Thursday, December 17, 2009

Haute Off the Press! Our HC114 on the Cover of Brides!

YAY! We landed another cover... and this time with an incredible Vera Wang gown! Our HC114 organza and tulle hair comb is available at Priscilla of Boston salons nationwide. On page 52, you'll find our Hp13 organza or taffeta hair pins (set of 2, one small, one large)

Haute off the Press! Brides Magazine Nov/Dec 2009 Issue

Haute Bride featured in the Brides Magazine November/December 2009 Our BRHC10 can be worn as a brooch, comb, or French barrette. It's available in over 6 colors including Clear, Golden Shadow, Lt Colorado Topaz (as shown), Montana Blue, Red Magma, Black Diamond and Silver Shade! This is truly an heirloom piece! Check our store locator for a salon in your area!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New! Fashion Report: Matthew Christopher

Check our our BFF's newest collection on the runway at Bridal Fashion week! Take notice to the accessories... Yes, they are also from our new 2010 Collection! We are SO in love with Matthew's new line!

New! Fashion Report: Matthew Christopher-1

Fashion Report on KnotTV... Top 5 Accessories Trends

TOP FIVE Accessories trend for the season to
transform your bridal look!

5. Brooches (incorporated onto a sash, belt or even the hair!)
A very versatile piece! All of our brooches can be designed on
a brooch pin barrette, alligator clip and comb.

4. Cuff bracelets!

3. Chandelier Earrings

2. Statement Necklaces

1. Gold (We love to incorporate Golden Shadow into our bridal accessories!)

Watch the Top 10 Trends in the Bridal Industry on the Knot TV

10. Boleros
9. Brooches
8. Pearls (The first long draping brooch pearl necklace on Matthew Christopher's gown is OURS!)
7. Flowers and Rosettes
6. Raw Edging and Textures on gowns
5. Feathers and Horsehair
4. Black - Finally an OK for the bride!
3. Bling! Crystals/Rhinestones on gowns
2. 50's Inspiration
1. Fabric of the season- TULLE!

See the video here: New%21+Fashion+Report%3A+Top+10+Trends-2

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Photos from our Cocktail Bling Launch Holiday Party!

Thanks so much to those of you who attended. We had a blast and thank you for your continued support! Happy Holidays! XOJustify Full

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Modern Trousseau preview!

We just received the trunk show gowns from Modern Trousseau, and goodness aren't they are lovely!

Our pal Melissa Bagley of Izzy Magazine (, came by to snap a few photos of the gowns before the craziness of the trunk show, so we enlisted our assistant manager, Aja, to pose as a fake bride. As you can see, she had a great time! :)

Appts are still available for our Modern Trousseau trunk show this weekend! Give us a call to schedule your appt to try on these gorgeous gowns!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Our FABULOUS Window Washer

We just couldn't resist posting about our most favorite window washer! If you are a local San Francisco based company, you must give these guys a shot! They do a terrific job and our windows on Union Street have never been so sparkly!

Ladies and Gentlemen... we introduce to you... Intelligent Window Cleaning... featuring "the stache, in all it's glory!"

These dudes ROCK!!! Contact them today.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Modern Trousseau Trunk Show

Thursday through Saturday
December 3-5, 2009
Call today for your appt! 415 923 5900

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rosie Gets Married

As many of you ladies already know, our sales consultant Rosie got married last weekend to her adorable college sweetheart, Chris. I was so honored to be invited to the wedding in Monterey and had a great time dancing to Rick Astley and snacking on yummy red velvet cupcakes! Her wedding was an inspiration- it was one of those fantastic weddings where all the guests seemed to have known each other for years, creating this incredibly welcoming atmosphere. And Rosie looked absolutely perfect, of course! She seemed so comfortable being a bride that I wondered if she was aware that she was wearing 20 yards of silk dupioni and a chapel length veil! She looked effortlessly chic, as Rosie always does. :)

Congrats Rosie and Chris!

Rosie's attire:
Dress- Delaney by Augusta Jones, with a few customizations designed by Rosie
Veil- Lauren by Sara Gabriel, chapel length
Flowers- Penelope flowers by Sara Gabriel
Earrings and bracelet- Haute Bride, of course!

