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Sottero and Midgley’s Stunning Spring Line

The entire staff of New York Bride & Groom is always thrilled when the latest collection from Sottero and Midgley arrives. Their wedding dresses are simply stunning and this season is certainly no exception. Rather than gush on and on, we’ll just let them tell you about their aesthetic for themselves:

As Unique As The Bride That Wears It: Featuring alluring details, luxe fabrics, and cutting-edge designs, Sottero and Midgley is inspired by the chic and glamorous bride. Make a bold statement on your wedding day with plunging necklines, show-stopping trains, and opulent embellishments from these haute-couture collections. See more at Sottero and Midgley

The new “Malone” collection from Sottero and Midgley offers an exquisite range of glamorous wedding gowns. From glitzy and detailed to serene and simple, every bride will find something eye-catching and try-on worthy in this magnificent line.

Sottero and Midgley, style Lacrecia: Adorned with opulent beading and Swarovski crystals along the bodice, this Vincenza organza A-line (featured above) features a plunging V-neckline and illusion back edged in lace appliqués and embellishment. Finished with crystal buttons and zipper closure. Detachable Vincenza organza train accented with lace appliqués sold separately. Available colors: Ivory/Pewter Accent, Ivory over Pearl/Pewter Accent (pictured).


Sottero and Midgley, style Bristol: Chic and alluring, this tulle fit-and-flare features shimmering lace appliqués and bead detailing over Inessa jersey. Gorgeous crisscross strap details accent the gown‘s open back, completing the shoulder strap V-neckline. Finished with zipper closure. Available colors: All White, All Ivory, Ivory over Soft Blush (pictured). See more at Sottero and Midgley

Among the Best in the Business

When you’ve been in the wedding industry as long as we have, it’s easy to see which wedding dress and bridesmaid dress designers maintain the highest quality standards and have the vision to create sensational designs season after season. Sottero and Midgley come through each and every time. You simply cannot beat the beautiful, detailed dresses they produce — and at a popular price point, no less. We love being able to offer them to discriminating brides all across the Charlotte metro region.

If you think we’re hyping things up too much, check out their online reviews and see what real brides have to say about them. Here are a few with a link to many more:

5.0: I tried on several designers but was drawn back to Maggie every time. It is absolutely amazing to get this craftsmanship and quality for such an affordable price! My dress was stunning and fit like a glove.

5.0: I purchased my Maggie Sottero gown in South Portland, ME. I am a little more on the curvy side, so looking for a dress was not something I was looking forward to. I went in to the process very skeptical of finding one that would make me truly feel beautiful. I tried on a couple from other designers and just didn’t fall in love. My stylist pulled out the Maggie Soterro dress and told me to trust her. She was right. I put it on and immediately fell in love. I just loved the way it didn’t hide my curves but exentuated them. There were so many tears shed between me and my family that were there to see me say, “yes!” to the dress. I just know my fiance will love seeing me in it and I can’t wait until he does!

5.0: There just are not words for how beautiful Maggie Sottero designs are. Beyond that, the quality of the dresses is incredible. So well crafted, so intricately gorgeous, and so unique! Find more reviews at Wedding Wire

Sottero and Midgley, style Harlow: Sophisticated yet sexy, this long-sleeved Yolina Crepe fit-and-flare features an illusion bodice of textured netting, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and a peplum waist, all accented with lace appliqués. A sheer tulle godet, also accented with lace appliqués, adds a touch of romance to the gown‘s train. Finished with covered buttons over zipper closure. Available colors: White, Ivory (pictured).


Sottero and Midgley, style Tristan/Gemma (separates): Bodysuit: This sexy and romantic bodysuit features scattered lace appliqués over an illusion sweetheart neckline, illusion cap-sleeves, and illusion open back. Finished with crystal button closure. Skirt: Ballgown skirt features voluminous layers of tulle, pick-ups, and lace appliqués, and is accented with Yaron Mikado waistband. Finished with zipper closure. Available colors: Ivory over Nude (pictured), Dark Ivory (pictured), Ivory.

