Bride of the Month: Jackie Maloomian Fortune

Our bride Jackie and her husband Fletcher’s love story is just too cute, as we described in our newsletter this month, and we can’t get over how charming their wedding was either! The couple wed on Bald Head Island in North Carolina here is a peek into their special day…

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Photography: Theo Milo Photography
Ceremony: Village Chapel
Reception: Bald Head Island Club
Flowers: Kim Fisher
Invitations: Buttercup in Charlotte
Map, Itinerary and Logo Design: Etsy- CW Designs
Day of Planner: Island Details
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Bridal Market Trends- Spring 2016

Well, we are back from Bridal Market in New York! As with every season, there is a lot to take in, but we made sure to take note of every trend and report back to our brides! So, here is your bridal fashion breakdown for spring 2016. The top 5 trends are…

Crop Top

For brides looking for something a little more funky, the crop top effect can be a fun and playful look. The key to pulling of this trend is balance, not too low cut and a flowing shape. Just a hint of skin keeps the feel light and lovely.

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Mira Zwillinger

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Monique Lhuillier

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Geometric and Linear Embroidery 

Embroidery has been popular for a few seasons now, but this market we noticed very unique embellishments, a little more angular and linear. What’s great about this trend is that geometric embroidery can work on long slinky gowns or full skirts.

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Amsale

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Monique Lhuillier

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Cut Outs

In recent seasons we’ve seen cut-outs featured by a sample of designers. However, this market it seems as though the idea of cut-outs was fully embraced. Between ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the edgy trend made a cameo more than a few times.

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Marchesa 

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Half Overskirts

Tulle skirts are such a classic bridal look and brides have always loved them. The idea of an overskirt is great because it provides versatility to brides wanting to switch their look. While providing brides the same flexibility as a full overskirt, the half over skirt gives brides more of a retro look, think Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… who could forget that iconic gown???

Berta Bridal

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Carolina Herrera

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Monique Lhuillier

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Off the Shoulder

This is such a classic neckline and we are so happy to see it getting attention again! The neckline is not ideal for everyone but when it works, it works. The downside to the off the shoulder cut is that it restricts arm movement, however we have seen in the past that some brides don’t mind, as long as they like the look!

Rivini

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Monique Lhuillier

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Marchesa

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Sample Sale Sneak Peek!

Calling all area brides! Carine’s will be having a sample sale starting tomorrow!!! The sale will run Wednesday November 12th through November 13th. This is another excellent opportunity for brides to find their dream gown at a fraction of the cost. Our designer gowns will be on sale at up to 75% off of original pricing. As with all sample sales, gowns are sold as is and all sales are final. The sale will be by appointment only please call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for availability…

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Bridal Market Fall 2015- Day 2

We visited several of our favorite designers today and we definitely noticed some trends for the fall 2015 season. Today we saw trends ranging from ball gowns, exaggerated drop waists, blouson tops. There were ven some versatile overskirts for brides that want to change their look. What do you think?!…

Mira Zwillinger

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Bridal Market Fall 2015- Day 1

What better way to kick off a week-end full of bridal festivities than a fashion show?! Our market season started with the Rivini runway presentation and Rita Vinieris definitely did not disappoint. Her collection this season featured something for everyone. From clean and sleek, to modern and structured, even full and romantic, the Rivini collection offered a range of styles for every type of bride. Here are some of our top looks…

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Rivini Trunk Show Spring 2015 Trends

For her spring 2015 collection, designer Rita Vinieris looked to photographs for inspiration. The contrast between light and dark shadows laid the foundation for the multidimensional fabrics used for her designs.

The bridal trends for the spring 2015 season featured lace, embroidery, low necklines, and plunging back details. The Rivini collection melded lace and organza fabrics to create a light and romantic take on the classic lace look, while the use of embroidery was often left to the bodices of gowns, as a contrast against a dramatic skirt. There were also several exaggerated necklines and backs down the runway, each offering a sleek aura for a more modern bride.

Our Rivini trunk show will be running September 4th through 6th. To schedule an appointment simply call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com.

Here are some of our favorite examples of Rivini’s take on the spring 2015 bridal trends…

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Real Bride: Maddie Kearns

Our bride Maddie Kearns looked so stunning in her Rivini gown we couldn’t help but share! She paired her gown with a lace Jenny Lee bolero and heirloom family veil. Maddie and her husband Sean were married at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and held their reception at the Columbia Country Club. Photos courtesy of Rodney Bailey Photojournalism.

Congratulations to Maddie and Sean!!!

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