On Friday, we shared part of Katherine Bignon Bridal’s new collection of custom bridal pieces. Today, we’re sharing the second part with you! Photographed in New York City, these images by Abby Grace are full of iconic and enduring style that we know you’ll love. These designs are absolutely swoon-worthy!
From Katherine, the designer: Both Paris and New York City are near and dear to me. Our studio is just outside of NYC, and so bringing Abby up to the city for Part 2 of the shoot was amazing. Every single photograph Abby shoots inspires me, so asking her to capture the collection was pure perfection. I design custom gowns for the classic-at-heart bride, and each piece in this Portfolio Collection is a representation of a design that I would love to create for my brides. As I designed the collection (which was initially intended to be simply a portfolio to show brides what I could create as they consider the custom process), I fell in love with each piece, and I think some of the gowns will have to be added to our shop later this year (currently the shop has tulle skirt and limited edition floral print silk robes for brides & bridesmaids!). I think each design represents who I am as a designer, and at the same time shows who my brides are. They are classic and genuine, they value traditions and heirlooms, and they see their marriage as the first day of a beautiful forever. My mom created her wedding gown and saved it for me to try on when I got engaged, a cherished heirloom for my sisters and I, and this idea has inspired everything I do for my brides.
From Abby Grace, the photographer: The second half of the collection was, if possible, even more gorgeous- the lace, oh the lace! Every piece was chic and luxurious, and Katherine chose the perfect backdrop in Central Park. We were going for a location that evoked a similar level of sophistication as our shoot in Paris, and since Katherine attended fashion school in Manhattan and resides just outside the city, New York was a no-brainer. We tried to stick to the more iconic, recognizable spots like the Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, and the band shell, all for the sake of remaining as timeless as possible. I loved our model Katie’s pixie cut, as it went perfectly with Katherine’s European-inspired pieces. And this time, Katherine was present at the shoot, which made everything even more incredible- inspiration was flowing between the two of us, and having the designer herself there to style the pieces and provide feedback and bounce ideas off of made this shoot a complete success.