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2015 Bridal Fashion Week Recap November 6, 2015

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As a gal who loves to chat to anyone I meet, and as someone who finds that words come naturally, I almost (almost) find myself speechless. I’m searching for the right words to describe the endless array of gowns and bridal-wear showcased at this year’s Bridal Fashion Week; the traditional idea of bridal-wear was blown out of the water with three major trends including: stunning jumpsuits, mini dresses and ethereal gowns. After I picked my jaw off the floor, I knew I had to pinpoint my favorites here for you to drool over too. I cannot wait to see the no-doubt gorgeous weddings that will accompany these dresses this coming year!

 

One of my all-time favorites is Pnina Tornai, who does classic designs, but with a twist. Whether it’s a gown dripping with crystals, a plunging neckline or an open back, she always pushes the traditional envelope. Her new collection is called Wind Upon Water, which truly sets the stage for the heavenly gowns. It’s hard to choose which dress takes the cake; each dress is upstaged by the next! Here is a backstage glimpse of a few of the gowns that showcase the amazing bead & lace work. Is it just me, or do I see a little 60’s glam inspiration??

 
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I am a serious fan of black and white (if you saw my last blog post, I included an ahh-mazing black and white bridesmaid dress). Normally I wouldn’t think black belongs on a wedding gown, but Mark Zunino proved me wrong! Every dress in his collection is swoon worthy, but you have to see these black and white numbers, the second one is even hand painted!

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Excuse me while I try to start my heart again, because Lazarro slayed Bridal Fashion Week. While I thought Pnina’s designs and Mark’s black & white gowns were life changing, I was not prepared for Lazarro’s floral numbers. I could choose to include his stunning traditional white and beaded gowns, but what’s the fun in that? Also, this blush drop-waist number is everything I’ve always wanted to see in a gown. I adore his use of color and patterns to make these inspirational gowns.

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Also making the cut are …

 

Monique Lhuillier (Love the high-low drama and beautiful textured fabric)

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Fashion house Marchesa (Perfect to show off stunning shoes, like these)

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This killer jumpsuit number by Angel Sanchez

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And last but not least… this true beauty by Lela Rose

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Hello Taylor Smith!

Fall Intern 2015

 

Taylor is a Pittsburgh native who recently graduated from High Point University, in High Point, North Carolina, with a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a minor in Event Management.

 

She discovered her love for event planning while she was the philanthropy chair for her sorority. Her favorite part about event management is watching everyone’s hard work come together to create a magical event. She is, of course, a sucker for a good love story and enjoys traveling, reading and practicing yoga.
We are so excited for Taylor to join the Hello team!

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Follow These Instagram Accounts For Fabulous Wedding Inspirations September 28, 2015

With over 300 million users, Instagram is a fantastic source of inspiration, ideas, links to possible vendors and research for your big day. I compiled a list of the five best Instagram accounts to follow for every detail of your wedding, that will make you double tap all day long.

 

For the dress:

@Kleinefelds is ideal for providing ideas for the wedding dress of your dreams. We all know the New York City based store from the hit TLC show, Say Yes to the Dress, but its Instagram account is full of inspiration. Every photo features exquisite bridal gowns, unique bridesmaid dress ideas (like my favorite unique black and white dresses below) and small but dazzling accessories (such as these stunning bridal heals below). Kleinfelds has a wide selection of modern, trendy dresses as well as the timeless classics, take your pick and “Like” your favorites!

 
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For the rings:

@shanecompany is your go-to daily source of all that sparkles. It provides pictures of gorgeous rings you can buy directly from them, or to help discover your ideal cut and style. From blingy engagement rings to romantic his and hers wedding bands, they post it all. Hint no more, just tag your s/o in the comments section of your favorite sparkler and get the ring you’ve always wanted. Wedding rings are a symbol of your eternal love, so make it a good one! Shop their rings at http://www.shaneco.com.

 
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For photography ideas:

@weddingsparrow is the “original fine art wedding blog.” Not sure what kind of bridal portraits or wedding day photos you want to have? Check out their pictures to help cultivate your photography vision. Their whimsical eye is great to add to your daily Instagram feed and to show your selected photographer what you’re looking for. Every photo is beautiful with unique shots to show off your dress, your bridal party and even your wedding day glam. Check out a few of my favorite Wedding Sparrow posts below.

 
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For luxury invites and paper products:

@rosandruby_com is the account for Rose & Ruby Paper Co., a luxury wedding paper and design studio. Ran by former fashion designer, Rose Murphy, Rose & Ruby makes gorgeous paper products from invites to place cards and even thank you notes. Her work is the perfect mix of luxury and girly and makes for some lovely instagram photos and serious inspiration for your own invites and creative table number cards. Below are a few handpicked photos of my favorite posts of her recent work. You can order from Rose at http://www.roseandruby.com.

 
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For all the details, small and big:

@smpweddings, the instagram account for the popular site, Style Me Pretty, is the ultimate source for everything from photo ideas to makeup and hair inspiration. They feature real brides with unique designs and stunning looks. They also created #ShowUsYourShoes, so you can peep at what fabulous footwear other brides are wearing. Their account brings everything together so you can find all the standout details in one charming place. Find countless pages of wedding planning ideas on their website at http://www.stylemepretty.com.

 
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Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are great research tools to add to your typical Pinterest searching. Whether you are planning a wedding this year or not quite yet, follow these fabulous instagram accounts for beautiful and unique wedding insight. Also make sure to follow us @helloproductions to see pictures from our recent events and to be inspired by the possibilities for your next event!

xo, Taylor

 
 
 
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Hello Taylor Smith!

Fall Intern 2015

 

Taylor is a Pittsburgh native who recently graduated from High Point University, in High Point, North Carolina, with a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a minor in Event Management.

 

She discovered her love for event planning while she was the philanthropy chair for her sorority. Her favorite part about event management is watching everyone’s hard work come together to create a magical event. She is, of course, a sucker for a good love story and enjoys traveling, reading and practicing yoga.
We are so excited for Taylor to join the Hello team!