This autumn’s New York Bridal Market was awash with fabulous flowers, luxurious layers, and full-on fairytale gowns. We watched the world’s top bridal designers present their new collections for 2013, and what a show it was!

Flying the flag for Britain was award-winning bridal designer Ian Stuart, with his dramatic Supernova collection. He wowed with grand silhouettes, summer-inspired pastel colours and layers of vintage-style lace.


Claire Pettibone

Since its inception in 1994, Claire Pettibone’s bridal collection has been known for its delicately embellished gowns with a vintage touch. For 2013, Claire wowed the New York crowds with a breathtaking catwalk show filled with beautiful blooms. The dresses boasted floral embellishments, sashes and corsages and headdresses were whimsical and woodland-like – perfect inspiration if you’re planning a summer celebration. She also set a new train trend in motion with attachments on the hip and long cowl backs – fashion-forward brides, take note!

Couture runway show

There was even more dream dress inspiration to be found at the Couture catwalk show. From foxy fishtails to 1920s-inspired, flapper-style dresses, there was a silhouette here to suit every bride, and every type of wedding theme.


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