“beautiful, romantic and unique”

Katie weds in a Michelle Roth Erinn gown on May 30, 2019.

Finding my wedding dress was actually one of the most difficult parts of planning! I knew I wanted a v-neck style and an a-line skirt. I did most of the shopping with my mom, and we visited between 15-20 local salons and boutiques looking for the perfect dress—but came up with nothing! After searching everywhere else, I visited Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City, home of the popular TV show Say Yes to the Dress. We made an appointment and our consultant, Michelle, was able to find the perfect dress for me! My gown was designed by Michelle Roth and the Erinn style was everything I dreamed of—floral lace appliques and a long, sweeping train. I fell in love with this dress because it perfectly fit my vision. It was beautiful,romantic and unique, but also very comfortable. My dress was also an exclusive style to Kleinfeld, so I knew it was special! 

First Dance Song: L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole

Venue: Villa Cipressi in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
FB: @hotelvillacipressivarenna
Instagram: @hotelvillacipressi

Photographer: Shannon Moffit Photography
FB: @shannonMoffitPhotography
Instagram: @@shannonmoffit

Makeup/Hairstylist: The Studio Como
Instagram: @danielaguanzirolithestudio

Cake Decorator:  Villa Cipressi
FB: @hotelvillacipressivarenna
Instagram: @hotelvillacipressi

Flowers: Figli dei Fiori
FB: @figlideifioricomo
Instagram: @figlideifioricomo

Wedding Planner: My Lake Como Wedding – Gemma Aurelius
Videographer:  Marco Abba Videography

“I couldn’t have dreamt of a better fit”

Augusta weds in a Henry Roth gown on April 6, 2019.

The dress made me feel elegant and most importantly, like myself. I was searching for a look that was classic and timeless, but also embodied our fun Catskill vibe- I couldn’t have dreamt of a better fit.

Husband: Alec

Venue: Full Moon Resort
FB: @fullmoonresortweddings
Instagram: @fullmoonresortweddings

Photographer: Hallie Elizabeth Kohler
FB: @halliekohlerphotography
Instagram: @halliekohler

Hairstylist: Katie Kelly
Instagram: @katiekbabehair

Makeup: Alana Maria Schmidt
Instagram: @beautybyalanamaria
Facebook: @beautybyalanamaria

Flowers: Emily Rose Theobald
Instagram: @emilyrosetheoflora

 

Is classic coming back or did it never really go away? Designer Michelle Roth Shares.

As a young child my mother Aneta, taught me the skills that I have used every day to create the Michelle Roth collection and now the expanded accessories collection of veils,headpieces and earrings.

My aesthetic and styled sensitivity is creating gowns and accessories that have lasting impact. Gowns that celebrate strength and femininity and accessories that have longevity beyond the wedding day.

Classic gowns are all about fit, fabric and confidence. It also needs the understanding of when to start and when to stop designing more details.

Classic is also about championing the individuality and the personality of the bride and this is where accessories play a vital role.

Accesssories can turn up the volume, create an aura and point of view,ranging from bold to delicate with even just one item! Make it fun and express yourself through accessorization.

Here are the top 5 ways you can determine if a gown and accessories are classic and why you may well be a classic bride yourself!

CLEAN UNCLUTTERED CHIC

Gowns that have the confidence to be bold and gorgeous without needing to make a fuss.

Whilst accessories have the power to compliment your gown,hair and make-up.

Even one item,like a veil can create an aura that completes a look.A veil for example, can be used to mark the end of the ceremonial part of your wedding and the beginning of the reception,when it is removed or bustled.

Bride Wears Maine

IS A DEFINITE UNADORNED SILHOUETTE THE ONLY DEFINITION OF CLASSIC?

Classic does not always mean one solid piece of fabric. Classic can also have layers or use different fabrications. A classic gown needs a definition of what it is conveying stylewise. Here our ball gown contains a very classic look. It’s not expressed in an exaggerated manner but I keep it proportioned. It is every bit classic and striking as is the earring. 

