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! 

Beautiful Bridal Headpieces Are an Exciting Adornment to your Wedding Day Look!

Bridal stylist and designer Sandra Nicole Designs knows how to accessorize! This dynamic mother and daughter duo have styled and designed accessories for bridal designers for New York, Los Angeles and Orange County fashion week and have helped hundreds of lucky brides find their way to their perfect wedding day style. We love this collection of bridal headpieces [live from New York bridal fashion show] by Sandra Nicole Design - this line brings drama and fun to your wedding day ensemble! 

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. 

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! 

Romance meets Industrial in a Beautiful Contrast of Bridal Style

Capturing contrast is the essence of art. Dark and light, rough and smooth, harsh and elegant. This styled bridal shoot took place in Poland; a land of contrasts, known for beautiful women and years of history, some of it beautiful and some of it harsh. The photographer Masha found this old industrial building that used to be a military factory before the second World War and wanted to show the contrast between feminine beauty and the raw, industrial surroundings, and how cold, forgotten places can change as soon as beauty touches it.  Artists like Masha know that finding and creating beauty makes the world a better place. We couldn't agree more.

Wedding Pro Credits:

Photography by: Masha'S Photography

Florals and Headpiece by: Infloral

Bridal Gown by: OM Wedding Dress

Bridal Makeup by: Kasinho Makeup

Veils and Custom Headpieces by: Cheri Elizabeth

Sweet Sequin Topped Gown is Perfect for your Reception and the Holidays!

Getting near the holidays gets everyone in a sequin sort of mind and this charming dress fits the bill with style! Perfect for an evening wedding, a sparkly seasonal wedding soiree or any holiday event, this gold sequin topped ballerina tulle skirt of ivory and white is a confection that evokes the Nutcracker and New Years Eve all at once. This charming wedding gown is designed and made by Cleo and Clementine on Etsy and is all custom made to fit you. 

Save the date for the December 8 Justine M Couture Bridal accessories San Diego trunk show at The White Flower

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. 

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Mark your calendar’s for the Sareh Nouri trunk show this weekend at M Bride salon

Mark your calendars for the @sarehnouri trunk show November 3rd-5th. M Bride Salon invites you to preview the Fall 2018 collection by designer Sareh Nouri this weekend. Please call 858-551-1718 for your appointment. Space is limited. #sarehnouri #sarehnouribride #mbride #sandiegobride #orangecountybride #losangelesbride #californiabride #socalbride #sobeautiful #lajollabride #elegantbride #timelessbride #sayyestothedress #weddinggownshopping #weddingdress #bridalfashion #bridetobe #justengaged #bridalgownshopping #bridalgown

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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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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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Bold macrame sleeves make a bridal gown's modesty neckline pop with 60's power!

Looking for a bridal gown with sleeves that would make Twiggy drool? These bold 'macrame' style full length sleeves make this bridal gown by Carrafina [with a very on trend modesty neckline that covers your entire chest and shoulders] pop with 60's power! Perfect for the mod bride who wants to stay classy and covered! 

Reem Acra's Breakfast at Tiffanys inspired Bridal Gown Collection will take your breath away

"Breakfast at Tiffany's", starring Audrey Hepburn, is an iconic movie of style inspiring generations of fashion moments, designers and urban fashionistas everywhere. Bridal gown designer extraordinaire Reem Acra has created a collection of wedding dresses inspired by this sophisticated, elegant and beautifully classic style and thankfully Harpers Bazaar created a photo shoot in Tiffanys that will take your breath away!

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Enjoy the video of this shoot too! 

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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Brides who love drama your dream designer is here! Meet Indian Designer Naeem Khan

Born and raised in Mumbai, bridal gown designer Naeem Khan grew up in a world surrounded by culture, architecture, art, history and design. As a boy, he cultivated a vast knowledge of textiles under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, both of whom designed intricate clothing worn by Indian royal families. Khan ultimately moved to the United States as a teenager to become a designer and launched his career as an apprentice for legendary American designer Halston at the age of 20. During his time with Halston, he immersed himself in the ethos of modern restraint and learned the craft of draping and cutting fabric to create a clean, elegant and timeless silhouette. Khan eventually merged this design philosophy with the knowledge he gained from his family’s business to nurture his own unique style, and the Naeem Khan design aesthetic was born.

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Khan launched his eponymous collection in 2003 and began selling at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Since then his collections have adorned glamorous women around the world, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams, First Lady Michelle Obama, Queen Noor of Jordan, and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, among others.

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In 2008, he was inducted as a member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America and most recently launched the Naeem Khan Bridal collection in 2013. 

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Today the Naeem Khan Ready-to-Wear and Bridal collections are sold at more than 150 retail outlets across the world. The closest complete bridal selection for Nareem Khan is in Beverly Hills at the Saks Fifth Avenue on Wilshire Boulevard, but Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus do carry his incredible ready to wear collections locally.

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Gorgeous Hayley Paige bridal gown rocks texture and color

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. 

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The gorgeous Hayley Paige style 6712 JEM is also available in ivory.

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Check out the way this gorgeous alabaster, rockstar gorgeous gown sparkles and moves on the runway. 

Stuart Weitzman Introduces a Beautiful Bridal Shoe Collection

Long known for their gorgeous, fashion forward shoes (that are also extremely well-made) designer Stuart Weitzman introduces a beautiful bridal shoe collection that will have you swooning!  

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With glitter and rhinestones and this season's beautiful, subtle colors they've even got a rose gold metallic strappy sandals!! We think this collection will make any of your SJP* loving friends build a separate shoe closet!  

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*Sara Jessica Parker / Sex and the City reference  

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GLITTER! On your wedding shoes!!! Yes yes yes!  

Featured Designer: Sachin & Babi Create Fresh & Feminine Fashion for Brides

Sachin & Babi, one of the hottest new bridal gown designers is known for their romantic and feminine approach to fashion. Having formerly created all of Oscar de la Renta's hand embroidery this team understands detail! available at M Bride the fabulous bridal gown salon in La Jolla. 

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For the past twenty years, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia have made their mark in the luxury fashion and lifestyle worlds. To this day, the husband and wife team are sought aft­er by the most exclusive couture designer houses as a creative resource for unique embroideries.

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The Bridal Shrug for cool San Diego Evening Weddings

Sure it's always sunny here [our wedding blog is even called 72°!] but locals know that San Diego evenings - even in the Summer - get cool, especially if you are celebrating near the water enjoying your cocktail and dinner reception after your wedding ceremony.  So we thought you might like this lovely lightweight bridal shrug by Meshka Bridal that complements a range of bridal gown styles, most especially strapless. Don't get caught on your wedding night thinking, "I should've brought a sweater!"

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Chantilly lace with a touch of embellished beading make for a charming shrug to keep the bride a little warmer. 

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