Brides of San Diego Brings Amazing Bridal Fashions to Savvy Brides

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

Ines di Santo shows off the Bridal Jumpsuit at NYBFW

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

Andre Soriano San Diego based Bridal Cosmopolitan Gown Designer

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

Gracy Accad's Sophisticated Elegance Reminds us of when Grace Kelly's Wedding Ruled the News!

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.

Calling all '5th Avenue Princess' Brides - Here is Your Designer Bridal Gown Fashion Moment

“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! 

Bridal Gowns with a Wild and Wonderful Sense of Wedding Style By Wilderly Bride Celebrate the Nature Goddess

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. 

The VeraWang #Fall2018 #Bridal Collection, "Jardin du Luxembourg" will have you saying merci beaucoup to these stunning bridal gowns

Discover the #VeraWang #Fall2018 #Bridal Collection, "Jardin du Luxembourg." Visit verawang.com to see the full collection.

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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

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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

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! 

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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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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Bridal Gown Designer Winnie Couture: the classicist delivers

A true classicist, the designers at Winnie Couture has been the go to bridal gown designer for brides who want to reflect a beautiful, abundant elegance on their big day. Offering two collections; Blush and The Diamond collection, Winnie Couture offers brides a multitude of styles that all bring glamour, elegance and classic grace to any wedding. 

Painstakingly handcrafted with the finest imported fabrics and Swarovski-crystal embellishments, these extraordinary creations rise above bridal fashion into the realm of artistry. - See more at: http://www.winniecouture.com/wedding/collections

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Based in Beverly Hills, California, Winnie Couture is a high end attire brand with a modern mix of classic elegant and sophisticated couture. It blends femininity and luxury to create bridal attire silhouettes that are flattering and timeless. 

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Winnie Couture is founded by Winnie Chlomin and Chris Lee, a wife and husband team in 2001. Their passion and devotion to the bridal industry have gained them continuous success. After just a few short seasons, Winnie’s incredible sense of style and Chris’ business and entrepreneurship skills have positioned the Winnie brands as one of the fastest growing, most-in-demand bridal collections across the country and overseas in places like Europe and Asia. In fact, in just less than five years, the brands have become available in over 150 stores. The company progressively developing a range of distinctive luxury attires consistent with the brand’s values and is internationally regarded as a prestigious leader in the bridal industry.

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Featured in prominent high-fashion publications such as InStyle, Brides, Modern Brides, The Knot, Modern Luxury, People, etc... plus numerous appearances on National TV shows and Hollywood films, Winnie’s designs quickly became known for their immaculate craftwork and impeccable fit. 

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Winnie’s profoundly feminine gowns have become favorites amongst industry insiders, celebrities and fashionistas alike, as seen on Kelly Clarkson, Lea Michele, Giuliana Rancic, Masiela Lusha, Helen Hunt and many more. 

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The exciting and thoughtful designs of designer Gemy Maalouf

Are you looking for something genuinely unique for your big walk down the aisle? Well look no further than the exciting design from brilliant Lebanese designer, Gemy Maalof.

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Gemy Maalouf was born and raised in Lebanon, where she grew up surrounded by the colorful materials at her father’s fabric factory. Little did she know at such a young age that she was about to embark on a life-long journey into the world of fashion, despite her parents’ wish that she study law. Further motivating her choice of career was her captivation with the designer gowns she saw on models gracing catwalks and on celebrities walking the red carpet during her adolescence. As a result, she decided that she would bring a novel approach to the industry by making haute couture more accessible to women. 

Building on her desire to create simple yet intricate formal wear for sexy, modern, young and active woman with attitude, Gemy quickly developed an exceptional eye for fashion. Cultivating her innate artistic talent, she first began designing gowns for friends and neighbors at just 17 years old and gradually increased her acumen for design, working in small workshops to bring her beautiful creations to life. 

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By 1996, Gemy was ready to open her first atelier in Beirut, making her dream of becoming a globally recognized designer a reality. From the onset of her career, she stayed true to her initial vision and launched her first line of clothing under her name, embodying all the high-end qualities and luxury of the haute couture. The release of the collection met with much acclaim and only four years after starting her label, she reached the fashion world’s center stage when she became one of the first Lebanese designers to show at the Salon du “Prêt a Porter” in Paris. 

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Not one to remain satisfied with the status quo, Gemy soon sought other avenues through which she could expand her innovative designs and took an ambitious step by bringing her unique flair to the fashion-conscious bride in 2004 with the GEMY MAALOUF Bridal line. In 2006, she once again embraced progress and change with her GEMY “Le Prêt” line, which provides a complete range of formal attire, from tops and skirts to short dresses. Finally in 2007, feeling the increasing demand for her designs from a niche of clientele with lower budgets, Gemy launched her 2nd line Beside Couture by GEMY providing the style at more affordable prices.

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Bold design meets fairytale drama with bridal gown designer Yumi Katsura's 2016 collection

Bridal Gown Designer Yumi Katsura is taking the bridal fashion world by storm! Her dramatic mix of regal feminine with a hint of 'Game of Thrones' power has brides swooning! Take a peek at some of her 2016 collection of bridal gowns...

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Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yumi Katsura graduated from Kyoritsu Women's University with a degree from the Department of Apparel Science Studies. After moving to Paris, Katsura studied the techniques of haute couture in Paris at Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Parisienne.  

In 1964, Katsura opened her first bridal salon, as well as presented the first bridal collection show ever held in Japan. Not too long after opening the salon, Yumi Katsura published "The Bridal Book," the first Japanese book specializing in bridal fashion. In 1981, Katsura expanded her business into the U.S., France, and England where she participated in the Japan Fashion Fair. Some of the most exclusive stores in the States, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, purchased her dresses.  

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The sexy bride: how designer Galia Lahav is changing the face (and figure!) of the bridal gown

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.

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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. 

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And one more thing, here's a cool video about the making of a Galia Hava work of fashion art!

Don't miss the hottest Bridal Fashion Show in town: See the exclusive Sarah Janks Collection February 14!

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!