasion from invitations, envelope addressing, escort cards, mirrors to custom maps, menus and event guides. I hand mix my inks to coordinate with any color scheme and have several styles to choose from.  I can also create custom fonts if a bride has a style she is inspired by.

3. Where are you located and how far are you willing to travel?

I am located in Middletown, RI and am happy to travel anywhere I’m needed!

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

For a full invitation design, I ask for 3 months notice.  Custom maps generally take one month. For most other projects, 2 weeks is sufficient.  Ideally, once a bride knows she wants to commission me, I will put the work on my calendar in advance.

5. What advice do you always give to brides?

My advice to brides would be to make sure that her inspiration style is coordinated and discussed with anyone else in her family or wedding party that would have influence or an opinion so that by the time she commissions her invitation designer or calligrapher, everyone is in agreement.  That saves everyone time and expense once the project is underway.

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Vendor Spotlight is On: Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Illustration

Vendor Spotlight is on Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Illustration; with over 25 years in the business Sharon’s custom scripts and fonts are an art form like no other. 1. How did your business come to be? I have been interested in creating art  my whole life and dabbled in calligraphy in high school.  When I […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Janie Haas Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Janie Haas Events; a full-service event design and planning firm located in North Andover, Ma. Stay tuned for real wedding Wednesday featuring her beautiful work!

1. How did your business come to be?

I had been a part of another event planning company for over 25 years before I moved to the North Shore area. When I first opened my company, I worked as an event consultant offering only a la carte planning services. I soon realized that after being a full scale planner for 25 years prior that I was volunteering too much information!  I quickly went back to the full scale model and I am happy to say that we are soon going to celebrate our 14th year!

2. What are the services you offer?

We offer everything from conception to execution and everything in between.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?

We are located in North Andover, but we have an office in both Boston and San Juan, Puerto Rico. We will travel anywhere!

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

I would suggest booking at least a year out if possible since we limit the number of events that we do each weekend.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Enjoy the planning process as it will evolve as time goes on and you develop a clearer sense of your style, taste and budget. There are some incredibly talented vendors in every category so part of our job and yours is finding YOUR perfect team of vendors.

Photography: Corinna Raznikov.

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Vendor Spotlight On: Janie Haas Events

Vendor Spotlight is on Janie Haas Events; a full-service event design and planning firm located in North Andover, Ma. Stay tuned for real wedding Wednesday featuring her beautiful work! 1. How did your business come to be? I had been a part of another event planning company for over 25 years before I moved to […]

Stormy Grey & Blue – Color Theory

There is a distinct beauty in stormy weather and the colors that emerge are nothing short of spectacular.

Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design drew inspiration from the surrounding sea views and rich whaling history of The New Bedford Whaling Museum to create the perfect setting for a wedding in the newly opened Harbor View Gallery. A solid wood table was decorated with glass pedestals overflowing with white peonies and greenery which were made to look as if they were blowing in the ocean breeze. “No detail went uninspired. Our use of glass elements throughout the tablescape gave a nod to the local history and glass museum around the corner. We especially loved the Del’s Lemonade cupcakes made by Russell Morin Catering and Events. This wedding shoot was inspired not only by the colors of stormy seas, but by the rich culture of New Bedford and the timeless romance evoked by the local history,” Rachael described.

 

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Stormy Grey & Blue – Color Theory

There is a distinct beauty in stormy weather and the colors that emerge are nothing short of spectacular. Rachael Sirois of Farrissey Floral Design drew inspiration from the surrounding sea views and rich whaling history of The New Bedford Whaling Museum to create the perfect setting for a wedding in the newly opened Harbor View […]

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