Hello dolls! We hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and that some of you may have even been asked a VERY IMPORTANT question! :D (If you were, you know you better call us once you’ve set your date! Or submit an appointment request here!) If not, don’t worry- it’s very early inside engagement season and we have a feeling that several of you will be sporting new jewelry before the new year comes around! In the meantime, let’s visit our next designers in our series, Essense of Australia and Martina Liana! Yes, this is a two-fer y’all, as these sister brands put out some of the most current, high fashion-inspired bridal looks. And actually, they also design one of our fave bridesmaids lines, Sorella Vita, too- so this is really a three-fer. Is that a thing? Well it is now….

Essense of Australia and Martina Liana are such amazing lines- they do a fantastic job at making gowns with beautiful attention to detail and fit. In addition, they are the home of our Every Body, Every Bride campaign, with sizes up to a 36. Plus size brides, this is your jam! We were so excited when they decided to launch this campaign with Essense because this gives us the opportunity to make every bride feel beautiful. We currently carry a broad selection of plus size gowns so that everyone can try on and see a gown’s fit and details. Our samples run from a size 8 to a size 30.

So! We were lucky enough to travel to Essense’s HQ in Kansas to get a preview of next year’s collections- and OMG y’all! You are going to die when these gowns come in! (Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @monicasbridal and watch our story as we feature our Dress of the Day!) Seriously such beautiful details and designs- we can’t say enough about how hard it made choosing!   

We couldn’t take many pics of the new gowns, but here a little sneak peek!

We were lucky enough to have dinner with designer and chief creative officer, Martine Harris (and our rep, Jessica). She was sweet enough not to comment on how much food the preggos (Jes & Allie) ate!

Don’t worry- Allie’s is a faux-mosa y’all!

Stay tuned to our Insta story for new gowns as they arrive for the season and call or submit an appointment request to us. We’d love to see you!



The Monica’s Girls