Rivini | Designer Profile

Rivini is making it easier than ever to stay true to your personal style when it comes to your wedding dress.

Canadian bridal designer Rita Vinieris designs both the main Rivini line as well as Alyne Bridal by Rita Vinieris. Both collections offer minimal architectural-style designs that whisper luxury.

Rivini Astrid Wedding Dress

For Rivini, Rita combines luxurious textiles in layers to produce feminine, effortless wedding dresses made of silk satins, silk tulle, crepes and different types of lace and organza. The end result is delicate gowns that move in delightfully soft, natural ways.

Fabric varieties and layers intermingle but never compete, creating a cohesive look that is textured but still elegant and always well-tailored.

Instead of dazzling embellishment, the detail is often in the structure of the gown. Precise darting, pleating and folding all done in soft, sophisticated ways, creating visual interest, as well as a great fit.

Rivini Contessa Wedding DressRivini Fabrizia Wedding Dress

Embroidery is all done in-house, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind look. When used, intricate beading isn’t merely an accent, it’s often built into the structure of the dress so it looks as if it is one with the material. The end result is a shimmery, fluid look that dazzles and looks as if it glows from within. Just how one should look on their wedding day.

Silhouettes suitable for all body types are represented, from sleek and chic sheaths to extravagant ball gowns. Sheer panels and seductive cut outs offer a hint of sensuality, but never in a tasteless fashion. The attention to detail in the creation of these wedding gowns is key.

Rivini Marielle wedding dress

Recent Rivini looks have experimented with sleeves, from the barest off-the-shoulder looks to three-quarter and Dolman sleeves to long, sheer options. Rita Vinieris has stated she finds the return of sleeves to bridal fashion “refreshing” and that she found strapless looks had grown a bit predictable.

Recommending brides stay true to their own personal style on their wedding day, Rita Vinieris makes this possible, producing a refined version of everyday modern styles perfect for the aisle. Garden wedding, ballroom affairs and glamourous church ceremony would be stunning venues for a Rivini gown.

Rivini Stefania wedding dressRivini Sania wedding dress

Uncomplicated, contemporary and luxurious, Rivini wedding dresses are perfect for brides who are looking for a clean and sophisticated bridal look.

View all of the styles and wedding dresses by Rivini currently available for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

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Designer Profile: Jenny Lee

Form-fitted bodices and feminine silhouettes are the forefront of Jenny Lee’s collections. Peplums and corsets emphasize the bride’s figure without sacrificing sophistication.

Jenny Lee has been around textiles and designers her entire life, and has said she began designing her own outfits at age 6. Designing, mind you, not selecting! It’s no wonder she’s so keen to ensure her brides have wedding gowns with impeccable fits and exquisite fabrics.

Jenny Lee 1101 Wedding DressJenny Lee 1306 Wedding Dress

Many of the gowns in the 2015 collection were inspired by lingerie. Body-hugging shapes, exquisite lace and beautiful flowing tulle recreated the sensual, feminine feel of the most intimate of fashion.

Trains fall just short of a statement, often in trumpet, pick-up or A-line lengths. Jenny does not forget those who prefer shorter lengths, either, with a few above-knee skirt lengths available. Perfect for eloping!

Jenny Lee’s collections always emphasize fit. Each dress is composed by a single seamstress, making them nearly couture. Instead of street sizes, measurements are taken at several points to ensure the most tailored, customized fit possible. Jenny has said she feels a wedding gown must first emphasize the bride’s beauty through fit.

Jenny Lee 1117 Wedding DressJenny Lee 1920 Wedding Dress

Special care is given to the textiles and material used in the gowns. Jenny visits European textile factories to personally choose the materials for her designs. From silk mills of Italy to hand-picked Guipure, Alencon and Chantilly laces from France that give a vintage feel to the gowns, she often finishes her designs with glowing ivory and champagne-colored satins that create a timeless look, well-suited for weddings in any season.

Leaning on the side of modesty, many styles come with detachable lace overlays, illusion panels or tiny cap sleeves, if you find sweetheart necklines or strapless are not quite your style.

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Embellishment in Jenny Lee wedding dresses is minimal, usually created with layers of lace appliques or ruched material instead of the bridal mainstays of crystals or sequins.

From classic ballroom wedding to romantic garden nuptials, Jenny Lee’s designs are the perfect choice for the modern romantic bride who crave a feminine fit above anything else.

