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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Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Spring 2019 Trunk Show

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.

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

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

Met Gala Glam

With a theme like “Punk: Chaos to Couture” this year’s Met Gala was destined to deliver some cutting-edge looks. Our designers were up to the task dressing stars such as Heidi Klum, Claire Danes, and Minka Kelly for the occasion. Which look do you like best?

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Heidi Klum in Marchesa

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Claire Danes in Oscar De La Renta

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Minka Kelly in Carolina Herrera

 

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Ashley Greene in Marchesa

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Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier

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Monique Lhuillier and Jennifer Lawrence