May 24, 2015

Snap Judgment: Daughters of Simone Lola Custom Lace Wedding Gown

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: Here comes the bride, all decked in lace thanks the custom-order Lola gown, $1,100, by San Francisco’s Daughters of Simone. Part of the label’s latest Vintage Inspired collection, the floor length crochet lace dress delivers retro style with a modern cut and can be customized to your liking.

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Wed Cred: San Francisco Bridal Style from Local Sources

June may be the height of wedding season everywhere else, but September is hands-down our favorite month for Northern California weddings. Just in time for all the lovely fall weddings taking place in the Bay Area, here are our picks for bridal must-haves from local sources.

Snap Judgment: Rag Doll Designs Bridal

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: all-lace wedding gown by Rag Doll Designs, the bridal collection from Noe Valley’s Loft 1513 co-owner Larissa Verdussen. Want to peep it in person? Stop by Loft 1513 this Thursday, when Verdussen will be showing her entire line for brides and bridesmaids and everything in the store will be 10 to 40 percent off.

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Aisle Style: Atelier Des Modistes


We’re taken with the you-won’t-see-it-everywhere-else glamour of bridal gowns by Russian Hill designer and Atelier Des Modistes boutique owner Suzanne Hanley, whose one-of-a-kind gowns are constructed of Italian silk satins and shantungs and embellished with vintage French trims and bead work featuring precious and semi-precious stones.

If you’re headed down the aisle and Hanley’s style appeals, make haste: this weekend is the Hyde Street bridal shop’s annual sample sale. What’s it to you? Up to 75 percent off gowns, veils, headpieces and bridal jewelery. Prices start at $500.

Feel free to swing by and peruse, but call ahead if you’ve got designs on the dressing room, as try-ons are done by appointment.

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