Welcome to the place where my heart and soul reside! This is where I come to write about and showcase ALL things that make a mark on me – things that are chic, beautiful, inspiring, and totally unique in the Luxury Wedding and Event Planning industries! This is also the place to find inspiration and tips from our Creative Partners. Often, the wedding and fashion worlds intertwine. So occasionally, I’ll include my favorite fashion finds, trends, and current obsessions. My desire is to give you a peek into a world that has always fascinated me and continues to excite me! Welcome to The Bridal Circle blog.
When it’s luxe you like, you certainly can’t just expect that the best of the best is going to magically appear on the big day. In fact, finding the top creative experts in the Wedding Industry is quite a task- and one that we’re prepared to tackle alongside you. Not only do we at The Bridal Circle believe that we truly represent the epitome of all that is beautiful and wedded-bliss-worthy in the couture Bridal Market, but we are dedicated to ensure that you, the blushing bride, have every bespoke option at your fingertips in order to successfully navigate the ever-cluttered- and sometimes confusing- path to the wedding of your dreams.
It all starts with attending Bridal Shows, but not just any old show! We know you are looking for that something special- services and designs that are as unique as you are, full of zest, never before seen creativity and exuding excellence. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tidbits on Shows that we think exceed the norm in every way. Check out our suggestions below from the past and set your sights on some upcoming shows that we think will simply blow you away.
When planning, we know your time is limited, so get the scoop here first, then explore the best options near you- you’ll be glad you weeded out some of the riffraff and got straight to the heart of luxury. And, if there’s a show we haven’t covered but you’re tempted to try, feel free to drop us a note- we’ll let you know if it’s worth your time!
Get excited and inspired by a few of the Best Bridal Shows from around the globe.
THE WEDLUXE WEDDING SHOW
The WedLuxe Wedding Show 2014 was (sadly!) a one-day affair only- if you missed these sumptuous and stylish bridal inspirations, then be sure not to miss next year’s event!
Held in The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, every stunning detail catered to the theme of Springtime in Paris. A pastel palette of pale French pinks, minty greens and baby blues paired with neutrals in champagne, caramels and creams swept attendees into another state of mind. Intricately designed, with creative experts from around Canada and beyond, the WedLuxe event starred the most glimmering of WedLuxe’s acclaimed Glitterati.
Whether you plan to tie the knot in Canada or elsewhere, we recommend you attend the WedLuxe Wedding Show for inspiration that is absolutely out of this world- you won’t look at weddings the same way again!
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, BALTIMORE: A WEDDING SHOWCASE
If you’re a Mid-Atlantic bride, we sincerely hope to see you at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore on March 9th for a lovely showcase of all things bridal. Featuring some of the industry’s most inspirational and insightful experts, you’ll be encouraged and well-directed to making the most suitable and style-savvy selections for your Wedding. Among those scheduled to speak are Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates, Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride, Kim Forrest of WeddingWire, and our very own founder and creative director of The Bridal Circle, Sade Awe! Additionally, many of the most coveted and chic vendors in the Nation’s Capital will be on hand to answer your pressing questions and give you insight into their meticulous services.
Be sure to attend the Four Seasons Weds Exclusive VIP luncheon. You’ll get coveted premiere access to the Showcase, receive a decadent swag bag and be privy to couture conversation at the multi-course luncheon. Wine and champagne pairings are included to help you begin to formulate your own menu and pairings for the big day!
No matter where you are in the planning process, you’ll want to take in every aspect of this Showcase. Tie up loose ends with flair and a little pizzazz, or get headed down the aisle to happily ever after with plenty of expert guidance and couture services that will ensure that your big day will be the most perfect of days.
March is just around the corner, and with it comes the Bridal Boudoir Affair 2014 in Montreal, designed and developed by the stunning Maddy K of Maddy K Weddings and Events Atelier. We couldn’t be more excited about this long-anticipated event, and we know that the best of Montreal’s luxury wedding industry will be out to play!
So much more than a bridal show, The Bridal Boudoir Affair is a celebration of all things beautiful and glamorous, with a cocktail party, extravagant fashion show and an all-out event for brides-to-be.
Set within the refined elegance of Montreal’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, you’ll have a distinct behind-the-scenes peek at the wedding of your dreams. Tastefully curated and hand-selected by Maddy K herself, you’re sure to find vendors who share your love of luxury and have tasteful and decadent options that will stun you. I had the honor of meeting some of the A-Team vendors during a private dinner hosted by Maddy K for me in October of last year. All I can say is they are truly talented! For an experience that will boggle your mind and woo your senses, and a wedding that is sure to follow suit, make sure you don’t miss this lavish event!
CHARLESTON FASHION WEEK: DULLES DESIGNS TRUNK SHOW FEATURING MARK INGRAM’S STATIONERY LINE
If you love fashion with a heaping side helping of southern charm, our guess is that you’re planning to grace the streets of Charleston for the upcoming Charleston Fashion Week in late March. If that’s the case, we would be remiss if we didn’t let you in on a tasty little tidbit involving two of our most exonerated Creative Partners!
On Thursday, March 27th, Emilie Dulles of Dulles Designs will host a luxe trunk show with Mark Ingram to launch his debut stationery line. Produced by Dempsey & Carroll, these luxuriantly crafted notecards are an extraordinary work of art all of their own accord. Inspired by the elegance of the Mark Ingram Atelier and brand, lovers of all things bridal (and stationery to boot!) are encouraged to attend, meet Mark and peruse the Dulles Design Studio and store.
Don’t miss the scores of bridal gowns that will be waltzing down the runways (Mark Ingram Atelier will be represented, naturally!), and be sure to sample plenty of hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Posh accessories and unique opportunities to purchase bridal party gifts will abound. For southern hospitality at its most eloquent, we’re sure you’ll love everything Charleston Fashion Week has to offer.