Designers We Carry

Allure Bridals

In 1998, Allure Bridals started as just a retail store. The company has now grown into an award-winning bridal manufacturer. Their three bridal collections (Allure Bridals, Allure Romance, and Allure Couture along with Madison James) feature details such as beading, floral appliques, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. The designs blend the perfect combination of details with rich fabrics that display excellent craftsmanship and construction.

Amy Kuschel

After graduating from Fashion Institute of Technology in 1989 and working as a design director in a NYC-based ready-to-wear brand, Amy Kuschel relocated to San Francisco. Amy was engaged in 1996, and the process of her shopping for her wedding gown and the difficulty in finding an elegant and modern gown without spending a fortune inevitably lead to her launching her own collection of bridal gowns in 1999. Amy Kuschel gowns strive to find the perfect combination of silhouette that flatters the female form and details (from fabrics to trims) that make each hand-made gown simple yet sophisticated and elegant.

Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez is renowned for bridal designs that reflect his previous profession as an architect, creating new shapes and proportions. His elegant designs are contemporary and feminine, and always include a touch of drama. Angel Sanchez strives to ensure that his dresses create definition that flatter and enhance the figure.

Anna Maier

An individual whose given name was Ulla-Maija founded this couture bridal business. Now the business is the expression and effort of many individuals wholeheartedly committed to the founding premise of couture luxury. For the majority of Anna Maier ~ Ulla-Maija Coutures business life, it has beenand remainsunder the direction of Charles W. Bunstine II with the assistance of Allison Fletcher.
Anna Maier (who is Charles Bunstine’s great grandmother) and her husband were master tailors. Anna came to the United States in 1871 from the Alsace and Lorraine provinces of eastern France. Her creative spirit has endured more than a century and is now expressed in the collections of Anna Maier ~ Ulla-Maija Couture.
Anna Maier gowns are perfect for the modern bride – with luxurious draped fabrics, sparkling delicate beads and one-of-a-kind styles that positively make the most elegant of statements. The hallmark of the house of Anna Maier is luxury in all aspects of design, materials and construction.

Anne Barge

Anne Barge’s design philosophy of “Good design is timeless” is represented in the gowns she has been creating since she founded her company in 1999. She combines classic and contemporary styles with modern interpretations of shapes and embellishments found in vintage couture and historical designs.

Badgley Mischka

Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched their bridal collection in 1993 after becoming known for creating evening wear with the essence of “Old Hollywood.” Their glamorous wedding gowns always have an element of interest, either with the silhouette or in the gown’s details.

Beccar

This bridal fashion label launched in 2012 and reflects modern silhouettes with feminine and romantic features. The designs are made for fashion-savvy brides that are looking for effortless sophistication and couture-like details.

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone honed her skills designing luxurious lingerie for a decade prior to launching her line of bridal gowns in 2005. Early exposure to design and art as a child, with both of her parents being artists, is evident in the romantic, ethereal, vintage-inspired gowns she creates. Her use of color, delicate embroideries, and European lace all enhance her romantic couture creations, perfect for a rustic wedding in a garden or vineyard.

Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore began her bridal collection in 1998 as a natural extension of her celebrated eveningwear collection. She utilizes her expertise with draping to produce graceful silhouettes. She chooses lighter-weight couture fabrics that give her designs an ethereal quality not often seen in wedding gowns. She incorporates fluid, feminine, and romantic elements into all of her gowns that includes choosing delicate beading and Chantilly lace with care.

Enaura Bridal

Designed and hand-crafted in New York City, the Enaura Bridal collection is created for the discerning bride with an admiration for a feminine silhouette, rich embroidery, luxury fabrics, floral appliqués, and intricate beadwork. Their designs focus on couture techniques and highly-developed details to provide a flawless fit and unique construction.

Enzoani

This bridal company was established in 2006 by its creative director, Kang Chun Lin. It merges traditional and modern European styles. The company’s focus is on innovative style, exceptional quality and cutting edge design, which is displayed in their collections: Blue by Enzoani, Love by Enzoani, Beautiful, and Black Label.

Eugenia

Eugenia Vasiliadis began her design career more than 30 years ago in Greece prior to coming to the United States to create custom gowns for private clients. She eventually decided to create her eponymous line of bridal gowns, striving the constantly design gowns that are dramatic, elegant, and dreamlike. Eugenia’s daughter, Barbara is currently Lead Designer at Eugenia Couture. All of Eugenia Couture’s gowns are designed and produced in the United States, and they also practice “zero-waste” design.

Ivy & Aster

Ivy & Aster’s gowns are designed with a lot of love—love for fashion and how the wedding gown plays such an integral part in a woman’s dream wedding. These gowns are sweet and whimsical.

Jane Wang

Jane Wang designed her first bridal line in 2006 after previous designing duties at sportswear companies. She displays a lot of knowledge about how brides want to look on their wedding day. She takes great pride in her work and designs her gowns with the utmost love and care — many featuring intricate beadwork and hand embroidery.

JLM Couture

JLM Couture, Inc. was co-founded by Joseph L. Murphy in 1988. This prominent New York based bridal house embodies nine labels including Alvina Valenta, Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, and Tara Keely. Each brand reflects their own style. Alvina Valenta creates iconic elegance while accentuating feminine shapes. The Tara Keely collections appeal to brides that represent effortless beauty and timeless sophistication. Lazaro’s designs mix flirtatious femininity and modern romance.

Judd Waddell

After great success designing for other well-known couture bridal labels, Judd and his partner, Tal Recanti founded their own brand in March 2000. Throughout his design career, Judd has maintained a basic philosophy of design: “notice the women first, the dress second”. He often relies on his background as an architect to create the most elegant dresses with a contemporary simplicity of form that accents a woman’s beauty.

Junko Yoshioka

Born in Japan, Junko Yoshioka began her career in Tokyo studying in Japans top design school, Mode Gakuen. While still a student, her wedding gown design won first prize out of 10,000 entrants in Tokyos Creative Competition for Fashion Design. In 2002, Junko Yoshioka moved to New York and launched her first line of bridal gowns. Her cutting- edge approach quickly earned her a reputation as a visionary designer. Her collection of beautiful bridal gowns offers a sophisticated look for todays modern bride. From sweeping silhouettes to asymmetrical cuts and unique details, each wedding gown reflects the designers belief in the harmony between form and function.

Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander was formerly known as T&G Bridal. The company started in Brooklyn in 1949 when femininity became prominent again after the masculine influence of the war. Justin Alexander embodies timelessness through romantic details and vintage inspiration. The company has additional collections including Sincerity, Sweetheart, and their Signature collection. Each identifies with different bridal styles.

Lela Rose

After working with Haute Couture designers like Richard Tyler, Lela Rose chose to start her own label; first with a line of ready-to-wear; and then in 2006, she launched her wedding collection. Lela Rose started her collection with a clear vision of creating classic silhouettes with a feminine and whimsical twist. The signature of a Lela Rose dress is the union of unconventional fabrics and intricate techniques. She finds her inspiration in materials, photography and architecture.

Liancarlo

Liancarlo, based in Miami, released its first bridal collection in 2001. Its designer, Carlos Ramirez takes inspiration from the latin-influenced surroundings of Florida. Liancarlo’s gowns are romantic, feminine, and modern—all with meticulous construction and exquisite details.

Marchesa

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig established Marchesa in 2004. The company is based in New York with their collections offered worldwide. The power duo met at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Chapman was studying costume design while Craig studied textiles with business. Their designs are influenced by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Madame Gres, and Marchesa Luisa Casati, who said being a person is “being a living work of art”. Marchesa’s collections are best described as Asian style meets signature vintage. The femininity and intricate beading have caught the eyes of many.

Marisa

For over 25 years, Marisa gowns have allowed brides who are looking for style and value for their money to wear a well-constructed beautiful lace, satin, or organza gown down the aisle at a fraction of what others may charge.

Michelle Roth / Henry Roth

The sister and brother duo, originally from Australia, have bridal design in their genes, with three generations of fashion design and couturiers. With very diverse backgrounds (Michelle studied opera at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and also graduated with Honors from the University of Sydney in Political Science; Henry has a law degree from the University of Sydney), they can relate to a wide range of brides’ tastes. From grandeur and glamour to chic and fashion forward, Michelle and Henry Roth help to make many brides’ wedding gown dreams a reality.

Modern Trousseau

Australian-born Callie Tein is the designer for Modern Trousseau, whose gowns are all completely created in the USA. Modern Trousseau creations are known for their wide range of styles—from vintage, to classic, to modern. In addition, their belts and trims are made with utmost quality, and are sometimes available in color to add that special touch.

