Welcome to the party! Our gowns looked fabulous as always at the exclusive “Couture to Cocktails” event, a bridal wonderland inspired by three bridal personas, during New York Bridal Fashion Week. Inspired by the unique vision of every bride-to-be, Crate & Barrel curated three bridal archetypes — the romantic, the naturalist, and the minimalist — to showcase menu plans, registry items, and, of course, a standout Maggie or Midgley gown for the ultimate bridal statement! We love the gorgeous styling and covetable details in each look. (And hey! The lovely Tim Gunn made a cameo!) Which persona is your favorite?
The Aracella gown by Maggie Sottero is a gorgeous choice for its charm, ethereality, and shimmer. Maggie’s signature corset closure gives regal opulence to the look, while the sweetheart neckline and dreamy softness of the skirt convey the fairy-tale enchantment of your love story. Lace and Swarovski crystal combine to create a stunning bodice and waistline, and pearl accents give the look a heavenly polish.
Allover leaf-and-floral motifs in faux leather of Kristen by Sottero and Midgley grant a little rawness and edge to the gown’s easy lines and ivory palette. Pair this dress with dusty blooms, blush- and stone-colored tablecloths, rustic wood surfaces, and votive lighting for a reception that is beautiful by nature.
Sottero and Midgley’s McCall gown is perfect for the bride who understands that visual clutter doesn’t guarantee quality of design. This dress kicks the habit of adding bells and whistles to bridalwear, proving how restraint and precision can add to the satisfaction of a look or an occasion rather than detract from it.