Pretty patterns make for beautiful and interesting style with designer Yumi Katsura

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!

It Girls Everywhere Celebrate Parisian Bridal Designer Donatelle Godart

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!

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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.

Italian Bridal Gown Designer Elisabetta Delogu Brings Drama and Vintage Beauty with her ‘Early Autumn Dawn’s Dream’ Collection

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!

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Bridal Gown Designer Georges Hobeika Celebrates Nature with the ‘Queen of Flowers’ Collection

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.

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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. 

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Beautiful Blush Bridal Gown by Jaime Elyse Brings a Royal Flair to Any Wedding

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!

Grace Loves Lace Bridal ICON Gown Collection Celebrates a Spirit of Rebellion

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!

The 'Endless Love' Morilee Bridal Gowns Debut at New York Bridal Fashion Week

Acclaimed bridal designer Madeline Gardner unveiled her Morilee ‘Endless Love’ bridal collection at New York International Fashion Week on Thursday, April 12th.  The highly anticipated runway show featured 25 romantic bridal looks. 

Each unique gown was inspired by endless and infinite love; falling in love is magical and falling in love with your wedding dress should be too. Madeline Gardner opted for subtle glamour this season; layered semi-sheer tulle coupled with flecks of unexpected sparkle. You will also find on trend features like chic-cup corset bodices, dramatic embroidered trains & ultra-feminine exaggerated silhouettes.

The modern yet timeless styles elevate every bride-to-be’s natural beauty; “We know that when we create a dress, we’re not just making something to wear. We’re making magic.” – Madeline Gardner, Designer & Creative Director of MORILEE

Madeline Gardner has perfectly blended her expert knowledge of design with her flare for beautiful details into each look this season. While her style is constantly evolving, her designs continue to transcend time.  With over 70 years in the industry, Morilee by Madeline Gardner has become synonymous with glamourous bridal and eveningwear. The guiding force behind Morilee’s remarkable success for more than 25 years, Madeline Gardner infuses the collections with marvelous style and is a steward of its outstanding quality. Morilee has become one of the world’s leading brands, with a presence in over 4,500 stores in 85 countries. 

A Peek Backstage at the 2018 Morilee New York Bridal Fashion Week Runway Show!

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! 

New Bridal Gown Designs by BERTA from Spring Bridal Fashion Week in New York

We love a great Fashion Show especially for Bridal Designs like these by BERTA that showed on the runway this month at New York Bridal Fashion Week! Check out the fresh designs, tons of lace, plunging necklines, and just enough sparkle to make any bride very very happy! 

Christina Sfez wows with her ultra-French, hip and feminine, Bridal Gown Designs

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.

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.

Stephanie White's Romeo & Juliet Inspired Collection - Turning Dreams into Reality

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!

Source: https://odylynetheceremony.com/collections/star-crossed-lovers/products/everly

Beautiful Flowers and A Beautiful Wedding Day at Ranch Valencia Remembered

We love a grand vision for a wedding and we also love when the bride and her artist designer and decor specialists like the amazing Annette Gomez, florist extraordinaire] feel they don't have to make everything match-matchy! This glorious Rancho Valencia wedding feels like a playful circus for the heart and soul!! And we really really love when a bunch of our favorite wedding pros [like Boyd Harris Photography, planner EverAfter Events, our rental heroes Classic Party Rentals, and the lovely Farm Tables and More,] come together to play and make wedding decor magic! 

Photographer: Boyd Harris Photography | Coordinator: EverAfter Events | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Flowers: Flowers Annette Gomez | Music: Tiernan Tunes TrioWest Coast Music | Rentals: Classic Party RentalsFarm Tables and MorePlatinum ProRevelry Event DesignArchive Rentals | Lighting: Tim Altbaum Productions | Hair: JDM Salon | Makeup: Vivian Kuriakos | Photobooth: Still Listening Productions | Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Videographer: It's Personal Cinema | Transportation: Goldfield StageOld Town Trolley Tours

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! 

Fit for a Queen, Jana Ann Couture's Gowns are the Stuff Wedding Dreams are Made of!

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! 

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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