It has finally arrived! Maddison Row is thrilled to learn that one of our favorite gowns and designers will be featured on the cover of Charleston Wedding Magazine's Summer 2015 issue.
The Magazine is due to hit stands this week and we could not be more over the moon about the Christos Bridal gown that is gracing the cover.
Maddison Row started carrying the Christos Bridal line in the Fall of 2014 because we really felt that Charleston would be a great home for the line.
The Christos line, designed by Amsale, is the perfect combination of modern and vintage couture detail. It's silk and lace detail and airy silhouettes really embodies the modern Charleston Bride.
Earlier this year ,designer, Amsale visited Maddison Row and during an intimate discussion she said, "I began designing the Christos Bridal line to explore my softer side."
We believe that the Lilly gown, seen on the new cover of Charleston Wedding Magazine, shows that Amsale has found her softer side and we are honored to have it at Maddison Row.
Above are some of the latest, Spring 2016, Christos Bridal gowns that Maddison Row is looking forward to adding to our store. This may be one of our favorite collections yet! We are counting down the days until their arrival.
You may have already heard the chit-chat around Charleston about Maddison Row's Largest Sample Sale EVER!!!
It is true! On Saturday June, 27th Maddison Row is having the largest sample sale it has ever had. We will be selling over 40 of our favorite samples at up to 75% off! Doors will open at 10am!
We understand that not every bride has a huge budget for her gown, but still wants a high end designer gown. This will be the perfect opportunity for brides on a budget to have their dream gown at a much lower price.
There are a few important points that every bride should take into consideration when preparing for a sample sale.
First: Plan to arrive early. Remember ,"The early Bird gets the worm!" (doors will open promptly at 10am) Second: Have an idea of the style you are looking for. That way you can look specifically for that style. Thirdly: Understand that sample gowns have been tried on so they may be slightly well loved. This is why they are discounted. Stores are not responsible for repairing or cleaning the gowns. Lastly: Remember that wedding gown sizes are not the same as street size and many stores only carry certain sizes as samples. Call ahead to find out what size will be available in the sell.
Every bride should have the chance to wear the gown of her dreams. on her big day. A sample sale is a way to make that dream come true.
New York in the Spring is always a beautiful sight to see! It's amagical time of year when, after a harsh winter, the entire city isabloom with flowers and delicate pink and white blossoms everywhere.
This Spring's New York Bridal Market was the same. The looks werepurely delicate with feminine details that resulted in the mostromantic designs. Lace will never be out of style, and this market wesaw some of the most incredible laces! Laser cut lace added a moderntwist to traditional silhouettes, while classics such as Chantilly andAllencon were updated with the faintest hint of color or iridescence.Many designers were showing a heavier embroidered lace that continuesto appeal to a Bohemian style bride, as well as to the bride who ishaving an outdoor or farm wedding.
One common theme with all the designers we spoke with is that they areeach doing "sexy" in their own unique ways. From subtle to extreme,we saw it all! This is a direct influence from the newly successfulIsraeli designers, who have made sexy the new rage in bridal.Necklines are deeper, backs are lower, and many designers featuredgowns with sheer cut outs on the side.
Our favorite way to incorporate this trend into our repertoire is bychoosing classic silhouettes that have beautiful sheer illusionnecklines and backs that are either embellished with delicate, subtlebeading, or lace appliqués. Another trend that we love is the romantic addition of sleeves! Fromsheer illusion, gently falling caps, and lovely lace three quarter,the look is femininity at its finest!
In keeping with Spring, we did see some luscious hints of color. Every designer showed soft, flowing gowns in the faintest hues ofcaramel, honey, rose gold, champagne, blush and fawn.Mostly used underthe sheerest tulle, the colors added richness and dimension to eachdesign.
Soon Maddison Row will also be abloom with some amazing newdresses for our future brides. We can hardly wait to see the responseto our newest collection of beautiful gowns.
