Bridal Fashion Week Preview: Sketches and Inspiration from Your Favorite Wedding Dress Designers!

Wedding Dresses
marchesa fall 2017 bridal inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

Get ready 2017 brides! This week, bridal designers will be parading their Fall 2017 collections on the runway at Bridal Fashion Week. We'll be bringing you every detail of the collections through the week — from the most gorgeous lace, to the longest veils, and the latest in wedding dress trends straight from the runway! We're kicking things off with a little preview of what's to come and looking at designers' inspirations for their Spring 2017 wedding dress collections. From Marchesa, to Monique Lhuillier and Lela Rose, we got the scoop on what inspired the wedding dresses you'll be wearing this year.

monique lhuillier fall 2017 inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Reem Acra Spring 2017 Sketch.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Reem Acra

Reem Acra

"Come DReem with us" — Reem Acra

Monique Lhuillier
"My Spring 2017 bridal collection was inspired by capturing the feeling of a woman running through a garden without a care in the world — there's a sense of pure bliss and she is madly in love." — Monique Lhuillier

marchesa-inspirationmarchesa fall 2017 bridal inspiration

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"Ethereal, cascading blossom." — Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, Co-Founders Marchesa

sachin babi bridal inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Sachin & Babi

Sachin & Babi
"The aesthetic is feminine but still modern, confident, with an elevated sense of style. It is focused on giving the Sachin & Babi girl everything she wants for the most important day of her life." — Babi Ahluwalia

"The essence of the Sachin & Babi Noir girl is the same as the Sachin & Babi Bridal girl. Noir was inspired by my peers who wanted clothing that fit their lifestyles but was still affordable. Our garments are well constructed with a beautiful aesthetic held to an achievable price point. The focus is on focusing on the girl and her needs, holding nothing back." — Sachin Ahluwalia


Photo: Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige
"Always in search of a great juxtaposition, this season is very much a Victorian aficionado wildly following the call of the disco ball. There are hints of baroque and dashes of iridescence, but the main foundation is offbeat beauty." — Hayley Paige


Photo: Courtesy of Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez
"There is nothing more beautiful and delicate than the dew on a spring morning." This is how Angel first approached his inspiration for this bridal collection. His motive was to translate that freshness into every detail, from a selection of fabrics and embroideries, and even embracing a palette that it not limited to whites. There are soft-blue details incorporated throughout reminiscent of the morning dew's touch.

Apart from the fragility of nature, Angel also looked back to find his muse. "This collection is very Audrey Hepburn with all the grace and femininity of 50's fashion" where the skirts were voluminous and narrow waisted with an abundance of lace to create a romantic and ethereal effect.

ines di santo

Photo: Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo
Lovers go and lovers come
Awandering awondering
But any two are perfectly
Alone there's nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun I never knew and neither did you and everybody never breathed quite so many kinds of yes)

— E.E. Cummings

"For this collection, I pulled from spring herself. Imagining the flowers that emerge in the season and the path they take from seed to sunlight — I have used lace, embroideries and movement in my gowns to push toward an unexpected place. While still soft and romantic, my bride will stand-dressed only for herself and the one she loves." — Ines Di Santo

Mira Zwillinger

Photo: Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

Mira Zwillinger

"Whisper of Blossom." — Mira and Lihi Zwillinger

Lela Rose Bridal Inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Lela Rose

Lela Rose
"Spring 2017 focuses on unexpected textures and new silhouettes." — Lela Rose

theia inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Theia

"For Spring 2017, I was inspired by a spectacular image of a silvered pool of light thru which a chiffon clad figure had fallen. Immediately, images of a futuristic bride in the distant future swirled in my head, a bride radiating love of pure white light." — Don O'Neill, Creative Director, Theia

anne barge inspiration

Photo: Courtesy of Anne Barge

Anne Barge
The Anne Barge Spring 2017 collection is an interpretation of nature's ethereal transition. Each gown is inspired by the awakening of spring gardens, still covered in frost, petals only peeking. Ice-like crystals and cascading pearls sparkle over silk crepe while floral accents climb trellis-like embroidery. Alençon lace appliqués trickle down layers of silk white chiffon and Italian crepe in feminine silhouettes. The collection is comprised of 25 timeless gowns for the romantic bride seeking newness in classic style.


Photo: Courtesy of Sabrina Dahan

Sabrina Dahan
"When designing this season's collection, I was deep into the planning process of my own wedding where I was focusing on various floral motifs and colors to bring my wedding concept to life. My new Spring '17 collection is inspired by from various impressionist paintings that were able to capture the beautiful fleeting moments from France in the 1800s. I wanted to capture those moments in my dresses with a fresh color palette, beautiful necklines and fluidity in movement with the design and fabrication of the pieces. I wanted to create my own modern movement in a world of white and offer my brides a design worthy of capturing that forever moment." — Sabrina Dahan


Photo: Courtesy of Berta

The inspiration for this collection came from the materials themselves. Instead of searching for inspirations on the outside, this time Berta decided to look inside. Into the beauty and depth of the exquisite laces, shiny stones and soft chiffons. The raw materials are what gave life to this extraordinary collection.


Photo: Courtesy of Houghton

"For my Spring/Summer 2017 collection, gowns with HOUGHTON's signature cutouts layered over lace bodysuits and catsuits add dimension and texture along with a subtle sexiness. I am working with voluminous, ruffled plissé lace that evokes a romantic silhouette with a modern edge. The collection continues to be inspired by my Houghton girls and how they style ready-to-wear for the bride and wear my pieces everyday to wedding day." — Katharine Polk


Photo: Courtesy of Alon Livné

Alon Livné "Luxurious, romantic, timeless." — Alon Livné

Photo: Courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Rivini by Rita Vinieris
"Dreamy sensual transparencies."

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