Mon Cheri

Mon Cheri bridal gowns are elegant, figure flattering, and allow brides with any budget to look glamorous on their wedding day. Whether brides desire a gown that is fun and flirty or simple and demure, Mon Cheri offers a wide range of styles. Fine hand-beading on most gowns helps to complete the look.

Monique Lhuillier

Based in Los Angeles, the brand was established in 1996 by Monique and her husband, Tom. Celebrities such as Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Michelle Obama have all been enamored by her designs. Monique Lhuillier’s collections can be described as whimsical and playful along with feminine and glamorous.

Nancy Issler

Nancy Issler attended the Fashion Institute of Tenchnology in New York and designed in the city for 12 years. She opened a bridal studio in 1988 filling the need for clean, classic, affordable gowns with a twist. In 1998, she was nominated most influential designer in the bridal industry. “Bridals in Linen” is her return collection into bridal that keeps a focus on the same classic designs with a twist and with the detail of timeless linen. This collection is perfect for garden weddings and destination weddings.

Nicole Miller

After years of making wedding gowns for company employees, Nicole Miller finally launched her line of bridal gowns in 1999. The bridal gowns are sophisticated and timeless styles that are versatile and effortlessly chic. While staying true to her core design talent of form-flattering silhouettes, classic styles are modernized to keep up with the times.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was born in the Dominican Republic, and got his first start with fashion at the age of 19 when he began sketching for fashion houses in Spain while enrolled in the Academy of St. Martin to study painting. These sketches lead to an apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga and, eventually, a couture assistant position at Lanvin in Paris. In 1965, the Oscar de la Renta brand begins. From the beginning, the designer’s keen ability to understanding how glamorous women want to look and feel is evident in his collections. He began is foray into the bridal industry in 2006, and in true Oscar de la Renta “style,” creates beautiful gowns with only the most beautiful details, fabrics, and ornamentations.

Paloma Blanca

Paloma Blanca has been creating bridal gowns for over 70 years. They have been able to evolve with the ever-changing styles of current brides while still maintaining their core values of creating gowns using quality fabrics with strict attention to detail. What results is a timeless collection that brides continue to appreciate, whether they are looking for a classic style or one with a slight modern touch.

Paula Varsalona

For over 40 years, Paula Varsalona has been designing beautiful wedding gowns from her NYC-based studio. Remaining very active in the fashion and philanthropic communities, she also finds time to teach courses in Bridal and Cocktail Apparel as an Adjunct Professor at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to her gowns being worn on the red carpet on multiple occasions, she has tallied over fifty thousand brides who she has helped to look amazing on their wedding day, from the destination weddings to the grand galas.

Rafael Cennamo

This young designer started in eveningwear capturing the attention of prominent celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. His bridal collection reflects the modern bride featuring understated chic in classic designs.

Robert Bullock

At a young age, Robert Bullock had a strong interest in fashion. He moved from Mississippi to Atlanta to start designing accessories and ready-to-wear. He then relocated to New Orleans to head a doll manufacturing company from which he gained knowledge in manufacturing and production. In 1990, Robert moved to New York and opened “Robert Bullock Hats”. He was featured in Woman’s Wear Daily and was listed as one of the “best new up and coming designers” being carried in Barney’s and Neiman Marcus. In 2009, he launched Robert Bullock Bride to design gowns that offer an affordable price with a couture look to brides.

Rosa Clara

Originating in Barcelona, Rosa Clara’s designs are starting to find many fans in the United States. In 2010, Rosa Clara was awarded Glamour magazine (Latin-America) Best Fashion Company of the Year. Her gowns are a mix of clean lines plus playful touches to the creations, whether it is swirls in the skirt or a touch of sparkle on the bodice.

Selia Yang

Korean-based, Toronto-raised Selia Yang has been impressing New Yorkers since she arrived in 1997, and soon developed a celebrity following for her evening and cocktail dresses. In 2005, she launched her eponymous bridal collection with the opening of her flagship location in Tribeca. She continues to garner rave reviews for her elegant, unique designs that display Selia Yang’s keen eye for detail.

Steven Birnbaum

Steven Birnbaum has been a professional designer since 1978 and earned his theatre design and dance degree at State University of New York. He then started his career as a costume designer. He moved on to evening wear and eventually, bridal. His design studio “Working Weddings” allowed him to focus on the needs of New York’s professional women. He then started “Steven Studios” after leaving behind the retail world. In 2009, Steven launched “The Steven Birnbaum Collection” and then in 2015, the “Steven Birnbaum Bespoke Collection”.

