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Modern brides look to the past for dressy inspiration

It’s not uncommon for a bride to look through her mother’s or grandmother’s wedding pictures to find inspiration for her own big day. Some brides may wear a family heirloom that has been preserved or take pieces of a wedding dress, such as a section of lace, and incorporate it into their own wedding dress or veil. But regardless of a family connection, today, more and more women are looking to various time periods to find their wedding dress. “Brides are looking for inspiration from the past when honing in on their own wedding-day look,” says Gabriella Risatti, owner of Gabriella New York in SoHo. The inspirational decades and periods vary, from Victorian and Edwardian gowns and the Art Deco looks of the roaring twenties to ...