New York Bridal Fashion Week 2018 Recap

Today we're highlighting our favorite looks from New York Bridal Fashion Week! A handful of designers showcased their incredible new collections for Fall 2019. We can't wait to see our real brides in some of these gorgeous gowns! We fell in love with so many, but here are some of our favorite looks.

HAYLEY PAIGE

The fall 2019 collection by Hayley Paige is inspired by superhero empowerment principles.

"This season is about confidence, not compromise. I've been exploring empowerment principles and how energy is truly a universal language. I wanted each gown in this collection to represent a different value in the same way a superhero manifests a special skill; everything from loyalty and resilience to grit and gratitude is in attendance. Fabrications include a heart-fluttering hybrid of tulle, organza, and silk gauze with ombré embroidery. For the bride that values love, loyalty, and laughter, 'she's gotta go see about a gown.' " —Hayley Paige

BERTA

If we had to sum up the Berta bride, we'd say that she's someone who's as daring as they come. The label is known for its bold, signature movies. Season after season, Berta debuts a fresh roster of boundary-pushing garments, perfect for the bride-to-be who wants to feel seen and dramatic on her big day. For all of its boldness, though, the label frequently plays with the classics.

 Take one look at the fall 2019 Berta wedding dress collection, and you'll find that traditional shapes, like structural A-lines, figure-hugging sheaths, dynamic trumpets, and voluminous ball gowns, have all been re-interpreted in fresh ways. These modern details include off-the-shoulder straps, unique capes and jackets, and statement-making high necklines. The Berta staples, however, remain.


GALIA LAHAV

This season, Galia Lahav was inspired by the rich culture of Portugal—from its traditional music to its architecture. The lineup features romantic gowns with surprising details including a detachable trumpet skirt and a ballerina gown with embroideries inspired by Portuguese tiles.

“A lot of research was put into finding and creating the right fabrics,” head designer Sharon Sever explained. “I wanted to add lots of volume, but also keep the dresses superlight, so we found new materials that would add airiness without the weight.”

The brand’s signature glamour was evident in a sparkly, high-slit ball gown with a corseted bodice; a beaded fishnet mermaid dress with detachable long sleeves; and a fitted gown with a plunging V-neckline and low back. New details like modified sweetheart necklines and pull-on tulle balloon sleeves will delight the bride who wants something a little different.


PRONOVIAS

Designed and crafted in their Barcelona atelier, Pronovias wedding dresses will have you swooning, no matter your shape or size. The Spanish design house prides itself on creating dreamy bridal gowns that fit everyone and accomplishes that thanks to its vast range of designs. Within the Pronovias brand, there are collections that focus on petite and plus-size women, separates, as well as a customizable couture line which uses the highest quality fabrics and embellishments. Even with all of this, the styles vary immensely. Which is why they claim to be the most diverse bridal collection in the world.

This season, the range was evident. There were options fitting for a princess at a classic, royal wedding and figure-hugging dresses fitting for a bride with and a bit of an edge. We're particularly fond of one that's somewhere in the middle—a classic ball gown fit a low v-neckline and open sides.


MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Monique Lhuillier’s latest collection was a celebration of every bride’s individual style. Each gown could stand on its own; Lhuillier said they were inspired by her dreams, her love of color, and the allure of gardens. Flowers were a dominant motif, appearing on a V-neck tulle gown with vibrant floral appliqués and a voluminous ball gown and veil scattered with florets.

Lhuillier’s designs rivaled an impressionist’s hand thanks to custom-developed fabrics that brought her visions to life. A floral-printed silk organza was fashioned into a soft ball gown, then paired with a matching floral-printed veil for a 3D effect. Traditional lace was embroidered over metallic lace on a modified A-line gown, and Lhuillier sprinkled a rose-gold gown with minuscule seed beading.

ROQUE Events Featured on WeddingLovely

We are so honored to see our Founder + Executive Producer, Raquel Bickford Oranges featured on WeddingLovely! Raquel chatted with Tracy Osborn, Founder of WeddingLovely, about the launch of ROQUE Events, wedding trends and Raquel’s favorite part about her job.

Click HERE to see the full feature on WeddingLovely or read some highlights from the interview below. Our team knows just how hardworking, detail-oriented and fun Raquel is, but we thought we’d share some of our favorite behind the scenes images of weddings and events we have produced featuring our ROQUEstar!

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Q: How did you get into wedding planning?

I am Born and raised in Napa Valley and grew up working in the hospitality industry and at the age of 17 started working at a 2 michelin starred restaurant. Hospitality is in my blood and that is why I knew Napa Valley was where I wanted to start ROQUE Events. Napa Valley is the mecca for quality service and over the top hospitality. When people visit they expect the best food, wine, and unique experiences. I wanted to contribute my talents and passion for high end events + experiences by creating a truly unique production and design company in the heart of where expectations are high.

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Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?

My favorite part is always receiving the photos from a wedding we have produced and designed. It lets us relive every second of the wedding. We work with some amazing photographers who capture the best moments of smiles and tears throughout the wedding day that takes us back to how happy the bride and groom were that day. That’s our main job at the end of the day.

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Q: What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

I obtained my 1st level sommelier certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Being in Napa Valley with a history of being in the hospitality industry, I have always had a passion for food and wine. Napa Valley provides the perfect blend of that. In my free time, I love trying out the new restaurants and wineries that keep popping up in the bustling Napa Valley.

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