Tuesday November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Route 17, the shopping heaven for Jersey in Bergen county. Serious shoppers can rest assured that their fashion sense doesn’t have to be left behind when they get married if the stop at Bjiou Bridal which is on the north side of Route 17. Owners Julie and her sister Joyce own the upscale bridal boutique that houses some of the world’s most beautiful dresses. If you can’t travel it to their jersey store, they have stores in Pennsylvania and Hawaii. Their new TV show on TLC, Jersey Brides lets us watch all of the drama and fun a Jersey bride will have while planning her big fat jersey wedding! Wedding Dresses Magazine couldn’t wait to talk to Julie, co-owner of Bijou Bridal, about why they love New Jersey and their brides.
Q& A with Julie of Bijou Bridal
How are Jersey Brides style unique from Pennsylvania and Hawaiian brides?
The stereotypical “Jersey Bride” is a confident, strong woman who is very comfortable in her own skin. She wants it all! Compared to our PA and Hawaiian brides, we find that our Jersey brides definitely want more of the glitz and glamor. She wants a dramatic dress that will make everyone’s jaw drop when she walks into the room. And of course, she wants as much “bling” as she can get!
Watters wedding dress available at Bijou Bridal in Paramus,N.J.
Why did you and your sister want to open a bridal boutique?
Hmm…Joyce and I don’t really know the exact events that led us to open up our own bridal shop. I feel like it was almost fate how everything worked out. Our father has been in menswear for 30+ years so we were always around fashion growing up. My father always wanted us to have something for ourselves. Naturally menswear wasn’t exactly exciting to us (we’re girlie girls – my mom always dressed us up when we were young) so our family went on a mission to find something we could really shine in. One day we randomly passed a beautiful space on Route 17 in Paramus (which is now our flagship salon) and thought “Wow, that would be a great space for a bridal shop!” Before we knew it, Bijou Bridal was in the making. We really wanted create an environment that turned gown shopping into a whole experience to be remembered. We wanted to make it a comfortable and fun experience for every type of bride (our shop tries its best to cater to everyone)!
Bijou Bridal carries wedding dresses from designers like Stephen Yearick & Watters.
Stephen Yearick is available at Bijou Bridal Paramus, NJ
Monday November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
ho knows more about love than a tennis star James Blake and a wedding dress designer Ines di Santo. A tennis avoiding the word “love” on the court while Ines and Veronica help brides who are in love look spectacular on their wedding day. People magazine reported that tennis star Andy Roddick was one of many stars who attended the wedding.
Photo credit: Studio Diva/ People Magazine
Emily Snider’s beautiful Ines di Santo strapless wedding dress adorned with beads and tulle. Brides searching for a wedding dress that is on trend and gorgeous with hints of classic style. Here a few dresses from Ines di Santo’s Fall 2013 collection.
Friday November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Monique Lhuillier can instantly make your entire life luxurious. All you have to do is enter through the doors of her new NYC Madison avenue townhouse on 71st street.
Don’t worry, security won’t hurl you into the street because she doesn’t live in this townhouse; the couture designer just keeps all of her ready-to-wear, evening and wedding dresses there for brides and lovers of fashion to view, try-on and wear to your next fabulous event.
Ladies, while your in this new bridal salon and fashion boutique by interior designer Jennie Abbott, pick out a Monique Lhuillier engagement ring of your dreams. When you get engaged, your elegant evening dress, designed by Monique Lhuillier, will impress your friends family and family-to-be’s.
It will be hard to choose just one item from her home & gifts collection, so choose them all for your engagement party or wedding registry. Write out your wedding invitations with your new life partner by candle light. Confident in your beauty brides? Make sure your bridesmaids will look as pretty as you will in a bridesmaid’s dress by Monique Lhuillier.
Monique Lhuillier Salon,
19th century townhouse at 19 East 71st Street and Madison Avenue.
Tuesday November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Glitter and gold fell all over the wedding dresses in Sarah Seven’s studio. On the wedding dresses the glitter and gold missed, the designer gave a short dress cap sleeves and a long dress with cascading curls of fabric. The wedding dresses appear light in weight, but stand strong in style. Sarah Seven is a soft glimpse at glamour of yesterday blended with a flattering body flaunting silhouette.
Monday November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Frilly details allow the bride to flaunt down the aisle when wearing a Karen Sabag wedding dress. Karen Sabag also designs one-of-a-kind wedding dresses for brides who want tobe only one wearing their wedding dress.
Karen Sabag collects fabric from France like “mocado silk, silk organza, chiffon, lace and tulle” to construct the perfect dress for women with modern & classic tastes. Born in Israel her dresses have beading from India and she once worked with Italian designer Valentino.
Her international couture design instincts come are the perfect components to make beautiful wedding dresses. Karen Sabag carries couture over the threshold. Sizes range from 0 to 12; however, custom sizes are available upon consultation and requests. Price points start at $2,000 for short dresses and $5,000 for bridal gowns.