Bridal Market ... the best of the rest!

Bridal Market re-cap wouldn't be complete this season without letting you all in on the rest of the goodies...beyond the fashion shows and buying appointments, there are these little things called cocktail parties and designer run-ins... :) This season, they were in full force and oh-so fun... We figure it's Friday, why not show you all a few behind-the-scenes pictures of Market...Please do understand most of these pictures are from our beloved iPhones and not nearly as wonderful as yesterday's images from Jenny ...but we think they'll suffice ;)

Post-Priscilla of Boston runway show, we had an amazing dinner with Debra Moreland and the PARIS family...that's Debra on the left..oh! How we adore her! {Do you have your PARIS accessories Trunk Show appointment yet? You MUST let Debra style you!}

The wonderful folks at Martha Stewart  Weddings Magazine hosted their annual shindig at their offices this year. To say it was impressive is a major understatement...the space was fantastic and the hospitality warm and inviting. We passed Martha herself in the hallway but missed our chance for a photo op {silly bodyguards!}...next time, Martha, next time! They had fun and funky stations set up around the room -- everything from gelato to manicures by Essie and fake eyelashes...it was fresh and adorable and a good time was had by all....

Stephanie and Charlotte with Mark Brower, designer of Vineyard Collection

The Knot also hosted a party this year, on the same night ( genius! we only had to plan one outfit! )...which meant that pretty much the entire industry party hopped from MSW to the New York Public Library. Girls, if you are ever in New York, please take time to visit the library...not just so you can make peace with Carrie & Big (we had a moment), but to take in the impressive and expansive architecture. It was nothing short of breathtaking.

Stephanie and Charlotte with darling designer Amsale

It was at The Knot party where Randy Fenoli took a deep breath and look around the crowd before whispering to Stephanie, "we are so blessed." Ok, Randy, I didn't expect that from you....but you are so right. Then he broke it down on the dance floor with Lara, the editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings Magazine. All in a New York Minute ;)

The grand entrance to the library was underscored by a massive floral creation designed and executed by the team of famed event planner Preston Bailey, inspired by a sketch from our beloved Monique. It was breathtaking and magical...

Preston and Monique, with Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of The Knot

As if all of this goodness wasn't enough, sweet Lindsie, designer of Haute Bride Design, invited us to an intimate gathering of friends at a private NY apartment...it was so sweet to be included among so many of Lindsie's amazing friends and clients!

Next week....more real weddings and Trunk Show updates!! Meantime, enjoy these photos and your weekend!!! XOXO