What Happens When One Bride-to-Be Goes to New York Bridal Fashion Week

It’s hard to put into words the magic, beauty and chaos that is New York Bridal Fashion Week. An intoxicating mix of gorgeous gowns, inspiring people, lots of bubbly and an excited energy buzzing about, it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And this year, we partnered with Allure Bridals to give one of you lucky loves the chance to experience it for yourself! From a stay at the incredible Innside by Meliá New York NoMad to an appointment at Kleinfeld to a front-row seat at some of the hottest runway shows, read on to get the deets on Nicole’s incredible weekend!

Photography: Heather Waraksa + Greg Finck

Over the course of the six days of New York Bridal Fashion Week, we shuffled around Manhattan, going to more than 50 runway shows, presentations and appointments. In short, we saw a lot of drop-dead-gorgeous wedding dresses. It was overwhelming, but for our beautiful winner and bride-to-be, attending a couple of runway shows was “a great way to kick off my bridal weekend adventure in NYC! It was a fun way for me to see dress styles live as opposed to on paper!”

Photography: Heather Waraksa + Greg Finck

Next up on Nicole’s itinerary? A trip to Kleinfeld where she said “Yes to the Dress!” thanks to a little help from a generous $1,500 dress credit and Kleinfeld’s own consultant extraordinaire, Shay.  “Kleinfeld was simply amazing — it’s hard to put the experience into words that will do it justice,” said Nicole. “Let’s just say, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to be the bride I’ve always dreamed of being if I hadn’t gotten the chance to visit Kleinfeld!”

Photography: You Look Lovely Photography

Incredible, right?! Nicole certainly thought so, saying “Words can’t describe how thankful I am to have won this sweepstakes! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and my mom and I had such an amazing time!”