The Best of Bridal Market: Maddison Row

Posted by meg on May 09, 2012

By Anne Chertoff

For the next few weeks, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Lindsay Nowak of Maddison Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Here’s what she had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

I loved Amsale’s collection. It was very cohesive and had a huge range. Also, Reem Acra was completely glamorous and fabulous. Each dress had such interesting detail and was executed flawlessly.

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color, whether pink, blue, black or red,  was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Oscar de la Renta’s blue gowns

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: Of the new designers who showed, who is going to be a breakout star?

Carol Hannah Whitfield

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: What’s your favorite new trend or dress detail of the season?

Peplums

So far, we’ve found out which wedding dress color you love (pink!), the best back (illusion, by a hair), the sleeves you’re swooning over (cap), and the modern lace treatment you like (bold). And today, we’re talking about one of the biggest trends that hit market this year: peplums!

A peplum is a ruffled overskirt that provides a unique silhouette to a gown – and they were in abundance this season. We saw them in all shapes, sizes, and fabrications, so we wanted to know if you’re a fan of the whole trend and if so, if you prefer your peplum to be big, small, or something in between.

Dresses (from left) by Christos, Alvina Valenta, Angel Sanchez
Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

How big do you like your peplums?

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The Best of Bridal Market: Hitched

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2012

For the next few weeks, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Julia Lichtman Kepniss and Carin Rosenberg Levine of Hitched in Washington, DC. Here’s what they had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

There were so many amazing collections that we saw – it’s hard to choose! Lela Rose showed amazing details, Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture brought back luxurious duchesse satin, Amsale and Christos debuted some fun fashion-forward peplums….we can’t pick just one!

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color (pink, blue, black, etc.) was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Judd Waddell showed a beautiful fitted organza gown in a subtle blush color. We think brides will love the draping throughout the bodice and the easy shape.

Photo by Dan Lecca