Bridal Market

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Illusion necklines… tulle skirts…embroidery…are some ways we can describe the bridal beauty we experienced in New York city during Bridal Market! Ultimate Bride spent a few days with our exclusive designers, exploring their newest collections while meeting with some fabulous people in the bridal industry!  While we saw classic bridal, we also saw pieces that really took risks for that bride living on the edge! Thank you to our designers for really showing us a wonderful time, until next time!

Let’s take a look at a snapshot of what was Bridal Market 2014!

 

 

 

 

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Jenny Packham really wowed us with new accessories to compliment her vintage inspired gowns!

 

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Romona Keveza’s Legends collection was stunning, especially this Audrey Hepburn inspired gown!

 

 

 

 

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Project Runways, Austin Scarlett, chose a Gone with the Wind theme for his bridal collection presentation! We thought was gorgeous!

 

 

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Monique Lhuillier was nothing short of dreamy at bridal market! This piece from her Platinum collection really stood out.

 

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Here is Marina, pictured with Carlos, designer for the label Liancarlo. His artistic genius really stood out this collection with new embroidery and beadwork!

 

 

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Marco, from Naeem Khan, was presenting us with this gorgeous chiffon embroidered gown. The neckline was just beautiful on this!

 

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Anna Maier always stuns with their lace and this time was no different!

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Here is our consultant, Marina, posing with Israeli designer, Berta and our friends from Chic Parisian, a bridal salon in Miami!

 

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This off the shoulder, lace Oscar de la Renta ballgown was jaw dropping! Inspired by the gown Amal Allamudin wore when she married George Clooney.

 

 

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Here is Israeli designer Mira Zwillinger, show-casing one of her newest pieces, embodying nothing but elegance!

 

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What an honor to meet Herve, one of the very talented designers for Carolina Herrera!

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Coveted designer, Naeem Khan, was kind enough to host a cocktail party during market weekend! We had a wonderful time!

 

A Tribute to a Legend

Oscar de la Renta

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7/22/1932 – 10/20/2014

Iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who was trained by designers Cristobal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo, dressed names such as Jenna Bush, Jackie Kennedy, and Ann Ford. Starting his ready to wear label in 1965 and introducing bridal to in 2006, Ultimate Bride was fortunate enough to carry his first bridal collection in Chicago. To this day, we remain exclusive in carrying the Oscar de la Renta bridal collection. Oscar de la Renta’s name will always be synonymous with style, class and distinction. We bid him a bittersweet farewell, but his designs will always live on.

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Ann Ford – Bridal Gown 1965

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Amal Alamuddin pictured here with Oscar de la Renta getting fitted for her wedding gown -2014

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Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta – 2014

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Jenna Bush in her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown

Grooming your wedding day

Every bridesmaid needs a handsome guy to walk her down that aisle, so let’s take a look at different options there are for your groomsmen to look their best!

Every wedding has it’s style, so using the groomsmen attire to bring out that style is always a great idea!

The Black Tie Groomsmen: Nothing like a polished tuxedo to bring that formal touch to your black tie wedding! To make sure the groom stands out, maybe have the groomsmen in a different color tie or vest than the groom!

The Semi Formal Groomsmen: For a wedding in a modern venue, a gallery or museum perhaps, going a bit more modern can really mix things up! Try a grey suit and even use a pop of color for the tie!

 

The Casual Groomsmen: Getting married on the beach in Mexico? OLE! Try something to ensure your groomsmen don’t get overheated in the sun! A light colored button down shirt and linen pants is a great way to have the guys looking stylish and dressed up without the extra layer of a suit jacket!

Tip to the Groom: Since the cost of being in a wedding can add up fast, think about gifting an accessory to your best bros such as a belt or tie!