We are so honored and thrilled to be featured in the September issue of BRIDES Magazine. Maddison Row, along with our other fabulous vendor friends are featured in On Location, a helpful vendor guide for those planning to get married in the Holy City. We cannot be more excited about the feature, go pick up a copy on newsstands now….enjoy!
Maddison Row is honored to welcome Reem Acra to our designer portfolio in January, 2013! Reem Acra’s designs epitomize global glamour by offering brides her innate fashion sense, European style and understanding of what looks and feels beautiful. Interlaced with her sense of luxury, her regal designs are developed with a modern aesthetic. The bridal collection evokes an ethereal quality, which appeals to a discerning clientele including personalities, royalty, and style setting brides from all corners of the world. In 1997, Acra launched her fashion business with a bridal collection that quickly became recognized for its elegance and impeccable designs. Brides seek out the label for its luxurious beading, embroidery, and cachet. The Reem Acra bridal collection will be a timeless addition to Maddison Row and we cannot wait to present these unique gowns to our Charleston brides!
Another year of Charleston Fashion Week has come and gone and we are all sad it is over! After months of planning, picking models, music and making accessories it all comes together in about an 8 minute show. We love teaming up with our desginers in the store as well as new and emerging ones too. This year, we teamed up once again with Allison Long of Bella Bridesmaid for a golden goddess, sunset color themed show. Pictures from that are coming as well, but I wanted to share our finale look with you all. Charlotte Hess, the winner of the CFW’s Emerging Competition in 2011 and MR teamed up to create this one of a kind knitted bridal coat for our finale piece of the show. Last year, we worked with our good friend and talented designer Carol Hannah Whitfield to bring you the black dress that went with our theme….we love stepping out of the box. SO what went into making this one of a kind gown? Months of planning and lots of time hand knitting and crafting this fabulous item went into this showstopper.
Back in August I contacted Charlotte about the possibility of collaborating on a finale look for the Spring Bridal Show. She was more than accomodating and was very excited to be stepping in to the bridal scene and when I explained our theme she went right to work on sketching. We received our sketches in November and were so excited! Charlotte sent several over with knit swatches and different techniques she could do for the coat. We all decided ivory would be the best color ( since it is bridal) and it would look in tune with our overall theme and golden headpieces we were working on. From there, we had 2 separate conference calls ( she lives in Rhode Island) about the general idea of what the coat should be like. We also wanted Charlotte to be as creative as she wanted to, so we had no idea what it would look like exactly until it arrived.
We had one more conference call touch base in the beginning of March to see how the coat was coming along and to talk about when it would be here and who would be wearing it. Charlotte was also in the process of showing her collection at CFW’s Finale Night as well so in addition to creating our coat she was also making over a 20 piece collection! She is one busy lady! Before we knew it, CFW was here and all week long we had model fittings at the shop. Charlotte flew in late Wednesday night and came to the shop on Thursday for a first fitting with our model. It would be the first time we saw the coat, ever. We were so excited we could barely contain ourselves. We chose Nikki, one of our models, to wear the coat. She was tall, skinny, had amazing long brown hair and was perfect for the overall look we were going for. We first put Nikki in a silk jersey knit sheath gown with her custom gold leaf headpiece, gold coined necklace ( straight from Elle’s closet) and then the coat. It was perfect. The length was great, the fit dead on and the overall look came together just as I had hoped back in August when I first called Charlotte. After a couple excited “yeah’s “Charlotte pinned a couple “tweeks” here and there and then we waited until Saturday.
CFW Bridal Show morning we were ready to roll. We had a driver pick Charlotte up at the last minute right before the shows started to help put Nikki in the coat. Since Charlotte was still putting the finishing touches on her collection for CFW that night, this was so AWESOME of her to take time out of her busy day to come to the tents and be there to see her creation rock the runway. Nikki was the last model to get dressed then it was time for the lineup and before we knew it the show started. We all were dancing backstage and having a great time, Charlotte was just as excited as we were about the overall look and feel of our show. It was so great that she was just as excited as we were!
initial sketches of the coat
HUGE thank you to Charlotte Hess and her team for all of their hard work on this coat! We loved collaborating with you!