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!
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
At its core Bridal Gown Design House KHOSLA JANI has a clear devotion to multiple techniques crafted to create the finest bridal gowns. Voluptuous fabrics, lavish embroideries and embellishments are layered to create dizzying handcrafted style. Art, architecture, history and culture are influencers of this highly original expression. Twisting and tweaking the classical to reinvent the wedding gown, KHOSLA JANI is fabulously feminine couture at its finest.
KHOSLA JANI's Design Philosophy is the uniquely captivating art of blending the traditional with the contemporary that Abu and Sandeep have mastered. What this fantastic designer duo have accomplished with their pioneering contribution to couture in the last three decades has awed and amazed lovers of Fashion & Art alike.
"We believe in creating the most flamboyant, unashamedly extravagant outfits; in presenting a totally glamorous version of India, and of this world, for people who have forgotten how to dream.”- Abu Sandeep
Jordanian Designer Zeina Nabulsi knows texture! Her bridesmaids gowns and evening wear are luxurious, modern and bold and are perfect for a dramatic evening wedding any time of year!
Zeina Nabulsi’s luxurious and sumptuous creations are put together with spectacularly rich fabrics and colors, delicate lace, intricate beading, and exciting elements, designed to make women feel elegant and divine with a touch of fantasy; to feel sensual all while being elegant.
Zeina Nabulsi is known as one of today’s most talented Jordanian Designers. Born and raised in Jordan by a creative and design oriented family, Zeina Nabulsi’s passion for fashion, curiosity for art and ambitions grew.
After finishing her studies at Central Saint Martins school of Design in London, she gained creative and technical skills in fashion design at the American Intercontinental University of London. Shortly after,Zeina landed an opportunity to work with the widely acclaimed Lebanese fashion designer, Elie Saab, as his coordinator and a part of his creative team. Her sumptuous for creativity and desire to enhance self-image led Zeina to put together her unique experience and character to reveal her first collection.
“Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for the 5th Avenue Princess bride! "Muse" the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection by BERTA bridal gowns.
This shoot is the epitome of the raw industrial meets beautiful soft and feminine trend in fashion styled shoots right now! The gritty streets of NYC, the Brooklyn bridge, the sidewalks and street signs and yellow cabs, are all the perfect backdrop to highlight the rich feminine styles of these beautiful bridal gowns. We may be San Diegans through and through but we do <3 NY!
"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
Bridal accessory and veil designer Justine M Couture is having one of her fabulous trunk shows at SanDiego’s The White Flower bridal salon December 8. Be sure to get your spot reserved and don’t miss getting up close and personal with the fantastic collection by this very popular accoutrements designer.
We love to play with wedding fashion and styling and look for things that, perhaps, others may not see. We started with an ethereal muse of a beautiful, feminine spirit still happily living in, what we call, the "Age of Discovery"; that wonderful era of passionate Victorian riches and scientific discovery, with Charles Darwin at the helm of a ship finding wondrous new lands, new species and new ideas. A time full of Victorian romance, explorations, the vast beautiful and phantasmagorical wonders of the earth and of new peoples, places and things, maybe a shipwreck or pirate or two, and the gorgeous and dramatic architecture of the time, like that reflected in the US GRANT HOTEL, the absolutely perfect home for this dramatic shoot. Please see full credits at bottom and be sure to click on images to open to their full glory...enjoy!
With Designer Michelle Hebert's ethereal bridal gowns that harken back to an era of romance and adventure, Adrianne Smith's gorgeous and abundant florals and decor, our 'apothecarian' staging and props [hello terrariums!], Jessika Davis' breathtaking geodes and crystals that brought so much positive earth energy to the day, and Oiseau the Parrot, who was the clear star [love this green diva!] of the shoot and, yes, has his own Facebook page for his fans.
