Day Two of New York Bridal fashion week started with a personal favorite of mine, the incredibly talented and warm Francesca Miranda. I have loved her designs for quite some time – she uses some beautiful fabric and one season brought in these gorgeous pearls that I obsessed over. this season, her collection was light and airy, keeping true to her immense talent with gorgeous three dimensional floral details and beautiful fabrics. The space where she presented the collection was really cool too – such amazing light!

After that, we hopped into the car and tried our best to speed across town to see Berta. This collection is always full of drama, style and serious sparkle, and this season was no exception. With tulle, feathers, and plunging necklines it brings a sultry look to bridal that is just amazing to see up close. There were some pretty fires accessories with the gowns that I loved – kind of remnant of the 80’s a little bit? and then – the best part – the flower girl dresses! Top knots and little tulle skirts for the cutest squad you have ever seen!

The tribute to Amsale that was included with the presentation of the newest collection was very touching. The final dress was actually the very first dress this industry shaping woman made back in 1990. The iconic duchess satin column gown showcases the first of its kind, sheer illusion neckline, a pleated train and hand rolled rosettes. This dress walked the runway in silence, and it was very moving. I had the pleasure of meeting Amsale a few times, she was actually the very first bridal designer that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was warm and friendly always, and so humble. I think the most beautiful thing to say here is that her legacy will forever go in in the hearts and minds of each and every bride that has worn her creations, and who felt so radiant on their wedding day.

Naeem Khan has yet to disappoint me with a collection. This man is a true artist, and his gowns are wearable art. Just look at these images! From glittering gold to fearlessly beaded, the details, the lines and the textures are unreal. And always paired with the tallest Louboutins I have ever seen! Amazing. The chopard diamonds were pretty exquisite too!

These collections were definitely a highlight of my Friday. What do you think? Loving the bold or leaning more towards the traditional? What gets your heart aflutter within the world of bridal fashion? I hope you enjoyed Day 2!

All photos courtesy of Collin Pierson. Make sure you are following along on Instagram! @mdurpettievents, @collinpierson for all the latest!

xo