The Omni Parker House Hosted a Bridal Brunch and Fashion Show

The annual "Brides of Distinction" event spotlights the work of local wedding professionals.

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Who wouldn’t want to start a Sunday sipping butler-passed mimosas, enjoying a delicious brunch, and winning raffles, all while rubbing elbows with Boston’s top wedding vendors in the Omni Parker House’s beautiful ball room?

This past Sunday, brides-to-be did just that at the hotel’s 18th annual “Brides of Distinction” brunch, hosted by local television personality Jenny Johnson and KISS 108’s Billy Costa. The event was showcase for area vendors including Montilio’s Baking Company, the Icing on the Cake, Winston Flowers, Entertainment Specialists, Lynn Graham Designs, Siagal Productions and Bloomingdales. It culminated in an elegant fashion show, where models dressed in the latest designer gowns from Boston-based L’élite Bridal Boutique and Musette Bridal walked the runway.

Here, Naomi Stewart-Rubik of L’élite Bridal Boutique, breaks down five key bridal trends we spotted at the show.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Metallics

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“This gold brocade evening gown, by Jovani from the L’élite Occasions store, is a great option for a rehearsal dinner dress or a bridesmaid dress in a formal wedding. The cocktail length gives the gown such a flirtatious, fun feel that your girls might actually wear it again after the wedding. Additionally, the belt helps define the waist, making it a flattering style on most women, and it has pockets.”

Bridesmaid Dresses: Sequins, Velvet and Florals

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“Sequins have gained popularity with bridesmaids’ dresses over the past few seasons. This rose gold sequined gown from Amsale is a great choice for a formal or black-tie wedding. While this gown is full-length with spaghetti straps, it is also available in different lengths, colors, and necklines that you can mix and match for your bridal party.”

Blush Tones

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“Here we have a blush Marchesa ball gown with a tulle tiered skirt and 3D floral embroidery adorning the plunging V-neck bodice. It is romantic, a little whimsical, and perfect for a bride who is looking for something a little different.”

3D Floral Applique

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“Carolina Herrera is known for creating timeless, elegant gowns. This strapless sweetheart gown has 3D floral appliques and a cathedral train. It is a classic, a-line silhouette with couture embellishments.”

Lace Illusion

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“This gown highlights designer Ines di Santo’s signature look: the low back. It’s one of the most sought after elements in a wedding gown today, and Ines has perfected it. This embroidered, illusion, long-sleeve sweetheart trumpet gown features a circular skirt that uses tulle to give it a feathered look.”

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