Brides of San Diego Serves Up all the Drama you want in Your Wedding Dress!

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!).

Gorgeous bridal gowns by Demetrios on the runway in San Diego

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. 

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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! 

 
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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.

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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.

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Introducing Israeli Designer Limor Rosen, as seen at Elle Bridal Boutique

Fresh, youthful and beautifully styled, bridal collection by Limor Rosen is an exciting celebration of well crafted bridal gowns taking the bridal runways by storm! Designer Limor says, "Coming from a heritage of fashion designers who were among the first to establish themselves sixty years ago in Israel, fashion design was a natural choice for me."

"I started at Bezalel art academy, where I was given the freedom to relate to garments as works of art and not only as items of clothing.  Studying fashion at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Madrid, I came in contact with the highest standards of the European fashion industry. After training later on as part of the design team of the Diane von Furstenberg fashion house in New York, I set up my own studio, Limor Rosen Bridal Couture, in the heart of the Tel Aviv gallery district."

Limor's collection is available locally at Elle Bridal Boutique.  These fresh styles can be seen on the runway July 30, 2017 at the Summer Wedding Party EXPO at Venues Liberty Station.

Elle Bridal will style you from head to toe for every step of the bridal journey. Starting with getting-ready robes, to the perfect wedding dress, and on to the romantic wedding night, we make sure you're styled to perfection. Shop for lovely locally made bridal gifts, paper goods and decor, as well.

Elle Bridal carries a hand-curated collection of gowns; only la crème de la crème. This boutique is all about “her” and about creating the wedding style of her dreams. The loving staff pays particular attention to the quality of the fabric and the manufacturing of their wedding gowns, as the foundation of any beautiful piece of clothing. Lightweight silks, lace, chiffon, and hand-embroidered detailing, all have their place at Elle.  Says owner and Founder Krystal Tien "Inspired by French Couture and San Diego style, we provide a unique selection of gowns and accessories that is both elegant and fresh." 

Elle carries a lovely selection of bridal style must haves including:

Gown Designers: Anais Anette, Badgley Mischka, Pronovias, Limor Rosen, Karen Willis Holmes

Bridal Accessories: Florrie Mitton, Mimi & Lu, Noon Designs,  Olivia Headpieces,  Sophia & Chloe, Twigs & Honey

Lingerie: Eberjey, For Love and Lemons, A Girl with a Serious Dream

Paper Goods:  Rifle Paper Co., Sugar Paper, The First Snow

Something Bleu Bridal Boutique Understands Bridal Gown Magic and Wants to Share it with You!

Something Bleu is a bridal and formal wear boutique, located in the coastal city of Oceanside, that specializes in cultivating a truly unforgettable experience for the bride and her bridal party.

Something Bleu Bridal Boutique carries your favorite [and many up and coming] bridal gown designers like Reem Acra, Claire La Faye, Jude Jowilson, Sophia Tolli, Enchanting and Montage by Mon Cheri, and Lillian West plus bridesmaids & formal fashions, flower girls, accessories and more!

The girls at Something Bleu know... it all starts with finding that fabulous dress and then everything else falls into place.

Founder Ginny Lopez and Fashion Director Bebe Lashley bring their valuable expertise and knowledge to So Cal brides, these ladies have traveled extensively, both locally and internationally, to create a collection so amazing all to make sure that their clients have an outstanding and unique selection of bridal fashion. 

Something Bleu founder Ginny Lopez is an established event stylist and interior designer with an extensive portfolio. Her passion for design and love of fashion was evident at her own Great Gatsby inspired wedding, as well as many other weddings and events she has styled.

Something Bleu founder Ginny Lopez is an established event stylist and interior designer with an extensive portfolio. Her passion for design and love of fashion was evident at her own Great Gatsby inspired wedding, as well as many other weddings and events she has styled.

Bebe Lashley is a San Diego based personal stylist with a deep love for fashion. In addition to previously owning a retail store, Bebe has an impressive knowledge of fashion trends and styles garnered from years of experience in fashion merchandising and retail management.

Bebe Lashley is a San Diego based personal stylist with a deep love for fashion. In addition to previously owning a retail store, Bebe has an impressive knowledge of fashion trends and styles garnered from years of experience in fashion merchandising and retail management.

Bold and beautiful bridal gowns by designer YSA MAKINO steal the show!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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The M bride gown salon sample sale is back!

