October 17, 2010

Monique Lhullier

Monique Lhuillier had a beautiful show today! More later, but here is a sneak peak!

YouTube Video

October 14, 2010

A Wonderful Evening to Benefit BRIDES White Hot Hope

Bride's Fashion Editor Rachel Leonard, Bride's Editor in Chief Millie Martini Bratten, Mark Ingram and Designer Anne Barge

What a night! We were honored to welcome Brides Magazine and designers Anne Barge, Angel Sanchez and Rita Vineris of Rivini into the Atelier for an wonderful evening where they discussed inspiration and bridal fashion with Mark. The designers candidly answered questions from brides and a few bloggers on topics ranging from who inspired them to become a designer -Angel and Rita were both encouraged by their seamstress mothers -- to what works best on a petite bride -- Anne answered that one perfectly! Each designer showed off a new gown that they will introduce this week at NY Bridal Market and one lucky bride won a chance to sit with the Bride's editors at Sunday's Anne Barge Fashion Show.

A special thank you to Bride's Magazine, Upper Crust Catering and Classic Travel for participating in the event with us. Classic Travel made a donation to Bride's White Hot Hope Initiative for each bride that registered with them. Additionally, Mark will donate a portion of each Anne Barge, Angel Sanchez or Rivini gown sold to a bride who attended the event to White Hot Hope. White Hot Hope benefits Operation Smile and Dress For Success, two charities we are proud to support!

Models in (from far left to right) Rivini, Anne Barge and Angel Sanchez. Cupcakes from Upper Crust.

Bride's Rachel Leonard and Rita Vineris of Rivini

Angel Sanchez, Mark Ingram and his mother Naomi Ingram

The panel discussing Bridal Style

October 13, 2010

Congrats to Munaluchi Bridal!

We love this clip from NBC's Positively Black featuring our friend Jacqueline Nwobu, Editor in Chief of Munaluchi Bridal. Mark will be featured in the new issue coming out in December!

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

October 4, 2010

What's White Hot in Bridal Today

We are thrilled to be hosting a special event in the Atelier on October 13th to benefit Brides Magazine's White Hot Hope initiative. White Hot Hope is a national, month long program of bridal retail events that benefit Operation Smile and Dress for Success. For White Hot Hope, Mark wanted to bring the design process to his brides in a way that had not been done before. So with the team at Brides, we have designed an evening with three of Mark's favorite designers and friends: Anne Barge, Angel Sanchez and Rita Vineris of Rivini. Mark will moderate a panel discussion between brides and the designers on what inspires them when designing a gown and how this affects their design process. Brides will also have a sneak peek at the designers new gowns that will debut at the upcoming NY Bridal Week.

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier will donate a portion of gown sales from any brides who attend the event to White Hot Hope. Additionally, Classic Travel will be there to take brides Honeymoon planning questions and will also make a donation to White Hot Hope for each Bride who registers for their services.

This is a great opportunity to get one-on-one style advice from Mark and a few of the industries best designers! To RSVP, email MarkIngramRSVP@condenast.com.

For more on our partners for the evening:
BRIDES White Hot Hope
Anne Barge
Angel Sanchez
Classic Travel