Before you know it, the winter will be gone and spring will arrive, teasing us all with the promises of sun-kissed summer days and star-filled summer nights. Of course, for Southern Californians, the winter season isn’t as harsh as much of the rest of the country; we don’t experience blankets of icy snow (unless we’re in a mountainside retreat) nor do we walk about Rodeo Drive with heavy fur-lined parkas on. But what spring really announces in L.A. is the start of the burgeoning – and highly competitive – wedding season, where Woodland Hills’ bridal shops all over the Valley pull out all the stops to reign in blushing brides-to-be looking for that perfect, princess-esque dress.
Feeling like a princess is what it’s all about on your big day, so if you’re one of those aforementioned brides-to-be getting ready to take the walk down that aisle, we have some professional suggestions for you as we take a look at Woodland Hills’ bridal shop scene for this wedding season.
Established in 1996, Pebbles Bridal is a family-owned and operated full-service bridal shop with locations in Woodland Hills and Orange County. The business carries hundreds of wedding gowns by several different designers, ranging from informal to extravagant, in addition to a plethora of styles for the entire bridal party including bridesmaids dresses, mother-of-the-bride/groom dresses and flower girl dresses. If finding the perfect gown at a reasonable price at a down-to-Earth walk-in bridal shop is what you’re after, look no further than Pebbles Bridal, located at 20855 Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills.
Enchanted Bridal is all about helping you find the dress of your dreams, also offering tuxedos and suits for the groom and his legion of supporting friends scheduled to attend the wedding. You will be the envy of everyone on your big day when you walk down the aisle in a gorgeous, curve-hugging gown from designers including Stella York, Kitty Chen and more; further, Enchanted Bridal will ensure you look like a glamorous movie star when you choose from dress styles like sweetheart and sincerity. Don’t let the cost of an overpriced gown keep you from making your fantasy wedding a reality – stop by Enchanted Bridal as you plan the day of your dreams. The shop and its massive stock of affordable bridal wear is located at 10122 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth.
Della Curva specializes in making the curvy bride look sexy, confident and beautiful on her wedding day, taking great pride in creating the very best shopping experience for full-figured curvy brides in search of the perfect plus-size wedding gown. In fact, whenever a curvy bride is looking for a jaw-dropping plus-size bridal salon in the L.A. area, they turn to Della Curva – and for good reason. The shop is staffed with some of the most highly-regarded professional bridal consultants in Southern California, who also qualify as stylists that always know how to choose or customize the perfect plus-size wedding dress for any bride. What’s more, Della Curva also carries a wide range of accessories including belts, headpieces, jewelry, sashes, veils and more from some of the most creative designers in bridal. The salon is located at 18663 Ventura Boulevard Suite 320 in Tarzana.
The Wedding Connection by Tobey Dodge is the brainchild of “wonderfully competent” wedding planner Tobey Dodge, who boasts more experience with more types of weddings than any other. Tobey believes that every bride deserves the best treatment and consideration possible, and as such her Wedding Connection service fuses creativity, attentiveness, experience, resources and knowledge with a “heavy dose of good humor.” Offering consultation and coordinator services for weddings of all styles, Tobey takes the time to meet with her assistants for the wedding day ahead of the date to ensure they’re all on the same page for the event, while ironing out any last-minute changes and additions to the schedule. Indeed, while this selection doesn’t represent a bridal shop in the literal sense, if you have been looking for a consummate bridal planning service that will meet your expectations for a fun-filled and successful wedding day, The Wedding Connection definitely deserves your attention in this roundup. Tobey Dodge can be contacted through her website.
Dolly Couture Bridal Studio specializes in cocktail-length wedding dresses for brides who want something different than the traditional to-the-floor gown. In 2006, after a challenging search for a cocktail-length dress, Dolly Thicke decided to make her own – and Dolly Couture was born, offering vintage-inspired dresses available to unique brides around the world. Among Dolly’s most popular designs are The Avila Bay, The Beverlywood, The Cambridge and The Manhattan, the majority of which feature lace illusion fronts and backs with V-over-sweetheart necklines for the classic Dolly Couture Bridal look. Details include scalloped trims and four-inch organza ruched belts at the waist, contributing to the appeal of one of Dolly’s best-selling designs that can be customized to make it your own. Dolly Couture Bridal Studio is by appointment only and is located at 6837 Canoga Avenue Suite #9 in Canoga Park.
Looking for a divine dress for your heavenly occasion? Your search ends at Lili Bridals, where a large showroom filled with a well-edited inventory by top designers meets premium service catering to mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaids, eveningwear shoppers, Bar/Bat Mitzvah moms and anyone else who needs the perfect dress. Lili Bridals has been a trusted name in Southern California’s bridal industry for some 55 years, and was established in 1958 by Lillian Green, beloved grandmother of current proprietor Lisa Litt. A time-honored approach infused with a warm, friendly atmosphere and the most current gowns and accessories is what makes the Lili experience so unique and unforgettable. Brides-to-be are requested to make an appointment with Lili Bridals, located at 18663 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.
If you are a Woodland Hills bride-to-be preparing to take those sacred vows with your future partner this upcoming wedding season, consider any of the bridal shops we’ve showcased in this roundup as you seek out the gown of your wildest fantasies. We can guarantee you that all eyes will be on your princess-esque presence when you walk down that aisle and dance the night away.
Saying “yes” to the dress has never been so easy.