Don't miss the sale that brides wait all year for! The Spring Designer Sample Sale at M bride Salon in La Jolla is back! This week April 12- 15 get down to this very popular upscale salon to see the bridal dresses you've been dreaming about on sale! M bride, San Diego’s premiere bridal salon specializing in bringing the latest designers to the fashion forward bride. Their exclusive gowns by uber designers like Ines di Santo, Sachin and Babi, Bliss- Monique Lhuillier, Elizabeth Fillmore, Isabelle Armstrong, Mikaella, Monique Lhuillier, Pronovias, Reem Acra, and Ulla-Maij, combine a fusion of New York chic with Hollywood glamour.  At M bride, they are redefining bridal…California Style.

M bride salon is located at 702 Pearl Street, Suite H, La Jolla, CA. 92037 CALL (858) 551-1718

Designer Jana Ann takes TLC's Curvy Brides Show by Storm!

Bridal Gown Designer Jana Ann located in New York and now in Rancho Bernardo is a favorite on TLC's popular bridal gown show "Curvy Brides"! We have personally met and worked with Jana Ann and she is as sweet and authentic as she seems! Jana Ann genuinely cares about each and every bride's experience and is ready to help them look amazing on their wedding day. Whether in a curvy gown, a gown from her popular destination collection or her timely modesty collection, Jana Ann makes every bride look and feel special. Take a look!

Jana was born in Turkey on September 1st 1974. As a young girl, each time she found the opportunity to hold a pen in her hand, the only thing she found herself drawing were wedding gowns and dresses. She knew that every woman possesses an inner princess that comes out when she is wearing the perfect dress. The Jana Ann Collection has been designed to awaken that inner princess and shine a lavish and royal aura for all those around her to see! 

White Lace Dresses by Oscar de la Renta deserve an Oscar in Our Book!

White lace gowns are a classic for weddings even if they're a little more casual like these brand new beauties by the incredibly talented designer Oscar de la Renta. The man has dressed movie stars, royalty and yes, even Barbie! Check out all of Oscar de la Renta's new arrivals for 2017.

We can't wait for next Sunday's multi designer bridal gown fashion show by M Bride of La Jolla!

Make sure you are upstairs in the Presidential Ballroom at The US GRANT HOTEL next Sunday February 19, 2017 at The Wedding Party EXPO Special Edition fair to catch one of the most incredible fashion shows you will ever see! M Bride Salon of La Jolla will feature a multi-designer onstage show with looks straight from New York bridal fashion week and the pages of top bridal magazines! With designers like Ines di Santos, Sachin and Babi [as show below], Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Elizabeth Fillmore, Mikaella and more, you will, most definitely, be wowed. Get your discounted advance tickets to The Wedding Party EXPO now

Then be sure to get your private appointment to the trunk show at M bride Salon February 24 through 26 to see the entire collection up close and personal! 

Bridal Gown Designer Gemy Maalouf Offers a New Twist On Length

In Bridal Gown Designer Gemy Maalouf's exciting Bridal Gown 2017 collection the designer creates new lengths for brides to choose from (and lets the bride show a little leg on her special day). Maalouf works her magic creating beautiful gowns while honoring tradition and creating the latest trends. 

Gemy Maalouf is a talented artist draws her inspiration from the color and harmony of textiles to weave collections that tell a story through every piece.  Exceptional sophistication in the details has become Maalouf's signature. Check out our local San Diego Bridal Gown Salon listings in our wedding directory.

Bridal fashion editorial Hipster Eco Feminine Style

We loved this shoot done at Green Acre Restaurant one of San Diego's coolest and greenest eateries, where we featured beautiful greenery by Sugar Rose Flowers and decor by Lauren Sharon and gorgeous crocheted couture fashions by Sicilian Gypsy. Credit and links at end.

Photography:  All Days Wonder

Florist:  Sugar Rose Flowers

Event decor & styling:   Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design w/ Jillian Ziska

Make up artist & Hair:   Jennifer Bueno

Stoneware/ table settings:   not my dish

Venue:   Green Acre Campus Point

Clothing & Accessories:   Sicilian Gypsy

Models:  Katya Beatty & Rebecka Palter

Bridal gown collection by Sachit and Babi comes to San Diego

Hot new bridal gown designers Sachit and Babi premiere at M Bride gown salon in La Jolla December 4-6, 2016.  

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Sachin and Babi were featured in WWD and New York Times this bridal market. M Bride gown salon is one if the top salons in Southern California and they are so excited to bring this fashion forward collection to So Cal for the first time. 

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Price range for these gorgeous bridal gowns is $2600- $5200. 

