Monday, February 21, 2011

The Craze of the Infamous Haute Bride B628!!

Well, we are going on the 4th year of the B628! (and still going strong!) There are a lot of replicas floating around out there, but nothin' beats the real thing! This blog post is dedicated to all of our Haute B628 Brides!

Please email us if this is your photo and you would like credit!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jennifer Skog's Photo Shoot at Priscilla of Boston in Santana Row { San Jose, CA }

CR1 Swarovski Cocktail ring by Haute Bride, C180 Choker
B994 rhinestone cuff bracelet
N868 draping pearl and brooch necklace
T184 vine headband
N710 Freshwater pearl necklace
T158 side brooch headband with rhinestones

T158 side brooch rhinestone headband
B913 freshwater pearl and rhinestone cuff

Gorgeous flowers by Nicole Ha
Jen had the opportunity to photograph some of the most amazing gowns at San Jose's Priscilla of Boston in Santana Row. You can find our Haute Bride accessories at 19 of the Priscilla of Boston flagship salons across the country. I love the looks that Jen chose for this shoot! Thanks Jen and Lindsay (of Pretty Me Chic makeup artistry) for styling these gorgeous models with our Haute Bride accessories!

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Venue Priscilla of Boston, Santana Row
Designer Amazáe Special Events
Floral Design Nicole Ha
Gowns Priscilla of Boston, Santana Row
Jewel + Hair Accessories Haute Bride
Hair + Makeup Lindsay Skog of Pretty Me Chic
Photographer Jennifer Skog Photographers
Cake Jen's Cakes
Stationary Marizette Paperie

Real Bride... Katie and Jason

Ceremony + Reception The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Event Design 8 Events
Videography Alumiere Studios
Hair + Makeup Professional Makeup Artistry
Bridal Accessories Haute Bride
Floral Design Thistledown Design
Cake Katrina Rozelle
Linens Wild Flower Linens
Chair Covers Especially Yours Chair Covers
Lighting Enhanced Lighting
Audio Visual Swank Audio Visuals
DJ/Musician Spintronix Entertainment
DJ/Musician Michelle Sell
Transportation Events West

Brides we LOVE... Jamie wearing Alvina Valenta and Haute Bride

Jamie was a wonderful bride of one of our favorite salons, The Bride to Be in FT Wayne, IN! We just love Sarah and Kate (the owners!) Jamie was so kind enough to email us and share these incredible photos and share her beautiful wedding with us!

Jamie was married on July 2, 2010 in Bay Harbor/Petoskey MI. She wore Alvina Valenta from The Bride to Be and all of her accessories were designed by Haute Bride. Jenn, Chris and Bob Ocken of Ocken Photography are responsible for these amazing photos! Jamie can take most of the credit for all of the fabulous details of her wedding and she did have a help from Debbie Norris and Linda C. Richter from Events that Party. Her gorgeous bouquet was designed by Sydney Wormell Upsy-Daisy Floral. My favorite part of these photos: the Chanel bottle of perfume! You can tell that Jamie has great taste! * * * * *

In Jamie's words...

"Hi Lindsie! Attached you will find a few pictures of the bracelet, earrings and head piece that I wore. All the pieces photographed so beautifully and I can't wait to wear all of the pieces again. It was funny because I feel in love with the bracelet before I had even picked out my gown. The bracelet was the very first thing I purchased. It was love at first and there was nothing that could compare to the bracelet. Thank you again for creating such magical and timeless pieces. I have never felt so beautiful and everyone just loved all the pieces."

Real Bride Marisa and Adam...!

Marisa and Adam were married in Cabo, August 2010! Marisa wore Valena Valentina's Lindsie dress and accessorized her gown with a beige sash, turquoise brooch and Jennifer Leigh veil and our B628 pearl and brooch bracelet! Love all of the color combos in this beautiful and bright wedding! (All from our San Francisco Flagship Salon!) We Love you Marisa! XO

Friday, February 11, 2011

Real Bride Shannon & Joaquin... Wedding Bliss in Puerto Vallarta

Our stunning bride Shannon and her husband Joaquin were kind enough to send up pictures of their gorgeous wedding at Martoca Beach Garden in Puerto Vallarta. Shannon gown was designed by Augusta Jones and her veil was by Jennifer Leigh, and the accessories of course were all Haute Bride designs. We really love how she chose to use pearls throughout her jewelry selection, everything came together in a very sweet and soft way.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! The wedding was gorgeous and Shannon looked flawless.

Venue: Martoca Beach Garden
Event Planner: Lilian Ojedra and Ana Karina Amutio
Photographer: Jay Dixon
Gown: Augusta Jones "Mya", Veil by Jennifer Leigh and Accessories designed by Haute Bride. All available at Haute Bride San Francisco

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stephanie James Couture Trunk Show March 25-27, 2011

Please join us the weekend of March 25-27, 2011 at the trunk show of Stephanie James! Stephanie will be with us on Saturday to help you design your very own, custom dress! See more of her amazing collection at Stephanie James

Friday, February 4, 2011

Behind the Scenes | Today's Bride Cover Shoot

The amazing Jennifer Skog and Maria Chang were the masterminds by this Cover Shoot creation. Check out our Haute Bride accessories in this Parisian inspiration photo shoot! Gorgeous video!
Today's Bride Bay Area: Renaissance of Romance from Cristine Thomas on Vimeo.

Haute Bride and the Return of Tiaras... featured in the LA Times

Tiaras top 2011 bridal trends
After a couple of recession-inspired years that saw brides-to-be paring back, not only on their "I Do" arrangements but with gowns that were more streamlined than princess-like, glamour is back in bridal.

And with it, the tiara.

"Tiaras are a good way to finish your overall wedding-day look, and to do something different and express your personal style," said Ellen Heisler, senior associate fashion editor for Brides magazine in New York, which has flagged tiaras as a trend.

"They don't have the stigma they used to have of being a little too proper or serious," she added.

Just as tiaras are making a comeback in fashion, with Natalie Portman and other stars wearing them on the red carpet, they are beginning to show up in bridal, which is increasingly influenced by celebrity attire. The upcoming nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William of Wales is likely to add to the trend.

In bridal, Heisler said, tiaras falls in two camps. There's "the simple, more delicate smaller piece that is tucked into the hair and looks really elegant and beautiful and effortless," said Heisler, referencing the San Francisco line Haute Bride.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

PA Brides... Haute Bride's coming to Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion! 2/3 - 2/5

Haute Bride | San Francisco & Wedding Wire's Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011

Weddings, Wedding Venues

2011 Bride's Choice Awards  Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More

{San Francisco, California} – {February 2, 2011} - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Haute Bride San Francisco has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Bridal Salons! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Haute Bride stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Haute Bride for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Haute Bride is among the very best Bridal Salons within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit

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