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Even when gown designs trend towards the simple, a Bride still want to hear everyone gasp as she walk down the aisle in a beautiful, show stopping, dramatic bridal dress. Brides of San Diego has all your wedding dress drama (and then some) in their spectacular collection of wedding dresses. Visit them in their San Diego store to get treated like a Queen (and look like one on your wedding day!).
We love blush tones! Blush is such a flattering color on all skin tones and adds a hint of romantic sweetness to your wedding day fashion. This beautiful headpiece comb by accessory designer Justine M Couture brings 3 of the most classic feminine touches to one accessory: pearl, sparkly florals and blush tones! Named the 'Busy Lizzie' this comb has metal vines and rhinestone flowers, with Keishi off white pearls. Available at finer bridal salons all around the world and locally in San Diego at The White Flower Boutique.
COLOR OPTIONS: Silver or rose gold metal, silver Swarovski stones, very pale pink and off white beads and pearls throughout.
The idea of the bridal trousseau is an old one; it's made up of lovely and meaningful things a bride takes into her marriage, like household items, gifts and special clothing. We think any bride would be ecstatic to add these lovely handmade lace robes to her wedding day and honeymoon! Created with love by local designer Iselle Nguyen, Iselle Design Studio offers beautiful robes, long or short, and pretty, modern garters to make your wedding night and beyond even more special!
There’s nothing quite as beautiful, rich and classic as the silk satin bridal gallon like this beauty by Ines Di Santo featured at M Bride salon La Jolla. Silk satin was the fabric for dressy gowns of the Victorian era [and then in the 1950's - think satin and pearl as a classic formal dinner attire] and satin made from silk has a luscious sheen and a smooth 'melted icing' finish that exudes luxury.
‘The White Album’ Collection of Bridal Gowns by Claire Pettibone is a departure for the colorful designer, yet stays true to her oh so feminine and romantic aesthetic, even in all whites. A cleansing of the palette, a touch of the pure and classic. Introducing new Romantique bridal gowns with sensuous silhouettes and graceful details. Followed by a selection of couture gowns re-imagined in classic shades of pearl and ivory. And for the final ode to the color of purity, introducing Gypsy Moon, with sequins shimmering beneath layers of tulle, and a floral cape befitting the Moon Goddess herself.
Says the well known and well loved romantic bridal designer Claire Pettibone, "I know white and ivory are obvious in bridal, but for me, designing a collection with no color is actually a first! Each season is an evolution, and sometimes a fresh start from the last. Since my Vagabond Collection was color-filled, I felt the inspiration for this season to work exclusively in shades of white. There is a simplicity, and a purity to an absence of color, where the focus becomes purely focused on silhouette, texture and detail."
Acclaimed bridal designer Madeline Gardner unveiled her Morilee ‘Endless Love’ bridal collection at New York International Fashion Week on Thursday, April 12th. The highly anticipated runway show featured 25 romantic bridal looks.
Each unique gown was inspired by endless and infinite love; falling in love is magical and falling in love with your wedding dress should be too. Madeline Gardner opted for subtle glamour this season; layered semi-sheer tulle coupled with flecks of unexpected sparkle. You will also find on trend features like chic-cup corset bodices, dramatic embroidered trains & ultra-feminine exaggerated silhouettes.
The modern yet timeless styles elevate every bride-to-be’s natural beauty; “We know that when we create a dress, we’re not just making something to wear. We’re making magic.” – Madeline Gardner, Designer & Creative Director of MORILEE
Madeline Gardner has perfectly blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details into each look this season. While her style is constantly evolving, her designs continue to transcend time. With over 70 years in the industry, Morilee by Madeline Gardner has become synonymous with glamourous bridal and eveningwear. The guiding force behind Morilee’s remarkable success for more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner infuses the collections with marvelous style and is a steward of its outstanding quality. Morilee has become one of the world’s leading brands, with a presence in over 4,500 stores in 85 countries.
Backstage at a Runway Show is CRAZY! (We know from experience as we've produced over 50 amazing runway shows in San Diego!) So for us it is super fun to get a peek backstage at someone else's show and all the busy bees that make it come to life, like this gorgeous runway by Morilee Fashion Show from New York Bridal Fashion Week! Break a leg and check out these beautiful bridal gowns and the fun backstage as models, stylists and designer get ready for the big show! Check back soon for this finished product of the Morilee Collection on the Runway!
