We're tickled to see our gorgeous Isabella and Blair wedding gowns featured on Borrowed & Blue. Styled by Lily Spruce, this medieval rustic romance shoot gives us all the feels. For the last several years, airy outdoor weddings have been de rigueur. Not today. It's so refreshing to see goth-inspired makeup and vintage statement glass jewelry - think Mother of Dragons a la Daenerys. We hope this fairytale medieval wedding at Folktale Winery gets your creative juices going.
Long Live the Empress Bride
In this San Francisco Chronicle Style feature, Tony Bravo reports on the latest elegant bride trends featuring our Katharine and Louisa wedding gowns. "After a decade of mega-weddings, bridezillas and all manner of the over-inflated, over-the-top nuptial everything, brides in 2016 are taking more of a streamlined approach." Click below for more about the empress bride's style.
- Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, January 24th, 2016
Simple meets bespoke in wedding gowns designed by Trish Lee, whose vintage-inspired aesthetic and impeccable fabrics are combined with exact measurements and custom designs for a fully bridal couture experience. A Trish Lee wedding dress complements the bride’s best features to ensure that she looks and feels her most beautiful on her most important day. Click on link to read more about the fabulous wedding dress designers of San Francisco.
- Claire Gorzynski, 7x7, January 6th, 2016
San Francisco native Trish Lee has made a passion out of dress design since she was a little girl. Since 2012, Lee has been focusing on designing vintage-inspired handcrafted wedding gowns. All dresses are bespoke to best flatter brides of every size and shape. Gowns range from $2,000 to $5,000, and appointments are required.
- Joanna Metheny, CBS, June 9, 2015
"When it comes to weddings, custom is key. We sought out five local vendors helping craft one-of-kind experiences for couples." Read more on where to seek out the best custom bridal gowns in San Francisco and four other top wedding vendors to create memories that last a lifetime.
- Angela Salazar, Deputy Style Editor, San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2015.
Kate and Justin's 1920s style wedding had us oohing and ahhing here at Trish Lee Bridal San Francisco. This gorgeous wedding by Amazae Events took place at the California Theater in San Jose. The Hollywood style theater is recognized today as one of the best-preserved examples of 1920s-era motion picture houses in the United States. The bride wore the Marilyn gown - a silk crepe old Hollywood style wedding dress by Trish Lee. Check out Ceremony Magazine's blog to see more images from this Art Deco inspired wedding.
Micki and Jamie's wedding at the Presidio Log Cabin was a reflection of the couple: natural and effortless. Micki wore the Marilyn wedding gown by San Francisco wedding dress designer, Trish Lee. An excerpt from the feature, "This incredibly sweet and romantic San Francisco wedding comes to us from Dustin Cantrell Photography and Jane Hammond Events. Jamie and Micki chose the Presidio Log Cabin for their September wedding, and the celebration was nothing less than perfect. Built in 1937, the historic Log Cabin was originally a non-commissioned officers' club. Located within the Fort Scott campus along the Presidio's western shore, the rustic and cozy cabin offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Fransisco skyline." Shaunna Nygren, Pacific Weddings, April 7, 2015.
Read more about this rustic San Francisco wedding set in the Presidio.
At her new custom frock workshop, WEDDING DRESS 101, designer Trish Lee decodes the dress.
This spring, the designer will share her savvy workshop, Trish Lee’s Wedding Dress 101 ($50) held at her Union Square design studio. Those who reserve a spot will be privy to Lee’s expertise, like learning the difference between trumpet and mermaid silhouettes (and which is more flattering), what is the highest-quality lace, and what goes into the making of a $3000 bespoke gown that gives it superiority to an altered, off-the-rack creation. “So often,” Lee says, “the cost of a gown goes toward distribution and other fees, rather than the construction and quality of the dress itself.” As for the insider tip, well, it’s priceless. RSVP or call 415-562-6553.
- Maghan McDowell, Brides California, January 2015
Tip of the Day: Cover it up! "The options are endless — ruffled capelets, lace boleros, or a fur stole can create multiple bridal looks with one easy piece. Brighten up a blank canvas wedding dress and make it your own with a vintage beaded lace jacket or an Art Deco-inspired cowl wrap," recommends San Francisco wedding gown designer Trish Lee.
Plus, check out 13 Chic Reasons to Cover Up at Your Wedding.
"After several trips to department stores and designer boutiques between Los Angeles and San Francisco, I happened on a San Francisco boutique, And Something Blue, which carried Trish Lee, a local designer. As soon as I put on the Trish Lee Charlotte wedding dress, I knew it was right!" Take a jaunt through this stunning urban chic wedding - oh, and you just might recognize the bride's famous aunt and uncle in the mix!
Rachel Travolta, Style Me Pretty, October 27, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY: Studio Castillero
Tip of the Day: Consider the price vs. worth of a wedding gown. "A hefty price tag doesn’t necessarily translate to luxury nor does an inexpensive price tag mean it’s a deal," says San Francisco wedding dress designer Trish Lee.
"Are the fabrics synthetic? How is the construction on the gown? Where is the gown made? Are the embellishments falling off? These are signs of quality that you can look for," she adds. Click for more wedding dress tips.
The True Cost of a Wedding Dress
Wedding dresses can cost thousands of dollars and it's not only the production cost that drives up the price. In today's Wall Street Journal feature, San Francisco wedding gown designer Trish Lee offers her expert advice as WSJ's Monika Vosough reports on why bridal designers can sell their gowns at high markups.
#5 Bay Area native Trish Lee designs and produces her gorgeous bespoke wedding gowns right here in San Francisco. Inspired by vintage silhouettes of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Lee's designs focus on non-strapless wedding gowns. Prices range from $2,000 to $4,000.