The 2023 wedding season is here — and the bridal industry is in full bloom! Last week, the Big Apple hosted Spring 2024 New York Bridal Fashion Week.
Florals are definitely having their moment. Blossoms were infused in gown designs everywhere from soft, wispy dresses to powerful architectural silhouettes. Here’s a peek at the looks that graced the runways!
“Enchanting Garden” Spring Bridal 2024
Designed with the modern bride in mind, Nardos Imam presented the “Enchanting Garden” collection in the Grand Ballroom at the Plaza Hotel. The bold designs that traveled down the runway offered an exciting, new perspective on classic bridal gown styles. Crafted with intricate floral detailing and bodacious structural elements, the gowns captured the unique voice and style that makes Nardos such a special brand! www.nardos.com
“Essence” Spring Bridal 2024
This is the first year Designer Esé Azénabor showed in Bridal Fashion Week. She presented the “Essence” at her namesake Madison Avenue boutique. Azénabor says she created the runway collection to show what inspired her to become a designer — lots of texture! Adorned with Swarovski crystals, Ostrich feathers, three-dimensional floral patterning and intricate hand-beading, Esé Azénabor’s Spring 2024 bridal gowns are ideal for the bride who wants jaws to drop as she sashays down the aisle! www.EseAzenabor.com
“Awakening” Collection | Spring Bridal 2024
Designer Mira Zwillinger explained how her new collection reflects her own awakening process, which led to her to begin living her life in a “different way.” In a suite at the Plaza Hotel, she explained that she invited a sense of calm through every phase of creating the “Awakening” collection. She showcased light, gauzy dresses that feature embroidered flowers. The Spring 2024 collection truly captured the spirit of the brand. www.mirazwillinger.com
INES DI SANTO
Symphony No. 54 “In Full Bloom” | Spring Bridal 2024
Veteran bridal gown designer Ines Di Santos says,“Every bride should feel like a flower in full bloom, beautiful and perfectly unique.”
This year, Ines Di Santos celebrated her 54th collection since launching her brand. And the her show was full of drama! The gowns feature hand painted floral details, intricate beading, vibrant colors and lengthy trains that trailed with gorgeously crafted blooms! www.inesdisantos.com
“Eternal” Collection | Spring/Summer Bridal 2024
Kelly Faetanini says the when conceptualized her “Eternal” collection, she drew inspiration from the classic silhouettes of the 1990’s. Perfect for the bride seeking understated elegance, the collection marries simplicity and opulence with exquisite textures and luxurious materials. www.kellyfaetanini.com
LEE PETRA GREBENAU
“Allure” Spring Bridal 2024
With the “Allure,” made-to-order gown collection by Lee Petra Grebenau brides can find the perfect look for their bridal shower, bachelorette party or reception dress!
“Day Dreaming” Spring 2024
For the bride that wants to bring a hint of sensuality to her wedding day look, Lihi Hod delivers an enchanting collection of gowns.
This year’s collection was inspired by the designers deep yearning for elegance that creates an air of mystique. www.lihihod.com
‘Blossom’ Spring 2024
Madeline’s “Blossom” collection appeals to the hopelessly romantic bride. Designer Madeline Gardner wanted her gowns to tell the story of a delicate bud blossoming into its beauty in a field of flowers. The dresses are designed to evoke an air of whimsy and beauty.
“Hollywood” Spring 2024
If the glamour of Old Hollywood beckons, Reem Acra’s “Hollywood” collection just may tempt you! The designer appeared to have gone into the archives to create her latest collection of bridal ballgowns. Although the dresses are a nod to a bygone era, deep necklines, thigh-high peek-a-boo slits and sleek corsets deliver a touch of modernity.
Reem Acra says, “The Hollywood Collection brings back the element of dressing up that isn’t as prevalent today, making brides feel extra special.” www.reemacra.com