NYB&G Is Charlotte’s Premier Bridal Salon

Our knowledgable bridal consultants and tuxedo assistants are dedicated to creating an enjoyable, stress-free shopping experience for the entire wedding party. You never need an appointment to shop with us so stop in anytime and check out our vast selection of designer wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and rental tuxedos. New York Bride & Groom truly is your one-stop shop for the entire wedding party. We look forward to seeing you soon.

New Year’s Bridesmaids & Stylish Party Dresses

A wedding over the winter holidays makes for a spectacular celebration. The happy couple can make the most of these cozy, darker days by employing lots of romantic candles, lanterns and LED lighting to create a warm vibe. And when it comes to donning the gay apparel, New York Bride & Groom is the top destination for fabulous designer bridesmaid dresses. Our superior selection also makes our shop the place to find that perfect party dress that will capture everyone’s attention. So, whether you are dressing for the bridal party or the New Year’s Eve party, NYB&G has a stunning selection of designer dresses that will be perfect for the occasion.

Alfred Sung, style D700: Cocktail length sleeveless dupioni dress with bateau neckline and scoop back. Cut-a-way tulip overskirt. Bow detail at inset waistband at natural waist. Pockets at side seams of skirt. Available in sizes 0-30. Available in 31 solid colors (mosaic is pictured, left).

Here’s Brideside with a closer look at the plusses of a great New Year’s wedding.

There’s always an air of glitz, glam and romance surrounding New Year’s Eve, which may be why there’s nothing quite like a fabulous New Year’s Eve wedding. From fantastic balloon drops to a sky full of fireworks New Year’s Eve weddings pull out all the stops.

One of the things we love most about a New Year’s Eve wedding is the liberties you can take with your bridesmaid dress choices. Whether you are dreaming of an elegant black-tie affair, frivolous metallic event or a fun Great Gatsby-themed wedding, there’s definitely a bridesmaid dress that will fit your look. See more at Brideside

D’Zage Bridesmaid, style 8051: Chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline. Criss cross ruched bodice, draped pleated overskirt. Available in sizes 0-28. Available in 34 solid colors (black is pictured, right).

Celebrating a Fresh & Fabulous New Year

Like we’ve said, getting married on New Year’s Eve enables you to maximize your sparkle quotient. Besides, what better way to start your new chapter as husband and wife than to correlate your wedding with the dawn of a brand new year. Many couples also enjoy the extra festivity that surrounds this magical time of year, since it brings a heightened sense of joy to everything.

Here’s an interview with Joanna and Dave, a Canadian couple who planned a New Year’s wedding “that no one would forget.”

Why did you choose New Year’s Eve?

We attended a New Year’s Eve wedding for a close family friend in Montreal two years earlier and it was a blast. Everyone was in a great mood, dressed to the nines and excited to begin the New Year on a high note. Over the last couple of years we’d also become de facto New Year’s party hosts, throwing last-minute soirées for everyone that hadn’t gotten around to making plans for the big night. We thought it would be nice to give our friends and family some advance notice and take the pressure off having to make plans themselves!

Did it make it more special to host your wedding on New Year’s?

A winter wedding itself is a special experience. All of the holiday decorations were still up, which lent the occasion an extra-magical feeling. And being the holidays, many of our friends and family from overseas and south of the border were able to make the trip to celebrate with us. Also, as it turns out, five of our guests were celebrating their birthday on NYE, including the mother of the groom, which was even more reason to celebrate.

Would you recommend couples consider December 31st for their wedding ?

Most definitely. While it can be difficult (and a little more expensive) to book a venue because you are competing with everyone who wants to throw a NYE party, it’s worth it to have everyone in such high spirits. Plus, we’ll never be guilty of forgetting our anniversary! Continue reading at The Wedding Co.

JLM Couture, style 5712: Chiffon modified A-line bridesmaid gown, draped V-neckline, natural waist with front cascade, back strap detail. Available in sizes 0-28. Available in 17 solid colors (indigo is pictured, left).

