Heather Stuns in a Beautiful Mix of Gems and Lace

Beautiful Dimitra’s Bridal bride Heather O’Laughlin wearing Freya from the Boheme IV collection.  Australian designer Leah Da Gloria created such a beautiful mix of gems and lace.

Her wedding was at the Tippecanoe Place, a beautiful midwest manor that was built in the 19th century located in South Bend Indiana.  The rich and colorful history of this location along with Heather’s beautiful spirit brought the atmosphere that she wanted to bring to life on her wedding day alive. 

Heather was so much fun from the moment she stepped into the salon.   When she put this beautiful gown on by Leah Da Gloria she just did not want to take it off.  It was as if we knew her for years and she instantly became part of Dimitra’s Bridal family.

Congratulations Heather and THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE PART OF THIS VERY SPECIAL TIME WITH YOU!!!!!!

 I am still processing and unwinding from the wonder and beauty of our wedding weekend, but to sum up everyone’s reaction to the dress in one word… “STUNNING.” I cannot tell you how often guests and social media friends have used that word to describe how beautiful I looked.

Thank you (and your team of course) for everything!! I truly believe that each and every person that played a role in making this day possible was brought into my life for a reason and you all are truly no exception to that. I can’t wait to stop in and see you all again soon!”

~Heather

VENDORS:

  1. Designer: Leah Da Gloria
  2. Gown: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
  3. Venue: Tippecanoe Place Restaurant (StudebakerMansion)
  4. Onsite Wedding Event Coordinator: Jasmine Flickner
  5. Photographer: Beth Anne of Anderson Photography
  6. DJ/Lighting: Ben Leslie & Big Show Sound & Lighting
  7. Baker: Donielle Watson of D’z Nutz Donuts
  8. Hair/Makeup: Roula Fayad (Georgio Issa)

Victoria chooses Tony Ward Couture for her Wedding

Victoria Apostolopoulos came to us to find her wedding gown.   When she walked through our doors for her appointment she looked defeated and was quite upset.  I remember meeting Victoria and she started to cry because she felt as if she would never be able to find the perfect gown for her wedding.

We chatted for a bit and I advised her that the trunk show we were hosting that weekend is exactly what she was describing.  I also informed her that Tony Ward, the designer of the trunk show collection,  was attending the trunk show, which is quite rare, and she was able to meet him.  She was delighted with what she heard and was excited to start trying on bridal gowns again.

Tony Ward is a couture designer from Lebanon and is Aptly named ¨The Architect of Detail.  Every gown is a piece of art.

Victoria ended up choosing a gown from the Tony Ward Couture collection.  The style of her gown and veil was Gaeity.   It was the second gown she tried on.  Her face told the story as she started to tear up with joy.  She did not want to take the gown off and when she did,  just to solidify that this was her gown she could not wait to put it back on.    She truly looked like royalty and there was no doubt in her mind that this is the dress she would get married in.  She returned later that same day and  “Said Yes to the Dress.”

Once again, thank you a million times to you and all of your wonderful staff for all you guys did for me. I will cherish these moments and memories with your bridal salon forever!!

~Victoria

Victoria’s Wedding Day Vendor Team

Real Bride, Sara, Stuns in Not One But Two Designer Gowns

Sara is wearing two of our designers, Stephen Yearick and Valentini Spose for her wedding day. For her ceremony, she chose a beautiful gown from Valentini Spose. As the designer’s website states, “ Valentini Spose is located in Italy.  The supervisor of the work is Graziana Valentini, one of the most qualified in the industry, who has been able to characterize the Valentini brand of quality and passion. She leads the team during the gown’s realization, thanks to her knowledge of materials, production techniques and her innate ability to convey great emotions with each gown. Every tissue, every cut, every model is the result of careful research, because the wedding gown is and will always be this for us: the most precious object that each woman should wear on the most important day of her life.”

Sara also chose a reception dress by American designer Stephen Yearick, who is based out of New York.  The Stephen Yearick Collection caters to the bride.  Being a truly Modern Couture Collection, Stephen Yearick’s creations and designs are customized to guarantee appropriate fit for any body type and can be modified to create the perfect gown to grace any occasion with glamor, elegance and style!

Saying goodbye to our brides is quite emotional, but we always love receiving emails from them after they walk down the aisle. 

Everyone we worked with for our wedding was so incredible. Both dresses were so incredible and fit me like a glove. I have and will continue to recommend Dimitra’s Bridal to any future bride. Thanks again for helping make our day so special.

~ Sara

Ali wears Valentini Spose on her Wedding Day

Valentini Spose is from Italy and they create refined Bridal Gowns that are loved by women. Our stunning bride, Ali, looked absolutely beautiful wearing Valentini Spose. These photos were captured by her photographer, Mark Trela.

Thank you for helping me look my best on my wedding day! I felt so beautiful in my Valentini Spose Gown and had such a lovely experience shopping for my wedding gown at Dimitra’s, I appreciated all the time spent at accessory appointments and fittings to make me look and feel my very best! I loved every aspect of my look and am so glad I got my dress, custom bolero, and veil from your beautiful boutique.

