Top bridal designers presented their collections recently at the 2013 Bridal Week in New York and several trends emerged during the event. There were huge embellishments, one-shouldered gowns, cap sleeves, and even bralette pantsuits. There was no absence of color on the runway as various shades of red, nudes and blush were paraded down the runway. Roma Keveza added a romantic twist to the one-shouldered trend with a body-hugging, a one-shouldered dress that was draped off the shoulder and it was stunning, simple and sexy.
There was no absence of lace on the runway as Amsale and Temperley London presented precious cap sleeve gowns that were made with the delicate material. Monique Lhuillier’s strapless lace gown in blush was swimming in lace and showed off the detailing well.
Speaking of cap sleeves, Monique Lhuillier combined this trend with sparkling crystals to create an Ice Princess effect. Angel Sanchez’s showcased this phenomenon in his collection as well but with gold flakes and the effect was absolutely stunning and perfect for anyone planning a winter wedding.
Red was the new black and it showed up in many collections in varying hues. Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, and Romona Keveza walked dresses down the runway that were as bold in design as in color.
Oscar de la Renta incorporated the current retro bralette trend into his bridal show and paired it with wide-legged trousers and a tulle trimmed jacket. This wasn’t the only designer that featured trousers as Caroline Herrera paired a white pantsuit with a lace blouse with a deep neckline. Both versions are perfect for anyone who prefers trousers over a dress.
The event gave many options for fashion-forward brides as well as brides looking for traditional bridal gowns. There was nothing boring about these collections.
Hire an artist or two. There are different types of artists, but not every artist is a wedding and reception entertainer. The kind of artist you are seeking is able to draw fast and loves an audience. Caricature artists at wedding events are popular. An artist who is quick at sketching and has the imagination to create a collage of the various situations during the event as guests watch is also fun to watch. Creating an opportunity for the guests to observe more than one artist work at a time not only increases the entertainment value but gives the artists the time they need to take a break now and then.