~Boho Chic~

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Our boho wedding dress features unique textured lace over a layer of Inessa Jersey in a sheath silhouette. Spaghetti straps complete the sweetheart neckline and illusion scoop back accented in lace appliqués. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper closure. An absolute must see! Call us today to book your bridal appointment, 209-338-9333 or follow this link to book online.


Ivory over Soft Pearl, and available in Sizes 0-24

11 Must-Read Gown Shopping Tips

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Study up on everything you need to know before you hit the stores.

Photo by JENNY HAAS PHOTOGRAPHY

Ready to shop for your gown? There are some things you should keep in mind when shopping for your wedding dress. Read The Knot’s top tips before making your first dress shopping appointment.

1. Have a Price in Mind
Don’t waste time trying on a bunch of gowns out of your price range. You’re better off zeroing in on your price point so you can spend more time editing down the amazing options you can actually afford. Remember, your dress budget doesn’t just include the gown but also the cost of alterations, taxes and shipping fees—plus your veil, shoes, lingerie and jewelry, which can add up quickly. 

2. Start Early
You’ll need at least six to eight months to get your gown—and that’s if you’re really decisive. If you’re a picky shopper or don’t really know what you want, start looking 8 to 10 months before your wedding. Gowns that are customized can take six to eight months to create on average, and heavily embellished ones can take up to a year. Why so much time? A muslin version of a custom gown is created before the actual dress to guarantee a perfect fit. So give yourself a cushion—if you put dress shopping off for too long, your selection of dresses could be limited or you might make a quick decision you may regret later. Once you’ve found your gown, it will take at least eight weeks to make alterations.

3. Determine the Dress Code
You may need to consider religious restrictions when shopping for your gown. If your ceremony is in a house of worship, find out whether there are any attire guidelines you’re required to follow, such as covering your shoulders or arms.

4. Figure Out What You Like
Take cues from your venue, the season and the time of day you’re getting married to help narrow down your dress style. Rule out fabrics and silhouettes that won’t work (for example, a bulky ball gown is probably not the best fit for a midday beach affair) and consider what styles will flatter your shape. 

5. Call in Advance
Just because a salon carries your favorite designer doesn’t mean it’ll have the exact dress you’ve been dying to try on. If you call beforehand and request a specific style, chances are the salon will be able to call in a sample of that gown especially for you. While you may get lucky and snag a salesperson just by walking in, scheduling an appointment guarantees you’ll get a full hour of undivided attention. Plus, many salons require you to book an appointment in order to try on gowns, so you’ll want to call ahead.

6. Let the Salon Make Recommendations
Don’t eliminate anything at first glance. If the salesperson brings you something they say you should try, try it—even if you don’t initially love it or think it’s totally “you.” It’s possible to fall for a wedding gown you didn’t think you’d like or want. Not every dress looks great on a hanger, so let go of any preconceived notions and keep an open mind.

7. Shop at the Right Time
Saturday afternoons are the most popular times to shop for a wedding dress, which actually makes them the worst. Instead, consider taking off a half day from work to shop on a random Tuesday or Wednesday morning when it’s likely to be less crowded. Not only does a calm store mean a more personalized shopping experience, consultants will also most likely be fresher earlier in the day and able to offer you more of their attention. If you’re shopping a sample sale, do yourself a favor and skip the first day. Call ahead to ask how many days the sale will run, then go a little later in the week—don’t worry, there will still be plenty of inventory. Another shopping trick: Skip the entourage. It may be tempting to include all your friends in this experience, but too many people adds up to too many clashing opinions.

8. Buy a Dress That Fits Now
Even if you’re planning on focusing on your health and fitness in a big way before your wedding, your body type isn’t going to completely change. Besides, it’s a lot easier (not to mention less expensive) to take a gown in than to try and make a too-small dress work.

9. Read the Fine Print
When you order your gown from a salon, it’s important to triple-check the contract. Read it carefully, so you don’t end up with the wrong size or color—and get the designer, style number, measurements, delivery date, price of the gown and number of fittings, as well as the deposit amount, all in writing.

