Wedding Dress Trends from Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2016

Our Favorite Trends from Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

We had such an amazing time in Barcelona last week, attending the runway shows for Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week! As to be expected, the dresses were stunning and completely blew us away! And we noticed a few amazing trends that we think will be really popular in bridal fashion throughout this year and into the next. Today, we’re giving you a look at the trends firsthand and we’d love to know more about which trends you’re loving and can see yourself wearing! Join the conversation in the comments section below or on any of our #BBFW16 posts on Instagram!

But before we get right into the prettiness, we can’t forget to thank the Grand Hotel Central (perfectly situated between the Gothic district and el Born in Barcelona) for being our home away from home for the week. This hotel has a sleek, modern vibe and (seriously) the coolest rooftop infinity pool ever. It would be such a great place to relax on your Barcelona honeymoon or enjoy during any getaway. (We’re kind of missing it already!)

Okay, okay. Enough of our small talk. We know you’re excited to see the dresses, so let’s get right to the eye candy and check out the top trends from the runway this year!

Intricate Appliques on Wedding Dresses

The first thing we noticed (when ooing and awwing over the stunning gowns) was how popular intricate appliques were this year. Last year we saw this trend emerge, with pretty floral applique details gracing several of the designers’ works of art. This year, the trend only became more noticeable and the appliques really gave the dresses a layered, 3-dimensional feel. Super romantic, floaty + dreamy…

{clockwise from left: Marco & Maria, Jesus Peiro, Naeem KhanGalia Lahav}

Intricate Appliques on Wedding Dresses

Marco & Maria Wedding Dress

{two photos above from the Marco & Maria runway show}

70s inspired wedding dresses from Yolan Cris

We were so excited to see the 70s inspired vibe YolanCris brought to the runway! We’re positive this trend will continue to be strong throughout the year and that we’ll see other creative and emerging designers give us their take on the 1970s as well. So fun + bohemian and perfect for the bride who wants something a little bit different!

70s inspired wedding dresses from Yolan Cris

Lace and Tulle Wedding Dresses from Barcelona Bridal Week

Something we thought was really gorgeous this year was the pairing of lace + tulle together. We saw a lot of lace bodices paired with full tulle skirts and the result was a dress that is equal parts ethereal and romantic.

{clockwise from left: Justin Alexander, Rosa ClaráMarco & MariaGalia Lahav}

Lace and Tulle Wedding Dresses from Barcelona Bridal Week

{And one more from Marco & Maria because it’s just so gorgeous!}

wedding dresses with subtle hues from Barcelona Bridal Week

We are always fans of wedding dresses with a subtle hue and this year we were glad to see a few designers show dresses in shades of peach, blush, nude, gray and even pale blue. We feel these tones are super flattering on almost every skin shade, and they give brides a fashion-forward and unique look that we can’t help but love!

{clockwise from left: Galia LahavMarco & MariaNaeem KhanMarco & Maria}

wedding dresses with subtle hues from Barcelona Bridal Week

{How gorgeous is this nude + metallic number by Marco & Maria?!!!}

Wedding Dresses with capes from Barcelona Bridal Week

Last year we noticed the gaining popularity of bridal capes and we were so excited to see them back again this year! Capes lend such a dramatic, enchanting vibe to a wedding dress and we couldn’t get enough of the floaty feel to this year’s cape designs. If you’re unsure if a cape will be well-received on your big day, let us ease your doubts by telling you how popular they were at this year’s show! Practically every time a cape graced the runway, the crowd went wild with clapping and cheers!

{top two photos: Cristina Tamborero, bottom two photos: Justin Alexander}

Naeem Khan Wedding Dress

{And loved this beauty above by Naeem Khan!}

Pronovias Wedding Dresses with capes from Barcelona Bridal Week

Pronovias took the bridal cape to the next level, showcasing more than an a couple stunningly dramatic wedding capes! We love that majorly epic cape in the first shot above and likewise adore the more delicate tulle capes paired with pretty lace.

bridesmaid dresses from Barcelona Bridal Week

We weren’t expecting to come to Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week and fall in love with any bridesmaid looks, but that we did thanks to CymbelineMarco & Maria! How pretty are these pastel hues (and that flowy black gown)? We think these looks are so perfect for 2016 and 17 bridesmaids!

So, what do you think? Which trend was your absolute fave? We seriously can’t pick, as each almost felt better than the last as it glided down the runway last week! We have to say, there are some pretty lucky brides-to-be out there who get to wear any of these absolutely amazing dresses or partake in any of these super gorgeous trends!