Wedding Dress Wednesday - Kenneth Pool "Aria"

One word - OPULENCE!!  This gown has it!  A stunning silk satin ball gown in ivory with antique crystal beading.  This beautiful strapless gown also features a bustle train and a pleated bodice.  Beautifully detailed beading and full skirts are a Kenneth Pool signature and this gown would make any bride feel like royalty on her wedding day!  

To slip into this luxurious gown, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

Designer: Kenneth Pool
Style: Aria
Color: Ivory
Size: altered 20 (fits like a 14/16)
Original Price: $5588
Consignment Price: $2794

We look forward to working with you!


Couture Brides - Ashley

Ashley said "I do" to Nate on October 9th, 2010!  She wore a stunning fit-to-flare organza gown by San Patrick.   Ashley worked with SheaNichole Designs to create a custom bridal sash that accented the gown and incorporated the overall color scheme.  She also accessorized her look with a birdcage veil and rocking chandelier earrings!  Here is a sneak peak from their awesome photographer Jennifer Bearden, who captured the wedding day perfectly!

To see the full post featuring more wonderful photos, please visit Jennifer's lovely blog full of amazing wedding eye candy.

Congratulations Ashley and Nate!!

*all images are copyright protected by Jennifer Bearden Photography.  Please do not reuse or alter these images in any way.  If you would like to use these images, please contact Jennifer.


Wedding Dress Wednesday - Melissa Sweet "Anya"


This is a dazzling gown from Melissa Sweet!  I have been in love with the "Anya" gown since it first hit the runway several seasons ago and now we are lucky enough to have a NWT "Anya" on consignment!  The perfect gown for a lavish look!  I can't even begin to explain the detail put into creating this gown.  The strapless silk taffeta is covered in verdino (silver) laser cut appliques and then hand beaded with rhinestones, pearls and crystals throughout.  Verdino silk satin lines the neckline, skirt hem and train.  A modern fit-to-flare silhouette mixes glam and formal elements to create the perfect combination.  This gown has never been worn or altered and is in great condition.

Designer: Melissa Sweet
Style: Anya
Color: Ivory/Verdino
Size: approx street size 2 (Bust- 33", Waist- 26", Hips- 35")
Original Price: $8100
Consignment Price: $3075

Interested in slipping into this amazing gown??  If so, contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

Like this style but want to see our full collection?  Visit our website for more stunning bridal styles.



Just Listed - Modern Trousseau - "Lena"

We have now added a gown to our consignment collection from one of the most sought after bridal lines, Modern Trousseau!  This beautiful silk taffeta gown is the perfect mix of modern and classic.  Modern elements like the soft trumpet silhouette, the double spaghetti straps on the back bodice, and the large self tie sash compliment the classic V-neck and French Alencon lace details.  Soft lace scallops peek from behind the deep V-neck while the double straps flow into an illussion lace back bodice.  This lightweight gown is complemented with a chapel length train.  Perfect for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, any bride in this gown is sure to wow!

Bridal Designer:  Modern Trousseau
Style: Lena
Color: off white
Size - 8/10
Original Price: $2526
Consignment Price: $1263

To schedule an appointment to slip into this beautiful gown, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

We look forward to working with you!


Just Listed - Paloma Blanca #3952

This elegant bridal gown is a lightweight silk shantung trumpet silhouette by Paloma Blanca.  This is a NWT boutique sample in excellent condition.  Never worn or altered.  This gown is a classy V-neck with ruching from the empire seam to the high hips.  This gown is figure flattering and classy.  Covered buttons line the back of the gown from the top of the zipper to the end of the chapel length train.  Delicate crystals, rhinestones and pearls trim the empire seam for subtle glamour.  For a complete look consider adding a floor length veil edged in French Alencon lace.  For jewelry, consider a pearl and rhinestone stud earring.  See below for ideas.


