Top Wedding Dress Designers: Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier


A grand entrance into a grand wedding deserves a grand dress; and when Amanda Abdulla married her high school sweetheart, Anthony Tomacic, on October 11, 2014, her Monique Lhuillier ball gown did not disappoint. The bride entered the dramatic hallows of the Notre Dame Cathedral donning a lace corset top and multiple-layered tulle bottom, perfect to cascade across the dance floor with her groom.

A shot of sparkle came from Amanda’s Swarovski crystal beaded belt, which complemented the rich metallic hues found throughout the wedding decor. To find the ball gown of your dreams, check out With Love Bridal Boutique at

Annually, as lists of top wedding dress designs and designers are published, you can count on seeing the Monique Lhuillier Bridal brand over and over again.


Monique Lhuillier

Details about Monique Lhuillier Bridal Bridal

  • Monique Lhuillier bridal and ready-to-wear gowns are internationally recognized as one of North America’s top brands.
  • Designer Monique Lhuillier was born in the Philippines and studied fashion design in her native country, at finishing school in Switzerland, and at the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing (FIDM) in Los Angeles.
  • While at FIDM, she met Tom Bugbee, the man who was to become her husband and the CEO of her fashion brand.
  • In 1996, she launched her first bridal gown collection.In 1997, she set up her own couture design house in L.A. It now has a second location in New York.Her collections now include evening wear, ready-to-wear fashions and numerous other product categories, such as china, stemware, flatware, giftware, paper products and home fragrances. Most recently, she added jewellery and footwear to her brand.

    Known for her celebrity wedding and red carpet gowns, Monique Lhuillier’s clients include Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Allison Janney, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Reese Witherspoon.

  • Monique Lhuillier
  • Images by Miv Photography
    Text from a compilation by Lindsay Ruck.

    First appeared in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Ottawa Wedding Magazine.

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