NGE's Favorite Bridal Designers 2018
Immersed in the wedding industry, our team has seen our fair share of beautifully crafted gowns over the years! It is no surprise that each one of us has our own unique tastes (much like our planning styles)! Nicole is prone to bohemian and free-spirited designs, Kathleen is drawn towards timeless and feminine silhouettes, while Allison admires effortlessly romantic and chic designs. From traditional lace detailing to bohemian embroidery, we are sharing our favorite designers and hopefully you find a bit of inspiration from this list!
Rime Arodaky - Bohemian and fun all rolled into one! Rime Arodaky is a favorite of Nicole’s for their unique whimsical designs that appeal to a bride willing to break free from the norm. Rime herself describes her style as bohemian, boyish, and rock and roll which you can definitely see in her most recent collection which includes lace, two-piece combinations, buttons, peek a boo cutouts and even blazers! Any modern bride will find something she connects with in these collections.
Price Range; $2,500-$5,000
Rue De Seine - If you started your dress search on Instagram it is likely you have seen a Rue De Seine creation a time or two in your discovery feed. A bohemian bride’s dream dress, Rue De Seine is one of a kind. Mixing embroidery, rhinestones, lace, fringe and glitter, each dress is dreamy and feminine in unexpected ways. Perfect for bride willing to take some risks.
Price Range: $2000-$4,500
Berta - An icon of the wedding industry, Berta Bridal is timeless, sophisticated, and decadent. Berta gowns feature some of the most detailed and stunning beadwork on the market. Many of the pieces are daring and have an avant-garde vibe that still manages to feel wearable. In a league of its own, Berta is also well know for having a variety of silhouettes and fabric options that appeal to many. Kathleen loves Berta because of how their gowns find a balance between being sexy and feminine.
Price Range: $7,800- $9,000
Hayley Paige - A California native, Hayley Paige is relatively new in the industry but is already breaking barriers with her designs. She brings a unique European influence to some of her designs that have really launched her lines onto the market full force. Mixing structure with romantic layers is not something many designers can pull off, but Hayley Paige does that in spades. Another favorite of Kathleen's, Hayley Paige is also available in select Nordstrom locations making it a little easier for some brides to find their dream dress without traveling too far.
Price Range: $2500- $8000
Monique Lhuillier - Another icon in the wedding industry who is well known for blending traditional and modernism into her designs. Lhuillier uses quality fabric and expert workmanship in her designs that brings and air of effortlessness and elegance to each gown. Each collection has a little something for every type of bride. Unfussy silhouettes? Yes. Flowing skirts? Yes. Complex embroidery and beadwork? Yes.
Price Range: $3,000- $20,000
Gali Karten - Might not be a designer you probably have not heard of… yet. Based in Israel, Gali is Allison’s favorite pick because of her ethereal designs that blend femininity and vintage aesthetics. Think bohemian old-Hollywood glamour. Allison loves how sexy yet classy these dresses are designed, which is a difficult line to follow, but beautifully done by Karten. Also, the lace detailing in the designer's bodices are to die for. While at the moment Gali is only sold in Israel, the brand will be expanding their online market place in the next couple of months as well as coming to few stateside trunk shows. Gali Karten is definitely a designer to keep an eye out for in the future.
Price Range: $4,000- $9,000
All images are from designers' websites.