Runway Report: Fall 2022 Bridal Market, Chicago

One look around our boutique and you'll know that we are truly in a golden age of wedding dress design. Intricate beadwork, rich fabrics, fine laces, flattering shapes, and delightfully unexpected details all can be found in the wonderfully creative designs of bridal gowns today. And after our recent trip to Chicago for Fall 2022 Bridal Market, we're more certain than ever that this golden era is just getting started.

Join us on a pictorial journey of our runway experience plus a bonus off-runway image of one of our favorite reemerging trends - color!! Then let us know which trends you love and which of these looks most catches your eye. Your opinions matter!

Runway model in an exquisite wedding dress being admired by many onlookers
Full disclosure: we wanted to order everything this model wore.
Profile of a runway model in a slim fitting long sleeve wedding dress and a backlit veil.
The way long, slim sleeves pair with a low open back is absolute perfection in design.
View the back of a curve hugging wedding dress on a runway model
Detached sleeves and a curve hugging silhouette are taken to the next level with incredible lace, embroidery and hand beaded embellishments
Onlookers take in a wedding dress and its details as it is modeled on the runway
The slim-fitting silhouette of this inspired Casablanca Bridal gown is elegantly framed by a matching cathedral veil
View the back of a lace and satin wedding dress on a runway model
Lace and satin (and a perfect pony) on the Allure Bridal runway.
Close up of lace and sparkle detail on a strapless wedding dress
Lush lace and a touch of glitter throughout make this Allure Bridals wedding dress truly special
A runway model in a lace wedding dress begins to lift the cathedral veil away from her hair.
Lifting the veil. Classic.
Onlookers admire a runway model wearing a wedding dress and veil.
Veils took the look from model to bride like nothing else.
Wedding dress on a runway model on the Allure Bridals runway
Side slits and glitter combine effortlessly with beautiful laced and well shaped neckline
Elegant back of a runway model in a beaded wedding dress
Look for organic designs worked into luxe details like these feathery patterns of beadwork.
Strapless fitted wedding dress worn by a runway model
Dimensional lace is definitely on the list of trending design elements.
Sideview of a model wearing a beaded lace wedding dress on the Allure Bridals runway
Did you see this one on our Instagram feed?
Strapless lace wedding dress worn by a runway model fanning out a cathedral veil
Shapes that flatter, lace elegantly and intentionally appliqued is a classic look that will always be on trend.
Close up on sparkling bridal gown worn by a runway model
So sparkly, so glittery, so dreamy!
The beautiful back of a runway model in wedding dress.
The artistry is so evident in every wedding dress design from Casablanca Bridal
Runway model wearing a lace wedding dress.
The vintage vibe was strong on the Allure Bridals runway
Close up of the skirt detail of a wedding dress worn by a runway model
The model draws us in with a flourish of her flowing layer of tulle over a fitted silhouette.
Onlookers touch the lush fabric of a wedding dress worn by a runway model
We are just like you. We need to touch and feel a wedding dress to truly know it.
Runway model posing for a still photo in a truly exquisite fitted wedding dress with a long, glorious train.
You had us a perfect lines and lush details.
Runway model in a chiffon and lace wedding dress on the Allure Bridals runway
Trends on the runway: flowing chiffon topped by bold lace and off the shoulder necklines.
Runway model wearing a wedding jump suit
A wedding jump suit to remember by Casablanca Bridal
Close up image of a wedding gown with floral print tulle and embroidery.
Hints of sweet color and delicate florals. And buttons on the sleeves! Love!

Can we just say, "Well done!" to Allure Bridals and Casablanca Bridals for putting together an event that was both beautiful and ever so helpful in the unforgettably lush setting of The Drake Hotel.


Incredible and enormous floral arrangement in the tea room at the Drake Hotel in Chicago Illinois
Incredible and absolutely enormous floral arrangement in the tea room of the the famous Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

Photos by Rosemary, who is very grateful for a blog that allows her to showcase her photography hobby:-)