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Real Chic Bride Emma was featured on SmashingTheGlass.com in her stunning Monique Lhuillier “Forever” dress and Maria Elena accessories. We love, love, love the details on this tropical affair held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club – just look at that flamingo/sprinkles cake!

Luckily, you can read all about it on here – where Emma spills all her secrets for creating this elegant and fun wedding style with a beachy touch.

photos by Justin DeMutiis as featured on SmashingTheGlass.com

Last week we hosted a Lazaro trunk show that was extra special because Lazaro himself was here at the boutique!

It’s truly extra-special to work with the designer to pick out your dream dress. It’s not everyday that a bride get’s to have the expert eye of the visionary behind the gowns give a look over for just the right fit, the perfect complimentary accessories and the right silhouette – but some brides-to-be had this extra-special opportunity at the Lazaro trunk show last weekend. 

We took a minute to chat with Lazaro between fittings and meetings about this collection, his thoughts on bridal trends and more: 

L: This collection for the Spring 2015 there was a lot of color! We’re starting to bring the color back into bridal. We did a lot of ivory and rose, cashmere and wisteria, which is the blue. You can order the dresses in all cashmere, at ivory or with the wisteria beading.

We also did champagne. We’ve done it before and it’s done very well for us. We added a little bit of sparkle tulle in it – there’s always that layering, the very soft deconstructed skirts really work for me.

CP: What would you call this big beautiful kind of dress.

L: A full ball gown.

CP: Right now, I’m into these big beautiful ball gowns. The fuller the better, right?

L: Exactly, just do it if you can! It has a spectacular train. It’s very dramatic. It looks extremely dramatic, but it’s extremely light – the hanger probably weighs more!

CP: You’re right!

L: Again, the beading; beaded straps, which are really in right now and can be worn off the shoulder or on the shoulder.

CP: Is this collection inspired by a specific era?

L: What I try to do is try to expand it and look at my whole collection and think about what my customers need. I do a lot of these trunk shows and I see “What am I missing?” It’s more about how can I make my collection more extensive and make the brand larger. Who is out there that I’m missing?

This collection was very evening-ish. It’s very slinky, very eveningwear.  That’s why I try to get people from the red carpet and people who want that feeling translated into the bridal gown.

I’m doing a lot of laces. Not just plain laces but with gold or silver threading going through and capturing the Swarovski crystals.

CP: Right it doesn’t only shine in one part.

L: It has a glimmer through the whole dress.

Crepe is really big now. We did it in a few colors, a light blue. Crepe is really nice and forms to the body really beautifully. It’s really lush.

Every collection I do a textured skirt.

CP: Fun!

L: We did it in blush for the runway.

CP: I love the blush. Do you feel like people are scared of the color or increasingly open to it?

L: You know, people are more open to color. I’m doing very well with color. People are loving it. I do very well with a color called “Sorbet” it’s a peachy with a little bit of yellow tone, very warm and soft and beautiful.

Chantilly was very big so I brought it back. I do a lot of layering, so there’s lacy underneath the beading and more and more layers or a net with sparkle underneath. This way when she walks it catches the light.

We always do one or two with feathers! You have sparkle you have to have feathers. They have a lot of movement.

CP: Do you feel people are more inclined to a red carpet vibe right now?

L: Definitely. I think the stars have a big influence. They see something on the red carpet and think – I want that in white for my wedding gown.

CP: So many of these can be worn to any special event.

L: Yes, definitely. Some of the collection tends to go towards the vintage glamour.

There’s a little bit for everybody.