A California girl marries a prince in the Royal Wedding of 2018. While the love story of the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex is the kind of story that inspires fairy tales, her bridal style is the kind that will inspire brides-to-be for years.
If you followed our Instagram stories that morning, you know our excitement to see the dress was through the roof. By then we had already put our prediction out into the world on what we thought Meghan Markle would wear. We weren’t all wrong. We got the bateau neckline, the ¾ length sleeves, and the a-line skirt. What we weren’t counting on was the minimalism.
Why read a long Instagram post as a Friday Intro, when you can watch us make fools of ourselves?!
At least once a month and usually on a Friday, we write a long Instagram post where we list some things we like or do so that you can get to know us better. This time around things are a little different. It's our very first vlog!
Every year, it has become our tradition to share our reflections/memories with you. Sometimes we’ve done it through the “Instagram Best Nine” or through a blog post or both. With the end of the second week of 2018 rapidly approaching, we wanted to share with you EÉ’s top 17 memories of 2017.
It's almost been one year since our #realbride Mary traveled to Ireland to marry her beau Donnchadh. But, we've known Mary for over two years. We met Mary at the launch of our Fall/Winter 2016 collection back in September of 2015. When it was time for her to pick her wedding dress, it was our honor to have her be an Edith Élan bride!
The wedding took place at The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul in Ennis, Ireland. The reception happened at the Temple Gate Hotel down the street. In the midst of it all, they (lucky for us) made sure to stop by the the ruins of Clare Abbey and the Cliffs of Moher for some amazing pictures (see exhibit A above). We dare say that their New Year's Eve wedding was the perfect way to ring in 2017!
The holidays are a special time of year: full of magic, love, happiness, time spent with loved ones, and gift giving. In some cases, those gifts are round and sparkly. To be honest, holiday season is also known as “engagement season” for a reason. Anyhow, if you happen to find yourself on the receiving end of one of these sparkly gifts: CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And when you start you search for that perfect dress, you may find the inspiration you need in this post. #bippityboppityboo
Some dresses come together beautifully: from the original sketch to the production sample, it’s 100% EXACTLY as envisioned. Our Leyla, was not one of those gowns.
Just like newlyweds, you sometimes lose track of time as a creative entrepreneur. We can't believe it's been a little over a year since Mel and Dave tied the knot! We thought we would share some of the beautiful images from their special day as a way to celebrate their love. No bias here... okay maybe a little... but Mel was so effortlessly feminine, charming, and sophisticated in our Tamarisk gown! Or rather, her Tamarisk gown.
This fabulous duo married in Chicago last August at Morgan’s on Fulton in the presence of friends, family, and Mel’s oh-so-adorable pup, Rocco.
>>We’re so sorry to have left you without something to read and the fun pictures to go with it for so long! We hope this makes it up to you…maybe a little bit?! Please forgive us! Say you’ll stay and read! It's a cute story about this American bridal designer's adventures in London.<<
Chapter 1: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE...SORT OF
Our story begins in December, a few days after Christmas…
A year ago we were green fashion designers taking the "big plunge" by exhibiting at our first bridal market...in New York City, no less. What a learning experience that was! With 17 new dresses making their debut this year, along with the 10 dresses that continued on from our 2016 collection, one thing was for sure: it was time that this independent bridal designer got a booth upgrade! Gone were the days of a cramped 10' x 10' space. But before we could even start to work on our booth, we had to get there.
To say 2016 has started off with a BANG for us would be an understatement. Just as it would be to say we have been “keeping busy.” We’re in the midst of working on the samples for our 2017 collection, sending gowns from our 2016 collections to trunk shows across the country, and, on top of it all, we’ve been blessed with being able to participate in styled shoots. Several of them, in fact. And this is just one behind-the-scenes look at what happens during a styled shoot.