Our “Something Borrowed” Collections are wedding dresses from designers we love that we don’t keep in our studio but can borrow upon request for your styling session with a little notice!
Emily Kotarski Bridal is know for providing brides classically feminine silhouettes, fit to perfection, adorned with unique and artfully designed embellishments. Each style is easily intertwined to create one of a kind looks for each bride unique to their vision.
From her prestigious education at Parsons The New School for Design, specializing in couture techniques, Emily treats each design like a work of art. Designed and produced in the Charleston, SC atelier, the EKB team focuses on sourcing the finest quality of materials from all over the world in order to create each garment with the highest level of perfection.
Fueling positive relationships with brides and retailers through unparalleled customer service is what makes the EKB brand so successful. Every client that falls in love with an EKB design is welcomed into a growing family of fashion and design enthusiasts!
Jaclyn Jordan has been passionate about design since she was a little girl growing up in Pennsylvania. Always artistic, she spent most of her free time drawing and dressing up her Barbies. Under her grandmother's watchful eye, Jordan began sewing and turning her drawings into reality.
While studying at SCAD, Jordan started her bridal career in 2005 as a stylist in a small bridal salon. Over time she focused her skills on the bridal industry and learned many techniques from her mentor. It was during that time she developed her love of lace.
Jaclyn Jordan debuted her wedding dress collection during New York Bridal Fashion Week in October 2013. She has since been featured in PEOPLE Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Style Me Pretty. Her designs reflect her passion for making sure every bride feels confident and captivating on her wedding day. Her gowns feature intricate floral and sequin embroidery, lots of lace, and flattering cuts.
Hyacinth Bridal's gowns are effortless and romantic, a seamless blend of modern minimalism, each gown is handcrafted in their South Dakota atelier and with a heavy emphasis on style and quality while still being responsibly, sustainably, and ethically created.
From Jessica, owner and designer:
No industry is perfect - the bridal market included. In everything I do, I strive to maintain responsible practices. I am an advocate for slow fashion and making sure that we produce a bridal line that is not only beautiful but ethical with as little impact on our environment as we can. I am proud to say that I pour my heart into every gown my small team and I hand-make here in the Midwest.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Renée Grace gowns are designed for the modern romantic in all of us. Blending vintage elements with modern elegance, our gowns are designed for the feminine romantic. With enchanting silhouettes, fine laces, and exceptional fabrics, we create made to order gowns to fulfill her bridal fantasies. The Renée Grace bride is fueled by curiosity and full of imagination, leaving the world a bit more magical wherever she goes.
After 30+ years of custom bridal, Teresa Eklund started Renée Grace Bridal in 2016. Teresa has a team of experts: seamstresses, cutters, and pattern makers with years of experience in their craft. Renée grace bridal now employs 10+ and operates in a 5,000 sq ft renovated home in Cincinnati, Ohio. From first sketch to final stitch, every piece of the process is made in the USA. Weddings are about celebrating love and the beginning of crafting a life together, so we are sticking to that. We keep the love and craft in one of the most important parts of the day - her wedding dress.
GOLI JUNE designs feature lush fabrics, laces, flattering silhouettes, unexpected touches and intricate detailing. Founder and designer Goli June was interviewed by Lakeshore in Love, a Chicago based wedding planning resource. She shares the meaning behind the name.
Goli June translated in Persian means ‘Goli, dear’. June is a term of endearment used when referring to loved ones and close friends. That’s the kind of feeling we hope to evoke in our brides when they work with us, that of a cherished friend.
Goli June was born out of the desire to make beautiful and interesting things for the diverse landscape of women getting married. I wanted to create a brand for the woman of all sizes, seeking something modern and wearable, at an accessible price-point. I also had the desire to build a fashion brand ethically, where creative professionals can be gainfully and meaningfully employed.
Goli June gowns are for the modern, romantic bride.