December 10, 2009

Our Mini Documentary!!

We recently filmed a mini-documentary in the Atelier. We asked some of our favorite wedding planners Loulie Walker and Michelle Rago, some of our consultants and some of our fabulous brides to talk about the Atelier and Mark. We think the final film accurately portrays the experience brides have here at Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier.

Let us know what you think!

Thank you to all who helped in this great project!!!!
Loulie Walker, Loulie Walker Events
Michelle Rago, Michell Rago Ltd.
Christian Oth Studio
Red Herring Design

December 7, 2009

Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show December 17 - 19

Santa is coming early to the Bridal Atelier this year! We will be hosting an Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show December 17th - 19th. At the show we will be premiering our new New York exclusive bridal gown, as well as all of Oscar's newest gowns and accessories. At the latest New York Bridal Market, Oscar showed a small capsule collection of gowns and beautiful boleros to add to the extensive collection he had showed for 2010 in the Spring. We will be presenting the entire collection at the trunk show and these are gowns you do not want to miss. Oscar's attention to detail and use of fabrication to create texture is unparalleled and simply beautiful.

A few of our favorite looks from market below. To view the Spring 2010 fashion show, click here. The Trunk Show is by appointment only.

Our NYC exclusive gown:

A divine bolero:

Did we mention the shoes?

December 6, 2009

Martha Stewart Craft Show in NYC

On Friday, I had the pleasure of being the guest of Martha Stewart Weddings Publisher Amy Wilkins at the Martha Stewart Craft Show in NYC. Friday was a special preview of the show for invited guests and then the event was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. The craft show was held at Martha's NYC offices and involved her whole team. My friend Anne Barge was in town for a trunk show at the Atelier and joined my for a fun night of shopping the crafts galore!

Here are some pics:

Darcy Miller with mom and 2 of three daughters in tow. Darcy's girls had a field day sorting through beautiful handmade head bands & hair accessories!

Every event should have a Sweet Shop!

Mac N'Cheese Bowls - One of the many fabulous bites that were passed around to guests to nibble on while they shopped. An open bar served rum toddy's, holiday inspired cocktails, wine & champagne!

These edible holiday ornaments will be featured on Martha in a few weeks.

Creative Martha employees who designed beautiful holiday cards for sale at this event. I purchased 2 designs to send as my 2009 holiday cards.

December 2, 2009

Anne Barge Boot Camp

Anne Barge and "Boot Camp" graduate Marah Melillo backstage at the Spring 2010 Anne Barge Fashion Show at the New York Bridal Market

Recently, Anne Barge hosted a "Boot Camp" at her headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. I was lucky enough to be chosen to attend and I'm so glad I was able to go! Anne and her staff went above and beyond to make me and about 20 other bridal consultants from across the country feel welcome.

Anne's objective was to have each salon send a representative to become an Anne Barge specialist. I've always loved her gowns and I've always connected to the traditional core of them, so being able to work with her personally and having her share her first hand knowledge was priceless.

For two days, we learned everything there is to know about Anne Barge gowns. Whether it's her use of Italian silks, French laces or intricate embroideries, Anne's gowns always have a timeless bridal feeling about them. Each one is special in its own way and each one is designed with a bride's happiness in mind.

Now that I'm back in New York, I feel like a true expert on our Anne Barge designs and I have a new found excitement to show them and match each one to the right bride!

- Consultant Marah Melillo

Anne Barge will be attending the Anne Barge Trunk Show at the Bridal Atelier this weekend. Call for an appointment and a personal consultation with Anne!

To watch the Spring 2010 Anne Barge fashion show on The Knot TV click here.

December 1, 2009

The Knot: Great Bridal Week Videos

The Knot TV covers the New York Bridal Market top to bottom. They have just released all the episodes of their latest fashion show reviews and trend reports from the past market on their site and they are fabulous! Mark worked with The Knot backstage at the shows to offer insight and analysis of his favorite designers and then headed down to their Soho studios to review the markets best trends with their editorial staff. You can watch Mark, The Knot's Carley Rooney and Heather Levine, and of course the best dresses of the next season.

Click here to see all the best of the New York Bridal market on The Knot TV!