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Wedding Dress Designer: Elie Saab


"Erato," from the Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2011 Collection

Designer: Elie Saab

Price: Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias wedding dresses are typically between $7,000-$17,000.

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"Casandra," from the Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2011 Collection


Elie Saab, born in Beirut, began his interest in dressmaking at the ripe old age of 9, when he would use his mother’s tablecloths to cut patterns and draw sketches for his sisters. After developing a local following, he opened his first couture atelier when he was 18. He spent the next several years debuting collections in Rome and Paris, where he opened his flagship store. In 2003, the designer teamed up with the bridal house Pronovias to offer the Elie by Elie Saab bridal collection. The designer is a favorite amongst celebrities, and has designed red carpet dresses for Halle Berry, Taylor Swift, Diane Kruger, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Elie’s favorite fabrics, according to the designer, are “noble” materials such as taffeta and organza, paired with more fluid fabrics such as muslin or lace.

His gowns definitely have a regalness to them. They’re bold, yet they still manage to seem delicate. I love how they have such classic silhouettes, but with a fun twist.

Check out the Best Bridal Boutiques guide to see if a store in your area carries the line.

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"Caelum," from the Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2011 Collection

"Auriga," from the Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias 2011 Collection

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Best Bridal Boutiques: Couture

Anne Barge, 2008 collection


When I first got engaged and started thinking about THE DRESS, I really didn’t know where to start. Who were the designers? Where could I find them? While I started my search in New York City (I figured they had the best selection), I soon realized that it wasn’t really realistic to buy a dress in a city you don’t live in. Would I fly up for my fittings? That wasn’t going to happen. I looked at a couple nice stores in Nashville, but eventually ended up finding a boutique in Miami that had the dress I fell in love with. Considering I was getting married in Miami but living in Nashville, it worked out perfectly.

I wish I had a list like this when I was looking for local wedding boutiques, so I made one for you! Below is a compilation of the boutiques/salons across the country that I think have the best selection of couture wedding dress designers. Based on the designers these stores have listed, you can expect prices to range from $1800 all the way up to $10,000 and above! BUT! Don’t get scared if you don’t have a couture budget. All of these stores are bound to have sample sales (usually the sample dresses are in sizes 6-8, but this can vary widely. I’ve seen sizes 10 and 12 before) where you can get dresses up to half off or more. I got my Atelier Aimee dress from Chic Parisien, listed below. It was originally listed at $8,000, and I got it for $2,000 because it was a sample. So go and check out the selection! Not only will you get to know a bit more about which designers you like/don’t like, but you might score one of them with a major discount.

Best Bridal Boutiques


Bliss Bride
Designers: Junko Yoshioka, Christos, Jenny Packham, Anne Barge, Claire Pettibone, Vera Wang, Amy Kuschel
2710 Via De La Valle # B120
Del Mar, CA 92014-1910
Phone: (858) 847-3115
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Marina Morrison
Designers: Lela Rose, Amsale, Jenny Packham, Lazaro, Junko Yoshioka, Adele Wechsler, Anna Maier, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Claire Pettibone, Rivini, Judd Waddell, Kenneth Pool, Liancarlo, Anne Barge
30 Maiden Lane
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 984-9360
Hours: Open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

District of Columbia

Designers: Jenny Packham, Palazzo, Adele Wechsler, Peter Langler, Lazaro, Christos, Liancarlo, Rivini
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-4050
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-8pm


Ever After
Designers: Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Lacroix, Angel Sanchez, Rivini, Valentino, Ines Di Santo, Anna Maier-Ulla Maija, Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Fillmore, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera
2977 McFarlane Road
Miami, FL 33133-6033
Phone: (305) 444-7300
Hours: Open Mon-Tue,Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; Wed-Thu 10am-7pm

Chic Parisien
Designers: Monique Lhullier, Marchesa, Lazaro, Rivini, Rose Clara, Kenneth Pool, Romona Keveza, Reem Acra, Badgley Mischka, Amsale, Junko Yoshioka, Paloma Blanca, Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Pronovias, Elie Saab, Anne Barge
3308 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: (305) 448-5756
Hours: Open Mon-Wed,Fri 10am-5:30pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm

Boca Raton Bridal
Designers: Amsale, Amalia Carrara, Eve of Milady, Kenneth Pool, Jenny Lee, Lazaro, Liancarlo, James Clifford, Marisa, Monique Lhullier, Vera Wang, Rivini, Jenny Packham, Romona Keveza Collection, Romana Keveza Legends
3591 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 447-6541
Hours: Open Tue,Thu-Sat 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-7pm


Kelly’s Closet
Designers: Adele Wechsler, Amy Kuschel, Angel Sanchez, Cheryl King, Claire Pettibone, David Fielden, Elizabeth Fillmore, Jenny Lee, Jenny Packham, Lea-Ann Belter, Lela Rose, Modern Trousseau, Nicole Miller, Robert Bullock, Suzanne Ermann, Christina Garcia, Sara Gabriel, Tread, Junko Yoshioka
1649 McLendon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307-2152
Phone: (404) 377-9923
Hours: Open Mon-Tue,Sun 11am-6pm; Wed-Sat 11am-7pm


Laura’s Couture Collection
Designers: Private Label, Rivini, Amy Michelson, Liancarlo, Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, Judd Waddell
13010 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Overland Park, KS 66216
Phone: (913) 631-3010
Hours: Open Tue-Wed 10am-5:30pm; Thu 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat 10am-4pm