Bide wears Brynlee paired with the Ava earring

CONTRAST

Create a classic look by contrasting a striking tulle ball gown with gorgeous earring, it is when there are too many elements being worn they can cancel each other out.

Bride wears Avon paired with the Logan earring. 

FABRICATION

Yes, a fully beaded gown can definitely be classic. The area of concern is when there are too many other additional and competing elements that crowd out the original classic look.  

There is a great saying by Coco Chanel that illustrates this idea:

“ Before you leave the house,look in the mirror and take one thing off”.

Bride Wears Briella paired with the Luna earring.

SIGNATURE PIECES ARE TOTALLY CLASSIC INSPIRED

Pick the accessories that YOU feel comfortable and love wearing. Choose pieces that make a balanced statement.. 

Bride wears Genise and Madison comb

Who would be the perfect photographer to capture your wedding ? 

Michelle Roth - Breakfast at Klienfeld
Michelle Roth - Breakfast at Klienfeld

Michelle Roth interviews lauded destination photographer, Fabiana Skubic, invited to our recent “Breakfast at Kleinfeld” photo-shoot shot entirely on location at Kleinfeld Manhattan.

SYNERGY

Michelle Roth 
“Fabiana how did you enjoy the day working with us here at Kleinfeld, on our special Michelle Roth concept shoot”? 

Fabiana Skubic
“Thank you for inviting me to join your team today Michelle. 
The team was fabulous, resulting in pure magic. Your gowns are breathtaking, sophisticated and elegant. We just loved how your brother, Henry Roth, currently in Sydney transferred his high energy and positivity across the globe – straight from Australia to the U.S.A, via Skype. He was with us the entire day”.  

Michelle Roth 
“I agree with you Fabiana! Also, a reminder that the synergy and teamwork between those people who are capturing your day, and yourself, and significant other is everything,” 

PROFESSIONAL TIPS

Michelle Roth 
“Fabiana it’s been quite a long day & thank you so much! However, before you leave at the front entrance, I must ask you some tips and advice for Brides when they are choosing the right photographer for their wedding day.” 

DETERMINE YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND MATCH WITH PHOTOGRAPHER

Fabiana Skubic
“Yes Michelle I have three points to make with regard to that question” 
“​Determine the kind of style of photography that you favour. whether it’s formal, or slightly posed portraits that still look fresh and candid or a completely photo-journalistic style. And consider the editing style you love, too; maybe you like dark and moody, or very 
high-contrast, or light and airy, or true-to-life colors, or bold and bright, etc. – there are so many different options. Discovering your photography style will help you find the right photographers” 

Michelle Roth 
“Determining the editing style of photographers that you like I think is key here. The mood, the feeling, the emotions that editing will”.
“I agree with you Fabiana! Also, a reminder that the synergy and teamwork between those people who are capturing your day, and yourself, and significant other is everything,”  

THIS MUST BE LOVE

Fabiana Skubic
“You ​really​ need to love your photographer. ​You’ll spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than with your future spouse, so make sure your personalities match. My suggestion is to schedule an in-person or video chat meeting, so you can see each other and make sure you’re a great fit.”  
 
Michelle Roth 
“ It’s one of those pieces of advice that I think cannot be emphasized enough. Weddings are emotional enough and getting on well with the people have taken care of your photography must be natural and enjoyable”

EXPERIENCE

Fabiana Skubic
Experience determines how the wedding shoot will look with each of the photographers you interview. This way, you can ensure that their style and experience mesh with your personal vision. Read reviews from their past clients, follow up on references, and ask to see full wedding galleries so you can glean their vision, style, and how they shoot and edit. 

Resources
Photographer: Fabiana Skubic
Collection:  Breakfast at Kleinfeld

A Very Manhattan Wedding

Alex weds Ian in Michelle Roth custom Tori gown on April 21, 2018.

