A couture wedding gown is the stuff of dreams.
An exquisite, handmade dress, combined with a fabulous precious jewel, summons a feast of the senses. Additionally, the couture wedding gown is an announcement of love and commitment. Exquisite in 18k, the pendant below is one of a kind by Jemily.com . How intense are these green tourmalines and diamonds. What a perfect union!
Jude Jowilson’s design aesthetic is classic with a modern approach .
Jude’s lavish attention to detail is what distinguishes his craft. His gowns are handcrafted in the USA, an increasingly rare endeavor. The supremely talented Jude Jowilson exudes warmth and is humble about his talent.
Below this gown shines with endless hand covered buttons and a feminine bow . These details are illustrative of his lush flourishes and handicraft.
Pure artistry abounds in this shot from taken at a trunk show at Something Bleu Bridal Boutique in Oceanside, California, photo courtesy of Jude JowilsonBridal NYC.com .
See these ornamental beauties closer from my shot at Jude’s stunning studio showroom in posh Flatiron. You know how much I appreciate the talented artisan.
Regrettably, I could not attend his bridal event at Forever Amour Bridal Boutique , so I was so grateful that Jude extended a personal invitation to me and a handful of other PR and press outlets to his lovely space. What a pleasure to see the gowns up close in his chic downtown abode.
THE BRIDAL SHOW WAS APLTY NAMED ” FROM THE ACCESSIBLE TO THE SUBLIME”. I CAN PERSONALLY ATTEST TO THE SUBLIME ! And given the details, the USA Manufacturing costs and materials, Jude Jowilson Bridal NYC has a price range that is reasonable.
Confectionary soldiers ready to receive their marching down- the-aisle orders! Couture wedding gown line-up !
DIVINE LACE AND EMBELLISHMENT DAZZLE.
The chic showroom reflects Jude’s all encompassing design talent. Hospitable and warm, he welcomed us with genuine affection and treats, too!
The dress above is my favorite, although the choice is very hard. The front has a high and elegant neckline, and there is a modest but alluring opening at the sides. The back is mostly open. STUNNING!
Tied for my favorites, yes I do hedge a bit here, is this champagne gown with filigree lace detail at the back. It is adorned with the Jemily necklace. I will say the marriage, pardon the pun, of the artistry of these two designers is stellar.
Perfectly faceted, an amethyst drop from this unique earring by Jemily. You can imagine the fun I was having snapping these photos of the couture wedding gown and jewels!
Closing this post with a photo taken by the talented @fwephotgraphy. This shot captures the beauty of this exceptional wedding gown designer.
For more inspiration see Jude’s Instagram page. Also visit Jemily.com for more images of sublime jewelry pieces. You can also revisit a post of Jemily here . However, do not blame me if an hour or three (!) passes by in a heartbeat .
This post is not sponsored. The only compensation I received is an emotional one; happy to partake of an event steeped in so much beauty. As well, I do love to support small and local businesses, as well as the individual artisan. All photos are mine unless otherwise stated. Feel free to share with credit to The Elle Dairies.com.
So dear readers, which gown is your favorite? Do you like a simple dress, or one that is highly embellished ? Or if you marry, would you skip the formal wedding in its entirety ? Let me know! You know How!
I love the embellishment, although my own dress was very plain. This almost (ha!) makes me want to get married again!
Yes, my reaction too!
Mine was in the middle and was 27 usd , bought at a sample saLe ! Lol. I am looking forward to being mother of the groom next year though.
The gowns really look beautiful. It absolutely has to be perfect for any bride! Love our shoes!
The Flower Duet
So true Marie !
The details matter in this important day !
I never got married! We are together for over 26 years though!
Congratulations on 26 years together! That is a happy and enduring union!
Soooo wonderful. Stunning! Elle I can’t wait my daughters or sons wedding in future 🙂
Me too ! My son is engaged and I am so happy!
these dresses are very delicate and beautiful , the marriage is a beautiful adventure if made with the right person, a chapter of our life that can be written with all the rainbow colors 😉 😉 . What a Blessing !!!!!!
Beautifully said Melania!
Yes it does have to be the right person !!