And by the way, Chris and Rosie's photographer, Jennifer Elin Hogan ( sent me these breathtaking photos!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2010 Trunk Show Events at HAUTE BRIDE Couture Bridal in San Francisco

Event: Fancy Trunk 2010 Trunk Show
Date: Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, by appt only
Location: Haute Bride Couture Bridal
Description: Inspired by the tradition of “Sunday Best” on your wedding day, Fancy introduces beautiful dresses that are an alternative to the formal gown. A Fancy dress is perfect for the bride who exudes elegance and that flair for creativity. Native New Yorkers, brothers and co-owners Gregory and Stephen have always been inspired by fashion and share a long familiar history in the garment industry. Haute Bride is proud to introduce Fancy to the Bay Area! Any gowns ordered during the trunk show will receive 10% off. ( Contact Haute Bride to schedule your appt! (, 415-923-5900)

Event: Augusta Jones Spring 2010 Trunk Show
Date: Friday and Saturday, February 19-20, by appt only
Location: Haute Bride Couture Bridal
Description: Designed by Charlotte Leung, the Augusta Jones line of beautiful and affordable bridal gowns are a favorite of ours, and we are so excited to introduce her spring 2010 collection! As always, the newest collection is classically styled, with flattering lines and fun details. Any gowns ordered during the trunk show will receive 10% off. ( Contact Haute Bride to schedule your appt! (, 415-923-5900)

Event: Martina Liana and Essense Couture Trunk Show
Date: Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, by appt only
Location: Haute Bride Couture Bridal
Description: Australian designers Leanne Collova and Martine Harris combine distinctive design, couture quality and affordability to create the Martina Liana and Essense lines. Their 2010 collection ranges from a larger-than-life ruffled ballgown to a light-as-a-feather lace sheath inspired by chanteuses of the 1920s. Any gowns ordered during the trunk show will receive 10% off. (, Contact Haute Bride to schedule your appt! (, 415-923-5900)

Event: Matthew Christopher Trunk Show and Designer Appearance
Date: Friday and Saturday, April 30-May 1, by appt only
Location: Haute Bride Couture Bridal
Description: Matthew Christopher's 2010 collection is all about the details, like chiffon cherry blossoms, silk charmeuse ruffles or quilted satin organza. These gowns are surprising and fresh, but still in keeping with that glamorous Matthew Christopher style. Any gowns ordered during the trunk show will receive 10% off. ( Contact Haute Bride to schedule your appt! (, 415-923-5900)

Event: Sara Gabriel Veiling 2010 Trunk Show
Date: Friday and Saturday, June 4-5, by appt only
Location: Haute Bride Couture Bridal
Description: Sara Gabriel's line of veils and hair accessories are truly couture- each veil individually cut by a professional milliner and finished by hand. They are styled beautifully, but can also be customized to the bride's exact specifications. Any veils or hair accessories ordered during the trunk show will receive 10% off. ( Contact Haute Bride to schedule your appt! (, 415-923-5900)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Become a Haute Bride VIP!!

We receive many emails a day from brides wanting to know when our next trunk show is, when the sample sale will start again, what new pieces are we going to be debuting, etc, etc, etc.
You now have the opportunity to become a Haute Bride VIP! By signing up on our email notification list, you'll have first hand info on sales, trunk shows, sample sales, new designs, cocktail parties, contests, and more! Sign up here!

Wedded Bits... by (More Bridal Fashion Week Fun!)

"One of the accessory companies we met with at bridal market was Haute Bride. Their line was filled with gorgeous (and sparking) necklaces, earrings, rings, broaches, headpieces and their new product: shoe clips.

Shoe clips are a thing of the past that are definitely going to be a must-have accessory of the future. They adorn the front of your shoe adding a bit of pizzazz to a solid white, ivory or any other color. Haute Bride offers shoe clips in a range of shapes and colors so you can choose all-clear crystals or one with a bit of color to coordinate with your wedding color palette." —Anne Chertoff ... Here's the link!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Designer Shoes at a Discount!

We've cleaned our our shoe closet to make room for new styles. We had many styles that we just couldn't keep anymore because of space issues. Check out our new partner, White Luxurious Shoes. They are a brand new online shoe boutique who works with bridal salons to help sell their extra shoes, at a discounted prices! Save between 30-70% off the retail price! You'll find brands like Filippa Scot, Fifi, Jimmy Choo, Grace, Grazia and more... Visit their website!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Brides We Love...Cathy!

We just loooove to receive photos from our newly married Haute Brides, especially when the photos are as amazing as these! Feel free to swoon over these incredibly romantic photos...the 2nd photo got a big "aawwwww!!" from all of us. :) Cathy is wearing the Moet dress by Matthew Christopher and the Emily veil by Sara Gabriel. Gorgeous!!