NYB&G: Don’t Forget Our Full Tuxedo Department

Ladies, don’t forget your other half when it’s time to ring the New Year in right. Our dedicated rental tuxedo department means you can show up with your entire crew and our expert staff will help you pull together the cohesive look you’re after. We offer an expansive selection and spacious atmosphere. With 20 bridal dressing rooms, you never have to book an appointment. Simply pop in at your convenience and start shopping. You will quickly see why New York Bride & Groom is the premier wedding salon in Charlotte and the surrounding metro area.

Mori Lee Has a Bridesmaid Dress for Every Taste

At New York Bride & Groom, we understand how vital it is for your bridesmaids to feel confident and radiant as they stand next to you on your wedding day. That’s why we carry a broad selection of designers who have earned their impeccable reputations in the bridal industry. For instance, our exceptional selection of Mori Lee bridesmaid gowns offers something flattering and fantastic for every body type. This makes the collection ideal for brides who want to go the mix-and-match route with their bridesmaid dresses.

SAME COLOR, SIMILAR STYLES: Not everyone interprets color the same way (kelly green and lime green are technically both green, if you get my drift). So if you want everyone’s outfits to look mostly cohesive, choose a single shade and then stick with it. Set up a Pinterest board with your color choice(s) along with a few dress examples, or send your team a paint swatch with your color. It’ll make it easier for everyone to shop, and it’ll save you from having to answer endless questions about whether your sister’s dress is more blush or bashful.

Pro tip: if you want cohesion without matchy-matchiness, send them one of those multi-color paint swatches that you can get at your local hardware store and assign each person to one of the shades. Those colors are meant to complement each other, so they’re guaranteed to look good together.

DIFFERENT COLORS, DIFFERENT STYLES (AND WHAT THE HELL, LET’S ADD A PATTERN!): You can easily add more variety to the two concepts above, by doing more than one color or adding print options. The key, once again, to keeping things cohesive is making sure there are some points of similarity. For example, you can do all cocktail-length pastel florals. Or a mixture of solids and prints within the same color family. Or all floor length dresses in a combination of teal, maroon, and eggplant. (If you want a mix of colors like this, you might want to assign each person their own color. That way you don’t end up with four out of five friends wearing teal and one person in eggplant feeling like the odd man out.) Since this kind of mismatching is a bit more advanced, just make sure to be realistic about your expectations, and know your crowd. Do you have super stylish friends who love to get dressed up and go out? Or are your people more jeans and t-shirt types? If you have a clear vision in mind, you can totally make the dress shopping process a collaborative one the same way you would if you were taking a more traditional bridesmaid dress shopping route. You know your people best, but it turns out that most wedding teams would rather have direction and get it right than be left to try and figure things out on their own (while worrying they’re going to disappoint you). Continue reading at A Practical Wedding

Personalize and Accessorize

If you have opted for your bridesmaids to wear mismatched dresses to elaborate their individuality and maximize their comfort, remember that New York Bride & Groom offers a myriad of accessories such as sashes, clips, belts and jewelry that can help you harmonize your bridal party with some cohesive pieces. In short, don’t worry — if you’re searching for a way to unite your mix-and-match bridesmaids gowns, our bridal consultants will help you pull the look together.

Short & Sweet or Long & Luscious

We often work with ladies who are attracted to particular dress styles that will showcase some aspect of their physique. If some of your bridesmaids have their hearts set on shorter, cocktail-length bridesmaid dresses, the mix-and-match look will help you balance everyone out.

If you’re the organized type, discuss your bridesmaids’ wishlist ahead of time to help everyone have some direction when they visit our salon. Or, just pile into a car or two and head over. Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to help guide you through the process, so don’t worry about it. All you need to know is that stunning and affordable dress choices are yours to discover at Charlotte’s top bridal boutique, New York Bride & Groom.

Dress tones can range from the color palette of the wedding, to colorful floral patterns, or even a simple shade of ebony. This trend initially developed from brides desiring for their loved ones to feel great in their dress on the big day and be able to use it at a later date. Shapes in gowns also range, so everyone can find the silhouette that works best for their body type.