But a lovely chapter for many, an di am glad to be one of those.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
Your favorite was also my favorite. In a different color and without the train, it would be a great “mother of the bride/groom” dress! Thanks for including the shots of my jewelry!
Yes, that would be fabulous! If I can tone my arms by then! It was a pleasure as you know to see your gorgeous jewelry!
How gorgeous are those gowns? I cringe when I see my wedding photos, and would do it all differently, and put some more thought in what I was wearing. Oh well … xxx
They are spectacular, it is true, but we can’t go back in time. Just buy a fabulous dress for your next anniversary!
Dear Elle. I share your favourite. Too bad I am already married 🙂 The photos are stunning, as are the dresses. I love how you always show small business and their beautiful products on your blog as well as your eye for details. Love, Lieske
Yes, I know that feeling! But I do have a wedding to attend next year as a mother of the groom ! Just saying..
I love to support talented artisans, it is refreshing to see their talent. Thanks for your thoughts!
Oh his work is stunning!! Truly and this means something coming from me as I worked in the bridal industry for five years and I LOVE that the three gowns featured in the photo are not strapless! This was such a trend for such a long time in the bridal industry it is nice to see designers stepping in out in to other areas. Gorgeous the one on the far right is my favorite.
Allie of ALLIENYC
I did not know you worked in bridal and it means a lot from you anyway! Yes, Strapless is pretty but I worry worry too much about wardrobe dysfunction and prefer an updated classic like these. That one on the right is also my fav!
xoxo , Elle
Such intricate and lovely dresses. Nice to find your blog!
Thanks so much, I do agree. Welcome to my blog!
Ohhmmyy the dress looks stunning.
I would love to get married again ahahah
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
Yes, these also create that desire. I do! I do!
Oh what beautiful dresses! I can see why you picked that one as your favourite! While all are pretty, that one really spoke to me! It’s a shame I’ve already had my wedding, haha!
Hope that you are having a lovely week and you have a good weekend ahead of you 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Have a great day dear!!
La ilusión de Nina- http://lailusiondenina.blogspot.com.es/
Thanks so much Nina!
I love that bow-back dress! Very pretty styles!
Sigh! I do too! A bride’s dream !
Wow the dresses are stunning!
I so agree! Even better in person and up close !
That dress is so pretty!!! I love all the embellishments.
Thanks , I agree the designs are so refined!
Thanks for your comment and reading !
Such beautiful details on the lace bodice and especially like the green jewel, it really stands out. My wedding dress was detailed and feminine, I loved it so much! Blogged about our wedding day here http://shehearts.net/winterweddingfetchampark/
Thanks for your kind comments on SheHearts!
I agre and that tourmaline was so perfect!
I will happily read about your wedding! Thanks for sharing!
I am not married yet but when I do, I’d like something very different from what I am usually in so definitely elaborate but still elegant and polished gown. FASHION TALES
I am certain you will choose an beautiful gown and be a stunning bride!
As usual very interesting post!
Thanks so much Anya!
I had a lot of wonderful material to work with!
Great post, while I’m not looking for wedding dresses anytime soon, as a fashion design student I can really appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship it takes to go into these pieces – love the pictures you took!
Gabrielle Isabella x
Yes I can well imagine as a design student that you can appreciate all of the craftsmanship on display. How wonderful that you are pursuing a career in fashion design.
Keep me posted on your efforts!
Oh my! I would get married a second time to my hubby if I could wear have one of these dresses! wow. i love the center dress with gorgeous lace and detail and the one on the left too. So elegant and elaborate!
Hope you are doing well!
My two favorites as well! I hope all is well and have a great week ahead!
Sigh. So beautiful. So loaded with fantasy images. I never had a wedding gown – I eloped at a city hall overseas. Told my family afterwards and they looked forward to meeting the groom. It was the best day! I would like to spend a day trying on wedding gowns in thrift shops, just to know what it feels like.
You should try them on! You should buy one and style it with combat boots! Me too, sigh, my wedding dress was pretty, a $27.00 sample sale gown that was quite nice, but too big for my teeny tiny size back then. I also never got to experience the whole princess wearing white thing, and that is OK ! Just happy to be happy !