We are turning 3 this weekend and celebrating with Bubbles and Bling! It’s been three years since we moved our Haute Bride boutique from San Francisco to Los Gatos, and we want to celebrate with you! Our new 2015 Haute Bride accessories and sash collection will be available March 14 and 15 at 15% off! We are also hosting our annual Hayley Paige trunk show! Please RSVP by calling 408 827 4775

Bubbles and Bling
No comments

When we moved into our new location in Los Gatos last March, Nicole was our very first appointment at our new salon. We have since called her our “good luck bride” as we have been blessed with the sweetest brides ever since. That particular weekend we were hosting a Hayley Paige trunk show and Nicole quickly found her dream gown; and one of our salon favorites, Babs. She customized her Babs gown with a Haute Bride sash, earrings, bracelet and a veil.

The wedding took place on October 18, 2014 at Meadowood Napa Valley, St Helena and was coordinated by A Savvy Event (Meren Dehaze and Kelly McLeskey). The beautiful day was captured by the ever so talented Jessica Burke.

From the bride: “I would have to say one of the most memorable moments was right after Bryan and I got swept away for sunset photos while our guests were all enjoying the cocktail hour. We wrapped up photos and were about to head into the cocktail hour to start greeting our guests, but our wedding coordinator suggested we hang out just the two of us for a few minutes. We found a cute little corner nook outside away from the party, there was a love seat and an outdoor fireplace going, and one of the staff members brought us some champagne. It was perfect. Bryan and I had our first quiet moment as husband and wife together and it was so special. We were able to give a quick toast to us and snuggled up together before we were swept away for dinner introductions. We had just left our private little sitting area and were headed to the main outdoor tented area for dinner introductions. I remember our coordinator telling us to take a deep breath, enter the tent, and to pause for just a few extra seconds to take everything in. Bryan and I held hands, danced our way through the tent doors and were completely overwhelmed with all the love and support that filled the room. We were surrounded by all our favorite people, friends and family, who had traveled near and far to be there for us on this special day. The interior of the tent looked like something out of a storybook or fairytale, it felt almost surreal. Once we made it to the head table and took our seats we squeezed hands under the table and took in all the amazing love and energy that surrounded the room. It was such a special, magical moment.”

{Hair by Amy Carter of Main Street Annex Salon and Make-up from Artistry by Danika.}

{Flowers were created by Nancy Liu Chin.}

{Nicole combined the back of Hayley Paige’s Gianna gown with Babs.}

 

Decor 2

 {We’re all slightly obsessed with gorgeous details of Nicole and Bryan’s big day.}

{Congratulations, Nicole and Bryan!! xoxo, the HB ladies}

No comments

Check out these beautiful photo’s of Sports Illustrated model and former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron’s wedding! We were honored that she wore Haute Bride on her wedding day!  Katherine’s wedding gown was an embroidered custom-made Sherri Hill gown- fitted strapless creation with a sweetheart neckline and floral embroidery covering the entire dress. She also wore a long veil on top of her loose, romantic waves. Sherri Hill designed her Miss USA dress and is now designing couture wedding dresses. Her 10 bridesmaids also wore pink gowns designed by Sherri, and La Gartier designed her custom garters. The photographer behind this spectacular wedding was Kim Box Photography.

No comments

This weekend one of our favorite bridal salons, The White Magnolia in Tampa, FL, is hosting a 2015 Haute Bride accessories, veiling and sash trunk show! You won’t want to miss this event! Incentives and discounts will be offered! Call for an appointment! | (813) 787-8812

White Magnolia Trunk Show tampa

 

Get to know the lovely gals of The White Magnolia and all three of their locations! Tampa, Jacksonville and now Atlanta!! Click here to read about these beauties!

HYDE VILLAGE PARK IN TAMPA
1603 W Snow Ave •  Tampa, Florida 33606 | (813) 787-8812

No comments

 

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.

CH_SP15_0245

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

Christos_FW15_1535

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

Christos_FW15_1582

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

Christos_FW15_1667

Luella
Strapless beaded bodice ballgown with layered pencil edged skirt

Christos_FW15_1692

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

CH_SP15_0217

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.

No comments

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!}

No comments

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.

Stephanie 1

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

Stephanie 2

{How precious is the first look?}

Stephanie 6

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

Stephanie 4

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

Stephanie 3

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

No comments

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.

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 7.03.13 PM

{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.}

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 8.24.25 PM

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 8.51.55 PM

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 7.00.29 PM

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

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 6.57.25 PM

{Guarding the dresses.}

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

No comments

We are so excited to get our copy of the The White Dress in Color for our bridal salon!!  We have had the pleasure of working with The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton, CT for almost 5 years now! We absolutely love their staff, and their vision of their beautiful bridal salon. We are blessed that accessories line, Haute Bride, continues to be a favorite among their brides and loved seeing our designs styled on models in their book.

