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Adorable New Arrival!

This sleek Stella York sheath bridal gown was imagined and handcrafted to provide an exceptional fit. It’s made from breezy Tulle and corded Lace, and features a slimming Diamante beaded Tulle waist belt. The back of this bridal gown zips up under fabric-covered buttons. Inspired by the world’s hottest red carpet trends, this Stella York wedding dress is handcrafted with stunning details that stand the test of time. Moderately priced under $1000.6025_main_detail


Wedding Dress Contracts 101


Do you solemnly swear to buy this dress? Before you whip out your wallet and get the gown of your dreams, you’ll have to sign a wedding dress contract (yes, it’s actually a thing — and a really important one too).

So what is a wedding dress contract? Well, it’s a document you have to sign with the salon before buying a dress. Since they’re making this dress especially for you, it clearly outlines the details of your purchase. It will include the dress style, the color, the size, the delivery date and any alterations to the original design you’re requesting.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to read the fine print, just like you would any other legal document. We’ve seen wedding dress contracts that state the designer can make alterations to your dress without your consent, so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into before you sign over your rights and hand over your money.

Also, double-check all the information on the salon/dressmaker’s contract. If it contains incorrect information and you sign it, the fault is yours. You could end up getting the wrong wedding dress (or the wrong size or color) and there will be nothing you can do about it.

Depending on your dress and changes you might make to it, there may be extra charges added to your final amount. This is the time to get all these extras listed with the costs.

When you sign the contract, you’ll also need to leave a deposit for the dress. This can vary: Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City, for example, requires a 60 percent deposit to put in the order, and the remaining balance is due when the gown arrives from the designer.

Your contract should include all of the following information (don’t forget to double-check for both spelling and accuracy of details):

The Salon

  • Salon name
  • Address and phone number
  • Names of the consultants who assisted you

The Money

  • Date and time of purchase
  • Total amount
  • Extra charges
  • Amount of deposit
  • Amount still owed
  • Date balance is to be paid
  • How many fittings are included in the price (if any)
  • Cost of each additional fitting
  • Means of payment

The Dress Details

  • Designer name
  • Style number or name
  • Color
  • Size/measurements sent to manufacturer

The Follow-Up

  • Expected delivery date
  • Date of first fitting
  • Name of seamstress/tailor

Jennie Ma

Forget Bridezilla… it’s Aunt-zilla!

We have all heard of over-bearing relatives or friends attending a bridal

shopping appointment and causing chaos with their own opinions. Sometimes it is

a close relative, a close friend, and yes, sometimes a mother…..Well, now we

see it via reality TV on last night’s episode of RHOBH.

Paris Hilton’s mother could not keep her thoughts to herself as she went

wedding dress shopping with her niece Brooke.

While Brooke’s mother Kim Richards and aunt Kyle Richards got teary-eyed over the

pretty blonde during their shopping trip, Kathy was less accommodating.

23AFA69100000578-2858601-image-72_1417585981056 ‘It’s very pretty, but I don’t see it as the wedding dress,’ she said when she saw

Brooke in her first dress.‘It looks more like black tie.’23AFA51900000578-2858601-image-68_1417585704163Brooke, her mother and aunt looked stunned by the remarks and explained that

the wedding was supposed to be beach-themed.

23AFA6C900000578-2858601-image-73_1417585991764Kathy acknowledged that her niece was unlikely to want anything formal with lace or a high neck,

but would not let her thoughts on the dress go unheard.

Speaking her mind: ‘It’s very pretty, but I don’t see it as the wedding dress,’

Kathy said when she saw Brooke in her first dress. ‘It looks more like black tie’

Critical eye: Paris Hilton’s mother, stood front and center

as she eschewed her opinions on Brooke’s wedding gowns 

‘It’s very pretty but I don’t like it for you,’ she insisted.

‘There’s something that looks like a cocktail waitress.’

If I could send one reminder out there…..

This is the brides day, let her wear what she wants.

Brides, limit the amount of friends and family you want

to take with you. Once you purchase your gown we recommend a

‘reveal bridal appointment’. Then you can invite your close friends

and family in to see your gown before your big day.

Shop Mod Shop this Saturday!

Great things happening downtown this weekend.
Friday, Mira Bridal Coutures annual White Friday Sale. 11 AM – 4 PM. Saturday, Mod Shop Indie Crafters Market. 6 PM – 10 PM. J St between 10th and 13th St.

Shop over 50 booths featuring local artists selling art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, children’s clothes and toys, plants, pottery, vintage finds, and handcrafted foods.

(If you haven’t heard of Mod Shop before, consider this Saturday event like ETSY.com, but local, live, and downtown.)

Enjoy food and drink at Deva Cafe, Concetta, and Preservation Coffee.

J St will be bustling with live music, and DJ Crush Congregation at Deva Cafe.

Mira Bridal Couture will be hosting some of our independent designers, artisans,

and alternative crafters. We will also have our oh so popular dress sale.

Ready to wear cocktails dresses $19.99, Formal dresses $29.99.10352194_10152433309412611_5914952296961506079_n

Mira’s Brides! Real Valley Couples Whitley & Nick Showalter

Whitley & Nick Showalter
Married June 14, 2014
Bride’s Gown: Mirra by La Sposa

Whitley & Nick Showalter Whitley & Nick Showalter Whitley & Nick Showalter




BM event6We are so excited to announce our Fall bridesmaid event! Starting today through the end of September, all bridesmaids by Watters & WTOO will receive $25 off each.*


Amour lace by Watters under $200 each once the promotion discount is applied!


WTOO chiffon bridesmaids dresses under $200 after our promotional discount is applied


Mix & Match some of our top selling lace bridesmaids dresses like these!

Follow this link to book your bridesmaid appointment today or email us here to get your wedding party registration link sent to you.

Starting today through the end of September, all bridesmaids by Watters & WTOO will receive $25 off each.*

*$25 off all new special orders for bridesmaids registered at Mira Bridal Couture. Not valid on already placed or previously purchased merchandise. Offer has no cash value and may not be combined with any other offer.


Now available at Mira Bridal Couture
Schedule your wedding party appointment by following this link.
My bridesmaids appointment.


Victoria & Joe Graziano
Wedding Date: June 1,  2013
Wedding Dress Designer: Essence of Australia
Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six by Dessy

Victoria was referred to Mira Bridal Couture by her sister, Sarah Higginbotham. Sarah also purchased her bridal gown and bridesmaids dress with Mira.

We are pleased to announce that Victoria and Joe are expecting a baby in 2014. Congratulations!


Here is a sneak peak at some of our best selling and newest arrivals in chiffon.


Jennie & Chris Irwin
Married October 5, 2012
Bridal Gown: Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses:Occasions by JLM
Tuxedos:Tony Bowls

Photos by Aaron Draper courtesy of Bridal Couture Magazine