Theia

Don O’Neil was previously the design director at Carmen Marc Valvo, and then moved onto creating the well-received Platinum Label for Badgley Mischka. In 2009, O’Neil became Creative Director at Theia. Taking inspiration from Theia, the Greek goddess of shining light (she endowed gold, silver, and gems with their brilliance), a Theia gown is designed to enhance the brilliance of the bride who wears it on her special day, “allowing her inner Goddess to shine.”

Tony Hamawy

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, American designer Tony Hamawy was raised in the garment business (from learning the industry in the family firm, to being trained in the old-world methods of couture and handwork). Catering to the fashion elite of the Gulf and Europe while working for top Lebanese designers spurred him to formally study fashion design in Paris. HIs journey led him to New York in 2007; he then started his own line that combines European detailing with New York flair that is both elegant and playful.

Vera Wang

In the tradition of true couture, Vera Wang uses rich fabrics, luxurious details such as hand beading, and relies on the best craftsmen. She brings modern touches to traditional style. As Vera Wang dresses have become the most desired and fashionable, the line of dresses has expanded to suit any brideoffering understated, elegant gowns to luxurious ornate gowns.

Victor Harper

The Victor Harper Collection reflects beauty and glamour. Austrian crystals, pearls, and beautiful fabrics such as silk satin, mikado, and organza together create dramatic and feminine designs.

Watters & Watters

As a company, Watters & Watters was founded with a clear vision right from the start. Vatana Watters and her sister saw a growing need in 1986 to reshape the design of bridal dresses. Unlike traditional dresses of the past, they wanted to ensure that Watters & Watters dresses would stand the test of time. While the company has grown considerably, their mission is still to make every woman who wears one of their dresses feel special.
With sensuous lines and imaginative designs, Watters & Watters creates classics dresses with a charming twist that makes them special. These dresses showcase the designer’s creativity and demand for quality as they use the best shantung, double-faced satin ribbon, Swarovski crystal beading and embroidered tulle.

Winnie Couture

Winnie Couture was founded in 2000 by a wife and husband team, Winnie Chlomin and Chris Lee. After just a few seasons, Winnies incredible sense of style and Chris business acumen positioned Winnie Couture as one of the fastest growing, most-in-demand bridal collections. Since the debut of Winnie Couture, the label has come to epitomize classic-feminine style in the world of bridal fashion. The gowns are a modern mix of styles, classic sophistication blended with femininity and luxury, all incorporated into timeless silhouettes.

Blossom Veils and Accessories

Blossom is the line of luxurious boleros, belts, and sashes created from the highest quality silks and chiffons, trimmed with satin and velvet, and embellished with Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, glass beads, sequins, and mother of pearl. The artisans at Blossom are masters at the ancient art of zardosi a beautiful embroidery method once used to gild the robes of Kings and Queens in India as well as the delicate tambour technique.

Ellen Hunter NYC

Ellen Hunter NYC is a collection of headbands, combs, wreaths, and jewelry. The designer behind the brand is Ellen Hunter, herself. With a degree in apparel design from the University of Alabama and a summer intensive program studying wire wrapping and beadwork, Ellen has created a unique collection of bridal accessories that make each bride feel beautiful.

Jennifer Leigh Couture Veil Design

Jennifer Leigh began in 1998 with duo Jenny and Jeff. Their veils are handmade in Bellingham, Washington. Jennifer Leigh’s designs start at simple and elegant to jazzing it up with tasteful hints of sparkle and lace.

MEG Jewelry

The creative eye behind these beautiful designs is Meg Lammers.  Her love for accessories started as an adolescent and in 2001, she opened a handmade jewelry boutique called Bella Jewels. A few years later in 2003, Meg closed the boutique and created her brand. She always creates every piece to complement the woman and her personality. Meg creates unique pieces to offer brides all over the world.

Tejani Jewelry

Urvi Tejani started the line back in 2004 when she realized that the only affordable bridal pieces were poor quality. She uses designs of local Mumbai Indian craftsman along with her NYC influence to create timeless jewelry. The Tejani Bangle Bar collection is offered in several sizes and finishes for full customization.

Toni Federici

With a gorgeous collection of hand-sewn and hand-embellished veils, the designer, Toni, has built a prominent name in the bridal industry. The company has created unique designs from Mount Vernon, Illinois since 1995.