Marchesa Trunk Show – Red Carpet Inspiration

This weekend we are featuring Marchesa, Spring 2015 gowns during our Marchesa Trunk Show at Carine’s Bridal Atelier. Throughout award season, you can find the CBA girls cuddled up on a couch captivated by some our favorite celerbrites – and then you can find us discussing it all the next day! Bridal designers often taken inspiration from the couture looks they put on celebrities on the red carpet and vice versa. See below from some of our favorite gowns perhaps inspired by this years red carpet moments!

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Rivini Spring 2015 Bridal Trunk Show

“In today’s world of selfies and smartphone cameras, Rita Vinieris reflected on what life was like before cameras. She came across the process of photograms, the process of creating a photographic image without the use of a camera, resulting in a negative shadow image. Thus for her spring Rivini collection, she combined that idea along with 3-D printing to create beautiful dresses done in textural patterns and 3-D embroideries. A hand-beaded gown was worked in nude tulle layered over chiffon and silk charmeuse, its intricate beadwork creating a 3-D effect. A variety of dresses were also produced via 3-D printers, including a strapless gown in organza, tulle and leather.

In a humorous twist — and a smart marketing move — the models lined up at the end of the show and took Instagram selfies and photos of the front row.” – Women’s Wear Daily

See below for some of our favorite gowns from Rivini’s Spring 2015 collection… and a selfie from our own CBA girls at market last month!

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Style Me Pretty: Mira Zwillinger + Jose Villa Photoshoot

We love a good collaboration, especially when it involves leaders in the bridal industry like Jose Villa, Lisa Vorce, Mindy Rice Floral Design, and beauty overload at the hands of Mar of TEAM Hair And Makeup – featuring a gown by our very own Mira Zwillinger. Check out a few of our favorite photos from the Mexico Workshop then be sure to see the rest of the photos on Style Me Pretty: Wedding Inspiration from the Jose Villa Mexico Workshop:














Bridal Market Spring 2015: Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

As day one of Bridal Market for Spring 2015 came to an end, the girls at Carine’s Bridal Atelier choose some of our top picks from some of our favorite designers:

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Bridal Market Spring 2015: InstaRecap

Yesterday marked the start of Bridal Market for Spring 2015! We traveled to New York to see the newest trends in bridal fashion… and to see some old and new friends in the industry! See below for an InstaRecap from our first day at market:











Bride of the Week: Lena in Badgley Mischka


Congratulations to Lena, who was married at the Sheraton Pentagon City. Lena looked stunning in a Badgley Mischka gown with a custom neckline. We love the gorgeous beaded capped sleeve on this gown, especially with an updo like Lena’s. The CBA girls wish you lots of love and happiness in the future!

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Bridal Sample Sale: January 29 + 30


Don’t miss out on Carine Bridal Atelier’s Sample Sale, January 29-30th! We will be selling couture gowns at dramatically discounted prices. The sale is first come first serve, so be sure to get here as soon as you are able! We open at 11:00am on Wednesday 1/29, and we recommend that you come wearing a tank top and leggings, or something that you are comfortable in to change in front of other women (no men allowed in the store at this time!). Be sure to RSVP by emailing us at or by calling us at (202) 965-4696.

Check out a few of the many gowns that we will be selling: