Here’s To Dad!

In honor of last weekend’s Father’s Day celebrations, we thought we would highlight that awesome guy who walks you down the aisle…Dad! There are so many ways to incorporate your dad into the wedding day other than just a trip down the aisle, so let’s take a look at how this fabulous guy can enjoy the big day!

Wedding Planning

There are some dads out there that may have a favorite song, or a favorite cake flavor so inviting dad to some wedding planning appointments may be just what he needs to feel like a part of Team Bride!

First look

The groom does not always have to be the first man in the bride’s life to see her ready! Some brides choose to have a special moment with dad to show him he will always be the first main man in her life! Whether you meet dad in specific spot or he comes to greet you in your bridal suite, he will love one extra daddy/daughter moment before he walks you down the aisle.

Father Daughter Dance

Maybe dad is more of a slow dance guy, so you can pick a song to dance to by one of his favorite performers! Or maybe he likes to break it down on the dance floor and the two of you can choreograph a dance to his favorite oldies tune!

Remember every father/daughter duo is unique so do what you can to make your dad feel extra special! After all he was the first guy you met!


Our Very Own Ultimate Bride!


With great pleasure, the Ultimate Bride family would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to one of our very own consultants, Meghan! A few weeks ago, she married her soulmate and love of her life and we could not be happier for her! We want to wish Meghan and Timmy an infinite amount of happiness and eternal love!

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Megan dazzled all day in a Monique Lhuilllier two piece gown, with an Alencon lace corset paired with a silk satin fitted skirt! She embellished her waistline with a crystal Maria Elena belt.


Meghan and Timmy said their “I do’s” surrounded by their loved ones in this gorgeous room with floor to ceiling windows!


Their guests sat amongst beautiful burgundy and soft blush florals as well as natural greenery as their dined!

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Congratulations Meghan & Timmy!

Venue: Danada House | Styling by: Kel&Co Creative | Planning & Coordination: Bianca at Estera Events | Hair & Makeup: Montage Salon | DJ and Ceremony Musicians: Stitely Entertainment | Cake: Oak Mill Bakery

Photography: Todd James Photography

Spring into Ultimate Bride!

It’s that time of year again, Spring! What a great time to break out those trench coats and call your loved ones to help you find a gown for your wedding! With the incredible variety of designers we have at Ultimate Bride, let us give you some insight on our upcoming Trunk Show for Jenny Packham, happening this weekend, March 26-28!

You’ve heard her name on the red carpet, you’ve seen her designs on celebrities at the award shows, so why not try her bridal gowns on yourself! Take a look at this breathtaking Jenny Packham 2015 Campaign and decide for yourself, the gowns are remarkable from head to toe! Make an appointment for the trunk show, 312-337-6300, and this look can be yours!

But first…be inspired by these stunning celebs! Nothing like a Duchess to show us how it’s done!

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Monique Lhuillier

The beading shines brightly, the lace is a dream…would be a few ways to describe Monique Lhuillier’s designs since we exclusively started carrying her collections in 1998! Monique’s love for fashion has been a lifelong passion and it has always shown in her work. From embroidered ball gowns, to a lace sheath, she has reinvented what it means to be a bride with each season. And with a look for every personality, almost any bride can be a Monique bride! Take a look below and see which bride you would be!

The Bold Bride

The Modern Bride

The Bohemian Bride

The Romantic Bride

The Whimsical Bride

The Glamorous Bride

If you love what you see above, you won’t believe what Ultimate Bride has in store for this weekend only! Book your appointment for the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Trunk Show, a collection inspired by the surreal beauty and fantasy of a jewelry box!

 November 13-15

By Appointment Only


Bridal Market

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Illusion necklines… tulle skirts…embroidery…are some ways we can describe the bridal beauty we experienced in New York city during Bridal Market! Ultimate Bride spent a few days with our exclusive designers, exploring their newest collections while meeting with some fabulous people in the bridal industry!  While we saw classic bridal, we also saw pieces that really took risks for that bride living on the edge! Thank you to our designers for really showing us a wonderful time, until next time!

Let’s take a look at a snapshot of what was Bridal Market 2014!






Jenny Packham really wowed us with new accessories to compliment her vintage inspired gowns!



Romona Keveza’s Legends collection was stunning, especially this Audrey Hepburn inspired gown!






Project Runways, Austin Scarlett, chose a Gone with the Wind theme for his bridal collection presentation! We thought was gorgeous!




Monique Lhuillier was nothing short of dreamy at bridal market! This piece from her Platinum collection really stood out.



Here is Marina, pictured with Carlos, designer for the label Liancarlo. His artistic genius really stood out this collection with new embroidery and beadwork!




Marco, from Naeem Khan, was presenting us with this gorgeous chiffon embroidered gown. The neckline was just beautiful on this!



Anna Maier always stuns with their lace and this time was no different!


Here is our consultant, Marina, posing with Israeli designer, Berta and our friends from Chic Parisian, a bridal salon in Miami!



This off the shoulder, lace Oscar de la Renta ballgown was jaw dropping! Inspired by the gown Amal Allamudin wore when she married George Clooney.




Here is Israeli designer Mira Zwillinger, show-casing one of her newest pieces, embodying nothing but elegance!



What an honor to meet Herve, one of the very talented designers for Carolina Herrera!


Coveted designer, Naeem Khan, was kind enough to host a cocktail party during market weekend! We had a wonderful time!


A Tribute to a Legend

Oscar de la Renta


7/22/1932 – 10/20/2014

Iconic designer Oscar de la Renta, who was trained by designers Cristobal Balenciaga and Antonio del Castillo, dressed names such as Jenna Bush, Jackie Kennedy, and Ann Ford. Starting his ready to wear label in 1965 and introducing bridal to in 2006, Ultimate Bride was fortunate enough to carry his first bridal collection in Chicago. To this day, we remain exclusive in carrying the Oscar de la Renta bridal collection. Oscar de la Renta’s name will always be synonymous with style, class and distinction. We bid him a bittersweet farewell, but his designs will always live on.


Ann Ford – Bridal Gown 1965


Amal Alamuddin pictured here with Oscar de la Renta getting fitted for her wedding gown -2014


Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta – 2014


Jenna Bush in her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown