New York Bridal Market

LAST UPDATED: 15 October 2012 at 8:00pm

And so it ends! Our time in New York draws to a close as we head to JFK and head back to London. But you can still share our thoughts from the past weekend below.

Don't forget to look at our Pinterest board with all our Bridal Fashion Week highlights here.

Plus, we take a look at the hottest trends hitting the aisle come Autumn 2013 here.

And if you want to catch up on the latest show images hot off the catwalk, then look here to see them in their full splendour!

LAST UPDATED: 15 October 2012 at 7:50pm

Oh, Oscar. Our hearts literally skip a beat every time we hear his name: Oscar de la Renta.

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The King of sleek, elegant and chic is also a master of bridal designs. This season offering a collection of dreamy gowns with full-bodied skirts and the most delicate of craftsmanship that only Oscar can achieve.

SEE MORE OSCAR DE LA RENTA WEDDING DRESSES

Our favourite gown? A playful strapless sweetheart gown with a pale pink glow and pearl-encrusted detailing. Simply to die for! Although he also embraces long sleeves proving that you don't need to wear a low-cut, body tight gown to be a sexy bride.

LAST UPDATED: 15 October 2012 at 4:05pm

Carolina Herrera is synonymous with effortless elegance and classic chic; and this season she manages to impress us yet again with her clean and timeless designs.

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Look at her modern take on classic styles for true bridal inspiration.

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She has also used very dramatic cuts in a fresh way; making a fishtail gown edgy and fabulous. Pretty beading also abounds, along with stunning backs. Exit dressing is making a come back!

LAST UPDATED: 14 October 2012 at 11:20pm

Visiting Elizabeth Fillmore's showroom is always a pleasure. We always leave feeling happier and inspired.

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This season Elizabeth has a collection of sheer and dreamy gowns. Inspired by a visit to her family home in Michigan, she was inspired by the endless flora and fauna of the area (dragonflies, butterflies, flowers and ponds) - and those translate beautifully into her gowns.

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Sheer sleeves, fluttering motifs, delicate embellishments, (and as always) stunning backs make for beautiful statement gowns.

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LAST UPDATED: 14 October 2012 at 5:10pm

Bringing a bit of British flair and drama to the New York Bridal Market offering was Ian Stuart.

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His show every bit as dramatic and magnificent as it was when we first saw it at London's bridal shows at the White Gallery. Red carpet-worthy gowns in pastels shades, bow-print and floral fabrics and classic bridal tones too, made their way down the catwalk.

SEE IAN STUART'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

Brides Editor Jade Beer said: "It was fabulous seeing New York's reaction to the quintessentially British style of Ian Stuart's glamorous gowns, such a treat to be there."

LAST UPDATED: 14 October 2012 at 3:50pm

Oh! Jenny Packham, how you make us swoon...

Inspired by the golden age of cinema and the romance of a bygone era, Jenny's latest gowns are sure to be a huge success with brides.

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Art Deco details and vintage glam shone through in Jenny's latest collection. These are frocks made for brides who literally want to dazzle on their big day: crystal beading abounds, catching the light with ever step the model takes down the catwalk.

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Sheer sleeves and feminine draping are out in force today, too.  With a mix of column dresses, ballgowns and short (and very sparkly) frocks shimmying down the catwalk.

LAST UPDATED: 13 October 2012 at 10:50pm

Monique L'Huillier showed us a fairy tale collection: her model brides walking through wintry white trees in her dreamy, ethereal designs.

The gowns themselves were beautiful shades of blush and honey-coloured lace, trimmed with delicate petals, over skirts of tulle and lace on lean silhouettes with detachable tulle trains.

SEE MONIQUE L'HUILLIER'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

A seemingly new favourite detail was the barely off-the-shoulder draped chiffon sleeves and the asymmetric ombré blush tulle draped gown .

"My favourite gown was Candice," explained Fashion Director Bryony Toogood. "A white silk laced column dress with long sleeves and a  tulle over skirt - literally the perfect wedding dress."

