Searching for the perfect gown? Read this first!

Things to remember when you begin the search for your wedding gown!   Choose a date! Its most important to have already chosen your date, that way your Bridal Stylist can make sure to get your gown in time! Most … Continue reading

Top tips to choosing your bridal accessories!

Below are some top tips for choosing the perfect bridal accessories, we’d love to hear your feedback!   Does the gown already has embellishments on it? Designers like BERTA Bridal, Jenny Packham and Monique Lhuillier just to name a few designers, … Continue reading

Meet your Bridal Stylist: Rachel

Q: How long have you been a Bridal Stylist? A: Well I’ve been with Ultimate Bride for 8 years, but my first job ever was in Bridal and Evening wear when I was 15. There was a bridal store in … Continue reading

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

312-337-6300

http://www.ultimatebride.com

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!

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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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.

 

 

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

 

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

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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

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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.

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Ann Ford – Bridal Gown 1965

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

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Kate Bosworth in Oscar de la Renta – 2014

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Jenna Bush in her Oscar de la Renta wedding gown