Category Archives: Bridal

Striking Swarovski Crystal Back!

Our new chic fit-and-flare features a striking illusion open back accented in beaded lace motifs and Swarovski crystals. Delicate lace appliqués cascade over this Ferryn Satin wedding dress, accenting the V-neckline, illusion straps, and double-scalloped hem. Finished with covered buttons and zipper closure.

We love this gown so much, we ordered sample sizes in size 10 and size 20. Ready to book your bridal appointment, call us today at 209-338-9333 or request a date and tome online by following this link.

 


White/Pewter Accent, Ivory/Pewter Accent, Antique Ivory/Pewter Accent

Available in Sizes 0-28

 

END OF THE LINE SALE

END OF THE LINE SALE

MARKDOWNS UP TO 80% OFF

NEW GOWNS JUST ADDED, AS LOW AS $299


JUST A SAMPLE OF SOME OF OUR INCREDIBLE MARKDOWNS


VAUGHN BY MAGGIE SOTTERO

ORIGINALLY $1098

NOW $699

 

 

 

 


JADE BY MAGGIE SOTTERO

ORIGINALLY $1598

NOW $699

 

 

 

 


JAHALIA BY SOTTERO MIDGLEY

ORIGINALLY $1978

NOW $999

 

 

 

 

 


 SEATON BY WATTERS

ORIGINALLY $2600

NOW $499

 

 

 

 

 


D1865 BY ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA

ORIGINALLY $1699

NOW $499

 

 

 

 

 


FLORINDA BY SOTTERO MIDGLEY

ORIGINALLY $1687

NOW $699

 

 

 


KENDRA BY WATTERS

ORIGINALLY $1320

NOW $499

 

 

 

 


DAWN BY WATTERS

ORIGINALLY $2277

NOW $999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NINA BY WATTERS/WTOO

ORIGINALLY $1605

NOW $699

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ALANIS BY MAGGIE SOTTERO

ORIGINALLY $1249

NOW $499

 

 

 

 

 

 


CALL US TODAY TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT AT 209-338-9333 OR FOLLOW THIS LINK TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT DATE AND TIME ONLINE.

 

GET READY TO SAY, “YES FOR LESS“!

 

ALL SALE MERCHANDISE IS A FINAL SALE. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. GOWNS VARY IN SIZE AND CAN BE ALTERED TO FIT. 

Bridesmaids Under $200!

Some of our favorite bridesmaids dresses

and all $200 and under!

True romance in soft detail


Philomena is the ultimate fairytale gown

with Natalia motifs place throughout layers

of light-as-air tulle and over the deep

plunging bodice. Pearl detail at the

slightly dropped waistline compliment

the edging of the sleeveless, low-backed bodice.

Photographed in: Nectar

Available in Ivory or Nectar linging

Silhouette: A-Line

Neckline: Straps/Sleeves, V-Neck

Available in sizes 00-15

$1829

Call to book your bridal appointment 209-338-9333 or follow this link to request a date and time online.

Swooning over our new BOHO Chic!

Fluttery winged sleeves of Moraea lace

give Udara a fanciful feel.

This romantic sheath features faux wrap styling

with an open keyhole back and high side slit.

This slim A-line gown has a surplice V-neckline and a

cotton Grosgrain ribbon accentuates the waistline.

The full-length skirt with a puddle train features a

center front slit edged with eyelash trimmed scallops.

Photographed in: Ivory/Blush/Ivory
Lace: Ivory Only
Lining: Oyster, Cashmere, Ivory, Off-white,
Nude, Sunkiss, Blush
Ribbon: Is always Ivory

Available sizes 00-15 $1530

Call today to book your bridal appointment, 209-339-9333

or follow this link to request a date and time online.

Leif by Willowby is Everything!

Lief is everything lovely about Sarana lace and Georgette.

The illusion of the bare bodice and hips, and wide,

open back will appeal to your daring side, while the flattering

A-line of Georgette will satisfy your classic tastes.

Available in Ivory Size 0-15 $1519

Photographed in: Ivory*

*Product colors may vary from colors shown on your monitor. Please visit an Authorized Retailer to view actual color swatches.

 

Asa by Willowby has arrived!

Asa is the perfect marriage of tradition and evolution.

The softly shaped A-line skirt flows from a natural waist,

while the Moraea lace placed on illusion tulle gives the

feel of a very bare, nymphlike neckline.

Photographed in: Ivory lace, Sunkiss lining, Ivory illusion tulle.

Available sz. 00-15 $1519

Call us today to book your bridal appointment, 209-338-9333

or follow this link to request appointment date and time online.

 

Portrait Ready

Simply beautiful. Adia is a portrait-ready,

sleeveless sheath of Moraea lace with an open,

scooped back to flatter the waistline.

A high, center slit frames your legs

with every step down the aisle.

Lace: Ivory Only
Lining: Blush, Cashmere, Ivory,
Off-white, Nude, Sunkiss, Oyster
Photographed in: Ivory/Oyster
$1600
Call today to book your bridal appointment, 209-338-9333 or follow this link to request your date and time online.

The Best Way to Buy Your Wedding Dress

By Lauren Frankfort and Erin Celletti via Brides.com

For many brides, one of the first (and most exciting!) wedding tasks they want to tackle is finding the dress. It’s a magical moment and it’s tempting to jump right in! We totally get it. But with so many shopping options, even figuring out where to buy wedding dresses can get overwhelming. Before you decide where to buy your gown, there are two key things to consider:

 

1. Your Budget. Once you know you’ve got, say, $2,000 to spend, you can figure out which stores carry gowns at that price point.

