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 designer Yumi Katsura for her ultra feminine take on bold bridal designs! Check out these exciting patterned bridal dresses from Bridal Fashion Week! These bold, ‘beyond lace’, fabrics make for designs with depth and imagination, perfect for the creative bride!
With a catalog reminiscent of how we imagine a bride in a Wes Anderson film would appear, Parisian bridal gown designer Donatelle Godart creates clean, yet bold, designs that surprise with their powerful simplicity, sixties era lines, and drama. Tres jolie!
Like Debussy’s tunes, from which Donatelle Godart wedding dresses borrow their names, the 2018 collection is placed under the sign of the avant-garde. A feminine avant-garde without code or barrier, where elegance courts irreverence. Available in the United States in San Francisco and New York City.
With rich, dusty, vintage hues, lots and lots of beautiful handmade laces, and layer upon layer of surprising design elements, Italian bridal gown designer Elizabeth Delogu brings drama and a timeless beauty to her 2019 ‘Early Autumn Dawn’s Dream’ collection of bridal gowns. Ciao bella!
For its Spring-Summer 2019 Bridal collection, Maison GEORGES HOBEIKA highlights the supreme symbol of love – the rose – and brings to the newest generation of brides the Couturier’s deep passion for nature. Inspirer of charity balls and bucolic poetry and celebrated since antiquity by great painters and mythical writers, the ‘Queen of flowers’ develops the ever-changing enigmas of her germination on precious fabrics, with a lightness and grace as a delicate as her petals.
Internationally known for his signature expression of femininity, romance and elegance, haute couture designer Georges Hobeika has captivated the fashion world with his creative style and his consistent crafting of statement pieces admired as works of fashion art.
During his civil engineering studies, Georges Hobeika discovered his innate passion for fashion design when he began sketching dresses to assist his mother who owned an atelier business with a growing clientele. Pursuing his passion, he left to Paris during the height of the Lebanese War and was immersed in the world of fashion via his internship at Chanel. Georges Hobeika returned to Beirut, established his atelier and was ready to debut on the Paris couture runway in 2001. Today, Georges Hobeika enjoys an ever-growing haute couture clientele and has successfully established three ready-to-wear lines – Georges Hobeika Bridal, Georges Hobeika Signature and GH by Georges Hobeika.
Christina Sfez is a bridal gown designer extraordinaire, mais non? With these hip and sweetly feminine designs that hail from her Maison Francaise. You can really see the French influence in her collection of feminine yet stark bridal gowns. Each of her creations is unique and personal and are designed and created by hand from the finest materials, meticulously selected, including silk tulle, Georgette crêpe and Calais lace. Nous aimons!
In addition to her desire for a more personal relationship with her clients, Christina has always loved collecting vintage pieces from flea markets either in Provence where she lives, or during her travels abroad. By marrying different styles from various eras, these pieces give a unique and timeless look to her dresses.
She welcomes each bride-to-be to visit her in her workshop situated in the heart of Marseille. Weaving a unique link with each of her clients, she is able to conceive a dress in their image, marked by elegance and 'delicatesse' to celebrate this exceptional moment.
Photo by Paul Douda Photography
Hey San Diego! Don’t miss this weekend‘s bridal gown trunk show at M Bride La Jolla featuring the only Southern California appearance of Sachin & Babi’s 2018 bridal collection. Call 858-551-1718 for your appointment. Special offer: get 10% off and free veil with any Sachin & Babi bridal gown purchase.
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!
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!
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
"Angelo di Luce", Italian for "Angel of Light", is the perfect title for this beautiful bridal couture fashion / portrait by creative photographer, and American in Japan, Chris Bergstrom for design house Fiori Couture. The gown, 'Water Lily' is a diaphanous creation that any angel would look and feel fabulous in! See more beautiful wedding creations by Fiori Couture.
Stylist: Susan Lafica Fiori @Fioricouture
Assistants: Yuko Bergstrom & Ashley Bergstrom
Wings Custom Designed by FIORI couture
Demetrios Bridal Gowns have long been known as the choice for brides who want bold style, drama and femininity on their wedding day!
Showing on the red carpet in San Diego on October 29, 2017 at the Wedding Party EXPO at Coasterra on Harbor Island, internationally beloved bridal gown and evening wear designer. Demetrios wedding dresses are known for their high quality, exquisite details, and timeless designs.
