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!
Full disclosure: we wanted to order everything this model wore. The way long, slim sleeves pair with a low open back is absolute perfection in design. Detached sleeves and a curve hugging silhouette are taken to the next level with incredible lace, embroidery and hand beaded embellishments The slim-fitting silhouette of this inspired Casablanca Bridal gown is elegantly framed by a matching cathedral veil Lace and satin (and a perfect pony) on the Allure Bridal runway. Lush lace and a touch of glitter throughout make this Allure Bridals wedding dress truly special Lifting the veil. Classic. Veils took the look from model to bride like nothing else. Side slits and glitter combine effortlessly with beautiful laced and well shaped neckline Look for organic designs worked into luxe details like these feathery patterns of beadwork. Dimensional lace is definitely on the list of trending design elements. Did you see this one on our Instagram feed? Shapes that flatter, lace elegantly and intentionally appliqued is a classic look that will always be on trend. So sparkly, so glittery, so dreamy! The artistry is so evident in every wedding dress design from Casablanca Bridal The vintage vibe was strong on the Allure Bridals runway The model draws us in with a flourish of her flowing layer of tulle over a fitted silhouette. We are just like you. We need to touch and feel a wedding dress to truly know it. You had us a perfect lines and lush details. Trends on the runway: flowing chiffon topped by bold lace and off the shoulder necklines. A wedding jump suit to remember by Casablanca Bridal 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 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:-)