April 28, 2010

Mark Joins WE TV's Distinguished Group of "Wedding Experts"

I am so excited to be joining WE TV and Wedding Central! The sister networks have chosen myself, Ron Ben-Israel, Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York, Diann Valentine and David Tutera as their in-house team of "Wedding Experts." Together, this distinguished team will help educate and advise brides through on-air and online programming and fantastic events to be held across the country. I am thrilled to be working alongside my friends and fellow industry experts and am especially looking forward to meeting with brides outside my little nook of NYC.

Below is a copy of a WE Promo in the latest issue of Harper's Bazzar. Look for more of these great spots to come and check back for updates on what I will be doing with WE and Wedding Central.


April 23, 2010

Bride's Newlywed Nest

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier is VERY excited to participate in Bride's Magazine and Brides.com's Newlywed Nest in New York City. Bride's and interior designer Inson Dubois Wood have "transformed an eco-luxury two-bedroom triplex apartment into a stylish, attainable and sustainably-chic space." The apartment will be hosting bridal events for the next month and proceeds raised will benefit the Lower East Side Girls Club. We plan on visiting the on-site "Girls Club's Sweet Things Pop-up Bake Shop" many, many times!

We will be co-hosting a special Mother/Daughter cocktail party at the Newlywed Nest on May 13th, just in time for Mother's Day! Mark is picking out some of our best Mother of the Occasion gowns and of course, a few show stopping bridal gowns as well, for an informal fashion presentation. Brides and Moms can speak with Mark and our evening wear specialist Alene, on what styles could work best for themselves. Best of all, any one who attends the event will receive a special discount off the purchase of a wedding or evening gown and a portion of each sale will be donated to the Lower East Side Girls Club.

For more information, or to register for the event visit Bridesfirstlook.com.

Bling on the Bride

As we review the new trends from the recent Bridal Market, let us not forget a classic trend that is always re-inventing itself: Bling! Take a look at this classic clip from mark on WE's "Bling on the Bride."

April 22, 2010

Bridal Market Sees an Uptick - Fashion Markets News - WWD.com

“It was like happy days are here again.”

That was the takeaway from last week’s run of bridal shows, according to Mark Ingram, whose signature New York boutique is a favorite haunt of fashion-minded brides.

So starts WWD's Bridal market Coverage Report, which included more insights from Mark, industry leaders and top designers. To read more, click here.

Bridal Market Sees an Uptick -

Fashion Markets News - WWD.com

Oscar, Oscar Oscar!!

Mark and Bridal Atelier Managing Consultant Indira Rivera pose for a celebratory picture with Mr. De la Renta and Event Planner Marcy Blum after the Oscar De la Renta Bridal Runway Show at the recent NYC Bridal market.

Once a year, we are treated to one of the best displays of exquisite bridal fashion at the Oscar De la Renta Bridal Runway Show. Held at the ODLR showroom, the show is intimate, elegant and breathtakingly beautiful. The atmosphere, the styling, and most importantly the gowns are perfect down to the last detail.

After the excitement of the show, it is hard for us to imagine we will not have the collection in the Atelier until Fall. However, we are so happy to announce we will have the new Spring 2011 collection at a special Trunk Show May 6 -8!

To experience the ODLR Spring 2011 Runway Show for yourself, click here for The Knot's LIVE coverage. Let us know what your favorites are!
Oscar De La Renta Live

April 16, 2010

Consultant Lidia's Favorite New Gown at Bridal Market

Bridal Atelier Consultant Lidia Kuczynski shared with us her favorite wedding gown from the recent NYC bridal market...and the winner is

This beautiful, languid silk charmeuse gown from Anne Bowen!

For more insight from Lidia click here to check out our mini-documentary.

photo from Brides.com

The Knot Live bridal recap

Mark phoned into The Knot Live Bridal Market Recap earlier this week. Click below to hear him discuss with Carly some of his favorite gowns.

The Knot Live bridal recap

April 15, 2010

Bridal Atelier Consultant Indira's Top Five Market Picks

Bridal Atelier Consultant Indira Rivera Modeling an Ever After Cocktail Dress in the Atelier

We asked some of our consultants to choose their top five gowns from the recent bridal market. First up are the picks from Indira Rivera, Atelier Manager and Bridal Consultant, with her five favorite gowns for the Spring/Summer 2011 season. Fabulous choices Indira!!

#1 Vera Wang: Hand painted Chantilly Tissue Organza, Silver Pleated Tulle, French Tulle, Tissue Organza
For it's romantic, modern simplicity - perfect for a wedding at the Hampton's in the evening.

#2 Oscar De La Renta: Style: Embroidered guipure strapless gown with pink silk taffeta draped bow. For it's old world beauty - perfect for a wedding in the south of France.

#3 Monique Lhuillier: Style: Re-embroidered Lace/Embroidered Organza
For it's after party flirty-ness - perfect for putting on dancing shoes at a City wedding.

#4 Lela Rose: Sequin embroidered tulle layered over lace gown with embroidered cowl neckline. For it's subtle elegance - perfect for a country house upstate soiree.

#5 Angel Sanchez: Silk maylea mikado trumpet gown with bands of sequin embroidery & overlay of french net. For it's vintage, style beauty - perfect for a wedding "Meet Joe Black" style.

photos from Brides.com

April 14, 2010

Bloomingdales NYC Wedding Event

We love participating in events at Bloomingdale's! They are always wonderfully executed and bring out the best brides in NYC. Plus, we love getting to ogle all the china patterns! We will be joined by a few models, so please let us know if there is a specific gown you would like to see. For more information, see the invite below.

April 12, 2010

Bridal Market Notes

We have been very busy running around the city this past weekend viewing the new collections from our favorite designers. As usual, our designers did not disappoint! We are spotting some great new trends and seeing some details reinterpretted. Shades of blush and pink are everywhere, but we were especially blown away by the use of lilac and charcoal at Vera Wang. Black accents continue, a favorite was subtle black ribbon at Carolina Herrera. For beading, silver and crystal beading with an icey feel abound. Our favorite was an all over beaded sheath at Monique Lhuillier. See below for a few if our favorites and tune in to TheKnot.com Live today at 3:00 for a recap from Mark. More designers to see all day today!

Junko Yoshioko

Vera Wang

Amazing beading at Monique Lhuillier

April 11, 2010

Anne Bowen Market Recap

Mark shares his thoughts on the Anne Bowen fashion show at New York bridal market.

Video blog from Vera Wang

Indira shares her thoughts on the new Vera Wang collection in route to our next appointment.

April 1, 2010

Bridal Makeovers

These two beautiful brides hardly needed makeovers, but Mark was happy to help them find the perfect gown for their big day. Check it out!

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.