Wedding Dress Trends for 2012, part 2 – New York Bridal Show


And to round out the blog posts about the New York Bridal Show, here is part 2 of the Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Show! :)

Vintage Lace Wedding DressYet another Pnina Tornai creation that doesn’t disappoint! This beautiful Chantilly lace gown features Pnina’s signature illusion bodice and a tiered skirt. Price: $11,500

Feather Detail Wedding Gown KleinfeldAnother trend for 2012 is feathers. This Sophia Moncelli for Kleinfeld gown features ostrich feathers on a trumpeted skirt. Price: $5,300

Gatsby Inspired Wedding GownHere’s another vintage bridal gown with a Valentino-like feel. This silk charmeuse tank dress with a low back is by Pnina Tornai and features rhinestone accents on the waist. Price: $10,000

Satin trumpet wedding dress This champagne colored Judd Waddell gown features a trumpet skirt with a beautiful lace bodice and rhinestone belt. Price: $3,300

Adding Color to your Wedding DressA great way to incorporate your wedding colors into your attire is to add a colorful sash. This Edgaro Bonilla wedding dress features a crumb-catcher bodice and is accented with a dark teal ribbon. (I especially love the shape of this dress without the ribbon!) Price: $4,200

Raw Edge Skirt Wedding GownIn 2012, look for volumized and structured skirts, like this Rivini dress’ raw edge skirt detail dress.

Romantic Flowered Wedding DressI absolutely love this wedding dress by Dennis Basso, featuring hand-embroidered rosettes. Price: $4,800

Modern Edgy Sheath Wedding DressThis modern strapless sheath dress by Carol Hannah features raw edge seams. Price: $2,800

Organza Ballgown Wedding Dress When people think “wedding dress”, they typically envision a white ballgown. This fun, flirty organza ballgown by Alita Graham is the quintessential wedding dress. Price: $2,500

Bridal Suit Lesbian Wedding Outfit I must say that I was so happy to see this come down the runway! This beautiful women’s tuxedo by Douglas Hannant features a plunging neckline and is fabulous for more mature brides, Lesbian brides, or brides who just aren’t fond of dresses!

Bling Wedding GownIf you’re a girl who loves her bling, then you’ll love this dress! This Kleinfeld mermaid-style gown features an embroidered dropped waist and a starburst rhinestone pattern. Price: $4,200

Pink Blush Mermaid Wedding DressIt’s a little hard to tell from the photo, but this gorgeous Dennis Basso mermaid gown is a blush pink color, which is a lovely alternative to white or ivory and still keeps that romantic feel. Price: $2,800

Kleinfeld Pnina Corset GownThis gown is certainly for the more daring bride and probably wouldn’t be church-approved. ;) This Pnina Tornai gown features an ivory beaded illusion bodice. Price: $11,500

Kleinfeld Pnina Tornai Wedding DressYet another Pnina Tornai gown. This was the show-stopper! The dress is called “Mother of Perla” and is a lace ballgown with a tiered skirt. Price: $32,500


So, let’s recap the dress trends for 2012:

  • Lace is making a HUGE comeback (thanks to Kate Middleton, I’m sure!)
  • Bling is here to stay!
  • Skirts with volume, texture and structure rule the runway.
  • Blush Pink is the new white.
  • Stapless has some stiff competition – look for more dresses with straps and sleeves.

Wedding Dress Trends for 2012, part 1 – New York Bridal Show


Ok. Here it is. The post that I know you have ALL been waiting for…the Kleinfeld Fashion Show! :)

I noticed a lot of trends for 2012, but I’ll keep them short and sweet:

Lace                    Volume                       Bling                 &                     Blush

Lace Bridal Gown

This Judd Wadell gown is made of ivory lace and features a sweetheart neckline and an ivory satin belt. Price: $4,700


Kenneth Pool Bridal Gown

I love the ruched bodice on this classic ball gown by Kenneth Pool for Amsale. Price: $5,600


Peter Langer Mermaid Wedding Gown

I absolutely adore the illusion neckline and lace appliques of this Peter Langer dress. Price: $7,300


Kleinfeld Organza Ball Gown Wedding

Here is another classic ball gown, but in organza with some beautiful organza flowers to match. Price: $2,200


Strapless Wedding Gown

Check out the pick up skirt on this dress!! This is a taffeta strapless dropped waist a-line gown by Ian Stuart. Price: $6,200


Tornai Ruffle Ball Gown Wedding Dress

If you’re looking for a dress with volume, look no further! This Pnina Tornai silk ball gown features floral details on the back. Price: $15,000