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Galia Lahav | Designer Profile


To call a Galia Lahav wedding dress extravagant does not even begin to do the design justice.

Galia Lahav Loretta Wedding Dress

Custom, handmade and couture, each step of the gown from sketch to embellishment is done on-site at Galia Lahav’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. Designed by Galia herself along with assistant designer Sharon Sever, these gowns do not skimp on originality or quality.

For Galia Lahav, the drama is all in the back. Illusion and barely there backs, one of the biggest recent wedding dress trends, feature heavily. Combined with cutout panels and cascading trains of silk tulle, often cathedral length…or longer, these dress features all create a statement without overwhelming the bride.

Galia Lahav Patchouli Wedding Dress

Early in Galia’s career, she became known for working with lace appliques and embroidery, and the tradition continues.Layered lace creates a lavish, luxurious look. Beading and pearls have joined the embellishment party, however, and are welcome members, creating sparkling creations that are perfect for evening weddings and black-tie affairs.

The glamour is all in the details, and this is what sets Galia Lahav designs apart. Looking at the sensual form-fitted dresses, it is no surprise her designs show up often on red carpets and award shows.


Mermaid and trumpet shapes create a fashion-forward design. Given that Galia Lahav gowns are all about the fit, it’s no surprise this curve-hugging silhouette figures heavily in these sexy designs.

Past collections have represented the classic glamour of the 1920s with sleek shapes, Art Deco-inspired symmetry and heavy beading and embellishment. More recently, bohemian fantasy and fairy tale-style romance was represented with full skirts and sheer panels in blush pinks, baby blues and ivories.

Galia Lahav Antonia Wedding Dress

If you crave a statement gown that is as personalized as you are, Galia Lahav may be the ideal wedding dress designer for you. Daring, well-designed and detailed, these gowns are perfect for confident brides willing to wear a little luxury and take a fashion-forward leap on her wedding day.

See all Galia Lava dresses currently on sale at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.


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Zahavit Tshuba | Designer Profile

Have you noticed the avant garde movement of bridal designers coming out of Israel recently? We have — it’s hard not to. Zahavit Tshuba is just one of these fantastic fresh faces on the bridal fashion scene.

Zahavit Tshuba Lucia wedding dress

Zahavit’s designs could be described as elegance with an edge. She has stated her dramatic, yet delicate, wedding gowns are often inspired by non-bridal trends, which is perhaps one of the reasons her designs are finding success with fashionista brides.

Light, airy tule evokes a feeling of bohemian romance, while the touches of crocheted lace with fitted silhouettes remind us of the the rockstar chic sex appeal of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Zahvit Tshuba Anastasia wedding dressZahavit Tshuba Anastasia wedding dress

Two-piece outfits with high, flattering waistlines and capes are unexpected additions not often seen in the bridal salon, but are definitely mainstays of the Zahavit Tshuba collections.

That is not to say her wedding dresses are not driven by more modern bridal trends, however. She incorporates recently popular looks such as statement backs and daring details. Sensual mermaid cuts and plunging necklines factor in as well, bringing drama and a little sex appeal to the altar.

Zahavit Tshuba Lola wedding dress

For all the structure of Zahavit’s bridal gown design, embellishment is hyper-feminine. Tonnes of tulle, pearls and bows, bows and more bows create a look of layered elegance. Unique Art Deco-era embellishments are beautiful additions, and create visual interest from all angles.

Minimal designs demand attention to the fabrics used to make them, and Zahavit does not disappoint, creating heavily structured gowns made primarily of Italian silk and ethereal tulle. Unlike many other bridal designers this collection does not use lace heavily, choosing to incorporate it in trims or removable pieces, such as crocheted capes.

Zahavit Tshuba Megan wedding dress

Blush, ivory and champagne colors are most commonly used, making a Zahavit Tshuba wedding dress a wonderful choice for the bride seeking a slightly different color palette.

These wedding dresses are designed for the bride who is fashion-forward with a sense of nostalgia and appreciation for the past (including a well-tailored garment) — a woman who desires to color a little outside the lines and experiment a little when it comes to a wedding gown.

Zahavit Tshuba Rebecca wedding dress

A Zahavit Tshuba-designed gown would be the perfect choice for a black-tie wedding or unexpected venue such as rooftop or modern restaurant … even an incredibly romantic elopement.

View all of the styles and wedding dresses by Zahavit Tshuba currently available for sale on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

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