“I loved how it was asymmetrical on one side. It gave the look that I was floating as I was walking down the aisle and dancing at the reception. Also, I felt super beautiful and confident while wearing it. It hugged all the right places and the sweet heart neckline highlighted my long neck and shoulders.”

Venue: Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers @piersixty

Photographer: David Minicozzi at JoVon Photography and Video @jovonphotography @JoVonPhotographyAndVideo

Hair stylist: Dry Bar @thedrybar @thedrybar

Makeup Artist: Shira Aaron @shiraaaronmakeup

Florist: Superior Florist @superiorfloristnyc @SuperiorFlorist

Cake: Abigail Kirsch Catering @abigailkirschcatering @abigailkirschcatering

 

“Treat yourself to a headpiece”

Jackie weds Anthony in Michelle Roth Tara2 gown on July 21, 2018

“Treat yourself to a headpiece and some comfortable styled sneakers!”

 

Photographer: Rachel Rodgers @r.j.rodgersphotography @Rachelrodgersphotography

Hair stylist: Jamie Cholaki @thehealthyhairexpert

Makeup Artist: Carla Balzano @creativecontourbycarla @creativecontourbycarla

Florist: Relia Floral  @relia_florals @reliaflorals

Cake: Luigi’s Bakery

DJ and Entertainment: Steven Zuckerman @travestiesentertainment

“My Dream Dress”

Caitlyn weds in Michelle Roth Millie gown on October 30, 2016

“The only thing that was meant to be other than my new husband was this dress. It is my dream dress in every way – in every detail. I couldn’t have felt more perfect than i did in this ‘Millie’ dress.”

 

Venue: Rock Island Lake Club @rockislandlakeclub

Photographer: Authentic Photo @authentic_photo

Lisa weds Kris in a Michelle Roth Yaris gown

Lisa weds Kris in a Michelle Roth Yaris gown on July 7, 2018.

“Where a fabric that you can dance and move around in, you want to be the most comfortable you can be on this day! I am very happy that I chose a dress with ruching since it helps hide areas that I wanted to be hidden. of course, don’t forget to just enjoy yourself during the dress selection and feel as confident as you possibly can! it’s your day!

Venue: @thelarkfield @larkfield

Photographer: @jaylimstudio @jaylimstudio

Hair Stylist: Taylor and Nancy, @ravessalon @raves salon

Makeup Artist: Sahar

Florals: James Cress Florist @jamescressflorist @james cress florist

Cake: Dortoni Bakery @dortonibakery

“I loved the asymmetrical hem”

Emily weds in a Michelle Roth Teal gown on October 6, 2018

“I fell in love with this dress as soon as I tried it on. I loved the open back and asymmetric hem. I felt beautiful, and it was comfortable enough to let me dance all night. I don’t think I could have found a more perfect dress! Thank you!”

 

Venue: Scholar’s Chinese Garden

Photographer: Lina Jang @linajangphotography

Hair and Makeup: Lucy Flint @missharlequinmakeupandhair

Flowers: Carroll’s http://www.carrollsflorist.com

“…Amazing on my day”

Alyssa weds in Michelle Roth Voltaire gown in October of 2018

In December 2017, I visited Kleinfield with my mom, sister, and now mother-in-law. I was searching for a dress for my October 2018 wedding. I had perviously visited many bridal salons and tried on many, many, dresses, but had not found the one at kleinfeld, I fell in love with your Voltaire gown. Since you were there for the trunks show I had the honor of meeting you and having you assist in helping me add some sparkle to my dress. I loved the dress and it made me feel amazing on my wedding day!

Photographer: Sky’s the Limit Photography (http://www.skysthelimitphotography.com/

Hair: Pretty Hair Salon in Pittsburgh (http://www.prettyinpittsburgh.com/)

Makeup: Susan Stanley @dorothydelora

Florists: The Blumengarten Florist @pghfloris