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Alexia’s Bridal Boutique Fashion Event

We were honored to attend a beautiful cocktail soiree at Alexia’s Bridal Boutique, the Vera Wang salon in downtown Raleigh last week, which centered around a bridal runway presentation featuring the newest, most glamorous couture designs in bridal and eveningwear. The evening started off with hors d’oeuvres from Crave and Sweet Memories Bakery, and a jazz trio from John Brown Entertainment Group, while guests enjoyed perusing the gorgeous gowns in the bridal boutique and catching up over champagne.

Alexias Bridal Boutique

Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

Alexia and Michael Joyce

Alexia and Michael Joyce, owners of Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

Crave Catering Fruit Display    Crave Catering

John Brown Entertainment Group

Jazz Trio from John Brown Entertainment Group

Donna Parks and Jenna Olender

Team SB&G: Donna Parks and Jenna Olender

Alexia's Bridal Boutique    Alexia's Runway

The highlight of course was when we were seated for the runway presentation. Fresh Affairs set the scene with beautiful floral arrangements, and James from Photography by Walters and Walters captured the event.

We couldn’t wait to share the stunning images of the new lines from top bridal designers from their fall collections. From black to red; mermaid to ballgown, these dramatic gowns are what is hot in bridal fashion.

Douglas Hannat 91212     Douglas Hannat
The first wedding gown we saw was Douglas Hannant “91212”- a plaid patterned silk taffeta gown with long beaded sleeves and a dramatic low cut back.

Vera Wang Kaye     Vera Wang Kaye
Vera Wang’s “Kaye” is a mermaid gown with chevron pleated bodice and a tulle skirt and a shoulder floral applique.

Vera Wang Katarina     vera wang katarina
Vera Wang’s “Katarina” is a strapless ballgown with a tulle panel skirt, flange applique and Chantilly lace detail.

Vera Wang Katherine     Vera Wang Katherine
Another Vera Wang strapless ballgown, “Katherine” has a hand rolled floral detail skirt and horsehair trim.

Vera Wang Jessica     Vera Wang Jessica
Vera Wang’s “Jessica” in black is a classic mermaid style, with micro pleated bodice and sheared organza full skirt.

Douglas Hannant 96512     Douglas Hannant
Douglas Hannant “96512” is a low back lace sheath gown with velvet accent.

Vera Wang Joesephine     Vera Wang
“Joesephine” by Vera Wang is a V-neck halter ballgown with Chantilly lace bodice and a full tulle skirt.

Monique Lhuillier Infinity     Monique Lhuillier Infinity
Monique Lhuillier “Infinity” has an elongated strapless bead-encrusted Chantilly lace bodice with a full tulle skirt.

Kenneth Pool Cintrine     Kenneth Pool
Kenneth Pool “Cintrine” bridal gown has lace and tulle scoop neckline atop a dropped waist ballgown with an organza flower at the hip.

Claire Pettibone Viola     Claire Pettibone
“Viola” by Claire Pettibone is an embroidered mermaid dress with an illusion back and hand placed Guipure lace trims.

Monique Lhuillier Poet     Monique Lhuillier Poet
Monique Lhuillier’s “Poet” has a double layer Chantilly lace sheath with embellished bateau neck and back.

Douglas Hannant 90812     Douglas Hannant
Hollywood-glam is the style of Douglas Hannant “90812” – a one-shoulder mermaid gown with cut bead detail.

Kenneth Pool Rio     Kenneth Pool Rio
Kenneth Pool’s “Rio” is a tulle and organza natural waist gown with a crystal and pearl beaded belt and textured skirt.

Monique Lhuillier Luxe     Monique Lhuillier Luxe
“Luxe” by Monique Lhuillier is a scoop neck embroidered chiffon sheath.

Vera Wang Kimberly     Alexia's Vera Wang
Vera Wang “Kimberly” is a strapless bias-cut ballgown with hand rolled floral and floating Chantilly lace detail.

Vera Wang Joanna     Vera Wang Joanna
“Joanna” by Vera Wang is a strapless mermaid gown with chiffon laddering and a tumbled skirt.

Vera Wang Kylie     Vera Wang Kylie
Glamorous in Red! Vera Wang “Kylie” is a mermaid gown with asymmetrical tulle, draped neckline and floral applique skirt.

Vera Wang Kassisa     Vera Wang Kassisa

Vera Wang Kassisa

Vera Wang “Kassisa” at Alexia’s Bridal Boutique Runway Show

The finale in daring red! Vera Wang “Kassisa” is a strapless mermaid gown with an inverted flange bodice and floral detail skirt.

Alexia and Michael Joyce     Lana Addison
After the runway presentation, Alexia and Michael Joyce were joined by their daughter, Lana (namesake of their sister bridal salon, Lana Addison Bridal– located in Cary, NC). They graciously thanked everyone who contributed to the event. A big thanks to the Joyce’s for their friendship and for the amazing work they do for the Triangle wedding community!

Flowers: Fresh Affairs / Catering: Crave & Sweet Memories Bakery / Photography: Walters & Walters / Hair & Makeup: J&F Gemelli Salon / Music: John Brown Entertainment Group / Beverage: Sip… A Wine Store / Event Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting / Event Rentals: CE Rental

Alexias and Lana Addison

Staff of Alexia’s Bridal Boutique & Lana Addison Bridal

 

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