About the authors… Written by our good friend, stylist, and bridal salon owner, Beth Chapman of the White Dress the Shore in Clinton, CT, along with Candice Dowling Coppola, and Carla Ten Eyck, three creative and entrepreneurial women of style, substance and charm. They are a trio of friends powering their successful businesses with imagination, a commitment to family and community, and a dedication to inspiring brides to think outside of the wedding binder. Based in Connecticut, and longtime veterans of the retail, event planning, design, art and photography industries, they share their expertise in their first book, The White Dress in Color.

About the book… Planning a wedding offers many beautiful opportunities that are just waiting to be discovered. To help inspire couples and ignite a creative spark, The White Dress in Color is filled with photographs that celebrate the creative spirit through beautiful bridal stories and innovative planning tips from industry experts. Follow each tale as it unfolds in gorgeous on-location photography, and then go behind the scenes where tips and ideas on color palette, textures, flowers, stationery, and, of course, the dress, are revealed. From rustic barn settings to industrial loading docks to tropical beaches, this journey covers thousands of wedding planning ideas in 200+ images and is an ideal source of inspiration for couples looking for a muse to foster creativity throughout their wedding planning process.

  • The White Dress: in color is a gift-sized book filled with colorful eye candy for the modern bride. It is a compilation of styled photo shoots meant to inspire couples as they embark on the journey of planning their wedding.
  • Beth Lindsay Chapman, Candice Dowling Coppola and Carla Ten Eyck are three creative and entrepreneurial women of style, substance and charm, dedicated to inspiring brides to think outside of the wedding binder. Longtime veterans of the retail, event planning, design, art and photography industries, they share their expertise in their first book, The White Dress: in color.
  • Each chapter of the book contains a section entitled, “Behind the Design” which has creative planning, fashion and photography tips, information about the inspiration for the shoot and a QR code, that, when scanned, will lead the reader to The White Dress: in color’s website. Each shoot has a designated page on the site that contains behind-the-scenes videos and images, style tips from Chapman, Coppola and Ten Eyck, and a list of credits and direct links to all of the companies whose products were featured in the shoot.
  • By featuring a same sex wedding and couples of various ethnic backgrounds, the book celebrates diversity, which is not always readily available in publications in the wedding industry.

The White Dress in Color was born out of collaborations between Beth Lindsay Chapman, a stylist and bridal boutique owner, Candice Coppola an event designer and Carla Ten Eyck, a wedding photographer. Chapman and Coppola were invited by Ten Eyck to style one of Ten Eyck’s wedding photography workshops.


 A quote by Beth, Candice and Carla on why they decided to publish the book.
“Carla uses these workshops to teach other photographers the art of shooting weddings and bridal details,” Chapman said. “In putting together the workshop photo shoots, the end results were really beautiful and we started to submit them for editorial.” Eventually the trio were hired by various bridal publications to shoot their cover images and editorial spreads.


Inspired by the Pinterest phenomenon and how brides enjoy “pinning” images on a webpage to create a unique wedding theme, Chapman, Coppola and Ten Eyck soon realized how fleeting some mediums were and the book was born. “The images and the content were so beautiful, but they were only seen for one issue of a magazine or fleetingly on a blog,” said Coppola, who heads Jubilee Events. “By publishing a book, we felt that the work could be preserved by having a long shelf life and become more of a keepsake for couples and industry professionals.”
The White Dress_BLAD_Page_1
The White Dress_BLAD_Page_2
The White Dress in Color
The White Dress_BLAD_Page_4
No comments

One of our favorite designers, Hayley Paige, knocked it out of the park again this season! We were completely blown away by her collection from NY Bridal Fashion Week. Hayley chose a variety of textures and fabrics to complete this look such as cashmere lace, silk georgette and antique colored silk satin. She even blended her own color of tulle underlay for some of these beauties! Our favorite part? The dramatic breath taking beaded boleros and jeweled necklines created with the same elements and colors that we love to design the Haute Bride line with! The latest collection of Hayley Paige and Haute Bride accessories are going to be the perfection compliment to each other and we can hardly wait to get these into our Los Gatos Haute Bride Flagship Bridal salon in early 2014!!

19_mcv_hpaige_334

14_mcv_hpaige_231


13_mcv_hpaige_214


12_mcv_hpaige_197


08_mcv_hpaige_130


06_mcv_hpaige_100


04_mcv_hpaige_071
03_mcv_hpaige_056


02_mcv_hpaige_032

01_mcv_hpaige_008


Stay tuned for more 2014 Spring collection photos from our favorite designers at Haute Bride!  {photos courtesy of the Knot.com from bridal fashion week}

No comments