Meet Our Milliner!

Loving fiance: check. Wedding gown: check. Fabulous wedding shoes: check. Just two more necessities to complete your wedding day look:a gorgeous headpiece and veil! From floral to jeweled, to lace and tulle, let our in house milliner, Debra Shirley create a custom look for you!

Debra has been with us for 20 years and her designs just keep getting more gorgeous! We met with her to get some input and advice on how to make your bridal look unique, take a look at what she said!

“After greeting a bride, I first notice the shape of the wedding gown itself. Then I pay close attention to the particular details of the dress.  My first goal is to compliment the overall look of the bride while wearing her dress. I consider specific design lines and details especially on the back of the gown when determining which veil length will be most flattering. 

In many cases, the best option is a sheer, understated floor length veil that will give a continuous flow to the 

ensemble.  This way, there is no cut off point, nothing to pull the eye away from the features of the dress or from the brides figure.  Beyond the length and shape of the veil, the possibility of adding custom details such as matching lace or beading is discussed. I am quite fond of a hint of matching detail to truly gel a bridal look together. If not on the veil, then in a decorative hairpiece that remains on after the veil has been removed for the reception. I believe that wearing a headpiece that compliments the wedding gown is the perfect way for the bride to feel polished and put together throughout the evening.”

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If you are one of the lucky brides to get your dress at Ultimate Bride, Debra can make your headpiece and veil dreams come true!

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Muse by Berta Trunk Show

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce a Muse by Berta trunk show this weekend!!!!

 

Muse by Berta

Berta is a leading fashion designer in Israel, where she has been a bridal designer for 16 years now. Berta’s leading line of work is based on high quality, uniqueness and premium level finishes. Berta is mainly known for her bold and sexy designs – her collection includes a lot of designs with open back, deep V-neck, and very tight and flattering silhouettes. At the same time, due to the variety of Berta’s collection, there are also designs that are more modest, classy and that have a touch of vintage in them. Berta is a rising star in the international bridal fashion world. She has attracted the interest of thousands of brides from all around the world, and therefore nowadays her designs can be found in high end bridal boutiques in many different countries.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

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Join Us for Mira Zwillinger Trunk Show

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce a Mira Zwillinger trunk show this weekend!!!!

 

MIRA ZWILLINGER

Mira Zwillinger’s approach is a celebration of elegance, timeless glamour and supreme craftsmanship. In recent years Mira’s daughter, Lihi, joined the business and together they design the collections. Using the finest fabrics and materials sourced from Milan and Paris, combined with a meticulous attention to detail, Mira creates eye-catching couture collections without any compromise, each with their own story. Of particular interest is her delicate use of the finest hand embroidery and ornate beading from Italy. Luxurious fabrics abound, including laces, chiffon, taffeta, silk crepe and brocade, all within a subtle color palette. Mira’s dresses are each handmade creations with a delicate touch, that like a snowflake, no two are the same, and unique to the world.

 

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

Gracy Acaad Preview

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce a Gracie Accad Preview this weekend!!!!

Gracy Acaad

Gracy Accad is a fashion alchemist who blends simplicity, chicness and modern romance. Her collections bring to mind the elegance of haute couture with a downtown edge, using only the finest fabrications and sewing techniques. In four short years, this native New Yorker built a following among millennial women who come to her New York City atelier for handmade designs with modern sensibility.

Having come from a family whose heritage is rooted in the textile industry, Gracy sources only the finest materials and pays special attention to fit and form. Her looks are characterized as enduring and timeless, but still maintain a modern edge. Both her bridal and evening wear are elegant and refined, and known for having shimmer and sparkle. There’s a classic touch to each of her designs—even the ones that are in tune with contemporary trends.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

PRONOVIAS PRIVEE TRUNK SHOW

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce a Pronovias Privee trunk show this weekend!!!!

 

PRONOVIAS

PRONOVIAS a family firm that began life in ‘El Suizo’, a prestigious Barcelona store founded by Alberto Palatchi Bienveniste in 1922 that specialised in lace, embroidery and high-quality silk fabrics.