SEE MORE MONIQUE L'HUILLIER WEDDING DRESSES

Another eye-catching detail we loved were the lace tattoos the models wore on their heads. And it was lovely to see Monique's debut silk satin and lace shoes, too.

LAST UPDATED: 13 October 2011 at 9:10pm

Next up on our New York schedule: Reem Acra.

Opening the show with a baroque embroidered illusion dress with very short ruffled organza skirt set the tone for Reem Acra's imaginative and breathtaking show.

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A flurry of Old World elegance and very glam beadwork together with unexpected fabric combinations such as richly embroidered stretch tulle, cascading lace-trimmed organza and finely pleated soft lace were given innovative detailing moved her collection on from last season's layering and separates.

Reem added Sunray pleats on tulle veils, lace skull caps and crystal headbands together with quirky touches including detachable short lace peplums and fluted tulle cuffs on sleeveless dresses.

SEE REEM ACRA'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

Commening on her favourite gowns, Brides Fashion Director Bryony Toogood said: "My hero dress of the collection was 'Superstar' with its liberal scattering of crystals on an illusion gown -heavenly!!"

LAST UPDATED: 13 October 2012 at 4:57pm

Claire Pettibone's latest collection was set upon a romantic catwalk bathed in a pathway of pink and red rose petals: we knew were in for a romantic show.

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She sent out fairy like models tiptoeing down the petal strewn catwalk. Inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, it is safe to say Claire was at her romantic best.

Colourful embroidery silk floral headdreses were only some of the beautiful blooms we saw on the catwalk. Models were adorned with wrist corsages and necklets of pretty flowers, too. Irridescent lace with bejewelled embellishments on bloused sleeves, illusion backed lace and velvet dresses floated down the catwalk.

SEE MORE CLAIRE PETTIBONE'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

And a new alternative to the traditional train and veil combo presented itself too - with lace attachments on the hips, draping cowl backs and multi-coloured maypole ribbons.

LAST UPDATED: 13 October 2012 at 3:15pm

The Watters show presented the beautiful and wide offering of American brand. From the Wtoo gowns, the bridesmaid offerings and the many diffusion lines.

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But through it all there was that feeling of unique gowns, delicate and pretty enough for any bride - no matter what her big day is like.

LAST UPDATED: 13 October 2012 at 2:10pm

Romona Keveza is widely regarded within the bridal world - and her latest show did not disappoint!

With sleek Park Avenue-princess ponytails, Romona's couture collection was the epitome of chic simplicity. The beautifully cut classic silhouettes: the ballgown; the fishtail; and the draped goddess in soft French net, silk charmeuse and shantung taffeta in ivory, pistachio, ice blue and blush; all had individual and subtle embellishments - a line of diamante buttons in a row from bodice to hem, lace illusion necks, crystal beaded and metallic belts, or smothered in  intricate tiny flower blossoms.

SEE MORE ROMONA KEVEZA WEDDING DRESSES

Looks like brides in 2013 will embrace colour and a serious amount of bling!

LAST UPDATED: 12 October 2012 at 11:55pm

Marchesa's designers, Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, most recently designed one of the most talked about (and yet unseen) celebrity dress of the year: that of Blake Lively's. Although the Gossip Girl star is said to have been 'highly involved' in the designing of her dress, we want to think that Georgina and Keren's input had a bit of inspiration from their latest collection, which we were privy to tonight!

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Never ones to shy away from brilliance, the New York-based designers brought true shine to catwalk in the form of embroidered lace, silk mesh organza and layers or organza.

The collection is decidedly feminine and delicate. Necklines are just off the shoulder with ¾ sleeves, little puffed cap sleeves or architecturally sculpted strapless gowns.

But Marchesa wouldn't be Marchesa without a bit of bling: details included rose gold and crystal artwork embroidery on a traditional sweetheart bodice; gold metallic thread under tulle overlay; draped cowl necks; flutter sleeves and tufted short lace peplums held in place with grosgrain ribbon.