Available locally at Brides by Demetrios, bridal gown specialist offering diverse collection of the namesake designer's wedding dresses. You can meet this team of caring bridal gown pros at the show along the red carpet!
Lead Designer Demetrios James Elias who was born in Athens, Greece. As a young boy, he immigrated to the United States with his family. While still in school, he assisted his parents in their family-owned bridal store in Warren, Ohio. It was during this time that his love of the bridal industry grew and his passion for designing wedding dresses took hold.
In 1980, Demetrios' dream of owning his own company became a reality. Virtually overnight, he turned an unknown local business into a thriving, international company. Today, bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios wedding dresses. As both designer and owner, Demetrios is an icon in the bridal fashion industry. His wedding dresses offer women the widest and most versatile styles, and are on the cutting edge of the fashion world.
Discover the #VeraWang #Fall2018 #Bridal Collection, "Jardin du Luxembourg." Visit verawang.com to see the full collection.
Photographed by: Patrick Demarchelier
Creative Direction: @verawanggang Patrick Demarchelier
Styled by: @verawanggang
Hair by: #Shon
Make-up by: Tracey Gray Mann
Talent: @jayjankowska @gie_ccino
Location: Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
Don't miss the Ines di Santo Trunk Show this weekend September 22-24. Come see the exquisite Spring 2018 collection of one of our favorite designers. Space is limited. Please call 858-551-1718 for your appointment.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's", starring Audrey Hepburn, is an iconic movie of style inspiring generations of fashion moments, designers and urban fashionistas everywhere. Bridal gown designer extraordinaire Reem Acra has created a collection of wedding dresses inspired by this sophisticated, elegant and beautifully classic style and thankfully Harpers Bazaar created a photo shoot in Tiffanys that will take your breath away!
Enjoy the video of this shoot too!
Presented at the prestigious Milan show from 2000 to much acclaim, Bridal Gown Designer YSA Makino has been making waves and gaining a loyal and steadfast following amongst trendsetters in Europe and the U.S.A. and is available in San Diego at bridal gown salon Here Comes the Bride in Mission Valley.
Based in NewYork, YSA Makino had its design roots in Tokyo, its design direction was to create beautiful dresses which represented a fusion of sensuality and attention to traditional details. Representing a new era in couture designer-wear, YSA Makino's revolutionary approach to dress making endeavors to produce a wonderful visual experience with impeccable quality.
Their fully in-house tailors, artists and embroiderers are highly experienced with skilled techniques in embroidery and tailoring, creating a product that truly differentiates itself. What evolves from this designer's Atelier is a truly different and unique masterpiece appreciated by stores and the woman who understands beauty and the joy of being in the center of a truly luxurious experience.
YSA Makino is committed to working closely with its clientele to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction, catering to their needs and demands in the customization of each gown to satisfy every requirement of the customer. The benefit of these very different methodologies and techniques - where every aspect is hand made - gives the design its maximum potential in achieving the distinctive impact where no boundaries exist and no effort spared in creating the very best.
Luxurious silk satin Duchess and Mikado are used lavishly to create sculptural foldings and drapes in YSA MAKINO Bridal Gowns. Feathers, Rosettes and Crystals Stones are applied to produce totally different dimension to bring out subtle details and bold expression of exuberance.
Born and raised in Mumbai, bridal gown designer Naeem Khan grew up in a world surrounded by culture, architecture, art, history and design. As a boy, he cultivated a vast knowledge of textiles under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, both of whom designed intricate clothing worn by Indian royal families. Khan ultimately moved to the United States as a teenager to become a designer and launched his career as an apprentice for legendary American designer Halston at the age of 20. During his time with Halston, he immersed himself in the ethos of modern restraint and learned the craft of draping and cutting fabric to create a clean, elegant and timeless silhouette. Khan eventually merged this design philosophy with the knowledge he gained from his family’s business to nurture his own unique style, and the Naeem Khan design aesthetic was born.
Khan launched his eponymous collection in 2003 and began selling at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Since then his collections have adorned glamorous women around the world, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams, First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, among others.
In 2008, he was inducted as a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America and most recently launched the Naeem Khan Bridal collection in 2013.
Today the Naeem Khan Ready-to-Wear and Bridal collections are sold at more than 150 retail outlets across the world. The closest complete bridal selection for Nareem Khan is in Beverly Hills at the Saks Fifth Avenue on Wilshire Boulevard, but Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus do carry his incredible ready to wear collections locally.