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First Look Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Oct 112014
 
Amsale Fall 2015 Wedding dress First Look

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Sleek lines, smooth fabrics, and fashion-forward silhouettes usually mark Amsale's collections, but texture played a big role in the bridal fashion house's latest designs.

"Luxurious textures run throughout the Amsale collection," the label's inspiration statement explained. "From Lyon Lace to floral jacquards to metallic Chantilly lace. The richness in mixing refined fabrications with Amsale's simple and elegant aesthetic creates a modern regal mood."

Amsale Fall 2015 Floral Wedding Dress

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Amsale Fall 2015 Details Wedding Dress with Flowers

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A sweetheart ball gown and three-dimensional floral jacquard walked the runway and a ruffled mermaid bottoms with silk flowers on the skirt also made an appearance. Plus, we spotted a voluminous a silk organza ball gown with a lace bodice and blooming appliqués on the skirt.

Amsale Fall 2015 Metallic Wedding Dress

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Another fresh take that surprised us (aside from the prevalence of ball gowns as opposed to Amsale's standard sheaths) was another big-skirted number fashioned from metalic lace. The tiers, gilded exterior, and heavy dose of lace was something we haven't seen from Amsale recently.

From some seriously bridal blooms to the big-time skirts, Amsale took a bit of a turn this season. Want to see the rest of the exciting looks? Be sure to check back later for the complete collection in our full slideshow. And, to appease you in the meantime, be sure to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 112014
 
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#NaeemKhan does it again--another amazing collection! #weddingdress #BRIDESFASHIONWEEK #Bridalfashionweek

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Naeem Khan has a way with wedding dresses — particularly making each piece look like its one of a kind. And for his Fall 2015 show, which he titled "A Winter Garden," he continued to pull out all of the stops. This year, fringe played a major role in his range. Whether it's the Ostrich feather-hemmed bottom to a beaded mini dress, the silver beaded fringe shift with an illusion neckline, or the scalloped white fringe dress with yet another illusion neckline.

Aside from the dangling metallic beads, though, were plenty of his famed floral motifs — in the form of beads, and threadwork — and intricate embellishments. This collection was a bit more romantic, with twinkling lace bodice topping a tulle mermaid skirt and another drop-waist trumpet with baroque-style beading and, again, the nearly standardized illusion neckline.

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Love this #NaeemKhan look! #BRIDESFASHIONWEEK #Bridalfashionweek

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And while many of the flower and vine details created a whimsical air, there was plenty of glam in this collection, too, including modern takes on flapper-esque styles (as in, the fringe we raved about above), the many mini Ostrich feather skirts, and the dazzling metallic vertical and circular beads that make us reminisce about the Roaring '20s.

If you want to shimmer and shake in Naeem's latest iteration of gorgeous gowns, check back soon for the complete collection. And while you wait, be sure to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 102014
 
Monique Lhuillier Purple Ball Gown

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Monique Lhuillier is known for her ultra-romantic bridal collections, so if you're a fan of the perennially popular designer's dresses, her latest styles will not disappoint. Her Fall 2015 wedding dress collection is reminiscent of her Spring 2015 looks, but features more of an emphasis on the label's classic ladylike vibe.

While yesterday's sneak peek of the collection showed us a draped, white mermaid wedding dress, colorful fabrics and airy silhouettes made an appearance on the runway, too.

This ethereal light purple ball gown, seen above, is the perfect play off of Monique's pastel palette from last season. But along with the non-traditional bridal hue, the dress features gorgeous embellishments and a modern neckline.

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Bridal Collection, Purple Ball Gown

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The designer's latest offerings prove that two-piece wedding dresses are still ruling the runways (and aisles)! This lace crop top and tea-length skirt are feminine and romantic, but feature just the right amount of edge.

Monique Lhuillier Embellished Back Peach Ball Gown

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Peach-hued tulle, tons of glimmering embroidery, and a gorgeous illusion back make this one of our favorite gowns that was sent down the runway.

Excited about Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2015 collection as well? Make sure to check back for all of their latest looks in the complete slideshow! And don't forget to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 102014
 
Reem Acra Fall 2015 Wedding Dress

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The name of the game at Reem Acra this season? Flower power, and lots of it. Of course, it wouldn't be a Reem Acra show without lovely lace and feminine silhouettes — which, this Fall 2015 collection, had plenty.

Reem Acra Fall 2015 Wedding Dress

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Called "Let There Be Light," Reem Acra infused current trends (such as crop tops and a touch of color and even a metallic strapless dress, with an Angelina-style slit) with tried-and-true classics. A traditional element, which was a bit surprising from the designer of soft intricately embellished pieces, was richer ball gown skirts. Yet, even for the fuller pieces crafted from thicker fabrics, there was a delicate finish with petals of flowers and shimmering trains made of silk georgette trailing behind.

