Bridal market is officially a wrap. We’re home, getting adjusted back to our normal routines, catching up on sleep, and still trying to process all of the beautiful dresses we saw. Day two wasn’t nearly as busy for us as day one (if you missed our post on day one, you can read it here), which was a good thing because we may or may not have drank a bit too much wine at dinner the night before. Hey, you can’t go to NYC and not have a LITTLE bit of fun, right????
We also randomly met the star of The Lion King on Broadway, Andile Gumbi. If you’ve ever seen the musical, he plays adult Simba. He was so much fun!
Ok…back to wedding dresses! As I said, day two wasn’t nearly as busy. We only had one appointment scheduled, Alyne by Rivini. Unlike our previous appointments, this one didn’t take place in the fashion district. Instead, it was at “the piers.” More specifically, Pier 92, a trade show venue in Mid Town Manhattan.
Hundreds of designers rent out space for market here. You can find wholesalers of everything from shoes, jewelry, veils, bridesmaids, special occasion dresses, flower girl dresses, dress forms, garment bags…you name it, it’s there.
Prior to our appointment, we gave ourselves enough time to walk around. Many of the up and coming designers showcase their collections here, so it’s also a great opportunity to catch the next great thing!
One of my favorite parts about going to the piers? Seeing all of the cool displays people come up with. This was definitely my favorite…those giant flowers were made of paper! I wonder if I could pull this off for a window display?????? A girl can dream…
Then it was off to Alyne! Alyne’s latest collection is titled A State of Grace, “inspired by the elegant style of the iconic Grace Kelly.”
Here are two of our favorites:
Aren’t they gorgeous? Now we just have to patiently wait until they arrive in our store!
After our appointment, we had some time to kill before our flight home. We ended up going to Central Park. It was a beautiful day, even though it was a bit chilly. There really is nothing better than NYC in the spring.
Overall, market was a huge success for us. We didn’t pick up any new designers, but instead we’re building up our inventory of the designers we already have. We really found some amazing designs that we know you will love!
See you at bridal market in the fall, NYC!