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Please call 858-551-1718 to schedule your appointment with M Bride now.

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Don't miss the debut collection of Sachin and Babi December 4th-6th.

Celebrating Life and The Day of the Dead - our Mexican Campasina Princess Editorial Shoot

The Day of the Dead is a celebration of all those we love who have passed over and blurs the line between those we love who are still with us and those we love on the other side. Honoring our loved ones past and present is such an important part of any wedding celebration. This exclusive editorial work of art celebrates this colorful and powerful day of remembering all whom we have loved [human non human] and keeping them close. With incredible photography by Betsy McCue of LaVida Creations, styling by Love Your Show, Inc./SanDiegoWedding.com and gowns by Pas de Deux, we hope you love our celebration of life everlasting on this day that celebrates Dia de los Muertos with color, altars, an ode to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a little Frida Kahlo, and of course, adorable rescued perros.

Venue: Marriott Marquis San Diego 
Photographer: Betsy McCue of LaVida Creations
Staging Furnishings: Lauren Sharon
Custom Staging and Altars:  Love Your Show, Inc.
Gowns:  Pas de Deux                  
Hair & Makeup: Studio Savvy
Florals: Studio B          
Crown: Justine M Couture
Other Jewelry: Private Collection
Guest Star Dog Models Dozer and Muncha: San Diego Humane Society

Looking to honor your loved ones who have passed at your wedding in a tasteful and meaningful way? Be sure to keep it respectful but yet not maudlin - your loved ones wouldn't want you to be sad on your wedding day! Try these tips:

  1.  create a nice decorated table with framed images of your loved ones - add some quotes that they were known for to help people smile in memory of them 
  2. create an altar of candles for guests to light in honor of previous generations and family members
  3. family tree decor is a popular trend for good reason - check with your calligrapher to create a beautiful family tree masterpiece to display at your reception 
  4. have your officiant talk about the qualities that loved ones past have brought to you and your family - the more specific you get the better; "Sara brings to her marriage the loyalty and kindness that her Grandmother Maria showed her every single day by telling her how much she loved her and believed in her."
  5. have a special song played during ceremony if the person who you are honoring is recently passed or if the loss is not as recent, play the song during your reception for all to join in in honor of all family - make sure your DJ clearly announces the meaning of the song and gets everyone up to join in and move to celebrate life in the oldest traditions; dance
  6. wear a keepsake or photo of them on you bouquet or for the guys on your lapel
  7. lighting a candle in honor of all family during your ceremony is a discreet and classic way to honor those who are not at the wedding
  8. offer a big happy toast to loved ones and name them specifically to celebrate their spirit and joie de vivre "Here's to you Grandpa Dave!!"

So you say you haven't heard of Idan Cohen? Well you will soon!

We are excited to bring you a peek into a truly enchanting debut bridal collection. For his first collection, Israeli designer Idan Cohen masterfully blended the design elements he's known for in his haute couture collections into beautiful bridal gowns for the non-traditional bride-to-be, resulting in fresh, feminine and quite unique options for her special day.

Designer Idan Cohen was born into a family of fashion. As a child in his home country of Israel, he wandered the factory of the family’s denim brand and dreamt of an international fashion house under his own name. After becoming the family company’s creative director, he realized his passion was in bridal gowns and eveningwear. After graduation from prestigious fashion school Marangoni, Idan came back to Israel in 2011 and opened his own studio, which rapidly become a success. The studio has now moved to a 4000 square ft. store in the fashionable neighborhood of Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv.

Idan Cohen has made a name for himself with his unique designs featuring intricate embellishments, overtly feminine silhouettes and unexpected details. Celebrities and television personalities have taken note, having worn Idan Cohen designs for special events, high profile weddings and red carpet appearances.

All of Idan Cohen’s designs are meticulously hand sewn at the brand’s workshop and in renowned factories throughout the world. Idan Cohen fulfills the dreams of his clients while catering to all their design needs and desires.

Lace, flowers and femininity; the hallmark of designer Oscar de la Renta's bridal gowns

Designer Oscar de la Renta has long been known for his love of feminine style (remember Carrie Bradshaw's Vogue bridal gown photo shoot?!), lace and flowers with a soupçon of Spanish influence added in for a special flair!

This legendary designer is still going strong with his bridal gown collection for 2017 featuring the beautiful Grace gown shown here.

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Ines di Santo bridal gowns trunk show at M Bride Salon coming soon!