Reem Acra Fall 2015 Back Detail Wedding Dress]

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Reem Acra Back Detail Embroidery Fall 2015

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Every detail was as intricate and ornate has her past collections. The laces were re-embroidered and hand-stitched throughout the bodices and along the hem's edges, while crystal beads created a beautiful bridal glow. Shapes were a bit more revealing, with the slit, as mentioned above, sheer cutouts and exposed corsetry.

Reem Acra Flower Crown Fall 2015

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Flower crowns took new meaning with the 'dos at this runway show. Each look was not only outfitted with a plethora of pretty petals, blooms were pinned in the hairdo and as a halo around an actual crown. Even belts were made from the cascading florals!

If you want to see this collection in full bloom (sorry, we had to!), make sure to check back for the complete slideshow! And, while you're at it, follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 102014
 
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Three favorites from @clairepettibone this morning. Tell us which one you like best! Photo: @lisagooder #weddingdresses #BridalFashionWeek #BridesFashionWeek

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"Gothic Angel" couldn't be a more apt name for Claire Pettibone's latest wedding dress collection. The queen of bohemian couture looked to the heavenly skies for inspiration this season, drawing inspiration from iconic cathedrals like Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey, and St. Patrick's.

Claire Pettibone Fall 2015 First Look Wedding Dresses

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For her 20th anniversary runway show, Pettibone played with a lot of delicate metallic details. Gold tasseled fleur-de-lis's and silver sequins added some glam, while sky blue and black lace added depth to the looks, creating a similar effect to stained glass.

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Gothic angel, indeed @clairepettibone. #bridesBFW #bridesfashionweek #weddingdresses #swoon

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Claire Pettibone Fall 2015 Lace Wedding Dress

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Pettibone's range, though, remained inherently ethereal. Angelic ribbons trailed one lace sheath, while many of the dresses looked as though they had wings thanks to voluminous sheer sleeves. A cathedral-length veil was paired with one shimmering lace mermaid number, and three other silver-spotted lace creations glistened down the runway. But it wouldn't be a Claire Pettibone show without some insane backs, which the designer delivered in the form of opulent lace appliqués over illusion backs.

Love Claire Pettibone's latest collection? Check back to see each look in our complete slideshow! In the meantime, follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 102014
 
Marchesa Fall 2015 Bridal Collection Details

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Forever feminine, Marchesa is built on girly details and stylish silhouettes. For Fall 2015, the brains behind the bridal brand (Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig) introduced new cuts such as dropped-waist tea-length numbers and high-low hems, plus colors like rich champagnes and ombré flowers.

"Re-embroidered crystal tops layer tulle bustiers and full flowing tulle skirts," the collection statement described of the elegant range. A few other fun additions? Peplum jackets with a regal, high collar, and our favorite: detachable capes worn over dainty sheaths.

Marchesa Fall 2015 Wedding Dress First Look

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Marchesa Fall 2015 Wedding Dress First Look

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For the bride looking for a second dress or a LWD, Marchesa offered ruffled tea-length shifts and flouncy high-low hems fastened in silk organza and chiffon.

Marchesa Fall 2015 Lace Wedding Dress

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Marchesa Fall 2015 Mermaid Dress

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Chapman and Craig, though, stuck to their classic aesthetic, too. One sweeping embroidered lace mermaid with short sleeves would make any Marchesa bride happy, as would it's counterpart, a strapless lace mermaid with a voluminous tulle trumpet skirt.

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Good morning! We kicked off day three of #BridalFashionWeek backstage at @marchesafashion, where ethereal hair was the order. Watch how it comes together! @bethswnson #BridesBFW #BridesFashionWeek

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The finishing touch? Flowers! Marchesa adorned the models' hair with dainty baby's breath blooms. Watch the look come to life in the above video!

Want to see more from Marchesa's Fall 2015 collection? Be sure to check back for the complete slideshow! And don't forget to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 092014
 
Houghton Fall 2015 Wedding Dresses First Look

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There's no doubt that NYC-based bridal line Houghton designs with the cool girl in mind. Menswear-inspired separates, forward-thinking wedding dress silhouettes, and daring sheer pieces make for an edgy bridal look that always promises to make a statement. And this season's rendition of the Houghton girl was just as cool — if not cooler.

Fluffy, asymmetrical tulle skirts were worn over slouchy white T-shirts, and in some cases, pants, while an oversized turtle-neck short sleeve sweater topped another skirt. Punctuating the mixed pieces were some more colorful designs than we've seen in the past like a robin's egg blue gown. In complete contrast to one shearling-lined ivory motorcycle jacket was the addition of a few feminine pink numbers, including a tiered orchid-hued organza trapeze shift.

