Last week, our buying and marketing teams headed to NYC to attend New York Bridal Fashion Week and preview 2023 bridal trends to bring home the best of the best for our brides. From stunning details to statement accessories, take a peek at some of our favorites and book your bridal appointment below!
We started off day one at the Columbus airport, ready to head to New York and see all the pretty. After touching down in the Big Apple and checking in at The Edition, our team was off to see Untamed Petals, Nicole & Felicia, Dany Tabet + Madeline. Extravagant accessories like ruffled gloves + oversized tulle bows caught our eyes immediately, followed by larger-than-life textured ball gowns and beaded fit and flares.
We were lucky enough to speak with Dany Tabet himself about his 2023 collection, filled with floral textures, removable details and statement sleeves. Dany is an expert of illusion tulle and highly-detailed embroidery, and these talents certainly shone in his latest collection.
We ended Day One at Paesano’s in Little Italy, discussing our favorite trends of the trip so far, and excitedly anticipating the rest of the trip over pasta + wine, of course.
Day two began with coffee at Ralph’s, before a day packed with 6 designer appointments. The city was bustling + busy bright and early, and we couldn’t wait to see what NYBFW had in store for us!
Peter Langner was our first stop; an airy loft space filled with natural light and racks of beautiful wedding dresses. Our team couldn’t get enough of the texture that filled his collection, along with the versatile looks to bring brides from ceremony to reception.
Following Peter, we headed to Allison Webb. Her classic style with a modern twist was more prevalent than ever in her Spring 2023 collection. Jacquard fabrics, dainty pearl details and pops of blue had us swooning.
Immediately after viewing Allison’s collection, we headed into Lazaro for his Spring ’23 collection. Sparkle, dresses-turned-jumpsuits, and the most twirl-worthy ball gowns left us wanting more.
Afterwards, our team headed across town to Rivini. The dreamy all-white studio space lined with mirrors and plush white couches was the perfect setting for her magical new collection. Statement sleeves upon statement sleeves, a hand painted ball gown and jaw-dropping sparkly two-piece were a few of the 2023 bridal trends we saw from Rita.
Of course we had to snap a few team photos in between appointments, and then quickly headed to Romona Keveza in Rockefeller Center. Here, we saw more bridal trends like asymmetrical and square necklines, lots of texture, and pops of color in blush + gold.
Last but certainly not least, we headed over to the latest addition to our designer collection: Netta BenShabu. Every design was stunning, featuring detailed beading and embroidery, pointed sweetheart necklines and, of course, statement sleeves.
We ended Day Two at The Smith [a must-stop in NYC], and then headed to an event at the Royalton rooftop, where we connected with other industry leaders. Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel and geared up for Day Three!
Day Three began with the iconic Vera Wang [after NYC bagels, of course], where we viewed gowns inspired by celebrity red carpet looks like Gwen Stefani’s statement gown at the 2021 Met Gala. More ruffles and shimmering beading were the 2023 bridal trends at this stop, complemented with capes and high slits.
Following Vera Wang, we headed to Ines Di Santo, where a spacious loft turned secret garden housed gowns with breathtaking hand beading and lace. Her Fall 2023 collection was just as magical as the space used to showcase it, featuring detachable elements, more asymmetrical necklines, breathtaking veils, and of course gorgeous color.
Our final stop on Day Three was Maria Elena Headpieces, where we stumbled upon the most beautiful + intricately designed bridal accessories. Brides, be on the lookout for these gorgeous pieces in our boutique later this year!
A quick change and dinner later, we headed to the Ines Di Santo Illuminated Soiree, where our team was lucky enough to meet and speak with Ines herself. A gracious and beautiful host among her secret garden installation, this night isn’t one we’ll soon forget.
On our fourth and final day at NYBFW, we began with Monique Lhuillier. The space took dreamy to a new level; soft neutrals accented by unique florals created the perfect backdrop to this amazing collection. Along with statement sleeves, Monique brings pattern, color, and extra sparkle to the 2023 bridal landscape for the bride who’s looking for something as unique as it is luxurious.
Our final stop for the week was Berta. Their showroom was magical – mirrored walls behind rows of gowns had us speechless as we anticipated the first gown. Berta’s signature all-over sparkle style was present, as well as a newer look for this Israeli designer. Clean + classic ball gowns with structured bodices and princess-like skirts were a team favorite.
After a whirlwind few days, we grabbed a bite to eat at Jack’s Wife Freda before heading to the airport for our trip home, heads spinning from all the pretty packed into four days! Our team had a lot of decisions to be made following this trip, as we strive to bring the best bridal trends back to our boutique. 2023 + 2024 brides, request your appointment here!
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