Ever Wonder How Wedding Gown Designers Get Inspiration? Here's How!

(Photos by Lindsay Schallon/StyleBistro)

Yesterday while we were ogling the selection from David's Bridal's fall 2013 collection—you can read all about the gorgeous gowns, here!—we couldn't help but take a peek inside the design area of the bridal line's West Side studio.

What we found? Whimsical mood boards, spools on spools of satin (surprised?), vintage trinkets and pieces from afar, and—what else?—candy. And well, we just had to share!

Here's a look at what helps spark that "a-ha!" moment for wedding dress designers.

Mood boards:


Old books and magazines:

Vintage finds and trinkets:

Candy: A little sugar never hurt the creative process, right?

We'll go ahead and leave you here, on this 100-year-old hand-operated freight elevator—the main way in and out of the Manhattan-based studio—with this well-suited lad.

Check out some of our favorite looks from the David's Bridal fall 2013 collection, here!