Our Brilliant Brides | Real Wedding | Erin + Elana


We are so thrilled to finally share photos from Erin + Elana's wedding! These ladies hosted their wedding at the beautiful Paseo Event Venue which is located at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains. Elana purchased her gown from our East Valley location a few months before her March 2016 wedding. The fun and exciting part of shopping for Elana was finding a gown that was true to her own style but also complimented Erin's dress.

Elana selected a gorgeous lace David Tutera gown that fit her personality so well! Sweet, feminine and delicate! The v neck straps and dramatic buttons on the back of the dress were the perfect classical touch. Elana & Erin definitely have similar tastes as they both rocked lace dresses with dramatic backs, but each chose a dress to let their personal bridal style shine. Our stylists did an amazing job at selecting the perfect dress for Elana!

One of our favorite moments from Erin & Elana's wedding is their first look! They both exchanged love notes before the wedding and held hands from around one of The Paseo's beautiful sliding barn doors. After a few picture perfect moments, they both stepped out to see each other for the first time. You can just feel their love through these photos! 

Their photographer, Suzy Goodrick, did a phenomenal job capturing Erin + Elena's big day. You can see more beautiful photos from Erin & Elana's wedding on Suzy's blog post. Thank you, Suzy for sharing these wonderful photos with us! 



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Coming Soon to Brilliant Bridal - New inventory!

The beauty of Brilliant Bridal is that our inventory is ever changing! All of our stores have a rotating inventory of wedding gowns that range in style and size. Our brides love our changing inventory! If they didn't find their dream gown on the first visit, there's always more beautiful wedding gowns on the way! Another fun thing about our rotating inventory is that once a dress is purchased, it's gone for good! So keep an eye out on our Facebook & Instagram pages for updates on new inventory! 

Here's a few dresses coming soon to a store near you! We can't wait to see these dresses in person! 

Hayley Paige Lourdes -  Coming Soon to East Valley Location

Martina Liana 581 -  Coming Soon to

East Valley Location

Mori Lee 5165 -  Coming Soon to Phoenix Location

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Allure P981 -  Coming Soon to Phoenix Location

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James Clifford J11441 - coming soon to Phoenix and East Valley

Nicole Miller Elena - Coming Soon to East Valley

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Stella York 6005 - Coming Soon to East Valley

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Nicole Miller Stacy - Coming Soon to Denver

Robert Bullock Kyron - Coming Soon to Denver Location

Private Label 0057 - Coming Soon to Las Vegas Location


We can't wait to until these dresses hit our racks. Dress delivery day is like Christmas at Brilliant Bridal!! 

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Our Brilliant Brides | Real Wedding | Elena + Matt from Brilliant Bridal East Valley

Elena + Matt's wedding at Encanterra Country Club in Arizona was a dream come true! Elena said yes to the dress at our East Valley location in Mesa, Arizona. We were so thrilled when we received Elena's wedding photos! It warms our heart to see one of our brides all dolled up and looking like the perfect bride in one of our gowns!

Elena selected a strapless gown that was adorned with intricate beading on the bust and down to the train. This gown was made for Elena! It fit her style and personality so perfectly.

Thank you Elena for choosing Brilliant Bridal! We wish you + Matt a lifetime of love + happiness!

Photography: Ivonne Carlton Photography

Reception Venue: Encanterra Country Club


Wedding Wednesday - 22 Wedding Trends We Love


After a way too long hiatus, we are back in the Wedding Wednesday game!  We love sharing our favorites snippets from around the wedding blogosphere and hope you find some inspiration for your big day along the way.  We know there's an endless amount of wedding inspo out there on the interwebs and we certainly aren't recreating the wheel.  Think of our Wedding Wednesday posts as a curated collection of wedding ideas with a Brilliant Bridal vibe; timeless designer looks without the designer price tag. So to reboot our Wedding Wednesday series, we're going big with this amazing collection of the top 22 wedding trends of the moment from the fantastic people at BRIT + CO!  We've picked four of the twenty-two as our favorites to share with you here, but make sure to hop over to their blog for all 22 trends.  Because, they're amazing.

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1. Desert wedding inspiration

Ok - full disclosure - on BRIT + CO this image is used for trend spotting bridal gowns that are showing a bit more skin than usual, either through cut outs, slits, illusion necklines and backs, etc.  BUT we could help but love the desert setting of this image!  Since Brilliant Bridal was founded in the beautiful Phoenix desert, we have a soft spot for desert weddings. If you live outside of Arizona and are thinking of a destination wedding, or want to get married in January but don't want to freeze to death, consider our stunning desert and all she has to offer for your big day!

2. Suspended decor

Get your centerpieces off the table!  Even simple hanging poms or white lights will add affordable drama to your reception or ceremony space!

3. Communal dining

Get everyone around the same table and celebrate your new marriage!

4. No flower weddings

Not only do we love the look of this lush greenery, but flower budgets for weddings average around $2000!  This is a great wedding budget line item to save some green while going green!

Meet the Team Monday - Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley


Happy Monday!  We're back with another meet the team post!  Say Hi to Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley.  Monica is a hippy at heart and is also our much loved and needed Spanish speaker at Brilliant Bridal East Valley.  Scroll down to learn more about Monica and what she loves about being a bridal stylist!

Meet Monica from Brilliant Bridal East Valley! bridal east valley

  1. Name? Monica
  2. Which Brilliant Bridal location are you based at? Brilliant Bridal East Valley
  3. How long have you worked in the wedding industry? Almost a year and a half now!
  4. What is your favorite part of working at Brilliant Bridal? My lovely coworkers and the kind brides we are able to work with!
  5. What is your one tip for brides starting their wedding dress shopping journey? Be true to yourself and have fun!!
  6. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  7. What is the best concert you've ever been to? Matt & Kim
  8. Where is the one place you would love to travel to that you haven't visited before? Costa Rica
  9. What is your favorite wedding trend of the moment? Anything with a bohemian flare that incorporates nature.
  10. Who is the one local wedding vendor you just love to refer brides to in your city and why? Jennifer from Made by Mossie Alterations!