Photo Courtesy of Desiree Hartsock

OMG! WeddingWire’s editorial team had the chance to sit down with The Bachelorette’s Desiree Hartsock during New York Bridal Market a few weeks ago, and guess what? Not only is she a bride-to-be (Chris Siegfried is one lucky man), but also is designing her very own wedding gown collection with the beloved Maggie Sottero. Be sure to check out eight favorite tidbits from our exclusive interview here.

The #1 Oscar Fashion Trend For Brides

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 04, 2014


Dress Designers (from left to right): Maggie Sottero and Dennis Basso; Photos (from left to right): Dan Lecca 

Red carpet season continued at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday. Our Fashion Editor defined one trend that ruled the night on Cate Blanchett, Jessica Biel, Angelina Joel, and more: major embellishment. Luckily, for those hollywood-glam brides, there are plenty of Fall 2014 collections that feature this look. Take a peek at 12 of our favorites!

Wedding Dress Predictions: Ashley Hebert

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 29, 2012

Dress Designers (from left to right): Mark Zunino and Maggie Sottero

Ashley Hebert, who starred in the seventh edition of “The Bachelorette,” is tying the knot to J.P. Rosenbaum in Fiji this weekend. And yes, their wedding will be televised on ABC! The special will air later in December and will include Hebert’s dress fitting and the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Like many other celebrity brides, who have worn colored wedding dresses this year, Hebert hinted that her custom-made gown will not be white as well, according to US Weekly. Here’s our predictions: Maybe she’ll wear a pink gown similar to Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel or maybe start a new trend with a silver ruffled gown accented with a floral embellishment. For more inspiration, check out our colored wedding gowns photo gallery. What do you predict Hebert will wear? Let us know in the comments below!

Wedding Dress Predictions: Angelina Jolie

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 08, 2012

Dress Designers (from left to right): Maggie Sottero and Alfred Angelo 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s engagement was no surprise this spring. However, details on the couple’s nuptials have been a secret until last week, when sources said Jolie will wear a custom dress designed by L’Wren Scott.

“Angelina wanted to go with someone who is not so obvious for designing wedding gowns,” a source told Grazia. “She’s been courted by some of the hottest designers on the planet, but having a big name isn’t important to Angelina. She wanted someone she could trust, and she most definitely trusts L’Wren Scott.”

Here’s what we know: Jolie likes to make a statement and show off her figure. Maybe she’ll wear a one-shoulder gown with a high-slit and jeweled embellishments similar to what she wore to the Oscars this year. Or maybe she’ll channel her inner-Bella from Twilight with a long-sleeved gown that has a cut out back and lace embellishments. What if she decides to follow in other celebrities’ footsteps and wear a colored gown? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Five Fabulous Looks by Maggie Sottero

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 17, 2011

A little bit of glam. A little bit of drama. A little bit of tradition. Maggie Sottero has a little bit of something for every bride. These are five of the looks we loved:

Horsehair: Adding a bit of oomph to an already full skirt, Maggie Sottero added ruffles of horsehair to make this skirt as voluminous as possible. Top it off with a crystal embellished bodice and you have a gorgeous gown for a ballroom wedding.

Back Draping: Remembering that many guests will spend the night looking at your back choose a gown which makes a statement whether you’re coming or going. This column gown features a beautifully draped back with a beaded necklace embellishment. If you’re looking for a dress with sex appeal, this is it.

Little White Dress: For a garden wedding, city hall or as a reception party dress, the little white dress is on everyone’s runway. This version, with a full knee-length skirt, has lace appliques on the skirt and bodice.

Peek-a-Boo Bling: This draped satin trumpet silhouette, which hugs the body in all the right places, has a little bit of something extra. Underneath the sort of cowl neckline is encrusted beading and crystals peeking out. The beading and crystal detailing also enhances the gown’s spaghetti straps.

Bow Detailing: For a bride looking for a small embellishment on her wedding gown’s bodice a bow is a chic detail that has a big impact. It’s both classic and understated.

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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