10. Bring Your Accessories
While most salons will have shoes and a slip on hand for you to try on with your gown, you should still come prepared with a nude bra and underwear for the fittings.

11. Trust Your Instincts
If you have to be reassured the dress looks great on you, it’s probably not the dress for you. If you can’t see yourself walking down the aisle in it, move to the next gown. When you find the right dress, you’ll know—you won’t want to put on anything else.
by Lauren Greene

Striking Swarovski Crystal Back!

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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

That Back Though!

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This alluring sheath features an illusion bodice adorned with beaded lace appliqués that create an illusion sweetheart neckline and accent the shoulders, long sleeves, and cuffs. A double-keyhole back evokes romance and intrigue, while a godet accented with lace appliqués adds volume to the elegant Yolivia crepe skirt. Finished with covered buttons and zipper closure.


White, Ivory (pictured)

Available in Sizes 0-28

END OF THE LINE SALE

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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 $1,098
NOW $699

Jade by Maggie Sottero
Originally $1,598
NOW $699

Jahalia by Maggie Sottero
Originally $1,978
NOW $999


Seaton by Watters
Originally $2,600
NOW $499

D1865 by Essence of Australia
Originally $1,699
NOW $499

Florinda by Sottero Midgley
Originally $1,687
NOW $699


Kendra by Watters
Originally $1,320
NOW $499

Dawn by Watters
Originally $2,277
NOW $999

Nina by Watters/WTOO
Originally $1,605
NOW $699


Alanis by Maggie Sottero
Originally $1,249
NOW $499

Call us today book your appointment at 209-338-9333 or Follow this link to request an appointment date and time online
Get ready to say, “YES OR 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!

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Some of our favorite bridesmaids dresses and all $200 and under!


Floor length Chiffon

Halter-style Shealth

$200

Floor length Chiffon

Crisscross ruffle neckline

$200, Also available knee length

Floor length Chiffon

Cold-shoulder flutter sleeve

$195, Also available knee length

Knee length Chiffon

Cold-shoulder flutter sleeve

$195, Also available knee length

Floor length Chiffon

Halter neckline, keyhole back

$200, Also available knee length

Knee length Chiffon

Halter neckline, keyhole back

$200, Also available knee length

Knee length Bobbinet

Strapless A-line

$195, Also available knee length

Knee length Bobbinet

Halter-style maxi

$200

Floor length Chiffon Sheath

Fitted with wide waistband

$195, Also available knee length

Floor length Bobbinet

A-line criss cross V-neck

$200, Also available knee length

Floor length Bobbinet

Strapless A-line

$195, Also available knee length

Floor length Chiffon Sheath

Halter-style neckline, keyhole detail

$195

Floor length Fit-n-Flare

Rouched bodice

$195

Floor length Bobbinet

A-line

$195, Also available knee length

Bride Tribe!

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We invite you to bring a few members from your bridal party

to try on dresses  and join in the excitement of planning your wedding.  

 

Our appointments are one hour in length and you’ll have

the assistance of one of our experienced bridal consultants,

a problem-solving partner in planning your wedding.

Our store is a comfortable, stress-free zone, where you can

sit back, relax, and view lots of styles, fabrics, and fits that

will bring your wedding to life.

 

The majority of our designers specialize in custom orders

and have 3 to 6 month lead times.  

For this reason, we recommend ordering 4 – 7 months

in advance of your wedding date to allow time for alterations.

 

Book your bridal party appointment today!

Call us at 209-338-9333 or follow this link to book online.

We invite you to bring a few members from your bridal party

to try on dresses  and join in the excitement of planning your wedding.  

Our appointments are one hour in length and you’ll have

the assistance of one of our experienced bridal consultants,

a problem-solving partner in planning your wedding.

Our store is a comfortable, stress-free zone, where you can

sit back, relax, and view lots of styles, fabrics, and fits that

will bring your wedding to life.

The majority of our designers specialize in custom orders

and have 3 to 6 month lead times.  

For this reason, we recommend ordering 4 – 7 months

in advance of your wedding date to allow time for alterations.

Book your bridal party appointment today!

Call us at 209-338-9333 or follow this link to book online.

True romance in soft detail

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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!

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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!

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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.