Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Have you ever put on a piece of jewelry and it just made you feel better?  In a moment a bit of sparkle and shine could turn your morning around and put a giddy smile on your face..if you haven’t had such a moment I urge you to find Margaret Rowe.  Jess and I had the sheer pleasure of spending some time with Margaret and were pleased to learn she is not only a visionary in Vintage Couture Jewelry but is also one of the nicest women you will ever meet.  That goes a very long way in my book. […]

Big paper blooms caught our eye when entering Pier 94, essentially the mecca of Bridal Market in NYC.  It didn’t take us long to forget the paper blooms and get lost in the fashion.  Ivy & Aster is a spirited design studio intent on crafting modern couture for the chic bride.  Subtly irreverent shapes and colors are mixed with classics like lace and ruffles.  Color is paramount in their collection of social dresses with watercolor-like patterns that made my heart flutter.  Punchy chartreuse frocks, blingy capes and shawls bring their eclectic offering full circle. My sketch turned watercolor painting quickly […]

Anne Barge designs have a certain…swagger.  I mean no disrespect but a certain swagger that only comes when you hone your craft over time.  Deeply rooted in classic sensibilities but keenly inspired by modern aesthetics, Anne Barge continues to weave her way into our hearts with captivating design. The room was hushed before this show began. The kind of quiet where you can feel the energy building.  The girls began their way down the runway and I became a bit overwhelmed.  Somehow pure emotion was captured in each foot step and sway of a veil.   The drama built simultaneously in […]

I truly hope you are enjoying our flurry of Bridal Market Trend-Sketching reports!  Be sure to catch up with Theia, Romona Keveza, Carol Hannah, Monique Lhuillier and Lela Rose!  Please, please reach out with any questions ladies.  We soaked in a wealth of information over the last few days!  Today we could hardly decide what to feature first so we’re giving you a look at three standouts! Another big trend in weddings is emerging from under the dress. Show stopping shoes, of course 😉 Aruna Seth has some stunners, from satin wedges with rhinestones studded bows to white python, and […]

Lela Rose proved to be classic and clean with a wealth of surprises in the details. Effortlessly modern silhouettes were adorned with intricate beading, art deco embroidery and cameo necklines. Our attention was immediately drawn to the sculptural beadwork that had a whimsical and organic quality strung together with a contrasting gray thread. Brilliant! A personal favorite was a trumpet gown with a modern take on sparkle, subtly woven throughout deco inspired arches and dotted with petite rosettes.  My sketches revisited this sophisticated take on a lattice pattern over and over woven together with structural bead-like suggestions and loads of […]