~Ali

Zuhair Murad Fall 2022 Bridal Collection

The Zuhair Murad Fall 2022 bridal collection has been released and we are literally speechless! As the exclusive retailer for Zuhair Murad wedding dresses in Chicago, we were thrilled to see a return to the beautiful beadwork the designer’s evening wear collection is known for.  According to Zuhair Murad himself, this collection was inspired by diamonds: “Born since the dawn of time, this eternal gem is the embodiment of love’s beginning, granting fortune to all those it adorns and exciting the imagination with its sheer regency. Dear to women’s hearts and captivating with its radiance, the timeless diamond inspired Zuhair Murad to design a collection of contemporary and vibrant wedding gowns, luminous with a thousand lights.”

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katie wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle sheath bridal gown with straps, with a matching beaded tulle overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kiara wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice and cap sleeves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kiara wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice, matching veil and cap sleeves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kay wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice

This Fall-Winter 2022 Collection is bewitching and features cabochon-cut stones arranged in multi-faceted patterns on sheaths, as well as princess-cut skirts in warm, magnolia-colored silk tulles (also available in off white for the more traditional bride!)  The skirts are topped with the designer’s signature fitted corset bodice that cinches his bride at the waist so beautifully, and is fully embellished by a delicate blend of sparkling crystals in ecru ivory and silver.

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded tulle overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded tulle overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal in chicago featuring a fully beaded tulle long sleeve sheath bridal gown with off the shoulder sweetheart neckline and a matching beaded veil

Zuhair Murad’s signature embroideries do not fall short in the Fall 2022 bridal collection, as they flirt with geometric patterns, featuring a medley of sharp angles on the one hand, and a dense crescendo on the other, highlighting the radiance of the swarovski crystal elements that float throughout the dreamy layers of silk tulle.

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart beaded tulle ballgown wedding dress with corset bodice and matching veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kloe wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless beaded tulle a-line wedding dress with matcing gloves

There are two ethereal and effervescent lace dresses in the collection which are incandescent and shimmer.  The first features a long sleeves, a high neckline and removable tulle skirt with matching lace. The second is an uber romantic natural waisted chantilly lace ballgown, with long sleeves and an off the shoulder, deep V neckline. Both gowns feature the perfect balance of modesty and revealing elements, traditional yet modern, feminine yet edgy – and always with a matching cathedral length veil to take everyone’s breath away!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress with matching overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kylie wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a long sleeve high neck lace mermaid wedding dress with matching overskirt and veil

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karen wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder long sleeve lace ballgown wedding dress

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karen wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder long sleeve lace ballgown wedding dress with matching veilThe Kendell gown’s silk taffeta is draped delicately over the bodice boasting a sweetheart neckline, and falling to the floor regally for awe-inspiring glamor.  We are completely obsessed with the beaded illusion gloves, which give the perfect dash of glamour and sophistication to the final look! We can’t wait to see which of our brides will find an excuse to re wear these beauties as a statement piece following the wedding!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kendell wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart ruched taffeta ball gown with beaded illusion gloves

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kendell wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a strapless sweetheart ruched taffeta ball gown with beaded illusion gloves and matching veil

The Karoline gown features a sequin embellished sheath wedding dress with long sleeves, whose silhouette reveals the flawless details of the bride’s shape. This seductive wedding dress is balanced by the sweet silk mikado overskirt, which comes off when the bride is ready to be light and move easily among her guests and on the dance floor!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karoline wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring long sleeve beaded tulle sheath wedding dress with mikado overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 karoline wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring long sleeve beaded tulle sheath wedding dress with matching veilKatya is sure to be a favorite among our brides – a timeless clean look, yet never simple. The rich pleating, figure flattering silhouette and dramatic bow make this wedding gown as much of a showstopper as the fully beaded sister dresses in the collection! A high slit in the front of the skirt can be closed for the more modest bride, but with a fabulous pair of shoes and the incredible matching veil – this wedding gown is sure to be the centerpiece of the wedding!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a pleated mikado off the shoulder wedding gown with high slit, bow detail, and matching overskirt

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 katya wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring a pleated mikado off the shoulder wedding gown with high slit, bow detail, and matching veilFinally Ketty appears in the collection for the very effortless bride, who wants a light wedding dress with movement and unassuming charm.  This breezy silk chiffon ballgown has a flattering off the shoulder neckline, beaded appliques at the bodice and a removable matching cape to add to the impact of the gown’s charm!

Zuhair Murad fall 2022 kim wedding dress at dimitras bridal chicago featuring an off the shoulder ruched chiffon ballgown wedding dress with beaded appliques and removable cape

Fall 2022 is expected to arrive in store by the Spring of 2022.  Please email us at info@dimitrasbridal.com to join our waitlist to shop the Fall 2022 Zuhair Murad wedding collection first!