We spend day after day on SMP Illinois swooning over moments. Moments that pull at our heartstrings and make us love our job more than you could ever imagine. As past brides ourselves, we all know the important decisions it takes to make your day your own, and one of the most important choices you’ll make is choosing the wedding gown of your dreams. It’s gown you’ll walk down the aisle in, the gown you’ll say I do in , and the gown that you’ll look back on for the rest of your years. So finding a bridal salon that is not only at the forefront of bridal fashion, but also puts heart into every consultation is like finding wedding gold. That’s why we couldn’t adore Dimitra’s Bridal Couture more. They truly cherish the fact that their gowns are moment-makers, officially making the Illinois brides that grace their shop one lucky bunch.
About Dimitra’s Bridal Couture… Located in Chicago’s Oak Street fashion district, Dimitra’s Bridal Couture opened its doors in 2001, bringing to the Chicago bridal scene an experience that cannot be found in any other Chicago salon. The pedigree of its founder Dimitra Maroulis, a European couturier garment maker, has been the cornerstone of their philosophy, to combine expertise and exceptional service, with high fashion and designer styling, while always treating the bride with grace and warmth, leaving pretense to the side. As one of the few Chicago salons to still offer in house, couturier alterations, Dimitra’s works with brides through the most difficult phase of the bridal gown purchase, namely the fittings. This level of commitment to the bride is unparalleled and a signature of the salon.
As evidenced in their online ratings, Chicago brides have lauded Dimitra’s not only for their professionalism and warm approach, but also for having the broadest selection of styles on the Chicago scene! Dimitra’s has a national reach, carrying such hard to find designers as: Zuhair Murad, Ersa Atelier, YolanCris, Francesca Miranda and Rafael Cennamo. These lines are complemented by bridal powerhouses such as: Ines Di Santo, Edgardo Bonilla, Alvina Valenta, Stephen Yearick, Ysa Makino and Matthew Christopher. The well-appointed accessory collections is just as carefully selected and also represents the best in the industry with names such as: Maria Elena, Erin Cole, Jennifer Leigh, Erica Koesler and Nymphi Design.
Trunk shows and designer appearances are typically held every weekend, and prices range from $2000 to $20,000. Having close relationships with their designers, Dimitra’s work with brides to make custom changes to achieve the bride’s vision to the last detail. Mothers are also not left to the side. The special occasion lounge has an equally exclusive selection of designer evening gowns and cocktail dresses by coveted designers such as Alex Teih, Tony Ward, Rene Ruiz, Kevan Hall Stephen Yearick and more.
Dimitra’s brides have been featured for their real weddings in luxe publications such as Grace Ormonde, Inside Weddings, and Brides Chicago Social. The salon has been featured multiple times on Platinum Weddings and TLC’s Four Weddings.