News > CFW Spring Bridal Show Recap 3.23

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The Spring Bridal Show was brimming with brides-to-be, best friends, mothers, boutique owners, and admirers of bridal fashion. Our conclusion? If this fashion show didn’t make you want to get married, we don’t know what will! And if you’re already planning your wedding with the grandest ideas, looking at Gatlinburg weddings or a chapel wedding at your favorite church, then this show will serve as some stunning clothing inspiration for you. Your wedding dress is the only thing that will garner more attention than your diamond or Moissanite rings that your better half might (engagement or wedding band) give you! What better than seeing the latest designs in bridal fashion with your best bridesmaids and gush over what you might get to wear? If you take a look at some of these gowns at this fashion show and at least one of them inspires you to find a similar dress or gown for your wedding, you can always take a photo of the one you like.
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This way, when you decide to look into something like wedding dress Boston in the hopes of visiting a bridal store, at least you’ll have a source of inspiration to base your potentially dress on. It will just make finding a wedding dress a lot easier.
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Featured Designer Anne Barge stole everyone’s breath with her timeless wedding gowns, inspired by iconic beauties Princess Grace and Audrey Hepburn. Barge’s designs varied from creamy, multi-layered chiffon skirts, tightly fitted dresses, mermaid skirts and simple bell-shaped gowns, with ornate bodices drenched in pearls, luxurious beadwork, or a clean line of buttons dancing down the back. Lace, pleating, silk, chiffon, and ruffles also decorated the runway. Need we mention the lavish trains on her finale gowns?
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Dainty, feminine and French-inspired looks also came down the runway from local retailers WHITE and Modern Trousseau. Brides-to-be had their pen and paper out taking notes of their favorite gowns and specialty dresses.

Liz White

Liz White of LWD Couture in Asheville, N.C. showcased an extensive collection of traditional and non-traditional wedding gowns in silk, lace and charmeuse fabrics. Her collection evoked images of Greecian and Egyptian princesses in gowns that dripped with beaded embroidery embellishments, dainty chains and backless dresses. Her color palette ranged from white, crème, bronze, metallic blue and black.
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Designer Rachel Gordon’s ONE LOVE collection shared the runway with Suite 33, Treats for Tresses, Birdsong Designs and Fresh Stitch. The runway collaboration was slightly confusing as it was difficult to tell who designed the gowns, however, overall the collection was very impressive. The show opened with color blocked bridal dresses for flower girls in white, baby blue and canary yellow. Naturally, the mini models had audience members swooning and snapping photos of their adorable smiles and seriously sweet dresses. The rest of the show blended vintage laces for brides with fringe cords in white and crème dresses. Draping, tailored bodices and silk ribbon adornments were common themes throughout the collections.

Brooke Ray

Emerging Bridal Designer Winner Brooke Ray showed a contemporary collection blending white and floral patterns on pant suits and empire-waist gowns embellished with sheer laces and silk ribbons.

Collectively, the Spring Bridal Show was a delightful success. The women in attendance took in hundreds of gowns in one sitting and prior to the show, gathered at the catering companies’ tables to enjoy delicious food samples, mimosas and dessert treats. What more could a girl ask for?

words and photos: Sonia Hendrix

Posted on March 26, 2013 by admin.

Categories: Wearable Art

Tags: Anne Barge, Bridal Show, Brooke Ray, CFW, Charleston Fashion Week, Liz White, Modern Trousseau, One Love Designs, Rachel Gordon, WHITE

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