Our consultant Julie knows about everyone in Los Gatos, so when it came to helping Ashley, a friend from high school pick out her dress, she was beyond thrilled. Ashley was married this past May at Monterey Peninsula Country Club in Pebble Beach, California wearing Matthew Christopher’s Sabrina trumpet gown. This very detail oriented bride even requested extra lace from her dress to be ordered, so that she could have a hair flower made to match. The beautiful day was captured by John and Jonathan of  Iris & Light Photography and Damon Chamerlain of Frontside Films.

 {How sweet are they?}

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{Flower arrangements were created by Pacific Grove Florist.}

{Ashley’s hair flower was handcrafted by Tessa Kim, personalized with Matthew Christopher lace.}

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{Congratulations Ashley and Tom! We wish you the very best in 2015.}

 

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Join us for a special Valentine’s Day Trunk Show with our newest line, Christos Bridal. We are SO THRILLED to be carrying this beautiful line designed by another one of our favorite designers, Amsale.

Christos gowns are a perfect blend of modern and vintage couture detail evoking beauty and purity with a romantic tone. Continuing the devotion to intricate detailing, the collection features hand beaded belts, refined lace hems and hand crafted silk flowers, while feather-like layers of tulle, silk and lace create fluid and airy silhouettes. CHRISTOS designs are especially known for their use of Alençon lace, or point d’Alençon, a type of needle lace created in the French town Alençon, a small town in Normandy, that began manufacturing lace in the sixteenth century. This same lace is used today to create CHRISTOS classic romantic designs.

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Simona
Illusion neckline with corded lace bodice and point d’esprit skirt.

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Lilly
Strapless slim gown with corded lace applique and sheer tulle overlay

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Josie
Silk chiffon gown with Chantilly lace, ruffle sleeves and beaded belt

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Luella
Strapless beaded bodice ballgown with layered pencil edged skirt

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Heidi
Halter slim blush gown with corded lace applique and sheer ivory tulle overlay.

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Mia
Blush tulle ballgown with corded lace bodice.

About the designer…

CHRISTOS was established in 1984 by Cyprus-born designer Christos Yiannakou. Retiring in 2005, Yiannakou personally invited Amsale to take over as creative director, Amsale has upheld the CHRISTOS  legacy for tradition while infusing a touch of her own modern sensibility. Amsale sees CHRISTOS as a natural extension of her own collection, as both are rooted in classic timelessness. A romantic at heart, she reveres CHRISTOS as a venue for her more traditional side. In opposition to the modern aesthetic that defines the AMSALE collection, CHRISTOS evokes a feeling of natural beauty, and romance. Hollywood has embraced Amsale’s CHRISTOS collection, featuring CHRISTOS gowns in such films as 27 Dresses starring Katherine Heigel, The Accidental Husband, starring Uma Thurman and My Best Friend’s Girl starring Kate Hudson.

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We are so thrilled to have our accessories line at Alta Moda Bridal salon in Salt Lake City! We carry some of the same bridal gown designers, including Hayley Paige, Modern Trousseau and Augusta Jones, all which pair perfectly with Haute Bride Accessories!

Coming in January 2015!

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Coming in February 2015! You will find Haute Bride couture accessories at Here Comes the Bride in sunny San Diego!

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While visiting her family in Los Gatos, Victoria came in one random Tuesday morning knowing exactly which dress she wanted to try on. Now this is far from every bride’s experience, but she literally had a picture of Victor Harper’s VH144 in hand and as soon as she put it on it was love at first sight. In fact, she left us all in tears (myself included, and I had just met her). We completed her bridal look by customizing a bracelet and hairpiece which matched perfect with her vision, as well as pairing the look with our Adrienne Veil.

The wedding took place in September at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California. There was actually a pretty decent thunderstorm prior to the ceremony, so although they ended up having to move everything inside, they were left with a double rainbow! The picture perfect day was captured by Jennifer Bagwell Photography and coordinated by Ali of Ali DiLuvio Events.

From the bride: “There were some wedding traditions that I definitely wanted to stay true to; my dad giving me away, tossing of the bouquet, etc. Initially I even thought that my husband and I would not see each other until I walked down the aisle. I never thought we would do a “first look,” but I am so glad we did! When I woke up on my wedding day (hours before dawn by the way) I was SO anxious. I had remained so cool and collected during the planning that I figured I had this all down. I did not. The hustle bustle of everyone getting ready around me while I sat in my bridal robe sipping 7-Up was definitely not the relaxing, girly time I had pictured happening in the hours before saying “I do.” 

After I was all dressed up and settled in my bridal suite at the winery, my coordinator entered the room to tell me that my groom had arrived. At that moment, the nauseous upside-down stomach sensation I had been experiencing *all day* had lifted. Suddenly I was what every bride should be: HAPPY! The feeling only elevated when I finally did see him waiting for me. 

Having our own moment together before the day was whisked away from us was the best decision we made. Our photographer had to tell us to stop kissing so we could have a few shots actually facing the camera! There wasn’t anything in particular that I needed to have happen on that day to make it perfect; I wasn’t crushed when it started raining, and I didn’t bat an eye at the no-show guests. All I knew going into our wedding day, was how I wanted to feel. And with that first look at my husband, that was all I needed.”

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{“that first look at my husband, that was all I needed.”}

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{Flowers were created by Wine Country Flowers.}

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{Victoria looked stunning in her gorgeous VH144 gown designed by Victor Harper.}

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{A custom version of our B628 bracelet paired perfectly with the bride’s gown.}

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{Congratulations to this beautiful couple!}

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We’re so lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing brides that walk through our door on a daily basis; however, sometimes our brides contact us from all over the world to order accessories and although we never have the chance to meet them, they’re just as special to us. Selina, a Southern California bride who I had the privilege of helping this summer just sent us her gorgeous wedding photos from her October 11th wedding. If you think you recognize the house where her reception took place, you’re probably right- it’s Donna Martin’s iconic beach house from the TV series 90210! The two were married right along side the house on the beach. The stunning photos were captured by Sargeant Creative. Her hair and makeup were provided by Melina of Beauty by Melina. Enjoy!!

{Can any on you picture Donna & David now?}

{Two dresses… Why not?! For the ceremony, Selina wore an amazing dress by popular bridal designer Rivini and then later slipped into a more simple, but sexy gown by Los Angeles based designer Katie May.}

{Selina wore our glamorous EC-913 earrings in silver and clear which paired perfectly with both her dresses.}

{The gorgeous floral design were created by Casey of Flower Duet.}

{Congratulations Selina and Andrew. We wish you nothing but the best!}

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Although I would label Los Gatos a small town, we surprisingly have brides from all over the country; Stephanie from Ohio was no exception. She had fallen in love with Matthew Christopher’s Hannah gown, but wanted to customize it to make it her very own. Luckily, Matthew is the man what it comes to customizations, so Stephanie was able to receive exactly what she wanted. Her wedding took place in beautiful downtown Cincinnati. Check out their stunning photos below by Alex, Laura and Greg of Leppert Photography. I’m not sure if I ever seen a bride’s radiant personality translate through each and every image- you can’t help but smile. Other Ohio based vendors included: Cindy Weddings by Maura, Jennifer with Brideface, Goodwin Lighting and Robin Buop of Inspired Floral.

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{Check out the amazing embellished details in the Hannah gown!}

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{How precious is the first look?}

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{The event was coordinated by Maura of Cindy Weddings.}

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{Flowers were created by the talented Robin Buop of Inspired Floral.}

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 {Congratulations to this lovely couple- we wish you nothing but the best in this upcoming year.}

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We’re kicking off our 2015 trunk show season with one of our favorite designers, Matthew Christopher! Please join us for the 2015 collection launch of the latest Matthew Christopher Collection. We will also be hosting a meet and greet with Matthew the evening of January 16, 2015 from 6-8 pm, so be sure to RSVP today!!

Best known for his modern takes on vintage classics, Matthew’s 2015 collection does not disappoint. His latest collection includes a glamorous satin ball gown, one-shoulder mermaid gown with architectural detailing, plunging backs, beautiful embellished details and unique lace patterns. Please call or email to schedule your appointment. We will be offering trunk show discounts and incentives, so be sure to contact us today as spaced is limited.

{Meet Emma and Juniper- a couple of our favorites from this year’s collection! In case you were wondering… yes, that is Matthew Christopher in the background.}

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Louie Benson of Haute Bride turns one on Sunday, December 14!!  It’s certainly not easy being the mascot of Haute Bride and serving Los Gatos as “mayor”; however, somehow he makes the job look easy. Here are a few of our favorite pictures of the mister from this past year (narrated by Lou himself). If you shop our Cocktail Bling this weekend be sure to use the discount code “louiebenson” to receive 15% off your order.

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{This was from my first photo shoot captured by Dave Lepori Photography.}

 {Mom used to put all sorts of stuff on me while I was sleeping- you can’t sneak anything by me now.}

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{I know a silk dress when I see one. My Uncle Matthew Christopher says I have good taste.}

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{How did I agree to this? Another day, another photo shot.}

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{This year I made our market business cards! Someday I hope to visit NY with Mom.}

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{Guarding the dresses.}

{It’s my birthday, so come by and say hi! Photo by my friend K. Holly Photography.}

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St Mary's Shopping Event

Join us on Thursday evening as we celebrate with some of our favorite local retailers!
She She Shoes, Haute Bride, Cocktail Bling, Harvest, Kitsch Couture, Bella Rosa and Toss Designs
Enjoy appetizers, bubbly and wine! A percentage of sales from the evening will be going to St Mary’s School!
Thank for “shopping small” and supporting your local businesses and school! Happy Holidays!

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