We’re going stateside to look at a selection of inspiring bridalwear brands from America – get ready to see stars (and stripes)…
Words Zoe Burke
Martin Thornburg – A Mon Cheri Collection, captivates both brides and buyers with a whole new approach to bridal. The 2018/2019 bridal collection promises whimsical, feminine, romantic looks to enhance the woman who dares to be herself. Take a look at Martin Thornburg’s simple yet romantic Meghan Markle inspired dress here.
Mon Cheri Bridal has a reputation for quality and fine craftsmanship, and when this is combined with soft, sensuous fabrics, delicate beading and fresh colour palettes, every bride will feel and look as if she were wearing a one of a kind dress designed exclusively for her.
Martin Thornburg – A Mon Cheri Collection is a truly glamorous and unique wedding dress line that captures the personality of every bride who chooses to wear it on her wedding day.
California-based bridal brand Casablanca Bridal was inspired by the romantic destination of Versailles – famous for the gorgeous chateau palace and extensive gardens, this elegant escape has served as a fitting symbol of eternal devotion and romantic architectural detail for years!
The brand-new Vacation in Versailles collection is similarly sophisticated, characterized by dancing lace patterns and intricate beaded embellishments. Meticulously detailed and structurally stunning, the 21 gowns in this collection are designed to bring out the bride’s inner royalty as she begins the first chapter of her forever love story.
Maggie Sottero Designs is a family-owned design house, established in 1997 with the launch of their custom corset closure. The brand has gone on to create dream wedding dresses at an attainable price point for millions of brides around the world.
Their gowns are inspired by the grace and personality of the brides who wear them – catering for classic yet stylish women who have a personalised vision of the big day they want in mind. Their bridal collections feature timeless silhouettes, captivating details and ultra-flattering fabrications at popular price points.
Contact Maggie Sottero Designs here.
Amsale Aberra is the founder of Amsale New York and is widely credited as the inventor of the modern wedding dress. Her greatest joy was to ensure brides felt at their most beautiful on their wedding day. For three decades, Amsale have been creating dresses that are powerful in their simplicity and showcase a bride’s natural beauty in a manner that reflects her personal style.
At the Spring 2019 runway show, which was a tribute to Amsale Aberra, the finale dress (pictured) was originally debuted in 1990 as the first ever gown designed by Amsale Aberra for her collection and the brand continues to honour Amsale’s legacy of iconic simplicity.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka have been hailed by Vogue as one of the ‘Top 10 American Designers’ and are favourites of the Hollywood set. For the past two decades, they’ve made their mark on the industry with glamorous and stylish bridal and evening wear, and accessories.
Very few bridal brands are known outside of the wedding industry, but Badgley Mischka’s creations are true couture bridal gowns designed from the red carpet. Where lots of designers look to current couture runways for inspiration, Badgley Mischka is creating that inspiration – truly setting the trends for bridal fashion.
Contact Badgley Mischka here.
Justin Alexander debuted on the bridal fashion scene in 1946 in New York, as T&G Bridal. It has since evolved into Justin Alexander, the classic yet contemporary bridal fashion house known by brides around the world for their gorgeous designs. Take a look at the 2018 Fall/Winter Collection here.
The secret to their success is understanding that a bride’s taste in fashion is as complex as she is, and with a selection of brands under their umbrella, including Justin Alexander Signature, Lillian West, Sincerity Bridal and Sweetheart Gowns, there is something to suit everyone. Their numerous awards and extensive list of stockists (more than 1,500 worldwide) prove that this New Jersey based bridal brand is universally popular.
Contact Justin Alexander here.