Houghton Pink Wedding Dress Fall 2015

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Houghton also played with sleeves and proportions this season, with one column dress sporting flouncy bell sleeves and another straight-cut mini featuring oversized ruffles at the ends. And it wouldn't be Houghton without at least one jumpsuit: This season the label showed a sleek short sleeve minimalist number, which is perfect for a rehearsal dinner or morning after brunch.

Houghton Fall 2015 Wedding Dresses

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Excited about Houghton's Fall 2015 collection as well? Make sure to check back for all of their latest looks in the complete slideshow! And don't forget to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Exclusive: Get a Sneak Peek at Monique Lhuillier’s Fall 2015 Collection!

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Oct 092014
 
Behind-the-Scenes Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Collection

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Monique Lhuillier consistently designs some of the most romantic wedding dresses in the bridal world. Whether it's an ethereal swathing of tulle, three-dimensional floral-embellishments, or dreamy draped satin, it's easy to get lost in Lhuillier's lovely looks.

In anticipation of Lhuillier's latest runway show, we got an exclusive sneak peek at her newest wedding dress collection (above). Lhuillier contextualized the photo as, "Creating looks for our show #MLFall15Bridal #MLBride #moniquelhuillier." And it looks like — as we've come accustomed to with this bridal design power house — this go 'round will be just as gorgeous.

In the behind-the-scenes photo, a model is getting draped in what looks like satin or silk crepe and the silhouette is very reminiscent of Lhuillier's blush column dress two seasons back — but this rendition features a voluminous mermaid skirt and creamy white exterior. Surrounding the model, we can see rolls and rolls of fabric, from the girly blush tulle to some of the blues and grays Lhuillier showcased last season.

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One thing's for sure: If the rest of Lhuillier's latest wedding dress collection is anything like this ruched, draped mermaid, we know it will be a showstopping range.

Are you just as pumped about Monique Lhuillier's upcoming collection? Be sure to check back on Brides.com for all of the latest bridal runway shows, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 092014
 

Angel Sanchez's bold bridal collection last season featured unexpected and unique details, like chic capes, plenty of peplums, and modern illusion accents. But Sanchez's latest batch of designs, filled with tons of lace, ball gown skirts, and beautiful illusion accents, return to a more classic style with a touch of modernity.

Take, for example, the ball gown above. Its classic shape feels new thanks to the illusion bateau neckline and sheer waist. Paired with the twisted bodice, the wedding dress exemplifies the ideal way to blend new trends with the traditional.

Angel Sanchez Fall 2015 Illusion Sheath

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The sheer lace bodice, deep (but tasteful!) V-neckline, and short sleeves are the perfect combination of sexy and demure.

Angel Sanchez Fall 2015 Embellished Back

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As always, Sanchez included beautiful embellished details, like this showstopping back. This gown turned heads on the runway and will certainly do the same down the aisle.

Angel Sanchez Illusion and Embroidered Wedding Dress Fall 2015

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We love the look of this wedding dress for a winter wedding. The delicate embroidered details and the illusion cape are among our favorites of the collection.

Love what you're seeing so far from Angel Sanchez's latest wedding dress collection? Be sure to check back for our complete slideshow! And don't forget to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

Oct 092014
 

When Don O'Neill, the Creative Director of Theia, told us that his upcoming collection would feature lots of luxe Mongolian wool and cashmere, we knew we were in for a treat. And we couldn't have been more right.

At the start of the show, O'Neill told us that his bride was set in the Mongolian mountains and was a daughter of a shepherd, bundled up in textured layers of the warmer weather fabrics such as felted wool. Turns out the cashmere in his Fall 2015 collection came from a company called Naadam, which sources socially responsible cashmere straight from Mongolian shepherds.

As for the dresses themselves, they evoked nothing short of a winter wonderland with a few special on-trend twists. A few highlights included a cashmere crop-top sweater, embellished with beads, atop a flowing silk chiffon skirt, and a cable-knit turtleneck gown. The embellishments made each model look like a snow queen, with thin crystal beads, fringe, and sequins creating the illusion of icicles. Any lace used wasn't your average romantic bridal fabric — this season, Theia went with heavy, Venice winter lace to make its wintry range even warmer.

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@theiaprchick's #BridalFashionWeek show mixed snowy Mongolian elements with traditional Irish flair, and we think this cozy #winterwedding dress shows it perfectly! Photo: @laurenfrankfort #BridesBFW #BridesFashionWeek

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Aside from including contemporary faves like crop tops, there were also plenty of ethereal trailing sheer trains and colored dresses like a blue set of separates and a printed purple and gray chiffon stunner. And we can't forget the finale, a voluminous Mongolian lamb poncho worn over a Venice lace mermaid gown for an ultra chic (and cozy!) finish.

Did we mention there were crazy fishtail braids too? That's a hairstyle definitely worthy trying for your wedding.

Want to see more of Theia's wintry collection? See the complete slideshow here! And don't forget to follow Brides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + for more front-row photos and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Bridal Fashion Week.

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