Ultimate Bride
Designers: Angel Sanchez, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Junko Yoshioka, Kenneth Pool, Lela Rose, Monique Lhullier, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Langner, Rivini, Ulla Maija
106 E Oak St # 2
Chicago, IL 60611-1230
Phone: (312) 337-6300
Hours: Open Mon 11am-6pm; Tue-Wed,Fri 10am-6pm; Thu 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-5pm


Le Salon Couture
Designers: Rosa Clara, Jenny Packham, St. Pucchi, Jesus Del Pozo, Watters, Two by Rosa Clara, Justin Alexander, Aire
1204 East 11 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: (313) 924-1651
Hours: Tue-Fri 3pm-8pm; Sat 1pm-8pm

New Hampshire

Madeleine’s Daughter
Designers: Pronovias, Monique Lhullier, Maggie Sottero, Watters, Alvina Valenta, Amsale, Christos Bridal, Marisa Bridals, Lazaro, Kenneth Pool, Martina Liana, Essense of Australia, Jenny Yoo, Wtoo, Lusan Mandongus, Paloma Blanca, Mikaella Bridal, Allure Bridal, Jenny Packham, Sassi Holoford
775 Lafayette Rd # 3
Portsmouth, NH 03801-5434
Phone: (603) 431-5454
Hours: Online appt. requests only

New Jersey

Designer Loft West
Designers: Adele Wechsler, Rosa Clara, Bellantuono, Elen Paumere, Janet Nelson Kumar, Manale PARIS, Jenny Packham, Manuel Mota, TWO by Rosa Clara, A Hnna B, Kirstie Kelly, Paloma Blanca, Jessica Zamir, Youlin, Pronovias
7 Sloan Street
South Orange, NJ 07079-1713
Phone: (973) 821-5316
Hours: Call for appointment

Jaehee Bridal Atelier
Designers: Aire, Alma Novia, Amsale, Angel Sanchez, Anne Barge, Atelier Aimee, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Christos, Claire Pettibone, David Fielden, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Fillmore, Enzoani, Eve of Milady, Farage Paris, Ian Stuart London, Jaehee Collection, Jenny Packham, Kenneth Pool, Kitty Chen, La Sposa, Lazaro, Lusan Mandongus, Maggie Sottero, Manuel Mota, Melissa Sweet, Nicole Miller, Paloma Blanca, Platinum, Priscilla of Boston, Pronovias, Reem Acra, Rosa Clara, San Patrick, Stephen Yearick, TWO by Rosa Clara, Vineyard, WToo
66 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: (201) 541-0077
Hours: Open Mon 12pm-4pm; Tue,Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Wed-Thu 12pm-8pm

New York

Mark Ingram
Designers: Alberta Ferretti, Angel Sanchez, Anne Barge, Anne Bowen, Carolina Herrera, Douglas Hannant, Elizabeth Fillmore, Jenny Lee, Jenny Packham, Junko Yoshioka, Le Spose Di Gio, Lela Rose, Marchesa, Monique Lhullier, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Langner, Rivini, Vera Wang
110 E 55th Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 319-6778
Hours: By appointment only


Wedding Shoppe
Designers: Rivini, Peter Langner, Anne Barge, Le Spose di Gio, Janell Berte, Simone Carvalli, Jenny Lee, Judd Waddell, Jenny Packham, Victoria Nicole, Elizabeth Fillmore, Two by Rosa Clara, Monique Lhuillier, Junko Yoshioka for Bonaparte
503 W Lancaster Ave # 110
Wayne, PA 19087-3123
Phone: (610) 293-1299
Hours: Call for appointment

South Carolina

Designers: White Couture, Amsale, Badgley Mischka, Jenny Packham, YoYo, Reem Acra, Binrbaum & Bullock
259 Seven Farms Dr # 1A
Charleston, SC 29492-8501
Phone: (843) 471-2975
Hours: Call for appointment


b. Hughes
Designers: Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Reem ACra, Badgley Mischka, Romona Keveza Collection, Romana Keveza Legends, Alita Graham for Kleinfeld NY
4231 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 297-7800
Hours: Open Tue-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm


Stanley Korshak
Designers: Alvina Valenta, Amsale, Anne Bowen, Angel Sanchez, Badgley Mischka, Christos, Douglas Hannant, Ines Di Santo, Jenny Lee, Jenny Packham, Kenneth Pool, Liancarlo, Nardos Imam-SK In-House Designer, Peter Langner, Rivini, Romona Keveza, Watters and Watters
500 Crescent Court #100
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 871-3600
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm


Designers: Anne Barge, Bliss by Monique Lhullier, Eve of Milady, Ian Stuart, Ines Disanto, Jenny Packham, Lazaro, Martina Liana, Marisa, Monique Lhullier, Nicole Miller, Paloma Blanca, Peter Langner, Pronovias, Rivini, Rosa Clara, Rosa Clara Two, Romona Leveza Coutoure, Romana Keveza Legends, Suzanne Neville
106 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-0387
Hours: Open Tue,Fri-Sat 10am-6pm; Wed-Thu 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm (call to make an appointment)

GIGI of Mequon
Designers: Angel, Angel Sanchez, Anna Maier-Ulla Maija, Gigi House Label, Jenny Packham, Lazaro, Modern Trousseau, Monique Lhullier, Paloma Blanca, Peter Langner, Rivini
1550 West Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092-3228
Phone: (262) 241-1123
Hours: Please call for store hours
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