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From The Runway To The Aisle

Fall Fashion Week recently took place in New York, and we saw some AMAZING trends on the runways, and we were pleasantly surprised to see that many of them could be translated to weddings. Here are just a few of our favorites!

Black and White

Classic patterns were back in a big way, and black and white was all over the runway! Designers were using the color scheme in a multitude of ways, ranging from retro patterns like houndstooth and plaid to color blocking.     fashion week bw

Seeing as black and white is one of the most classic color combinations, it’s one of the easiest trends to incorporate in to your wedding. A hint of black in a chandelier or as black table settings on an all white table will add sophistication and drama.  bw wedding


Many designers were using intricate embroidery to dress up pieces in their collections. It’s pieces like these that really show how fashion can be artwork!  embellishment fashion week

Beads and lace have always been an integral part of wedding dress design, and that doesn’t look like it will be changing any time soon! We also love the look of adding an embellished cap sleeve to any dress- it’s a simple and flattering way to add a touch of embellishment, if lace isn’t your style!wedding embellishment


Hats were ALL OVER the runway- designers were using oversized fedoras, slouchy beanies, and even leather baseball caps to add flair to their collections.

fashion week hats

Keep in mind this look isn’t for everybody, but the recent surge of fascinators in bridal style has inspired fun twists on a classic veil. And let’s not forget about the groom! A classic fedora is a jazzy addition to any tuxedo.

bridal hats


A lot of the collections had retro roots, especially those that heavily featured classic patterns. The most popular of those patterns was plaid. And not just plain old boring plaid-this plaid was all different colors and sizes!

plaid fashion weekPlaid isn’t necessarily for everybody, but if done correctly plaid can add a classic and preppy feel to any wedding. We especially love plaid in the winter or fall. There’s nothing cuter than a plaid runner on a wintery themed table!

plaid wedding

Not necessarily want to have plaid bridesmaids dresses or linens but still want the preppy vibe that plaid brings? Well, plaid invitations are for you!

plaid invite


To be honest, we were pretty surprised to see leopard featured so prominently on the runways, because it’s been pretty popular for the past couple of years. With that being said, all of the designers put a unique twist on it, be it in the form of neon colors or different shapes. fashion week leopard

Leopard is quite possibly the hardest trend to turn bridal, because you are walking a fine line between trendy and tacky. Your best bet to avoid a Jersey Shore wedding (unless that’s your style- in which case ROCK IT OUT), is to have little touches of leopard here and there, instead of plastered all over. Try having a leopard print belt, shoes, or garter to add a fun and flirty touch.



Pantone selected emerald as the “Color of 2013”, and the designers were showing it heavily on the runways. The jewel toned hue is flattering on all skin tones, and many designers featured it as a prominent color in their collections. 
emerald fashion week

We think that emerald is going to be really popular next year, because as history proves it typically takes a wedding season before Pantone’s “Color Of The Year” selection really takes off. 
emerald wedding


The peplum is one of the most figure flattering styles in today’s fashion world.  Just like black and white and plaid, this is a retro style that has really been making a comeback. We started seeing it in the spring, and according to the runways we will continue to see it through the fall and winter…no complaints here! 
peplum fashion week

Due to the figure friendly style of the peplum, this look is super easy to incorporate in to your wedding! We have seen peplums added to many wedding dresses, and we hope the trend continues. Love the peplum look but don’t necessarily like it on you? Peplumed bridesmaids dresses to the rescue!
peplum wedding

Well, those are just a few of the fall trends we saw at New York Fashion Week. Which trend are you most excited about? Let us know!

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