“The Gown” was a silk and lace wonder by Spanish designer Hannibal Laguna, and it was a perfect match to her style – and dream wedding.
Like all great loves, it hadn’t been easy to find. She tried the traditional route, exploring different designers to create a dress for her, but never found a design that suited her.
After exhausting her options, Pepper walked into a boutique in San Francisco that carried ready-to-wear wedding gowns. Among the Pronovias gowns designed by Valentino, Elie Saab, and Manuel Mota (all of which she tried on for size)– she found one that called her name. Fitting the dress on the spot, the certainty of true love was undeniable.
“It was a wonderful experience, and it made me confident and excited about how I would look on my wedding day,” shares Pepper.
The fun, ease, and certainty that comes with finding a ready-to-wear designer gown is the same experience that Pepper’s Mi Sueño Bridal Boutique hopes to share with other Filipino brides. Opened in 2010, Mi Sueño (which stands for “my dream” in Spanish) is the country’s first bridal boutique to import prêt-a-porter wedding gowns.
Mi Sueño features an exclusive array of wedding gowns from leading European bridal houses in its private penthouse showroom. The imported gowns come in every cut, style, and size to match each bride’s unique shape, personal style and preference. Details are impeccable, and fabrics are luxurious: Alecon lace, Mikado silk, Morbido tulle, Roman organza, Torino taffeta, and Sofia silk chiffon.
Mi Sueño currently carries two labels: Pronovias, the world’s leading bridal house; and coming soon, Atelier Diagonal, a second label from the Pronovias Fashion Group. The collections, crafted in Barcelona, Spain, expand the design and pricing options for brides who desire the beauty, detail, and certainty of a ready-to-wear gown.
“What you see is what you get – there is no second-guessing at Mi Sueño,” says Pepper. “A bride has the advantage of trying on various styles and silhouettes to discover the perfect fit for her figure and personality. When she ensures how she will look on her big day, she can channel her energies to the other details involved in wedding planning.”
The Mi Sueño Bridal Boutique experience is a modern love story for Filipino brides. Try on a dream (dress) for size, and get a glimpse of how you will look on your wedding day.