Real Weddings – Perfectly Pink

What could be sweeter than a pink wedding? Our bride Cylie Lyn and her hubby Grant sure are! The groom Grant, who has such a deep affection for his bride, was quoted saying, “The only thing that was more amazing [than the wedding] was seeing my bride walk down the aisle and admiring how stunning she looked. My heart kept skipping a beat, as I was very eager to have her beside me at the altar.  In fact, I was so anxious that I didn’t even wait for the pastor to say, “Who gives this woman to this man?”  I just tried to take her from her dad.”  We were gushing when we heard that and what we know of Cylie Lyn only confirms that she has the same affection for Grant. Cylie Lyn wore a beautiful Sophia Tolli ball gown and just like her groom so aptly noted, she looked stunning. Truly a lovely couple!

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Photography: Kim Le Photography

Venue + Catering: Turnip Rose

Main Florist – Pearl Barro Navo Floral Architecture

Sponsor’s Flowers: Al Sipus

Wedding Cake: Rockwell’s Bakery

Bride’s Dress: Sophia Tolli from The Dresser Bridal

Videography: Cannon Video


Real Weddings – Smog Shoppe Love

For our bride Courtney and hubby Matt, their wedding was a celebration that was more about the FEELING of the day than a specific aesthetic. Their wedding represented their most important values: their supportive community and their union. As Courtney put it, she and Matt really put a lot of time and thought into creating an “evening that was memorable, but not because of the over the top décor, or how exotic the menu was, or how expensive everything seemed. We wanted our friends and family to remember the warmth of the event, the good food, relaxed atmosphere, and the personal touches that were all me and Matthew”. Well they certainly accomplished that! We loved Courtney’s bright personality and warm smile. She beamed in her satin Mon Cheri gown, featuring an art deco crumb-catcher neckline. Truly a beautiful couple, inside and out.

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Photographer: Bobby Earle
Coordinator: Heather of LVL Weddings & Events
Venue: The SmogShoppe
Wedding Gown: The Dresser
Makeup: Mandy Leppke
Hair: Andrea Neal from Capella Salon
Cake: Cake Monkey
Caterer: HeirloomLA
Floral Design: Megan of La Partie Events
Beverages: The Bruery
Runners, escort cards, paper flowers and place cards: DIY by the Bride
Table numbers: hand crafted by Father of the Bride

Real Weddings – Bright + Beautiful

Our very creative and talented bride Libby had her hands full during the wedding planning process. Libby, like many of our brides, handcrafted many of the wedding day decor for her vibrant and whimsical nuptials. From the invites, programs, and place cards to the cheery bridesmaids’ headpieces and thumbprint tree guest book, Libby infused her style and personality into every detail. Of course, we thought Libby looked radiant in her Maggie Sottero gown “Fiorella.” More importantly, Libby and her hubby Chris’s great love for each other and ability to have fun together is what makes this wedding so memorable.

Libby surprised her groom Chris with a ring “bear”er. Love it!

The groom’s brother and sister surprised the couple by singing Styx’s Mr. Roboto. The entire bridal party joined in on the action by dancing the robot covered in foil.

Photographer: Katelin Wallace Photography 

Venue: The Mitten Building 

Makeup: Amy Clarke

Hair: Melody Rachunok 

Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero via The Dresser Bridal in Fullerton

Floral Design: Jami at The Mitten Building 

Groom’s Attire: Top Man 

Jewelry: Forever 21

Stationery: paper from Kelly PaperMichaels and Paper Source

Bel Aire Bridal Trunk Show

Classic, elegant, chic…everything you need to add that final touch to your bridal style!

The Dresser Bridal will be hosting a trunk show featuring the latest  fabulous
bridal accessories by Bel Aire Bridal.

October 19-20, 2012

Take advantage of our exclusive incentives offered only during the trunk show!
Call 714-870-7101 to make your appointments today. We can’t wait to see you!

All Around Style: Embellished Belts

Have you ever put an outfit together, looked in the mirror and thought, “This just needs a little extra something.” Wedding dresses are no exception; sometimes just a little pop of color or sparkle can make your gown even more fabulous. Simply adding a brooch or colored sash can really change the look and feel of a dress. Our personal favorite is the embellished belt. We love to add them to gowns and love the surprised look on our brides faces even more when they see what a difference a belt can make. Belts visually draw in the waist, making you look slimmer by creating or accentuating an hourglass figure. Thankfully, we have an extensive collection of beaded belts and sashes available in our salon for our brides to sample with their gowns. Here are just a few of our favorites:

A number of our designers have really embraced this trend and now offer many of their gowns with coordinating belts and sashes. This allows our brides to customize their look with a simple yet elegant solution. Of course there are so many gorgeous gowns with belt and sash options to choose from in our salon that it was hard to just pick a few to display here but hopefully you can get an idea of how lovely (and limitless) your options are:

All of the lovely gowns and belts featured in this post are available in our salon for try on, so call us today and schedule your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!