Reem Acra’s Bridal collection will make you want to say I do

Here comes the bride

Helena Saadeh


Reem Acra’s Bridal collection will make you want to say I do

Reem Acra, the Lebanese designer, transformed Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan into a warm bridal show.. “A part of the ceremony will feature the singing of a chorus and real brides walking down the aisle.” To see her vision come to life, Acra enlisted the help of Preston Bailey. Floral columns adorned the runway as six flower girls dressed in pink gowns embellished with the words ‘Keep Dreaming’ and ‘Love’ opened the show. “I think it’s important to give back,” Acra notes as she explains how the flower girl outfits will be auctioned off for a non-profit organization, Tamanna that helps children with critical illnesses in Lebanon.

The Reem Acra bride is a woman of the world. “She is not one specific bride, whether it’s a simple bride that just wants to walk down the aisle in a very traditional American way, a French bride, a Spanish bride or even a Brazillian bride. I’m infusing a little bit of my Middle Eastern background into the collection.” For this collection, inclusion played a key role. “We thought about people from all over the world and how they envisioned their weddings. It’s kind of like a ‘thank you’ collection. It’s a festival of emotion, collaboration, and inclusion,” she says.