Today we're sharing a behind the scenes look at our day at The Knot Couture Runway Show

In our opinion, going to a runway show is a pretty magical experience. You might remember us describing the whole scene in our New York Fashion Week posts: the models, the music, the lights, and the rush of excitement when the show starts… It’s a thrill! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend a kind of runway show we’d never seen before—a bridal runway show. In short, this is pretty much the combination of our two favorite things all in one: wedding dresses and runways.

The event, which was hosted by The Knot, showcased gorgeous new styles of wedding gowns and accessories from the Spring 2016 Allure Bridal Collection. This included looks from their Madison James, Allure, Couture, Romance, Women and Modest lines. We were so smitten with the makeup looks, wedding dresses and behind-the-scenes details that we decided to snap some photos and put together a Photo Diary to share with all of you! Scroll down to get your very own front row experience and read about some of our highlights from the show…

Walking through the stalls of dresses, veils, and tulle galore was like being in one giant maze of our bridal dreams!

We headed to downtown Los Angeles’ Magic Box venue, a huge space that showcased dozens of bridal vendors. Walking through the stalls of dresses, veils, and tulle galore was like being in one giant maze of our bridal dreams…

Our Day at The Knot Couture Runway Show

In a separate room, the Allure Bridal runway show was all ready to go—with a long white runway in the middle of the floors and chairs set up for the attendees. Around the room there were bouquets of fresh, colorful flowers and clothing racks full of the most beautiful wedding dresses and accessories. This just gave us a sneak preview of what we were about to see…

The Allure Bridal Spring 2016 Collection.

The models actually did their own hair and makeup for this show!

Before the show started, we took a moment to head backstage and see how the hair and makeup was coming. What was fascinating to us was that all the models actually did their own hair and makeup for this show! We were quite impressed by this, and of course they looked gorgeous…

Behind the scenes of the Allure Bridal Spring 2016 Collection.

Perfect finishing touches at the Spring 2016 Allure Bridal Runway Show.

The models also wore the beautiful jewelry and headpieces to add some sparkle to their full wedding looks.

The models also wore the beautiful jewelry and headpieces to add some sparkle to their full wedding looks.

Gorgeous jewelry at the Spring 2016 Allure Bridal Runway Show.

After making the rounds backstage, it was time to head back out and take our seats. It was time to get our cameras out and ready…

Time to get our cameras out and ready for the Allure Bridal Runway Show

The minute the show began, we were wowed by each look. One of the best parts was that we were seated next to Brittany, who works at Allure Bridal. She knew every single thing about each look, so she broke it down for us…

Allure Bridal designers focus on combining elements of old and new with their wedding dresses.

Brittany explained that, when coming up with new styles of wedding dresses, Allure Bridal designers focus on combining elements of old and new with their wedding dresses. She said that the Allure bride is a woman who is traditional and modern at the same time…

the Allure bride is a woman who is traditional and modern at the same time.

Allure Bridal’s signature touch involves taking a classic silhouette and adding unique textures or fabrics to give it personality. We loved how they used this technique with Allure Couture dress C364 (below), which has a fitted, intricate bustier and a ruffled skirt…

A fitted, intricate bustier and a ruffled skirt makes this wedding dress perfection!

Designers at Allure will also take a modern, sleek dress and add a vintage twist with details like lace or beading. We understood exactly what that meant with each dress that went down the runway…

Designers at Allure will take a modern, sleek dress and add a vintage twist with details like lace or beading

The details on this Allure Bridal wedding gown are stunning.

The Spring 2016 Allure Bridal Collection is fully of whimsy and romance.

Brittany described Allure’s Spring 2016 Bridal Collection as “full of whimsy and romance.” Needless to say, the entire collection got Team LC’s stamp of approval!

A behind the scenes look at the Spring 2016 Allure Bridal Collection.

Team LC's exciting day behind the scenes at Allure Bridal's Runway Show.

What wedding dreams are made of!

When the show was over, we snapped a few more photos on our way out before we headed back to the office for the day. But that didn’t mean that visions of pink tulle and beaded bustiers didn’t fill our dreams that night…

Our day at The Knot’s Allure Bridal Runway show!

We hope you enjoyed that little recap from our day at The Knot’s Allure Bridal Runway show! It was truly heavenly. Now we want to hear your opinion…

Which of the wedding dresses above is your favorite?

If you can’t pick a favorite, take a peek at Allure Bridal’s archive of gorgeous dresses. There’s something for everyone!

XO Team LC

Photos: Stephanie Todaro Photography for LaurenConrad.com

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