Whether you’re a classic beauty, looking for a little edge or just wanting to look like a princess – finding the (perfect) wedding dress is an essential part of a bride’s planning process. Last month, several designers showcased Fall 2016 collections at New York’s Bridal Fashion Week and set the precedent for brides getting ready to find their dress. A few of LTEC’s favorite designers brought dramatic flair and southern charm down the runway with show stopping looks that will have any bride feeling gorgeous.


Heidi Elnora is still gaining traction as a giant in the bridal world, but with her appearance on Bravo's “Project Runway” (the show is now on Lifetime), hit TLC show “Bride By Design,” and her interview for this blog; we have a feeling she will be a household name in no time. Elnora’s design aesthetic is very true of her Southern roots. She incorporates lace and tulle with sweeping silhouettes and classic glam designs.

She hit the mark with her dramatic back detailing, full skirts and floral fabric.

 

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Lacey Williams design
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Louise Crow design
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Click here to see our previous write-up of Elnora and here to see our one-on-one interview with the designer. Elnora’s designs are sold at I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge.

 


 

Our next design collections are also previous Designer of the Week subjects. Watters Collection has always exuded a feminine, pretty feel to its collections. This Fall 2016 set gives the classic feminine bride exactly what she is hoping for – with added twists in fabric and the occasional crop top design.

 

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Berta Bridal has also been featured on the pages of LTEC. A Berta dress is not for the faint of heart. This dress is for the sexy, sultry bride looking to turn heads on her wedding day. Form-fitting silhouettes, shear cutouts, low necklines and intricate applique make for one stunning runway show and an even more exquisite Berta Bride.

 

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*All Heidi Elnora pictures from the Heidi Elnora Facebook page, all Watters Collection images from The Knot and all Berta Bridal images from Brides.com.