Designer Gowns

Designer Spotlight: Inbal Dror 2017

Inbal Dror’s elegant new bridal collection showcase’s a softer side for the fashion forward bride. This collection is sheerer and the necklines have an even deeper plunge than previous collections. There are loads of intricate embellishments, organza ruffles, ombré petals and 3-D florals, perfect for the nontraditional bride. With loads of delicate lace and elaborate embroideries as well as lots of high shine, when gazing at the collection we feel a rich bohemian vibe. Our favorite looks Read more [...]
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Ciara’s Stunning Wedding Fashion Revealed!

Ciara married Russell Wilson on July 6th, 2016 in Liverpool, England wearing Cavalli Couture. The unique bridal creation is composed of white silk tulle, fully embroidered with floral motifs throughout, and delicate glass beading, covered entirely with precious Chantilly lace appliqué. An absolutely stunning dress for the perfect bride... See pics from her day below! Ciara's Wedding Fashion Revealed! You can even get Ciara's stunning bridesmaid looks with Theia's newest collection Read more [...]
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Stunning Second Looks for Your Wedding Day

After inching down the aisle in a look that took the combined effort of your entire bridal party, switch into something more comfortable for the reception. A stunning second look for your wedding day can change the way you enjoy the reception and festivities.  You’ve seen your favorite celebrities execute the trend of having multiple looks on their big day. The idea of having a traditional wedding gown for the ceremony and portraits; then changing into a party dress for the reception is Read more [...]
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Pronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

Pronovias hosted a styling master class with celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger in NYC. Hosting brides and bridal industry insiders, Micaela shared her tips for styling your bridal gown, featuring stunning new styles from Pronovias. Plunging v-necks to classic a-line gowns, Micaela prepped brides to make their gown their own and look breathe-taking on their day. Explore the top looks from the Pronovias collection and all of Micaela's tips! Tips from Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger Make Read more [...]
ElainaPronovias Presents Styling 101 with Celebrity Stylist Micaela Erlanger

New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Trends

The Spring 2017 trends from Bridal Fashion week were all the things pastel and floral dreams are made of. The sun was shining at last, with tulips blooming and—best of all—the top designers in bridal unveiled their new collections featuring Spring 2017 Trends, that we absolutely love. We're about six days into a jam-packed schedule of shows and presentations, and a handful of standout trends have emerged. Here are a few of my favorites. Show Some Skin If the new collections are any indication, Read more [...]
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Designer Spotlight: Lakum Bridal

'There are so many women seeking fashion forward, modern looks that have not been serviced by the current bridal wear market. We created Lakum for the bride who has a clear vision of who she is and how she wants to represent her personality on her wedding day.  She recognizes quality, seeks something rare and demands an exceptional fit.' - The Lakum Girls, Sathya Balakumar and Heather Green This quote is the embodiment of the Lakum Bridal Collection. I fell in love with this designer duo and their Read more [...]
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The Top Looks from the 2016 SAG Red Carpet

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is probably the most underrated award show of the entire year. We don't blame people for forgetting about the SAG Awards, but you should pay attention, because this is the red carpet where stars are more apt to take style risks and try new trends, since not as many people are watching. And Saturday night was no different as Hollywood delivers on the fashion yet again. Laverne Cox was a breath of fresh air in a Prabal Gurung wine-colored gown, Alicia Vikander was Read more [...]
ElainaThe Top Looks from the 2016 SAG Red Carpet

The Top Bridal Fashion moments from 2015

2015 shaped up to be a beautiful year of absolutely stunning brides! We here at Black Bride Magazine had the pleasure of viewing and sharing tons of images from weddings across the globe, which is our pleasure. As the fashion editor I of course paid extra close attention to what the brides and grooms were wearing. With so many choices to choose from, the options for bridal attire can seem endless. But over the last year we saw some pretty outstanding dresses and one trend emerged as the clear favorite. The Read more [...]
ElainaThe Top Bridal Fashion moments from 2015

The Hottest Trends from the 2016 Golden Globes

The 73rd Golden Globes red carpet was filled with some of fashions most forward-thinking trends. From capes to bold colors, this years show gave us fashion lovers lots to covet! With glitz, glamour and dangerously low-plunging necklines, the stars did not hold back with their fashion choices and gave us so much to consider as we prep for many red carpets to come. The 2016 Golden Globes starts off the red carpet season and because it's the first red carpet of the year we know these trends will be Read more [...]
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Designer Spotlight: Galia Lahav Spring 2016 Collection

 With ornate details and the etherial allure we have come to know from the designer the Galia Lahav Spring 2016 Collection was nothing short of breathe taking. The perfect marriage of free-spirited design elements with luxe edgy embellishments, we couldn't get enough of this collection. Features some of the dreamest dresses on the runway this season in champagne, light blue, wrapped in tulle and lace, it was certain that brides would fall in love with this collection. Explore some of my favorite Read more [...]
ElainaDesigner Spotlight: Galia Lahav Spring 2016 Collection

Wedding Dresses For Curvy Brides

Here's the truth ladies!! Not every bride-to-be can be, or even aspires to be—a size 0 on her wedding day. And for those who celebrate and flaunt their gorgeous real-girl curves, buying a stunning wedding dress can be a little complicated. And in hopes of rescuing those brides in distress I can put together a roundup of the best wedding dresses for curvy brides-to-be. From top designers like Watters and Mori Lee, we've found absolutely gorgeous plus-size wedding dresses that will not only Read more [...]
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Affordable Wedding Dresses Under $1000

Photo Credit: MyWedding.com The national average cost of weddings may be over $30,000 (!!), but that doesn’t mean dropping the big bucks has to be a requirement. Of course, one of the largest items on a wedding budget is often the dress—a walk down the aisle means every eye is on the bride, adding all kinds of pressure to the idea of finding that “perfect” gown. While you obviously want to find the dress, there are plenty of ways to keep the cost of your gown relatively reasonable. Read more [...]
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Spring 2015 Bridal Trends

Spring 2015 Bridal Trends are all about taking the traditional wedding dress and turing it on its head... LITERALLY. We have been seeing soft ball gowns with tulle skirts, open shoulder necklines and a ton of color! We have complied some of the best looks from the runway for a Spring 2015 Bridal trends report just for you. If you are looking for something a little different this is going to serve as true bridal inspiration! 1. Light-As-Air Ball Gowns Ball gowns are taking on a softer look thanks Read more [...]
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NYC Fashion Week Bridal Inspiration!

NYC Fashion week 2015 has commenced and lucky for us bridal fashion lovers they have left some awesome inspiration behind. The runways were filled with haute couture gowns that would be a perfect fit for the fashion focused bride. Check out these gorgeous gowns and tell us if you get fashion butterflies! As traditions change and brides become bolder in their fashion choices, couture focused gowns are becoming beautiful option for the “Big Day”. Bold saturated colors are beautiful Read more [...]
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Gather & Gown: Spring 2015 Bridesmaid Collection!

Bridal industry veteran Michael Shettel, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Gather & Gown, recognized there was a need for a new exciting stress-free online shopping business model- a wedding party and event dress focused website to cater to the Gen Y's interactive way of shopping.  This vision created Gather & Gown.  Whether the bride and her party are sitting across the table or across the country, they can "Gather & Gown" for a girls night out and everyone can enjoy the same Read more [...]
C.K. AlexanderGather & Gown: Spring 2015 Bridesmaid Collection!