Taking the plunge with a daring bridal neckline by BHLDN

Taking the plunge by getting married is a huge step no doubt, but wearing a daring, deep V-neckline as you walk down the aisle, like these bridal gown styles by BHLDN, is another step altogether! The deep V is most flattering for 'smaller cup' gals to keep a smooth line along ones decolletage without giving it all away, still we wonder; are you daring enough to take the plunge?

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.

Gorgeous lace bridal gown by Jana Ann Couture wows on the VIP red carpet runway

February 25 saw one of the most fabulous VIP red carpet runways ever! VIP’s enjoyed this special event at the US GRANT HOTEL featuring bridal gown designer Jana Ann Couture’s lovely creations this lace dress.  Hair and make up by Groomer Girl’s talented team of beauty experts.  

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  Photo by Paul Douda Photography 

Sachin & Babi bridal gown designer trunk show at M bride this weekend

Hey San Diego! Don’t miss this weekend‘s bridal gown trunk show at M Bride La Jolla featuring the only Southern California appearance of Sachin & Babi’s 2018 bridal collection.  Call 858-551-1718 for your appointment. Special offer: get 10% off and free veil with any Sachin & Babi bridal gown purchase. 

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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

The Master of Feminine Bridal Designs - Oscar de la Renta - Offers a Whimsical Collection for 2018

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. 

Bridal fashion shows inspire everyone with options, trends and style!

There’s nothing like a beautiful bridal gown fashion show to inspire every bride to envision herself in one of the most incredible dresses she will ever wear!   February 25 don’t miss the four fashion shows (like the premiere multi designer show by M Bride Salon - as shown below from last year’s show!) at the San Diego Wedding Party EXPO at the US Grant Hotel! 

Just one of hundreds of designer bridal gowns to be seen on the runway at the Wedding Party EXPO! 

Just one of hundreds of designer bridal gowns to be seen on the runway at the Wedding Party EXPO! 

Gorgeous Handcrafting, Dramatic Lines, and Voluptuous Fabrics - it's the Bridal Gown Collection by Couturier KHOSLA JANI

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

Designer Spotlight: Jordanian Bridesmaids Designer Zeina Nabulsi's Rich Textures

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.

Bridesmaid Dresses Have Come a Long Way Baby!

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Oh yeah, Bridesmaids fashion has certainly come a log way baby! In the sixties strong colors and patterns were huge [literally] for bridesmaids.

But now designers like The House of Berta have a new take on the task of designing and creating bridesmaids dresses that are sheer elegance and beauty personified!
Just imagine the wedding you would have with these bold and beautiful dresses on your besties. Enjoy this breath of fresh air in wedding fashion! 


Today's take on a patterned bridesmaid's gown by Berta with beading and more subtle lines.

Angelo di Luce: Beautiful Bridal Gown Shoot Shows an Angel of Light

"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. 

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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! 

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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Bridal Shoes full of style and Full of Heart - check out these gorgeous Vegan non-leather heles!

We are always watching what intrepid Fashion Editor, the adorable, stylish and style obsessed Kelly Brown, Editor of the fashion blog Lula and Sailor, is up to! We especially love that Kelly is always on the lookout for vegan or cruelty free products and we have to say wit these shoes she scored! Check out these gorgeous vegan, non-leather bridal shoes at Macy's! Bravo Macy's for carrying humane accessories! 

About Kelly:

with a background of 8 years dominating the fashion industry in breeds of PR, Marketing, Designing, and Styling, Kelly Transformed her career into a full time Fashion And Lifestyle Blogger at Lula and Sailor

With her Love of travel and home decor, she dreams of showing the world beauty through her eyes.

Find the perfect modern wedding suit or tuxedo on Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop

Modern wedding suits and tuxedos are now available with the ease of online shopping through the new online rental destination Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop.  The site offers a curated selection of suits and tuxedos for men, women and children! Whether you are a groom, bride, groomsmen or wedding guest Stitch & Tie has you covered with one of the largest section of color/pattern options and sizing in the online market. 

Stitch & Tie carries everything from slim fit black tuxedos to trendy and unique colors like burgundy and cobalt blue and grey.  The women’s tuxedo is a stunning black shawl lapel tuxedo available in sizes 0-22. Every suit and tuxedo is expertly styled for an effortless shopping experience or each look can be customized with over 100 tie and vest options. 

The easy-to-use platform guides you through the rental process with access to knowledgeable stylists for any step of the process. Consumers experience the same personal customer service that only the devoted team at Friar Tux Shop with over 40 years of experience could provide. Stitch & Tie has highly accessible price points on some of most fashionable formalwear on the web with designer brands like Michael Kors and Ike Behar. Rentals start at $119.95 and discounts are given when booking a group for weddings and black tie events. 

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Orders arrive a week before your event giving you plenty of time to try it on and if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the fit, a replacement order will be sent for free. Return shipping is simple using the prepaid label provided with the order. Customers also have access to Friar Tux Shop’s over 30 locations.

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! 

Our Age of Discovery themed Wedding Styled Shoot would make Charles Darwin swoon!

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

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!