So many amazing gowns from Ines di Santo!!! How is a bride to choose??? Don't miss the Ines di Santo Trunk Show September 16-18 at M Bride in La Jolla and receive a free gift with purchase of your gown.  Space is limited.  Please call 858-551-1718 to schedule your appointment.

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Galia Lahav's extravagant bridal gown collection: Le Secret Royal

If you love over the top extravagant style and you're looking to make a breathtaking entrance down the aisle look no further.  'Le Secret Royal', the new Galia Lahav collection is a show stopper. 

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To believe in love is the motto for the new Galia Lahav collection. You will find what you are looking for if you choose to see beyond your set boundaries. Le Secret Royal expresses deep love for couture through our extravagant silhouettes, floral design elements and glamorous shades of pink. Inspired by the royals, their essence and poise, Galia advanced her designs to something unfamiliar yet extraordinary.

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The sophisticated floral arrangements along the body of the gowns are made to replicate the captivating sense of strolling through royal flower gardens. Through decorative design and rose color shades, petal details are evident through Galia’s creations. As the dresses are bountiful in silk tulle embroideries and chantilly lace, this is a collection for queens. With this collection Galia wants you to believe in love and you will find your magic. You are a Queen.

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Enjoy this video of the Galia Lahav  Le Secret Royal bridal gown collection. 

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 “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

Featured bridal gown designer: Kenneth Winston

If you're looking for a bridal gown that melds modern sass with old-fashioned charm then Kenneth Winston is your designer. With a lovely selection of wedding gowns that feature Swarovski crystals, fine laces, and beautifully body accentuating silhouettes, Kenneth Winston speaks to the feminine, classical,Southern belle in every bride. 

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Every bride wants to shine. They want to sparkle. They want to be able to stand out and impress. Kenneth Winston always see brides start their dress shopping with styles that are understated and maybe even more conservative in styling. But as they've proven time and again, once a bride sparkles, they'll never settle for anything less.

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With over 30 years if experience, the people behind this charming collection say "The beauty is in the details. Every design element, every intricate lace pattern, every crystal bead we put on our dresses are tirelessly thought out. After 30 years we've become masters of our craft. We create designs across the whole spectrum: From A-line ball gowns with 30,000 crystals beads to seamless all-over lace trumpet silhouettes showcasing our fine expertise in pattern making. More importantly everything flows, every piece and element makes sense. This makes our designs easy to wear and allows our brides to effortlessly walk down the aisle knowing we've taken care of all the details."

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With this season's collection Kenneth Winston focused on revisiting traditional build ups and illusion backs. They took what is usually considered conservative design elements, and turned them into something sexy in a classy way, working with low back illusion lace elements, and playing with how the under layer satin slip lining could be shaped to be more revealing, but still elegant with the soft lace illusion layer. They deepened necklines and beaded beautiful new patterns to further shape silhouettes showing off and accentuating curves. And we love the results! 

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San Diego's very own BHLDN store is opening soon!

You heard right! Anthropologie's fantastically popular, trend inducing bridal division BHLDN (pronounced "beholden") is opening a bridal store in Carlsbad at the Forum next month! The grand opening is slated for August 9 with a special Soiree August 11. Prepare to swoon!

Elaborate detailing highlights the 2016 collection  

Elaborate detailing highlights the 2016 collection  

BHLDN Took the bridal fashion world by storm a few years ago when they were introduced to rave reviews with a rich style that speaks to brides young and old p, casual and formal.

Flattering necklines, sheer overlays and beautiful lines are very BHLDN  

Flattering necklines, sheer overlays and beautiful lines are very BHLDN  

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Coming up the annual bridal gown sample sale at The Bustle bridal gown salon July 16

The Bustle in Del Mar, Ca will be holding their Sample Sale next month on July 16, 2016 and they could not be more excited to show brides the amazing gowns that will be available off the rack!

Check out The Bustle gown salons blog for tips on how to find the perfect sample gown and a little insight as to how the sale works!

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The Bustle team tells us "Our One-Day Sample Sale will be a little bit different than our regular appointments, and that’s the beauty of the sale.  This sale will not require you to make a bridal appointment as usual, but will work on a first-come, first-served basis in our upstairs boutique. The sample bridal gowns will be exceptionally discounted, so you have the chance to find something that’s within (or below) your budget so that you can pocket the extra cash! Many of the sample gowns available are high-end designer gowns that are heavily marked down and are the last existing gown of that style so you know you won’t find your friend wearing the same dress." Sounds good to us!

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