Love is Love.

Love is love, and it's a beautiful thing. In light of recent events, I wanted to post as a reminder to spread love; after all, it's all we truly have to give.

Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography // Event Planning: Clover Events // Floral Design: May Floral// Cake: Elysia Root Cakes // Wedding Dresses: Alyssa Kristin // Hair & Makeup: Kate Johnson Artistry// Rentals: Hall’s Rentals // Linens: BBJ Linens // Details: Nimble Well // Jewelry: The Left Bank // Band: Tyme: BeatMix Music // Venue: The Symphony Center in Chicago.

NYC BOUND FOR BRIDAL MARKET

NYC - HERE WE COME!  WE ARE ELATED TO SHARE WE WILL BE SHOWING OUR COLLECTIONS DURING BRIDAL MARKET WITH THE FRINGE COLLECTIVE! 

THE FRINGE COLLECTIVE IS A CAREFULLY CURATED SELECTION OF EIGHT LIKEMINDED, MODERN LABELS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE, JOINING FORCES TO SHOWCASE OUR LATEST COLLECTIONS IN AN INTIMATE, PREMIER SETTING IN NEW YORK CITY THIS FALL. WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED TO HOST POTENTIAL STOCKISTS AND CURRENT RETAIL PARTNERS DURING OCTOBER'S NEW YORK BRIDAL MARKET. 

WE WILL OFFER OUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION IN PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS, EASILY BOOKED WITH EACH DESIGNER ONLINE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU OCTOBER 8TH - 12TH (THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING) AT THIS YEAR'S SETTING:

The Hotel on Rivington

PENTHOUSE SUITES

107 RIVINGTON ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002

To book and appointment with ALYSSA KRISTIN, click HERE!

New York Fashion Week Recap

This year, Alyssa Kristin went to New York Fashion Week with Macy's Emerging Designer Press Event. We were so excited to meet Steven Kolb, the CEO of the CFDA, various fashion bloggers, and other assorted celebrity stylists and press. I absolutely loved getting to meet some of these people face to face and getting feedback on the collections. It's made me more confident than ever when it comes to talking to people about my designs and where my inspiration comes from. Also while hanging out in New York, I got to get a tour of the Alice + Olivia space and workroom, and their gorgeous layout. They have a stunning building overlooking the NYC skyline and the water, and enough fabric swatches to keep a designer sated for half a year. Seeing some of their amazing creativity and the sure willpower it takes to put out as many collections as they do was so inspiring. I also stocked up on plenty of fabric to keep inspiring this next Alyssa Kristin collection!

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Brit + Co Feature

Credit: Emilia Jane Photography It’s no secret that we love it when a bride chooses to go in a direction other than white or ivory for her wedding dress. We were so excited when Brit + Co named our Colette gown one of their top fourteen blush colored gowns in their “Say Yes to the (Pink) Dress” feature! It’s listed among Vera Wang, Elie Saab, BHLDN, Reem Acra, and many others.

The Colette gown is one of our favorites, with it’s sequined and blush-hued top and plunging back - it is certainly a stunner. Check it out on Brit + Co and take a look at all of the gorgeous, blushing brides.

Carats and Cake - Gorgeous Bride Shannon's Wedding Feature!

Shannon and Dan - Carats and Cake editedGorgeous bride Shannon walked down the aisle in a custom Alyssa Kristin veil and we are so EXCITED to share her big day was featured on the Carats & Cake wedding blog. Shannon has a great eye and really killed it with the whole wedding planning thing (like, seriously - just look at these photos). She married Dan, the love of her life, at the Lake Geneva Country Club (in our home town) late September. Take a look to see how perfectly her subtle nautical theme navy and green wedding came together.

LOVE every single photo and cannot wait to post additional pictures captured by the lovely and talented Kate Romenesko Photography

Best.Day.Ever - Photo shoot!

I just had the most amazing morning ever. I am on cloud nine. Before I say anything look at these pictures I snapped during the shoot…

So amazing, right?!

This morning I had the great fortune of working with some very talented ladies at my first professional photo shoot! I CANNOT wait to share the pictures once Emilia (the uber talent photographer) completes the finishing touches.

Gowns // designed by Alyssa Kristin and Mignonette Bridal; all available at the Mignonette Bridal in Lakeview Hair and Makeup // styled by Nika Vaughan and her dream team; these ladies are seriously talented Photography // shot by Emilia Jane Schobeiri; an amazingly creative force with a camera

XO, Alyssa

Indie Wed

Alyssa Kristin attended the Indie Wed Bridal Show and had a BLAST! Talking to brides about my designs is just too fun. This is the first of a few bridal shows I will be attending. Next up is Committed on Sunday, February 23 from 12:00-4:00 at the Greenhouse Loft! Find additional details here. Here are a few fun pics from the Indie Wed!