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Maggie Bride: Emily’s Posh City Wedding

There are few things we enjoy more than a good love story, and the love story of our Maggie Bride Emily, who wore Clarice on her big day, is one for the books. Growing up in the same town, Emily had  pined after her now husband ever since she was young. "I'd secretly had my eyes on him since I was a little girl," she confided. A few years later, Emily's mom caught a handsome man staring at Emily during synagogue. "She suggested I give a look in his direction," Emily said. "We were introduced at the conclusion of the service, and it was literally love ever since that introduction." We're swooning! To complement her posh city wedding, Emily chose Clarice, a stunning ruched strapless A-line wedding dress. Read more about Emily's enchanting story and see more of her gorgeous photos below!


Photos courtesy of Richard Veytsman Photography

Dress: Clarice

Favorite part of the dress: "It's hard to pick my favorite! The corseted back was beautiful, and made the fit perfect for my body. I also loved the intricate detail on the front of the dress, and how organic the detailing looked. The neckline was also perfection! My husband was a huge fan of my choice!"

Favorite wedding day moment: "My favorite moment of the wedding day was seeing my husband for the first time that day. My wedding planner directed me to a room where he stood, facing the window away from the door I was entering from. I walked up to him and tapped his shoulder. The expression on his face when he saw me in my wedding gown for the first time was priceless. I'm so thankful my photographer did such an excellent job capturing this whole moment!"

Advice for future brides: "Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, if you allow it to be. Keep the end goal in mind and try not to get so caught up in the small details. No one is going to remember which napkin was on the table, or what they had for their salad course. Figure out what is most important for your wedding -- food, music, flowers -- and try to decide where you want to spend more or less. For us, the most important factor was the music. Our band kept our guests on their feet dancing the entire night!"

Your wedding in one word: "Elegant."


Friday Favorites: Satin Lace Wedding Dress… Lenora

Few things are more romantic than scalloped lace and slinky satin... Meet today's Friday Favorite, a satin lace wedding dress that combines some of our favorite wedding dress trends. Lenora, from our Spring 2014 collection, has a metallic embroidered lace bodice, accented with delicate floral lace motifs dancing across the shoulders and neckline. A Demir Stretch Satin slim A-line skirt floats the length of the body, while a Swarovski crystal belt accents your waist. Imagine walking down the aisle in this satin lace wedding dress... Gorgeous!

Sottero and Midgley's Maurie wedding dress is our Friday Favorite!Lenora from Sottero and Midgley. A gorgeous satin lace wedding dress.


Bridal Fashion Week – Debuting the Fall 2014 Collections!

We're back from the whirlwind of Chicago and New York Bridal Fashion Weeks, where we debuted our new Fall 2014 collections! From the soft, romantic look of Maggie Sottero to the sparkling, avant-garde stylings of Sottero and Midgley, there are wedding gowns in each collection that cater to every bride's personality. Watch this sneak peek runway video to see more from New York Bridal Fashion Week...

We're thrilled with the outpouring of love from The Knot, Brides, Martha StewartWeddingWire, Bridal Guide and all of our bridal fashion world friends and retailers alike. Check out some of our favorite social media photos posts below. 

We also had some special events happen during Bridal Fashion Week this year. Extra TV interviewed television sweetheart, Desiree Hartsock, about the wedding dress collection she's designing with Maggie Sottero. Desiree also sat down with Brides Magazine and dished exclusive details on her upcoming wedding, designing her dress, and her relationship with Chris!

Desiree Hartsock interviews with Brides Magazine at Bridal Fashion Week about her upcoming wedding dress collection with Maggie Sottero.