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


  1. As always, a lovey event Mark. Your team did a great job and of course, the guests were amazing.

  2. Thank you Lisa! Always a pleasure to see you.