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The Harris Choice Awards- 2014 Best of Dresses

January 5, 2015

We are super excited to announce the first ever, Harris Choice Awards.  This year, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing couples, killer vendors, and lots of great bridal parties and families along the way!   This year definitely topped the charts as far as extravagance and uniqueness goes, so we are celebrating by giving you a recap in each category!

First up- the wedding gown!!  Its the iconic symbol for every bride, and usually one of the first things a bride sets off to find in her planning process for the perfect day.  We asked each of our team members for their top pick and this is what we came up with:


1. Gemanique

Boutique:  Russells Bridal’s & Tuxedos


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The stunning fit of the dress paired with Gems side pony was stunning.  The juxtoposition of the long lace flowing along the sand as she walked down the isle was perfection.  The intricate detail and simplistic ruching made this dress a masterpiece.  And then this happened:


Gem plans to have the dress restored and says that it was all worth it once she saw how beautiful the images turned out!!

2. Amie, Vera Wang


Oh, Vera.  This dress literally looked like a day dream.  With pure elegance, the simplistic dress paired with a touch of glam on the sash made this one breath taking.  This dress stole the show when we took Amie & Armen into the middle of the street for their bridal portraits in the seaport district, cars beeping and yelling congratulatory complements!



3. Meghan

Boutique:  Chryssie’s Bridal


With dreams of looking like a princess, Meghan fell nothing short of spectacular on her wedding day with this cathedral style train polished with subtle gems.  With a dress this voluptuous, the bridal portraits were sure to be epic.  And they were:


4. Barbara, Custom Pnina Tornai

Boutique:  Kleinfeld’s



Lace, lace, and more lovely lace!  Lace was certainly a theme this year, but no one rocked it better than Barb in her Pnina Tornai.  Without feeling over the top feminine, this lace patter was simplistically romantic.  The off the shoulder straps, low back line, and fitted waistline made this dress beyond stunning.  Most importantly, it coordinated so well with the grooms attire it had me in a “if I could plan my wedding over again… ” moment.


5. Rebecca, Maggie Sottero

Boutique:  Chryssie’s Bridal


Our non-traditional bride this year was Rebecca is her flawless champagne colored gown.  The beading and stitched details took on kind of a swan-like look and with her wedding on the lake and swan inspired stationary, it was the perfect hint of romance- without feeling to “stuffy” incase you needed to jump on water trampolines 😉



6. Alexandra

Boutique:  Essense of Australia





If you could custom design a dress to fit your personality, this would be the “custom alexandra”.   I feel in love with Alex’s style after our engagement shoot (and so did the rest of the world!). The peplum waistline is everywhere these days and this little fashionista found a way to perfectly incorporate the chic style into her wedding gown without sacrificing elegance and glamour.


7. Valerie, Maggie Sottero


The details of this dress were INSANE.  The cream color and vintage flair made Valerie look like something out of a fairytale.


8. Stacey, Vera Wang


Stacey’s intimate wedding and simplistic style was defined by this dress.  The details on the dress were minimal, yet it was such a statement piece.  The intricacy of the bodice chiffon was stunning and perfect for her private beach affair.


8. Jillian

Boutique: Bella Sera Bridal


What was your favorite?!  Tell us your thoughts- and dont forget to VOTE!!

  1. Dawna Kraft says:

    I may be bias but I had to go with Amie and that Vera. It was like artwork as it hung on the wall as she got ready. Then when she put it on, just breath taking.

  2. Christine DelPrete says:

    Obsessed with this look, head to toe perfection!

  3. Christine DelPrete says:

    Obsessed with this look. Head to toe perfection!

  4. Marci says:

    Stunning dress!!

  5. Marci says:

    Stunning dress

  6. Mary Ann Samowitz says:

    Valerie you looked so beautiful in your dress. So did your mother.To me she looked just like Jennifer Lawrence from American hustle You both were gorgeous! Tell your mom to see the movie.
    Mary Ann

  7. Rayden Reiber says:

    Good luck Aunt Val !!

  8. bella says:


  9. Tom Forster says:

    Hi Val.

  10. HDM3000 says:

    You should eliminate the designers name from the write-up to level the playing field.
    1. Not all designers are listed.
    2. Vera Wang, being a household name, swings the vote.
    If the vote is about the beauty of the dress then it should be irrelevant who designed it.

  11. Ryan says:

    Val is the best!

  12. Ryan says:


  13. Christine says:

    Valeries’s Maggie Sottero is absolutely stunning and fits her perfectly! The bodice has awesome detailing and the petite flowers on the sweetheart neckline are so delicate and romantic. All of the brides look so beautiful !

  14. Chrissy says:

    Gemanique you LOOKED STUNNING, this dress is absolutely beautiful and so are you.
    Good Luck xoxox

  15. steve stern says:

    Valeries’s dress is fantastic…

  16. Dad says:

    Best looking bride and groom

  17. Lonnie Ouellette says:

    Jillian’s dress was elegant in its simplicity, and lines. She looked like a ballerina including the white satin slippers she selected.

  18. Lauren says:

    Amie’s Vera dress!!!

  19. Susan says:

    all are beautiful….silently voting for Jenna <3

  20. Jeanne Turnamian says:

    I will never forget how beautiful you looked in your wedding dress! I was tearful when you tried it on for the first time. And when you said “yes” to this dress, it was because you truly felt like a bride wearing it! Its how a bride feels when they wear a dress that makes you glow and feel beautiful inside and out. And Amie, on your wedding day, you were most beautiful bride that I ever saw.

  21. Laurie says:

    Valerie you look gorgeous and your dress is stunning.

  22. Erica says:

    Valerie’s dress is amazing. So beautiful.

  23. Deborah says:

    Meghan was absolutely beautiful!

  24. Mary Ann Giacobbe says:

    you look wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  25. HDM3000 says:

    There is a difference between loopholes (i.e. setting your browser to private so you can vote multiple times) and hacking the poll (which a simple Google search can show you how). Good luck with that conscience of yours!

  26. HDM3001 says:

    you’re giving us too much credit! Same loophole you used… Just a larger task force 😉

  27. Cindi says:

    I love Stacie’s and Amie’s dresses. Ladies can I borrow for my wedding one day? Beautiful and gorgeous wow!

  28. Jane says:

    Valerie stunning! Dress, bride and beautiful person! Congratulations to you and lucky groom.

  29. Jody says:

    Jillian’s look is exquisite and timeless.
    It is not about the name of the designer, the venue, the guest list or how one vote is counted over another, the true measurement is how incredibly beautiful and happy you looked on your and Dan’s special day.

  30. Marissa says:

    Loved your dress and the bridesmaid dresses, too!


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