We especially love that when approached about a "somewhat ghostly, Darwin-era, age of Science and discovery, romantic, ethereal, bridal fashion styled photo shoot", all of these artists couldn't say yes fast enough! With Alta DeKoven's truly artful makeup [which you may note changes throughout the long multi-locale shoot to reflect the setting and the light!], Lia of Kut Haus Glendora's romantic, period-perfect hair styling and Vintage Jewelry Lounge's authentic accessories brought the finishing touches to the alchemy of this shoot's style!
And, of course, the man, the artist, our incredible creative photographer Paul Douda capturing the light, the mood and the style of this special era, in fact bringing the entire soul of the shoot to life. Honestly we couldn't be more proud to work with this amazing talented team of artists.
Special thank you to the US GRANT HOTEL for allowing us to roam your halls like happy, Darwin-era ghosts, capturing with love, the rich and historic beauty of your palatial venue! And to our model Mather, the perfect muse for our day! When we get to work with people as awesome as this to create something so unique for the bridal fashion world we are over the moon!
Location Venue: US GRANT HOTEL
Photographer: Paul Douda Photography
Florals and Decor: Adrianne Smith Florals
Hair Styling: Lia of Kut Haus
Makeup and Styling: Alta De Koven
Guest Star: Oiseau the Parrot
Vintage and Antique Jewelry: Vintage Jewelry Lounge
Crystals and Geodes: Jessika Davis
Bridal Gown Designer: Michelle Hebert
Organza Princess Jacket and Add On Organza Skirt: Private Collection / Mather Louth
Art Direction and Concept: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com
Library Style Table: Classic Party Rentals
Art Direction, Concept and Styling: Love Your Show, Inc. for SanDiegoWedding.com
Assistant Stylist: Savannah Gentry
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.
SanDiego is home to so many wedding styles, all of them beautiful. But one thing a San Diego wedding [or any Southern California wedding] has over other parts of the country (and the world) is our nice warm weather; perfect for body-conscious, revealing bridal styling like that of gown designer to the stars Galia Lahav.
For brides who want to rock this look, Galia Hahav now has a flagship store open in Los Angeles just a few hours to the north.
And one more thing, here's a cool video about the making of a Galia Hava work of fashion art!
Fresh off the runways of New York and LA Fashion Weeks uber talented designer Adolfo Sanchez will be showcasing his 2016 Bridal Collection at San Diego's hippest on trend wedding planning fair the April 24 Wedding Party EXPO at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla! And you can even meet him in person on the show floor! Here's a quick tease of some of this fabulous designer's looks....
Adolfo Sanchez takes you on a journey to a world of freedom where women dare to be strong and different. The collections consist of different experiences and inspirations that he has encountered in his life. Understanding how saturated the fashion world has become, he shows people that he is unique and so are his creations. Sanchez knows that to stay ahead he has to constantly search for new ideas and challenges.
The career of Adolfo Sanchez started in 2006, when he decided to take his creativity and begin a women's ready to wear line. "I would have never thought that I would have ended up in this industry, but it just feels so right that I know it was meant to be," comments the designer. After being featured in countless magazines and having the great opportunity of working with so many amazing people, Adolfo Sanchez has grown his business into a brand that offers custom, ready to wear, accessories, leather goods and most recently a home collection. "I'm inspired by everything - people, places, music, and there is so much more to do, that I sometimes wonder if I have become obsessed with this industry"
Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design is San Diego’s oldest and largest vintage rentals company- they specialize in vintage and antique furniture rentals for weddings. We stopped in to get owner, Lauren Kimmons’ take on how to build the perfect lounge. “You don’t need a lot of furniture to make an impact as long as it’s styled appropriately.” Check out the full Design & Decor Gallery by Lauren here...
One of our absolute favorite designers will showcase her rich and dazzling Bridal Gown Collection at the February 14, 2016 Wedding Party Bridal EXPO Penthouse Fashion Show.
This unique and elegant fashion show will be held in the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Resort Penthouse. Don't miss this gorgeous collection up close and personal! Get advance tickets here - VIP ticket holders get an exclusive early showing!