Bridal Designer: Paloma Blanca
Style: 3952
Color: Natural
Size: 12
Original Price: $2132
Consignment Price: $1398

Veil Designer:  Cheryl King Couture
Style: Faccio (never worn)
Color: diamond white
Length: 90"
Original Price: $738
Consignment Price: $450

Jewelry Designer:  Murphy Jewelry
Style: 273
Color: silver/ivory pearl
Price: $62

Visit us to sample this look and the many other styles that we offer!  Our designer gowns are guaranteed to wow you!

For more information or to schedule a time to join us for a day of shopping, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.


Happy 1 Year to E.G. Couture!

A year ago today we officially opened for business!  It has been a super sweet year filled with parties, trunk shows, and building relationships with new clients and vendors.

As much as I would love to snack on some gourmet cupcakes in celebration, my waistline will thank me for refraining and offering this instead:

Please come and celebrate with us and thank you for an amazing year!



Wedding Dress Wednesday - Rosa Clara "Rosalba"

This gown by Rosa Clara is breathtaking!  I can't stop staring at the photos on the website!

Beautifully pleated English net covers the extended silk taffeta bodice which flows into frothy layers and layers of tulle and more English net.  Dozens of buttons line the back bodice and elegant re-embroidered lace finishes the bodice as it flows into the dreamy skirt.  This gown is a flattering mermaid silhouette which elongates the figure and hugs those fabulous curves! 

The gown is a statement piece in itself but lends itself to other statement pieces like chunky necklaces or striking rhinestone cuff bracelets as seen below.


Bridal Gown Designer: Rosa Clara
Style: Rosalba
Color: Natural
Size: 10 (NWT- previous boutique sample)
Retail Price: $4862
Consignment Price: $3890

Rhinestone Cuff: BR1100
Color: Silver/rhinestones
Size: One size
Price: $98

Necklace Designer: Murphy Jewelry
Style: 271
Color: Silver/ivory
Price: $52

To view this confection in person or to try on, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

We will ogle the gown right along with you!


Wedding Dress Wednesday - Rosa Clara "Rodeo"

Fashionable and glamorous!  This dramatic fit-to-flare silhouette by Rosa Clara is the perfect statement piece for your wedding!  Ruched English net covers a silk taffeta bodice while layers of luxurious silk organza and rosettes cover the full ballgown skirt and chapel length train.  The dramatic asymmetrical sweetheart neckline is flattering and stylish.  "Rodeo" is the perfect mix of modern couture and classic bride and you are sure to turn all eyes to you as you walk down the aisle. This gown has wow factor for sure!

This is a previous boutique sample gown, never worn and new with tags.  Perfect condition and 20% off!

Designer: Rosa Clara
Style: Rodeo
Color: Ivory
Size: 10
Retail Price: $5082
Consignment Price: $4066

To request more information on this gown or any of our consignment pieces, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

Have you found your perfect gown?  We would love to help!


Just Listed - Mother of the Bride/Groom Gowns by Rina di Montella & Montage

Designer: Rina di Montella
Style: R2858
Color: navy blue
Fabric: silk taffeta
Size: 12 (NWT)
Retail Price: $1389
Consignment Price: $1112


Designer: Rina di Montella
Style: R21043
Color: navy blue
Fabric: silk charmeuse
Size: 12 (NWT)
Retail Price: $990
Consignment Price: $792


Designer: Rina di Montella
Style: R2856
Color: Olive
Fabric: silk taffeta
Size: 10 (NWT)
Retail Price: $1389
Consignment Price: $1112


Designer: Rina di Montella
Style 11010
Color: navy blue
Fabric: silk taffeta
Size: 10 (NWT)
Retail Price: $790
Consignment Price: $632


Designer:  Montage Boutique
Style: 210994
Color: moss
Fabric: satin
Size: 10 (NWT)
Retail Price: $590
Consignment Price: $472

These styles are perfect for any mother looking for a sophisticated look!  Stunning lace, ruching, and Swarovski bead work add glamour to the gowns.  Each style has a matching jacket/bolero for shoulder and arm coverage.

All styles are new, never worn pieces, in excellent condition.

Schedule an appointment with a personal consultant here or you can reach us by phone at 704.443.2988.

We look forward to working with you!


Just Listed - NWT - Vera Wang "Devon"

This splendid Vera Wang bridal gown from the Spring 2010 collection is a "strapless modified mermaid" silhouette.  Ivory silk organza is adorned with criss cross grosgrain ribbon detail in the bodice, lily of the valley embroidery throughout the skirt and grosgrain back bows.  Classic femininity and renowned couture construction;  this is what brides have come to expect from Vera Wang gowns.

Designer: Vera Wang
Style: Devon
Color: Ivory
Size: 10 (previous boutique sample)
Retail Price: $9000
Consignment Price: $5675

For more information about this gorgeous Vera Wang style, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

We have recently received tons of new items on consignment so please keep following our blog for item listings and styling ideas!



Just Listed - Jim Hjelm #8605

Gown styles from Jim Hjelm Bridal collection give "a unique feel of being traditional with a modern edge." This gown is no exception!  This dazzling modified A-line silhouette combines a drop waist beaded bodice, ivory silk satin skirt and a chapel length train.  Originally a strapless sweetheart neckline, the gown has been modified to include straps made of the same beaded material as the bodice.  A ruched sash sits at the drop waist while the inverted pleats in the skirt add length to the train while keeping the front a slim silhouette.

front detail

back detail

Designer: Jim Hjelm
Style: 8605
Color: Ivory
Size: altered 22 (fits 14/16)
Original Price: $3420
Consignment Price: $1700

To view more from our couture consignment collections or to visit us in person, please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.



Just Listed - Diamond Collection "Lacey"



A sheath silhouette like "Lacey" by the Diamond Collection is perfect for an outdoor garden or destination wedding.  Light weight bias cut silk charmeuse is accented with a draped beaded Chantilly lace bodice and delicate spaghetti straps.  Tiny ivory buttons line the back of the gown bodice and the skirt flows into a manageable sweep train.  Elegant and sophisticated, this gown can easily be accessorized with a veil or silk flower in the hair.  This gown also pairs well with delicate vintage jewelry.  

When wearing a style similar to "Lacey" consider accessories like these:

Bridal Gown Designer:  Diamond Collection
Style: Lacey
Color: ivory w/ off white lace
Size: altered 8 (fits like 4/6)
Original Price: $2300
Consignment Price: $1150

Jewelry Designer: Cheryl King Couture
Style: RB55E
Color: silver
Original Price: $163
Consignment Price: $82

Silk Flower Designer: Brideshead Revisited
Style: Penelope Silk Gardenia
Color: ivory (silver alligator clip)
Original Price: $80
Consignment Price: $60

We have received several new bridal gowns and mother's gowns on consignment!  Please visit our website for the newest listings.  Also, feel free to email or call us at 704.443.2988 to schedule an appointment to view our collections.

Happy shopping!


Just Listed - Mikaella #1239


Mikaella #1239 is a flattering trumpet silhouette with a sweetheart neckline, an asymmetrical ruched bodice, and a court train.  Satin covered buttons line the length of the zipper back and the train while a rhinestone and pearl brooch adorns the front bodice.  

Designer: Mikaella
Style: 1239
Color: natural
Size: 8 (altered to a 4)
Original Price: $$1525
Consignment Price: $763

For more information about this style please contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

View more gowns from our consignment collection here.

2011 collections are arriving now!  Book an appointment to view these stunning designer gowns and bridesmaid dresses!


Just Listed - Badgley Mischka

front detail

back detail

For brides wanting a "vintage" look, this Badgley Mischka gown is perfect!  Reminiscent of the early 1900's, this gown exhibits feminine elegance and class.  A stunning sheath silhouette in ivory silk crepe and Chantilly lace.  Adorning the gown is delicate bead work and exquisite silvery embroidery.  Detailed embroidery edges the Chantilly lace bateau neckline and tiny vintage buttons line the back bodice.  Impressive bead work and embroidery travel the length of the skirt and flow into a chapel length train.  Pair this gown with vintage inspired accessories like these below:

Gown Designer: Badgley Mischka
Style: ARN6
Color: ivory
Size: altered size 10 (fits like 6/8)
Original Retail: $4900
Consignment Price: $2450

Jewelry Designer: Cheryl King Couture
Style: LK01E
Color: silver 
Original Price: $155
Consignment Price: $78

Clutch Designer: Sondra Roberts
Style: Kelly
Color: ivory, white, black, gold, grey
Price: $118 for large/$105 for small

For more information about any of these stunning pieces please feel free to contact us via email or by phone at 704.443.2988.