What started as a family business would later grow to become Pronovias. In 1964, when Alberto Palatchi Ribera joined, the company pioneered the creation of the first prêt-à-porter bridal fashions, a revolution at the time, which made wedding dresses accessible to all women.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

MONIQUE LHUILLIER SAMPLE SALE AT ULTIMATE BRIDE

ULTIMATE BRIDE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MONIQUE LHUILLIER SAMPLE SALE!!!

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands. Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is today considered one of the leading fashion houses in terms of design, quality and innovation. Driven by a lifelong love for fashion and a natural inclination for bridal and evening gowns, Monique set out to present a collection of modern and fashion forward bridal gowns. Monique Lhuillier’s signature silhouettes provoke femininity, allure and style that have made her renowned for capturing the essence of sophisticated luxury.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

CAROLINA HERRERA SPRING 2019 TRUNK SHOW

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce a Carolina Herrera Spring 2019trunk show this weekend!!!!

CAROLINA HERRERA

Establishing a globally recognized style aesthetic, Carolina Herrera has resided at the helm of her eponymous label for over three decades. With the encouragement and endorsement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Carolina Herrera presented her first collection of women’s ready‐to‐wear at New York’s Metropolitan Club in 1981. Opening her New York‐based atelier shortly after the inaugural show and cultivating a team trained in haute couture craftsmanship, Carolina Herrera aligned her name synonymously with the city and all things luxury. With wedding gowns often included in her ready‐to‐wear runway shows, Carolina Herrera introduced her bridal collection in 1987. Carolina Herrera has become the destination for brides in search of femininity, a touch of romance and exceptional craftsmanship known to the atelier. Since the collection’s inception, Carolina Herrera has outfitted renowned brides such as Caroline Kennedy, Evan Rachel Wood, Amy Smart and Kristen Stewart’s character Bella Swan in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”. Finding resonance on the runway, down the aisle and in the pages of global fashion magazines, Carolina Herrera soon found a new home on the red carpet, dressing stars both on the rise and Hollywood’s iconic set such as Oscar winners Renee Zellweger and Sandra Bullock, Salma Hayek, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tina Fey, Taylor Swift and Zhang Ziyi. With both a global focus and adoration for the sum of all things beautiful, Carolina Herrera has been hailed as “Fashion’s First Lady”..”

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

Every Chi-town bride can find the one.

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.

Lee Petra Grebenau (Chicago Premier) June 21 – June 23 Trunk Show

Ultimate Bride is excited to host Designer Lee Petra Grebenau’s Chicago Premier trunk show!!

Lee Petra Grebenau

Established in 2011, Lee Petra Grebenau Couture Design House is one of Israel’s most prestigious fashion brands, defined by it’s luxurious bridal and evening stores worldwide. Lee Grebenau, discovered her innate passion for fashion and art at a young age as her family owned and international textile business. Lee graduated with honors from “Shenkar”, one of the top fashion design colleges in the world, and at the same time she established her couture house which attracted exclusive clientele by word of mouth.

Ultimate Bride

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Make your appointment today at info@ultimatebride.com or call us at 312.337.6300.

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2019 Trunk Show

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta is one of the world’s pre-eminent designers. The company was established in 1965, and currently produces a line of accessories, bridal, home products and fragrance, in addition to its signature women’s ready-to-wear collection. In 1965, Mr. de la Renta began his signature ready-to-wear label. Since then, the brand has expanded to include accessories, fragrance, eyewear, intimate apparel, home furnishings, and in 2006, a ready-to-wear bridal collection. De la Renta’s bridal line features extraordinary embroideries and beautiful fabrics, from silk duchess to French Alencon lace. This utterly feminine and romantic collection also includes elegant accessories, such as veils, shoes, and bags.

Ultimate Bride

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Make your appointment today at info@ultimatebride.com or call us at 312.337.6300.