Behind the Design: Beach Riot Bridal Collection

For a bride to be, it’s all in the details. From intricately hand-beaded bikini tops, to sexy plunging one pieces, Beach Riot’s new Bridal Collection will have even your wild child BFF considering ditching the single life. If you are already planning your special day, you and your bridebabes may want to abandon any prior wedding venue options that don’t include a sandy shore and turquoise water. Give the tropical sunsets a run for their money in your new bikini, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a destination wedding?

The entire line was dreamed up by Beach Riot founder and designer, Nicole Hanriot, as she was planning her own wedding last year. Check out the interview below with Nicole, giving a glimpse into the process that brought this exquisite line of swimwear to fruition.

What sparked your interest in creating a bridal line for Beach Riot?
I wanted to create a collection that not only was for the bride, but also for the bridal party. So many brides choose to do destination weddings, have bachelorette parties in tropical locations, and spend honeymoons on the beach. I wanted to design a collection of pieces that would make the bride, and her bridesmaid, feel and look their best on all of those occasions.

When beginning the design process, where did you look for inspiration?
I got all my inspiration from my own wedding dress shopping. There was so much detail and beautiful hand work put into each dress, so I took elements of the pieces I liked and worked with our factories to emulate the intricate beading details. All of our bridal beaded pieces are handmade in India and then handsewn in the US. Additionally, I worked with a print house and created a beautiful floral print that was the focal point in my wedding invitations. I loved it so much I used the print on my bride babe dresses and then created a whole swim collection for the bride and her bridesmaids to wear to a bachelorette party.

Do you have a favorite design?
Yes! I love the Brazil top and Fiji bottom. It’s so fun for the bachlorette party! and I also love the St Lucia one piece.

+ Shop the entire collection here. Which suit is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Pssst. Did someone day GIVEAWAY? You & your bridesbabes can win FREE one pieces or bikinis -- Check out @beachriot on Instagram for details, and check back here on Feb 13th to see the winners announced.