Congrats Cathy and Matt!!

p.s. Cathy and Matt used the very talented Andrew Reilly for their wedding photography.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Haute Bride featured in the Your Wedding Day Magazine

The beautiful fashion and beauty director,
Cathryn Van Breene, wrote a
little blurb on our Cocktail shoe brooches!
N878 Long pearl and brooch lariat/necklace and
Dramatic rhinestone drop pendant necklace (in back)
Above: Rose colored rhinestone pendant and
earrings from our Cocktail Bling collection.
Our headband adorned with Ribbon and Rhinestones
It's our headband style T134
These are also our Rose chandelier earrings from
our Cocktail Bling line!
One of my personal favorites! The model in the
middle is wearing style N408.

This magazine is beautiful! Pick up your copy today!
They hit the newsstands at Borders and Barnes and Noble on September 29, 2009.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dream A Little Dream Events 3rd Bridal Tour!

This unique event is geared to engaged brides in the San Francisco Bay Area. We will be taking you on a shuttle to a champagne brunch followed by a tour through the city to some of our favorite spots for wedding related vendors and accessories. We will be visiting a bridesmaid gown shop, hair and make up artists, taste cakes, a photographer, florist, invitation maker and much more! You will also be able to ask all your wedding planning questions to wedding planners, Kathryn and Brittani. Tour price includes brunch, transportation, beverages and a swag bag full of goodies and discounts. The tour runs from 10:30am-3:30pm on Sunday September 20th.
Please email for questions or more information. SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE: September 20th Bridal Tour

Martina Liana 2010 Trunk Show 10/30 & 10/31

We're so excited to debut the new collection by Martina Liana in our San Francisco flagship salon during Halloween weekend! The new collection is truly amazing, and ranges from a larger-than-life ruffled ballgown to a light-as-a-feather lace sheath inspired by chanteuses of the 1920s. We expect this trunk show to book up weeks in advance, so don't hesitate to schedule your appointment! As always, we will be offering 10% off any Martina Liana gowns for the weekend of the trunk show. You can take a peek at Martina Liana's current collection of gowns on her website:, but keep in mind that the gowns at the trunk show will not be photographed on the website, as they are not yet available in stores! We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event! Your Halloween costume this year will be a gorgeous Martina Liana creation!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Brides We Love...Tasha!

How dreamy is this photo?? The lovely Tasha is wearing an Augusta Jones gown from Haute Bride and one of our adorable tulle and pearl flowers in her hair. We think she looks absolutely timeless! Best wishes Tasha!!
Oh, and p.s., this charming photo was taken by Julio Duffo Photography. Great job, Julio!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our latest Photoshoot!

We just finished our latest ad campaign photo shoot and wow, did it turn out great! Our beautiful model, Ellen, really stole the show. Well in addition to the jewelry of course. ;) And on the other hand, she couldn't have looked so haute if it weren't for the fabulous Maria from Professional Makeup Artistry. Maria did such a great job and we were able to create many looks with Ellen from 50's Glam to Rocker Chic! Lastly, but certainly not least, Jen of Jennifer Skog photography is one of the most amazing (and super cool!) photographers I've ever worked with. I am fascinated by photography (ask Jen- I brought my camera along too and she was giving me tips!) We both decided in our next lives that she'd be the jewelry designer and I'd be the photographer. I like it! Make sure to check out Jen and Maria's websites. They are both the top make up artists and photographers in the Bay. In addition to your wedding, they've collaborated together on a Boudoir project. You have got to see these photos!
They are STUNNING!!! This would be the best gift ever for your fiance. I am thinking an anniversary present may be in order for my hubby... ;) Thanks again Maria and Jen! We loved working with you and are so excited for the photos! PHOTOS COMING SOON!
Links: Jennifer Skog {Skog as in Vogue}

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

RIP Marty Lindstrom... a true Marina Legend

Marty Lindstrom was a Marina legend. A bartender at the infamous Balboa cafe, Marty was your friend. I met him years ago when he was working at Balboa. He mentioned wanted to get out of the bartending business and had started his own bag company. We started working with Marty and he provided bags for our bridal salon. We became fast friends. You would never grow tired of his funny stories from the past and he'd always make you feel like a million bucks on any given day. He left us too soon although we know he's in a good place. The self proclaimed "world's nicest human" will surely be missed by his friends and Marina Family. RIP Marty, we love you.