Nurit Hen, a well known Israeli designer, showcases her collections that are well known world-wide for their sophisticated look and detailing; giving an exotic, modern look to bridal design. Nurit feels that she designs each gown for a bride not only for her body, but also for her heart and her soul. At Nurit Hen, the design process begins at the foundation. Each and every gown is an art creation that is handmade by precise measurements. Each dress is beautifully beaded and well constructed with luxurious fabrics and lace, which are imported from fashion capitals from around the world, so that every bride will walk down the aisle feeling beautiful, confident, and comfortable. And special if we do say so!
Taking the plunge by getting married is a huge step no doubt, but wearing a daring, deep V-neckline as you walk down the aisle, like these bridal gown styles by BHLDN, is another step altogether! The deep V is most flattering for 'smaller cup' gals to keep a smooth line along ones decolletage without giving it all away, still we wonder; are you daring enough to take the plunge?
For fans of the movie “Father of the Bride II” decorated tennis shoes are a sweet tribute to the father daughter bond. Now Kate Spade has brought out a knockout collection of Keds tennis shoes decorated to win the day for the bride. Oooooh love!
Andre Soriano is a Filipino fashion designer based in San Diego who channels the high fashion and high art with influences from cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Los Angeles,
Paris, London, Milan, and Tokyo. Andre specializes in wedding and couture gowns in luxurious fabrics such as satin, velvet, chiffon, cashmere, knits, and the crochet with bead-work materials from around the world. His fashion mantra is “peace, love, glamour and fashion!” and wants his brides to never forget, "Fashion is Freedom! Don't miss the Andre Soriano pop up shop and fashion show at The February 25, 2018 Wedding Party EXPO at The US GRANT HOTEL!
With a refined, sophisticated style that harkens back to the magic of Grace Kelly in the 1950's, New York based Bridal Gown Designer Gracy Accad brings a classic elegance to bridal that we just love! And we think this heavenly blue with white floral creation in particular is just divine!
Gracy Accad is a fashion alchemist who blends simplicity, chicness and modern romance. Her collections bring to mind the elegance of haute couture with a downtown edge, using only the finest fabrications and sewing techniques. In four short years, this native New Yorker built a following among millennial women who come to her New York City atelier for handmade designs with modern sensibility.
Gracy Accad comes from a family whose heritage is rooted in the textile industry and sources only the finest materials and pays special attention to fit and form. Her looks are characterized as enduring and timeless, but still maintain a modern edge. Both her bridal and evening wear are elegant and refined, and known for having shimmer and sparkle. There's a classic touch to each of her designs—even the ones that are in tune with contemporary trends.
Gracy Accad continues to receive accolades from notable industry editors from her signature evening wear and bridal debut during the Fall 2018 season New York Bridal Fashion Week.
Designer Stephanie White, creator of the bohemian style bridal line, Odylyne the Ceremony, takes on a romantic yet exotic twist for her newest collection: ‘Star Crossed Lovers’. ‘Star Crossed Lovers’ is the perfect bridal collection for the free-spirited bride who wants to look magical and timeless on her wedding day (and, who wouldn't want to?!). Stephanie White's enchanting designs transform the classic every day bridal gown into a modern take on the vintage Renaissance look; ranging from long trains, unique embroidery, bell sleeves, high necklines, and an abundance of silk. this collection can make the Montagues and the Capulets make up for good!
Whether floral, butterfly, vine petals [or even signatures] shaped we just love appliques on bridal gowns! And clearly so does bridal gown design house Oscar de la Renta - always the master of feminine design and of combining classical elegance and trends. Check out some of our favorites from this talented- gone too soon- designer who had fashionable ladies worldwide turning heads for decades.
When your something blue is a beautiful confection of a bridal gown by one of our favorite local designers Jaime Elyse then everything is heavenly. We just love it when a local girl makes good like this talented Southern Cal fashion designer and artist. And you can see why she is the toast of Fashion Weeks in Toronto, LA and New York!
model @laurenjacobs_model @andrewraymondsweeney
Dramatic sparkle and crystals, and a hint of something blue, make this Jimmy Choo shoe the most magical option for any bride.
The bridal veil has been a tradition with many meanings and symbolism attached to it through history. But today’s embellished and luxurious veils by designer Justine M Couture add glamour to any Bride’s special day! Here we present the Camille veil from the recent Embellished Veil Collection by Justine M Couture.
photo by Stacy Childers