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A wedding shopping guide before New York Bridal Week

12 APRIL 2013

It's only a couple of weeks before the opening of the New York Bridal Week when brides-to-be all over the world will be looking at the wedding trends and catalogues for the coming year.

However, if you just can't wait to see which new bridal collections will be hitting the world's capitals then New York itself is also an ideal location for on the hunt for luxurious and unique details to help organise a dream wedding. From Brooklyn to Fifth Avenue, the city is buzzing with art galleries, restaurants, florists, bridal boutiques and jewellers which serve as a starting point for any woman on the search for a bespoke gown, an excellent caterer or the perfect bridal bouquet.

 

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Don't forget when you take a trip to the Big Apple to stop by one of the wedding dresses stores key to the city. Kleinfeld Bridal has more than sixty designers in its catalogue but there is also a long waiting list for which reservations are necessary.

 If you want a Blake Lively inspired look for your big day then head up to the Gossip Girl set on the Upper East Side where designer names are abundant. From Mark Ingram Bridal to the infamous Oscar de la Renta and NY's Carolina Herrara, any browsing bride will be spoilt for choice when picking a haute couture creation.

 

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Departmental bridal stores cuch as Macy's and Saks on Fifth Avenue is another great choice particularly if you haven't yet got a set vision for the finished wedding day look as they offer a wide range of designer options from Amsale, Christos, Vera Wang, Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier. There is also a flagship store for Pronovias, located between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, where the newest collections can usually be located exclusively to this branch.

If all that shopping has got you feeling peckish then you needn't fear, it's ever so easy to recreate your own scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's with New York's sweet eateries on almost every street. There's nothing like visiting Magnolia Bakery for a taste one of their phenomenal cupcakes. Or, if you're looking to purchase something for the big day itself then Made in Heaven Cakes, in the heart of Manhattan, has a small team of specialised artists to help design the perfect wedding cake.

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With regard to flowers, New York is full of florists to find inspiration for the arrangements, centerpieces and bouquets for both brides and her bridesmaids. Banchet Flowers hosts a goregeous array of floral designs from the flowers which they import from Holland each week imports flowers Holland whilst florist, Belle Fleur , offers its own line of fragrances, candles and soaps to match the scents of its floral boutique.

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