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!
Jaime Elyse, known for the global success of her couture bridal collection, has announced the launch of a new red carpet collection. On the heels of a successful awards show season, for which she dressed several actresses, Jaime Elyse has had a strong presence in Hollywood. She has worked on set for both TV and Movies, including The Bachelor, Truth Be Told, Sandy Wexler & the Ellen Show.
Jaime Elyse has been immersed in fashion since she was a young girl. With an innate penchant for design, she pored through fashion magazines and would frequent the local thrift shop to purchase garments that she could deconstruct and study how they were made. Self-taught, after high school she worked under the tutelage of Jessica McClintock bridal, and soon embarked on her own couture bridal designs.
Elyse believes that textiles are one of the most important elements of design. When consulting with clients for couture dresses, she meets one-on-one to determine the best silhouette and pairs it with the material best suited to bring the design to life.
She finds inspiration in architecture, with London, Paris and New York as her muses. “The architecture and beauty in the buildings is very similar to how garments are created. I enjoy looking at how all of the elements come together. It is similar to textiles. The luxe texture and weight of Duchess silk falls beautifully on the silhouette and is stunning in both person and images. While the depth of design for French lace allows for easy, seamless sculpting.”
An architect of couture, Elyse crafts garments into pieces of wearable art. Enjoy!
Bridal Gown designers Grace Loves Lace has just launched their exciting ICON collection - this designer brand, renowned for challenging the status quo and eschewing restrictive, uncomfortable dresses, Founder and Creative Director Megan Ziems says the collection is an exciting interpretation of what women want in 2018. ICON is a progressive range of wedding gowns born of a spirit of rebellion that celebrates the iconic woman. We love it!
Nestled in Mission Valley, Brides of San Diego has continuously served as one of San Diego’s finest bridal salons since 1968. You will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of Demetrios gowns with an expert staff that will give you the attention and experience you deserves. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day. You'll fall in love with your dress at bridal gown salon Brides of San Diego!
Fabulously talented and well known bridal designer Ines Di Santo always tales risks - that's how you move an industry forward and keep others [and yourself!] inspired- especially in fashion.
So its no surprise the designer known for bold, dramatic, uber feminine styling has create her own take on the bridal Jumpsuit Gown. Take a look! If you're not into jumpsuits you can still find the most gorgeous bridal gowns by Ines Di Santo at local bridal fashion specialist M bride Salon in La Jolla!
‘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."
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!
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.
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
“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!
Certain brides know exactly what style of bridal gown will look right for them before they ever go online or step into a bridal salon. One brand of these style conscious girls is what we like to think of as the 'Nature Goddess'. She is the Chieftess of the woodlands, the happy sprite of the stream, the powerful Madonna of the mountaintop, the beautiful nymph of the field, and she is definitely the Queen of any desert. What with today being the first day of the Winter Solstice, honored by Goddesses and Nature Lovers everywhere, we thought we'd bring you this beautiful Joshua Tree desert shoot by Wilderly Bridal Collection by Allure Bridal. This collection reflects the free spirit style of the Nature Goddess and honors any Bride in harmony with the forces of nature. Enjoy, and Happy Winter Solstice!
This gorgeous and Goddess-y bridal gown collection is available locally at Bridal & Veil in Mission Valley and Mia Bella in Del Mar.
We hope Meghan Markle is paying attention! Recently unveiled at New York Bridal Fashion Week, this collection of bold and beautiful bridal gowns by Jana Ann Couture was inspired by the drama and timeless styling of real European Royal Weddings. With most of the gorgeous lace worked into the dresses hailing from France, Italy and Turkey, these very regal bridal gowns are the perfect fit for any Royal bride!
It's back! M bride salon's White Sale on designer gowns! Receive 30%-70% off all designer sample wedding gowns from designers you love like Monique Lhuillier, Ines di Santo, Reem Acra, Pronovias, and many more. Take an additional 10% off by paying cash or check. Receive 10%-15% off all special order bridal gowns. Refer a friend and receive a $25 gift certificate.
Please call 858-551-1718 for your appointment. Space is Limited. M bride is San Diego’s premiere bridal salon specializing in bringing the latest designers to the fashion forward bride. Their exclusive gowns combine a fusion of New York chic with Hollywood glamour.
At M bride, they are redefining bridal…California Style.
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.
Bridal gown designer Hayley Paige does it again. Bringing her bold, fashion-forward [and pretty rock star aesthetic!] design talent to this gorgeous Alabaster tulle bridal ball gown, with rock candy bodice, deep V-neckline and nude side cut out, keyhole back and raw-edge layered skirt. This amazing gown and the rest of the Hayley Paige Collection is available locally at San Diego's own uptown bridal gown salon, The White Flower. Says the designer “My silhouettes emphasize each bride’s unique style.. my collection is an opportunity to romance the sweeter side of femininity, from the quirky and charming to the fun and fabulous." We couldn't agree more.
The gorgeous Hayley Paige style 6712 JEM is also available in ivory.
Check out the way this gorgeous alabaster, rockstar gorgeous gown sparkles and moves on the runway.