Friday, October 24, 2014
Poughkeepsie Journal -Latest bridal fashions can be seen at local wedding shows this fall
Jackie DiMarzo 12:03 a.m. EDT October 19, 2014 Recent events such as the Grandview’s Autumn Wedding Show in Poughkeepsie and Diamond Mills Fall Wedding Expo in Saugerties in September gave local brides a chance to shop for wedding-day vendors such as photographers, DJs and florists. As an added bonus, they had an opportunity to view the latest in wedding fashions. Both shows featured gowns from Chamonix Bride in Rhinebeck. Chamonix Bride owner Heather Graham, who at press time was planning to head to New York City the following weekend to see the latest dress designs, said new this coming season are a lot of different necklines (high neck styles, plunging V-necks, and off-the-shoulder) and also, capelets, which are small capes that cover the shoulders during the ceremony and are removable later. The capelets are often made of lace, which seems to be the standout feature for all things bridal this season. “Local brides are loving lace,” Graham said. “Almost everyone wants something either all lace or a little bit of lace at the hemline or incorporated somewhere into the gown.” Designer Wtoo, a featured collection at Chamonix Bride, offers many dresses in the fabric. David Lopez, communications director for the line, said for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 season, the Wtoo design team was inspired by legendary actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly. “The bridal collection is composed of effortless, elegant silhouettes, from lady-like lace with carefully hand-crafted appliques to opulent contrasting beadwork,” Lopez said.