Photo: Courtesy of Lihi Hod
We've been chatting with Gabriella Risatti of Gabriella New York as she kicks off our hot new "Ask a Shopkeeper" series. Gabriella has worked with nearly every style of bride since opening her New York City bridal salon seven years ago. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about what city girls love.
Today, we tapped Gabriella on her favorite statement pieces for the fashionable, romantic, edgy, beachy, and casual bride. Read on to learn a secret fashion piece to best match your bridal style!
"Lihi Hod (above) is doing amazing gowns and separates that are both sexy and romantic. They are made to measure, which insures a really beautiful fit. Lihi is young and brings a fresh perspective to bridal gowns. She actually recently got married herself, so she can really relate to brides!"
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"I love the vibe of Elizabeth Fillmore's gowns. They have an ease to them that really appeals to me. Elizabeth designs sheath gowns with really amazing details. They are romantic, feminine and whimsical. Many of the women who come into my shop opt for Elizabeth's gowns because they are beautiful, but not too serious." Read real brides' reviews here!
"Head chains are my obsession these days. I actually wore one on a date with my husband recently and felt like a rockstar all night!"
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"Many of my brides opt for a sparkly sandal because it's fun and they can wear it again after the wedding. I recommend selecting something relatively comfortable if possible."
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"I've recently fallen in love with the designer, Self Portrait, and I can totally see a dress by them at a rehearsal dinner location like Palma or Lure. They have a white panelled dress that would be perfect!"