Bridal Fashion Week Recap

That's right-- while we are still riding out the summer breeze here in Orange County, our favorite designers are showcasing their Fall 2015 designs. Capturing the essence of a bride is possible. Making it new, fresh and couture is a different story.  Creating a successful line requires updating traditional shapes with current trends and appealing to the ever-evolving taste of the modern bride . Take Nicole Miller's modified halter/tank neckline paired with a crowd-pleasing mermaid. The gown is refreshing and modern but still maintains a bridal essence. Theia went with a more romantic take and ornate beading. 

 Nicole Miller, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy Brides.com 

Nicole Miller, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy Brides.com 

 Theia, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of Brides.com

Theia, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of Brides.com

Hayley Paige made hearts swoon over her Spring 2012 collection taking back detail to a different level. How did she make Fall 2015 any different? Oh, just a sparkle harness. Who needs a bolero when you can alter any gown with tasteful jewels? Take a look at some of our favorites from this past week. Some dresses have taken a serious 'evening wear' vibe, a la Theia's crystal encrusted halter column dress. Meanwhile, Claire Pettibone maintains her bohemian taste offering the sweetest sleeves and cascading flower crowns. Toying with current trends while keeping lace, satin and chiffon in the mix masterfully updates bridal fashion. Other notes? Cut outs and crop tops. In bridal, you ask? It works! 

What calls to you this year? Did any of your bridal visions change with the times? Or is your heart still set on that first daydream? 

 Hayley Paige Spring 2012. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com 

Hayley Paige Spring 2012. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com 

 Hayley Paige, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of facebook.com/hayleypaigebridal 

Hayley Paige, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of facebook.com/hayleypaigebridal 

 Theia. Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of Brides.com

Theia. Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of Brides.com

 Claire Pettibone, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of clairepettibone.com/blog

Claire Pettibone, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of clairepettibone.com/blog

 Angel Sanchez, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of blog.theknot.com

Angel Sanchez, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of blog.theknot.com

 Badgley Mischka, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of brides.com

Badgley Mischka, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of brides.com

 Reem Acra, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of brides.com

Reem Acra, Fall 2015. Photo courtesy of brides.com