SEE MARCHESA'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

Brides Fashion Director, Bryony Toogood, commented:  "For me the standout dresses were 'Hannah' - a multi ruffle embroidered strapless ball gown with peek a boo tulle underskirt and satin waistband for a fabulous wintry wedding, 'Isabella' a shirred  tulle almost Grecian gown with ivory and metallic lace and crystal and pearl collar, and 'Devon' a sassy silk gazer flower inspired sculptural mini-dress worn with towering flower encrusted stilettos by Christian Louboutin."

MARCHESA DESIGNER ON BLAKE LIVELY'S DRESS

Every bit of fanciful and dreamy as always, each gown is exquisitely thought out and expertly crafted.

LAST UPDATED: 12 October 2012 at 10:40pm

Few designers enjoy as much success in both the fashion and the bridal world as Alice Temperley. It is her cool style that the fashion world loves, and her elegant, timeless class that brides pine for. And pine for her gowns we do: they are at once stylish and classic - the kind of gown you can wear without the dreaded fear of looking back at your wedding pictures in years to come and thinking 'I can't believe I wore that...'

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And they continue to impress us, seasons after season. The latest designs, the Florence collection, is sure to be a hit with vintage-loving brides.

Lace abounds in romantic quantities here; the most delicate of details (neatly placed flowers, sweet belts and elusive sleeves) make these latest gowns undeniably classic.

SEE TEMPERLEY'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

Silhouettes remain classically neat and slim. No doubt if they came in different colours a certain Duchess would surely fall in love with the frocks too...

LAST UPDATED: 12 October 2012 at 9:50pm

One of the most exciting things about Vera Wang's designs (beyond their dreamy qualities, of course) is the element of surprise that surrounds the show. The question on everyone's minds tonight: What will she do this time?

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At her spring show last April Vera dazzled us with a romantic display of scarlet brides in deep burgundy, maroon, dahlia and fiery red. The autumn show before that her pack of nude and black gowns brought a sober tone to bridal fashion. So what did she do this time? Well, she shocked us all over again...

The bridal queen went black to basics - bridal basics, that is - and returned to white and ivory dresses.

SEE VERA WANG'S LATEST COLLECTION HERE

Featuring her now signature ballgowns of billowing taffeta, hand-draped tulle and masterful pleats, there is a true romance to her elegant gowns. There is the sexy fishtail silhouette too, for the bombshell brides, and just about everything a bride-to-be could ever hope to find in her dress…

LAST UPDATED: 12 October 2012 at 8:45pm

Hot off the plane from London we whizzed across New York to reach the Alfred Angelo Autumn 2013 show: our first show of the exciting Bridal Fashion Week that lies ahead.

Unsure of what was in store, we were absolutely spellbound by the latest collection from designer Michael Shettel for Alfred Angelo. Inspired by beauty in motion, the soft, feminine silhouettes were paired with delicate accessories for whimsical effect. Floral details feature heavily too - from organza blooms to net petals and pretty beading.

SEE MORE ALFRED ANGELO WEDDING DRESSES

And the colours! Delicate creams and pale pinks abound - proving that the autumn bride of 2013 doesn't fear colour, but embraces it instead. We also got to see those gorgeous Cinderella-inspired gowns again, which was a real treat.

MORE ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION CINDERELLA GOWNS HERE

LAST UPDATED: 10 October 2012 at 2:10pm

As the fashion world waits for fashion month each season, so we wait with baited breath for the marvel that is New York Bridal Market.

TOP TRENDS SPRING 2013

And it is finally here! Join us as we see the latest collections for Autumn 2013 from some of our favourite designers and discover the newest trends to hit the bridal world right here!

Starting on Friday, we'll be seeing the international queen of the Bridal world - none other than Vera Wang, and following on to see Temperley, Marchesa, Claire Pettibone, Reem Acra and more.

We'll be tweeting throughout, or you can tune in to this page and find out what we've seen, what we're loving and what the Brides team are getring up to in the Big Apple.

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