There were pastels and petals aplenty at Ladurée last night, where Vogue’s resident bride specialist, Alexandra Macon of Over The Moon, celebrated spring wedding season.

Cohosted by Julie Sabatino of The Stylish Bride, the twilight cocktail gathering invited friends and guests to preview the latest matrimonial styles—from Mark Ingram’s debut collection of embroidered bridal gowns to Elizabeth Reid’s delicately knitted Italian socks with tiny puckers at the ankle. There was a wide range of weddingwear for guests to gush over as they sipped on champagne with a thimble dose of Chambord, garnished with real rose petals.

Romance was in the air, and in the fabrics, too; Ingram’s dresses were inspired by his obsession for Old Hollywood glamour. “My muses are the usual suspects: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Lena Horne—women of style.” Models wearing Ingram’s creations fluttered from room to room, each crowned with airy veils by Daphne Newman. Newman’s silk bridal robes were also present. One draped on a mannequin in one corner of the garden was being given away—along with a 3-day stay at the sought-after honeymoon destination, the Four Seasons Lanai—and served as a reminder to brides-to-be of the importance of getting their beauty sleep.

Indoors, where pistachio cream puffs lined silver platters like sugar soldiers, lay another sweet treat: shoes. Margaux debuted its bespoke footwear for brides, collaborating with the whimsical Happy Menocal. Cofounder of Margaux, Sarah Pierson, kept getting requests from friends to make a bespoke pair of bridal shoes, and so was born the Margaux bridal atelier. “Weddings are the ultimate expression of who you are, what you love, and who you love. It’s been such a delight to see how our shoes transcend styles, venues, and ages through our Margaux brides,” says Pierson. Around the corner, Fresh Coat showed off manicures with real-deal diamonds. Outdoors under fairy lights, Speech Tank offered services for those less confident in giving a rousing maid of honor speech. Everywhere you turned, there was something new, old, borrowed, or blue to behold.

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“I love that we’re seeing little snippets of what everyone does so well!” said Sabatino. Vogue asked, as a wedding pro for 15 years, what advice would she offer for finding the perfect dress? “I think it’s very important to spend a lot of time thinking about yourself and what you want to look like on that day. . . . I think it’s the feeling inside that makes the bride look beautiful, and not necessarily the outside.” Sabatino expanded, “I’ve seen thousands and thousands of wedding dresses, and when she lights up, you can tell. And that’s it, that’s the moment, and it’s magic.”

But what is a wedding with no cake? Master baker and wedding cake-maker extraordinaire, Sylvia Weinstock, wearing her signature black glasses, created quite a spectacle herself with a white rose confection for her collaboration with Lauderée dubbed, “Sylvia Weinstock Pour Ladurée.” Vases of real and sugared flowers (you really could not tell the difference) dotted the room as mini dollops of raspberry-filled samples were passed around for guests to nibble on.

For Macon, this is the fourth Over the Moon party she’s thrown to showcase the latest in spring wedding trends, and she admits she’s become the go-to expert for her friends about to tie the knot. “I’m a huge romantic,” she says. “I love the stories of how people meet.” As for the latest trends on the runway? “I saw a lot of pearls and feathers at the bridal shows!” says Macon. The evening ended on a sugar high, inspiring everyone to relish in all things to have and to hold.