Post # 1
I thought this would be a good place to post the websites and gown photos of many unrecognized designers or established designers that are not often found in every single wedding boutique or ones exclusively available outside of the U.S. In other words, NOT your Maggie Sottero, P Blanco, Casablancas, Jasmines.
I’m finding several designers abroad that might be worth contacting to order from international boutiques that I just can’t find here in the states.
I will start with:
Jesus Peiro: http://www.jesuspeiro.com
Post # 3
Mine was by Michelle Roth (New York). http://www.michelleroth.com
Post # 4
I love Chris Kole. I want one of his dress so bad…
Post # 5
Heidi Elnora is making my dress. She is sooo talented.
Post # 6
I think this is the greatest topic I’ve ever started! LOL!
rchel234 – I’ve never even heard of HeidielNora but I ***love*** the work. I love how she calls the collections "The Girls". If I had the bod for it, I would totally do the Britni Robin in the 2009 collection. What’s the price range of this collection?
Post # 7
I’ll add a few:
Kitty Chen Couture (love, love her dresses): http://www.kittychencouture.com/
Wai-Ching (for the alternative bride who wants a beautiful custom made dress): http://www.wai-ching.com/
Sarah Seven (sweet fluttery dresses): http://www.sarahseven.com/Sarah_Seven/Bridal.html
Then there are others who I love but can’t be found everywhere; namely Lela Rose, Jenny Packham, and Claire Pettibone (who designed my dress).
Post # 8
Awww you’re using Heidi? Is she doing a custom gown or are you buying one of "the girls’? I really like her work. I wish she had been on Project Runway longer then one week!
I’m using Elizabeth Dye from The English Dept. in Portland. http://www.elizabethdye.com http://www.theenglishdept.com
Post # 9
Mine is by Marisa, a Boston designer:
Post # 10
One of my favorites right now(and potenially the designer of my dress) is Jenny Yoo.
She is also having a sample sale in New York on May 18 & 19, if anyone is interested!
Post # 11
I’m in Memphis, TN, but if I were any closer to Nashville, I would have gone here (my friend got her dress from this designer):
Post # 12
I bought a Claire Pettibone dress-I had never heard of her before I started searching for dresses
Post # 13
In San Francisco- Amy Kuschel http://www.amykuschel.com/
In Seattle- Cicadia http://www.cicadabridal.com/ and Luly Yang http://www.lulyyang.com/
All of these designers are completely amazing!
Post # 14
Maria Spyridopoulos does gorgeous custom dresses (Boston area). She is doing my alterations–I wish I had known about her when I was dress shopping in the first place!
Plus she was approached by Project Runway to be a contestant next season–she didn’t seem very interested, but how cool is that?!