An Enchanted Wedding

Katie May

Some of us spend our childhood dreaming of our storybook wedding. Well, this story does not have to be fiction. Let your fairy tale come to life with these magical ideas for an “Enchanted Wedding”.

Shareen Vintage

Picturesque floral arrangements that incorporate branches and delicate flowers will have your guests feeling like they’re in an enchanted forest.

This DIY decor has a fun whimsical feel to it.

Countless draping lights will illuminate the night with a magical ambiance.

Serve dessert floating in jeweled colored ribbons to show off dazzling and delicious treats.

“We Are Family”

For many people a wedding is not just about the bride and groom.  It’s about two families coming together. Give a special thanks and tribute to those family members who’ve supported and loved you with these lovely ideas.

Kimberly Chau Photography

Jason & Anna Photography

Ampersand Photography

A Great Affair

With the new Great Gatsby movie hitting theaters tomorrow we have Gatsby fever! Who wouldn’t want to have a party like this?:

Maybe you don’t have a mansion like Gatsby but we have a few ideas to transport your wedding back to the 1920’s.

If you’re going to attend a Roaring Twenties soiree you need to dress the part.  We love this Maggie Sottero gown for the bride and this flapper style for bridesmaids by Unique Vintage.  Finish off the look with an embellished headpiece.

Remember the more extravagant the better!“I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” -F.Scott Fitzgerald

Short and Sweet

I’ve never been a big fan of short bridal dresses. For me I just figured it’s one of the few occasions you can wear a ground skimming gown and feel like… well like a star! I also don’t quite get the multiple costume changes. Once you find THE dress you should be so madly in love with it that you never want to take it off. Especially after only a couple of hours.

Well, after this years New York Bridal Fashion Week I have to say…I may be converting! I am now an absolute believer in short wedding attire and gown changes! This year many designers featured higher hem lines that were amazing to say the least. I fell in love with the flirty, funky, flare and now can understand why some brides chose the shorter look. As for the multiple wedding ensembles, lets face it, sometimes we just can’t decide. Why should we?? We can’t help it if we fall madly in love with multiple looks. Who says you can’t have your princess gown AND dancing-queen dress?? It’s your big day, have your cake and eat it too!

Here are a few of ABE favorites…

Marchesa / Monique Lhuillier / Rafael Cennamo / Reem Acra

New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2013

Last week was New York Bridal Fashion Week where all the top, new designers showed off their Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Here at ABE we went through thousands of dresses (our favorite kind of work!) to pick out our favorites and show you! There were so many trends to choose from: back detailing, capes, sleeves, and more. We chose to focus on a truly tasteful trend: lace. It’s so beautiful and we love how it can be either classic or modern. What do you think of our top picks?


Oscar de la Renta

This season Oscar de la Renta’s gowns were classic, pretty, and elegant. Many of them have sleeves that add a delicate feminine touch. We had a hard time choosing which ones to show.

Romona Keveza

Romona Keveza was another designer with classic styles from mermaid dresses to full princess styles and everything in between.  We love the little details of all her dresses like the peekaboo lace on the top  of the first dress or the beautiful one shoulder style of the middle one.

Reem Acra & Marchesa

Reem Acra- These gowns are all about edgy feminine styles. This dress is great for brides who love taking fashion risks!

Marchesa- Of course we had to include another favorite: Marchesa. This collection featured a lot of modest styles, which happens to be another big trend this year. This dress is one of the less covered styles with gorgeous lace sleeves that flow into a stunning cape.

Robert Bullock & Nicole Miller 

Robert Bullock- The perfect collection for the girly girl.  He designs those dresses you dream of as a little girl and then adds a surprising detail like this deep slit.  He knows how to make brides look sexy and classy.

Nicole Miller- Nicole Miller’s cut out dress with lace is sexy with out being too much. Another designer that perfects making gowns stunning yet classy.