Also, please feel free to schedule an appointment to view our full consignment collections or our current designer lines.

We look forward to working with you!


Just Listed - After Six #6556

This full length Nu-Georgette dress in "sunflower" by After Six would be perfect for a spring/summer wedding or a bridal shower.  The vertically shirred bodice and column skirt elongate any figure for a flattering fit and the gown can be worn strapless or with matching spaghetti straps.

Designer: After Six
Style: 6556
Color: Sunflower
Size: 14 extra length (New With Tags)
Original Price: $238
Consignment Price: $183

Please visit our website to view our most current consignment collections.  Inquiries are welcome via email or at 704.443.2988.

Happy Planning!


Wedding Dress Wednesday - Vera Wang Luxe Collection - "Naomi"

"Naomi" from the Vera Wang Luxe Collection is a sweet A-line gown in silk organza.  Dreamy grosgrain ribbon adorns the bodice in a criss-cross pattern and then cascades down the back of the gown.  The same grosgrain ribbon trims the skirt and the hem of the gown.  Other features include a straight across neckline and a chapel length train.

Designer: Vera Wang Luxe Collection
Style: Naomi
Color: Ivory
Size: 10 (altered to a 4/6)
Original Retail: $6720
Consignment Price: $3360

We are receiving gowns on a weekly basis, so if you are interested in viewing our current consignment collection, please feel free to contact us via email or at 704.443.2988 to schedule an appointment.


Just Listed - Priscilla of Boston PB127 - Wedding Dress Alternative

This never worn gown is perfect for a wedding dress alternative!  If you are planning a destination wedding or a small private civil ceremony but are still looking for something sophisticated and bridal, this dress could be the one!

This gown by Priscilla of Boston was originally part of the bridesmaid collection and is constructed in a light weight silk faille fabric.  The soft trumpet silhouette and princess seams are very elongating and elegant.  Add a rhinestone sash or lavish jewels to kick it up a step and also consider a hair accessory to complete the look.

Accessory ideas!

BMWM3705 - $105

 EE907 - $62

HB115 - $105

Gown Designer: Priscilla of Boston
Style: PB127
Color: Off white
Size: 12
Retail Price: $328
Consignment Price: $236

Please feel free to browse our current collections here.  And keep checking back because we are receiving new pieces weekly!

Happy planning!


Just Listed - Angel Sanchez "Josefina"

We just listed this custom design by Angel Sanchez and it is absolutely amazing! This style was not made public and will not be found in any bridal collection by the designer.

Constructed of an ivory silk crepe de chine, this modified A-line gown has a show stopping train of individual hand rolled Indian tulle custom dyed to match the gown.  The same tulle is pleated on the front bodice and delicate buttons line the low, open back.

What an amazing train!!  Each piece is individually hand rolled and then stitched to the train.  

Pair this gown with the custom designed hair pins and a chapel length veil for a glamorous look.

Gown Designer: Angel Sanchez
Style: Josefina
Color: Ivory
Size: Custom (approx size 4/6)
Retail Price: $14,000
Consignment Price: $7000

Accessory Designer: Angel Sanchez
Style: Josefina Hair Pins
Color: Silver, ivory, Swarovski rhinestones
Retail Price: $700
Consignment Price: $350

For more information regarding these custom designs by Angel Sanchez or to view or current consignment collections, please contact us via email or phone at 704.443.2988.

Just a reminder:  

Consignment items are now up to 75% off!

Many of our accessories are on sale 20%-80% off!

"Free Engraving" with the purchase of any eligible accessory is still available until September 15th.  Click here for more details.