The mix-and-match idea can also work in the bride’s favor in another way: the colors can add to the décor scheme and result in creating magical photos due to the variety of tones. If you’re still unsure if this works with the vision for your special day, take a look at this collection of photos we’ve gathered for you that feature bridesmaids in a range of mismatched styles. See more at Inside Weddings

An Exceptional Shopping Experience

With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom is the premier wedding dress shop in the Charlotte metro region.

We have an array of exquisite wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses in our extensive inventory. Come browse our popular designer lines and find the perfect garment for everyone. You never need an appointment to shop with us so drop by anytime it’s convenient for you. Our passionate and knowledgeable bridal assistants will be here ready to serve you during all business hours. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Timeless Elegance, Modern Value with Rebecca Ingram Gowns

For the past few weeks the staff here at New York Bride & Groom have been swooning over our newest collection of wedding gowns: The debut “Olivia” line from Rebecca Ingram, a new value-conscious division of Maggie Sottero. Exquisite detailing highlights every inch of these sensational wedding dresses. Impeccable accents and a sexy, sophisticated fit ensure that every gown in this gorgous new collection will turn admiring heads as the bride floats down the aisle.

Here’s how the powers-that-be behind this stunning new line describe their collection on their website:

Timeless Elegance. Modern Value. The newest addition to Maggie Sottero Designs, Rebecca Ingram offers timeless elegance and superior quality to the value-conscious bride. The inaugural Olivia Collection is highlighted by flattering silhouettes, understated embellishments, and flirty illusion details in an array of charming colors. More details at Maggie Sottero

Rebecca Ingram, style Alexis: Our featured dress (pictured above) is the staff’s absolute favorite from the collection. This flirty A-line gown features distinctive crosshatch motifs embellished with Swarovski crystals, delicate beading and sequins. Illusion details accented in lace appliqués create beautiful back interest. The gown is finished with covered buttons over a zipper closure. Available in sizes 0-28. Colors available: White, Ivory, Ivory over Light Gold (pictured).

NYB&G is a natural trendsetter and we love to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons, but we are definitely not alone in our love for the launch of Rebecca Ingram and their scrumptious first collection. Here’s what Elegant Weddings has to say about this can’t-miss new line:

Introducing a new high-quality line of Rebecca Ingram wedding gowns inspired by today’s value-conscious bride! Not only will the Olivia Collection capture your attention with charming details, understated embellishments, and subtle illusion necklines and backs, you won’t be able to resist its attainability. We hope you enjoy the first look at this fabulous new collection as much as we do. Read more at Elegant Wedding

Style SHELLEY: This classic sheath (seen above) is made with English netting and features a ruched bodice, V-neckline and a shimmering beaded motif along the waistline. Spaghetti straps accented in Swarovski crystals, pearls, and beading glide into an embellishment atop the simple illusion back. It is finished with covered buttons over a zipper closure. Available in sizes 0-28. Colors available: White, Ivory (pictured).

Affordable, Enchanting Elegance

Did we mention that the majority of the Olivia Collection has a price point that hovers around $1000?! Yes, you read that right: A grand (and, boy, are they ever) for a wedding dress with this much style and quality craftsmanship. You should see our brides-to-be react when they realize that these stunning gowns are well within their price range. We’re confident you will have the same expression when you try on any of these spectacular dresses.

As our decision to carry the Rebecca Ingram line further proves, New York Bride & Groom is absolutely committed to offering discerning brides in Charlotte and beyond “inspired designs at popular pricing.”

Style ALLISON: This gorgeous ballgown (seen above) features a layer of lace appliqués over tulle. A V-neckline and open back with lace illusion trim add hints of alluring romance. Accented with Swarovski crystal belt and embellished straps. The dress is finished with covered buttons over a zipper closure. Available in sizes 0-28. Available colors: White, Ivory, Ivory over Light Gold (pictured).

Here at NYB&G, we believe that every bride deserves to have her wedding dress dream come true without being forced to spend a fortune for it. Our seasoned Bridal Consultants can help you find your perfect wedding gown while working within your budget. Our “No Appointment Needed” policy means you can stop by the Charlotte region’s premier bridal salon at your convenience. We are always fully staffed so you will receive our exemplary customer service any time you visit. We look forward to assisting you soon.


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