Featured Bridal Gown Designer: Allure Bridals as seen at The Bridal Showroom, Dubai

Allure Bridals is widely know as a very flattering, well made line of gowns and we just love them! Allure Bridals pursues excellence in design and irreproachable craftsmanship to create a gown worthy of a bride’s most treasured moments. Allure can be found at finer salons like Dubai's exciting Bridal Showroom; a Justine M Couture retailer.

Allure believes brides should feel nothing less than gorgeous on their wedding day. Their designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace with decadent beading and detailing, in addition to the comfort of our patented Allure construction. The result is three bridal collections: Allure Bridals, Allure Romance and Allure Couture and a debut designer collaboration with Madison James. 

Galia Lahav the bold and brilliant bridal gown designer on everyone's lips!

Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a quest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses. And guess who is carrying Justine M Couture in their flagship Los Angeles store? The very same brilliant and bold Galia Lahav!

Gahlia Lahav recently unveiled their stunning Los Angeles Flagship store with quite a party that included celebrities like Angela Basset, couture designers and Justine M Couture's own Lead Designer Justine M! 

The creator of some of the boldest, sexiest and most show stopping bridal fashions we have ever seen, designer Galia is of Russian descent born into a family of seamstresses. She started out teaching art classes to students in her neighborhood. This is where her distinct artistic background stems from. It all started in 1985 in a small town called Ashdod where Galia launched her business of custom-made ivory lace appliques. Her lace appliques were unique and hand-made and years later the business developed into her haute couture fashion house. Today, Galia is designing for brides all over the world and customizing personal lavish evening gowns for celebrities on the red carpet. Although her roots are from the art world, she never forgets to combine art and fashion through each of her luxury creations. Over the last 30 years Galia has established a fashion empire by creating haute couture dresses and identifies herself as a designer of luxury aesthetics and detail.

Wedding Atelier New York wows brides right on Madison Avenue

One of the TOP 50 bridal salons in the country, Wedding Atelier  the brain child of Carrie Hung style guru and entrepreneur extraordinaire, offers gorgeous, hand-selected couture wedding dresses and generous personal attention in a lovely private space located on Madison Avenue, (between 27th and 28th) in New York City.  

Wedding Atelier is located in an expansive 4th floor space in NYC’s NOMAD (North of Madison Park), a fun and diverse neighborhood with great shopping, restaurants, and services. This amazing space is chic and elegant, but also cozy and comfortable. It’s designed to be used, enjoyed, and shared. The lighting is excellent for looking at wedding dresses, both on and off. Wedding Atelier has lots of floor to travel and walls of mirrors (20 mirrors, to be exact) so you can see and feel each dress in motion. Their dressing and fitting rooms are roomy and private. Wedding Atelier also has plenty of spots for your guests with good views so they can share the experience with you. They have even created an isle for you to walk down so that you can totally get a feel of the wedding day in your wedding dress!

Wedding Atelier's space, like their dresses, is spotless. In the Asian tradition, staff and clients alike leave their shoes at the door. Together, they keep their house clean and help promote a sense of relaxation. Thank you Carrie!

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Feathers!

Now here is another trend after our own hearts: feathers!! The allure... the drama...the early Hollywood Screen Stars knew you just cannot get any more dramatic than feather accents! Check out this fabulous gown by Vera Wang with black ostrich.

Oh and did we mention Justine M Couture has the most gorgeous ostrich feather trimmed veil; the Swan Lake?

A big thank you to This Modern Romance for the above stunning image of the Justine M Couture Swan Lake veil.

Vera knows there's no better way to stop traffic than with feathers and we couldn't agree more!

Bridal Fashion Trends for 2016: Blush Gowns

We love keeping up with all the gown designer trends coming down the runway! Here's one of our most favorite styles for the fashionable bride to watch for in 2016 - the romantic blush toned, highly embellished bridal gowns by designer Jenny Packham! 

And of course, a few thoughts on how to pair this beautiful trend with the perfect Justine M Couture accessories!

We think there are two ways to go with this type of strong gown design; equally bold or subtle. We would suggest something simple in design yet similar in sparkle like our Eddie Headband [this is one of the bold options!].

The Eddie Headband, above, is unique and feminine yet can hold its own and has that strong Edwardian flavor [hello Downton Abbey!] that pairs perfectly with this beaded gown. Another bold option is the Amalie Headband below, this elegant hair accessory is truly fit for a queen! 

Or we also love the Iris Headband, below, for a more subtle option. It's so important that your accessories accent and support your gown not fight with it. Either way we just love this gown thank you Jenny Packham!

Featured Justine M Couture retailer: Dahlia Bridal

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In the heart of Point Loma, one of San Diego, California's most unique neighborhoods, nestled amongst fabulous restaurants and yachts large and small, lives Dahlia Bridal. This charming boutique run by owner Cassandra Barlin features a unique and beautiful collection of designer bridal gowns and accessories for the discerning yet creative bride. 

Now it's time to name drop....find gowns from Romona Keveza, Amsale, Casablanca, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Lazaro, Watters, WTOO, Tara Keely, and Justina McCaffrey; Just to name a few! 

 A gorgeous Catherine Deane bridal gown at Dahlia Bridal   

A gorgeous Catherine Deane bridal gown at Dahlia Bridal   

The surprise is that Dahlia Bridal offers resale * yes resale! * gowns at 40%-70% off retail price. But don't worry; these aren't your grandma's gowns. Each of of their glorious gowns is hand-picked by their super stylish buyers, working hard to find the perfect gown for your special day. Dahlia Bridal  boutique is filled with current styles and our inventory is constantly changing; so there's always something new.

 An enchanting Christian Soriano (Project Runway alum!!) gown at Dahlia Bridal  

An enchanting Christian Soriano (Project Runway alum!!) gown at Dahlia Bridal  

 A charming bridal gown by Theia at Dahlia Bridal Salon

A charming bridal gown by Theia at Dahlia Bridal Salon

And Dahlia Bridal carries a great selection of vintage and one of a kind Justine M Couture accessories so if you're ever in Point Loma be sure to stop in and say hello to the staff at this friendly and unique salon! 

Designer Profile: Julie Vino wows even the most fashion forward bride

We just love it when a bride goes all out and expresses herself with a truly magical gown! So check out these beautiful wedding gowns designs by the amazing designer Julie Vino who always knows how to make a bride look fabulous and stop the show!

You may not have heard of Designer Julie Vino yet....but you will! 

Designer Pnina Tornei's dramatic and original gowns at Kleinfeld

A little drama for your viewing pleasure: a tour through one of the most iconic and original gown designers in the world: Pnina Tornei as seen at the legendary Kleinfeld Bridal Salon in New York [home of the popular TLC series "Say Yes to the Dress".]

Gowns as dynamic [and signature as Pnina Tornei's] need the perfect complementary accessories so the bride's overall look becomes a symphony of style rather than discordant notes all vying for attention. 

The above gown would pair well with a classic and clean circlet to add some sparkle to a bride's hair and bring attention to the eyes. Perhaps our Edith Circlet with its discreet charm and hint of nature with tiny flowers and silver leaves.

A gown this bold calls for a dramatic accessory to keep pace, perhaps our Paisley Crown with its sparkle and soft curves softening the silhouette around a bride's head like a sparkly halo. 

Be sure to catch to exciting Trunk Shows coming up at Kleinfeld: Pnina Tornai August 26th through September 5th and the Justine M Couture Collection September 8th through 10th.