 

2. Your Venue. No matter how gorgeous the dress, what works at one venue won’t necessarily work at another. A goddess dress on a sunny Cali beach? Perfection. A cleavage-flaunting fit-and flare in a Baptist church? Not so much.

 

Now that that’s out of the way, it’s a question of shopping style. Figuring out the best places to buy wedding dresses depends on how you like to shop. For some brides, online is the way to go, while most want the traditional experience of a bridal salon. 

 

At Mira Bridal Couture, we pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful with all of our brides, no matter how small their needs might be. There are no secrets here, just open, honest and caring professionals wanting to help you in any way possible. Come by and feel what the best service in the industry is like. You won’t be disappointed!

 

 

At Mira Bridal Couture, we think finding the perfect dress should be a warm and cozy experience. We want you to kick off your heels and stay awhile.  We’ve done our job if you leave our boutique feeling like you just met some great new friends, and found the perfect dress along the way.  We realize your dress is not the only part of your wedding, so although our gowns range from $900-$4,000, we do our best to keep our average price around $1,500. 

 

 

For more visit these links.

 

 

What It’s Really Like to Shop for a Wedding Dress as a Size 14

By Jennie Runk via Brides.com

Image by @Photomuse

Shopping for a wedding dress as a size 14 is no cakewalk. Just ask model and advocate Jennie Runk, who married the love of her life, Andria, in October 2016 while wearing a stunning figure-hugging gown. But finding that perfect wedding dress was no easy feat. Here, Jennie details her own less-than-perfect experience.

 

I’m one of the most confident people I know. But I haven’t always been confident in my own skin. Growing up, I was always taller and bigger than the girls (and most of the boys) my age. I’ve been fortunate that modeling for over the past 10 years has given me the opportunity to really accept my body for everything it is: big, curvy, and beautiful.

 

However, leaving my first wedding dress appointment—preparing for one of the happiest days of my life—I’ve almost never felt worse about my body.

 

Living in New York City, I expected to have seemingly unlimited options for a wedding dress. This is one of the fashion capitals of the world, right? But in going into the first bridal boutique, I was astounded to find that they had nothing that would fit me. At a size 14 (the average size of American women, by the way), I was unable to fit into the boutique’s sample sizes of 6 or 8. The saleswoman was very sweet and tried to be accommodating—putting me in bigger skirts and holding the top of a smaller dress up to my bust to get an idea for what a larger dress might look like—but ordering a dress you’ve never tried on before for one of the biggest days of your life was something I just wasn’t ready to do.

 

The second boutique I visited in New York was an even bigger disaster. I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. I told the saleswoman the vision I had for my dream dress and she looked me up and down and said, “We don’t have anything like that in your size.” I was floored. So I walked right out of there, thinking to myself that she’d made a big mistake in not helping me.

 

Now, I’ve never been much of a shopper. Growing up, I was always more interested in the next Stephen King novel than going to the mall. But shopping for my wedding dress was different. I was looking forward to it! As a model, I’ve learned to be comfortable and confident in my own skin. I’m a proud plus-size woman with big, beautiful curves! But leaving two appointments not only without a gown, but without being able to try anything my size on, was completely defeating. I couldn’t imagine what plus-size women with lower self-esteem than mine were experiencing.

 

I was about to resign myself to ordering a gown from the first boutique. The saleswoman was very sweet, and I liked the idea of what the gown would look like. But, of course, I couldn’t try it on in my size until after it was purchased. I just didn’t want to shop anymore. Any fun that was supposed to come from wedding dress shopping had been sucked out by stores failing to carry a wider selection of sample sizes. It’s not like they weren’t available; the stores just didn’t carry them.

 

On a trip home to Missouri, my mom and sister convinced me to try shopping again. I was not interested in putting myself in a position to feel miserable about my body again, but still wasn’t happy with the options I’d found in NYC. I finally agreed to give St. Louis shopping a try.

 

To my delight, Maiden Voyage Bridal in Manchester, Missouri, was completely different. I described my dream dress to the saleswoman and she seemed to get it instantly. The onsite seamstress was able to open up any dress I wanted so I could actually try on the dresses to see what the final product would look like. To this day, I don’t understand why every store doesn’t do this. It seemed like just part of their process to take the sample dresses apart and then sew them back together. That’s what they’re there for, right?

 

With some slight tweaking and pulling together the right accessories, I fell in love with a gown and never wanted to take it off!

Image by @Photomuse

I’m thrilled with my wedding dress (and even spent much less money than I expected!), but getting there was such a discouraging process. The fashion industry has done such a great job of moving toward inclusivity for all sizes, but in my experience, much of the bridal industry hasn’t caught up yet. I wish designers included a larger range of sample sizes to send to bridal shops, which would have made my experience—and that of so many other women—much more positive. Just because you’re a size 14, or 22, or even a size 2, doesn’t mean that the experience of shopping for your wedding dress should be any less special than someone who fits into the sample sizes of 6 or 8.

 

My advice? Call the boutiques before venturing out to see if the stores have wedding dress options in your size. Someday soon, I hope to see every bridal boutique carry a wider range of sample sizes. But until then, set yourself up for success by just calling ahead.

 

Jennie Runk, an American model represented by New York’s JAG Models, has graced the cover of fashion magazines and starred in H&M summer swimwear campaign. Born in Georgia and raised in Missouri, Jennie was discovered in a Petsmart while volunteering for a cat adoption service. A proud (and recently married!) member of the LGBTQ community, Jennie is passionate about inclusion and empowerment for all people. Considered plus-size by the fashion industry, Jennie will be starring in the Straight/Curve documentary where she’ll share her compelling perspective on the future of her industry.