Vintage Wedding Dress

Personally, I found this dress to be reminiscent of Kate Moss’ Galliano dress that she wore on her wedding. This dress is a chiffon sheath gown with beading and embroidery and is made by Matthew Williamson. Price: $4,000


Claire Pettibone Lace Bridal Gown

This Claire Pettibone dress features gold and silver vintage lace and an empire waist. Price: $3,500


Halter Top Wedding Dress

This whimsical Reem Acra dress features a tulle v-neck halter with embroidered flowers. Price: $5,900


Greek Inspired Wedding Dress

I love the “Grecian Goddess” look, so I was naturally drawn to this Matthew Williamson dress as well. This is a spaghetti strap empire waist sheath gown accented with a satin belt. Price: $5,500


Chiffon Cocktail Bridal Gown

How awesome would this dress be for a destination or casual wedding or as a reception dress? This Badgley Mischka strapless chiffon cocktail gown also features a shredded chiffon skirt. Price: $2,900


Kleinfeld Say Yes to the Dress

If you watch TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”, then you’re probably already familiar with Kleinfeld designer Pnina Tornai and her signature illusion corsets. This ivory strapless gown features handkerchief cut lace and is certainly for the bride who wants to make a statement! Price: $12,600


Well, that’s all for Part 1! Part 2 of the Kleinfeld Fashion Show to come next week! ;)


Wedding Trends for 2012 – New York Bridal Show


Welcome to Part 2 of our post from the New York Wedding Party bridal show.

This post is all about the upcoming trends that you can expect to see in Edmonton, oh, a couple of years from now! ;) (You know how slow on the pick-up Canadians are sometimes).

1) Unconventional Tables:

McQueen tablescape plaid table

{ Nancy Swiezy Events & Flowers }

When it comes to tables and reception decor, be on the look out for couture influences. This Alexander McQueen-esque table is a perfect example! Non-traditional elements and found objects, such as the skull candle, could replace the traditional floral centerpiece. Alternating your tables while still staying within your theme is not only cutting-edge, but a great conversation piece and a memorable design element to your wedding.

 2) Healthier Options

 veggie buffet vegetable bar

{ Marcia Selden Catering }

Candy Buffets and Dessert Tables (or Sweet Tables) are still really popular at weddings and events. But if you’re looking for a different take on a current trend (or you just don’t have a sweet tooth), check out this posh Veggie Buffet. That’s right! Those are fabulous containers filled with an assortment of veggies and dips. Don’t worry about filling all the containers with edible delights, use sugars, beans, whole and un-peeled vegetables and legumes as filler in the bottom of deeper containers and add your sliced veggies on top.

 3) Fashionable Functionality

twist bridesmaid dress

{ Twobirds Bridesmaids }

If you ever tried to squeeze all your girlfriends into the same style of dress, then you understand that it doesn’t always work. Women come in all different sizes and shapes and the bridesmaid dress that you choose may not work on everyone. Introducing the convertible bridesmaid dress! This dress can be worn 15 different ways AND they’re available in Canada as well!

3) The Return of the Cake

 couture designer vogue cake

{ Fashion Design cake by Heather Barranco Dreamcakes }

Cupcakes (as much as it pains me to admit it), have had a good run. The Wedding Cake is back on top, but it’s anything but traditional! The new trend in cakes is two-fold: fashionable couture or themed. Look for cakes with design elements similar to a dress from your favourite designer: rosettes, rouching, texture, bling, etc. kimono wedding cake

{ Mikado inspired cake by Heather Barranco Dreamcakes }

Also look for artistic elements such as “watercoloring” or ombre color techniques.

modern orange yellow wedding cake

 { Mosaic cake by Ron Ben-Israel }

As for themed cakes, these aren’t just for groom’s cakes anymore. Check out these Alice in Wonderland and Lovebird themed wedding cakes:

wonderland wedding cake

{ Alice in Wonderland cake by Heather Barranco Dreamcakes }

lovebird wedding cake

{ Love Birds in Birdcage cake by Heather Barranco Dreamcakes }

By far, the most eye-catching cakes that I have ever seen belonged to Creme Delicious. These Henna-inspired cakes and mini cakes are just so colorful and vibrant that I was instantly drawn to them!

colorful indian wedding cake edmonton wedding planner

I was also fortunate enough to win one of these beauties!

indian wedding cake sari henna

Be sure to stay tuned for Part 3 of our New York Bridal Show series…the dresses!