Welcome to fashion week on Bridal Musings!

This week I'll be sharing my favourite wedding dress and accessory collections hot from the catwalks of New York.

Prepare yourselves for a plethora of pretty starting with one of my absolute faves – the Belle Ivoire Collection by Australian based designer, Anna Campbell.

Anna Campbell is renowned for her unique use of embellishments and romantic, free flowing silhouettes. The soft, feminine designs drape, twist and fall around the body, and are finished with the finest of lace, silk and intricate beading.

They're the kind of decadent, drop dead gorgeous wedding dresses you think are going to be waaay over your budget but, incredibly, all of the dresses in the Belle Ivoire Collection are under $1800!












Anna Campbell // Belle Ivoire collection – BTS from C2 Video on Vimeo.

Behind The Scenes

Yesterday morning Lauren of Every Last Detail, Megan of Glamour and Grace (my NYC Bridal Market buddies) and I rocked up to The Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa excited to see Anna Campbell's latest ready to wear collection and to meet the lady behind the dresses.

Anna welcomed us into the chic hotel suite where she was showcasing her collection with a big smile and her passion for her designs (and her brides) was evident within seconds of meeting her. My fellow bloggers and I were utterly bedazzled by the beautiful rack of gowns that stood before us, glinting in the sunlight.

(photo by Lauren of Every Last Detail)

I even got to play dress up and try on a couple of her beautiful wedding gowns and sparkly cuffs!

Although Anna doesn't include boning or corsetry in her designs she does have a unique way of creating an ultra feminine silhouette by wrapping fabric under subtly padded busts, nipping in waists and then tying the strands in a beautiful bow at the back.

(photo by Megan of Every Last Detail)

Here's a shot of me as a faux bride alongside the lovely and stylish designer herself.

Yes, I know I look totally dorky but isn't the dress gorgeous?!

(photo by Lauren of Every Last Detail)

I'm always so inspired by my brides – the get married in your backyard or on the beach kind of bride who wants to dance the night away in their wedding dress!

– Anna Campbell

Anna believes that every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on their big day. Hence the lightweight fabrics, detachable trains and affordable price point of the latest collection.

The Belle Ivoire Collection is available at Anna Campbell's Melbourne boutiques or through select stockists worldwide and can be shipped to any bride in any country.

So, I'd love to know, which is your favourite dress?