May 2008-944 Magazine
Vegas cliched quickie weddings are fading fast (no more late-night licenses allowed!), gracefully taking the need for cheap tacky white dresses and Elivis ministers with them. The new breed of beautiful ceremonies demands a breathtaking confection of a dress, and now sweathearts can head straight to Couture Bride to transform into a wife-to-be. The boutique is the only place in Nevada where a bride can find dreamy gowns by Monique Lhuiller, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and the creme de la creme designer of them all, Vera Wang.
Couture Bride is Owned (naturally) by three women, Flora Petakas Marinelli, Dawn Heaney and Annette Cirillo-Bergen, all of whom boast a background in fashion. Both Heaney - who's been in the bridal business since she was 16 - and Marinelli have extensive bridal expertise, having worked in New York City under the helm of Wang herself for more than six years each. Combined, the duo has a resume packed with A-list brides like Eva Longgoria, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez.
September 2007 - S The Magazine of Summerlin and Beyond
Everyone knows a girl who cut out the photo of her perfect designer wedding dress from a magazine, knowing she probably would never be able to afford it.
"We tried to make this luxury affordable and accessible," Marinelli says. "Nothing is covered in plastic. Nothing is hidden in the back." The main message, she adds, is "you can afford a Vera Wang."
Customers are encouraged to bring in the magazine clippings, and their childhood wedding fantasies, to see if there is a dress to match at Couture Bride.
Luxury Las Vegas June 07
2007 Luxury Las Vegas
Here comes the bride, but now she's all dressed in high fashion. It comes compliments of Couture Bride. Couture Bride's beautiful wedding gowns have been featured anually in Luxury Las Vegas since it's opening in 2006. In the past, brides in Las Vegas who wanted a name-dropping wedding dress has had to travel to LA or Manhattan to get their fix. Now they just hop in their car and head to Summerlin.
Luxury Las Vegas June 08
2008 - Luxury Las Vegas
The selection of gowns at Couture Bride sets a new standard for bridal salons in the Las Vegas area. Every detail of Couture Bride encompasses luxury and sophistication. The selection of designer gowns places the boutique in a class of its own.
Luxury Las Vegas June 09
2009 Luxury Las Vegas
In 2009 Couture Bride continues to set the standard for modern sophistication and elegance in bridal salons. Couture Bride is a uniquely warm and inviting experience for the bride to be and her wedding party. The salon's inventory not only includeds beautiful designer gowns but a selection of bridesmaids' gowns, along with veils and headpieces. Couture Bride is truly a one of a kind bridal experience.
Couture Bride was featured on the travel channel and with a selection of gowns especially suited for the discriminating bride it's no surprise! Couture Bride takes tremendous pride in making every bride-to-be dreams come true.