A Katie May wedding dress is pretty much guaranteed to make jaws drop as you walk down the aisle.

Romantic, modern, elegant, sexy and a little bit daring.

Her signature, completely backless wedding dress designs have captured the hearts of modern brides who want to embrace their femininity and accentuate their curves on their wedding day.

Prepare yourselves for a plethora of gorgeousness – feminine silhouettes, delicate spaghetti straps, romantic lace and layers of tulle…sigh.

 Katie May Bridal Collection 2012

Katie May 2012 collection photos by Nicole L. Hill Photography

 The Katie May Bridal Experience

I had the pleasure of visiting Katie May's light and airy showroom while I was in LA last week. The scent of fresh flowers filled the air as I ran my hands across the exquisite French laces of the 2012 collection. I was also treated to an exclusive first look at the stunning new 2013 collection – modelled by Katie herself, no less!

Katie and her team pride themselves on the excellent customer service and care they show their brides to make sure they have a wonderful experience from start to finish. (And rightly so – just check out their glowing Yelp reviews!)

Katie is also very passionate about ensuring quality craftsmanship and couture touches at an affordable price point. Her goal is to bridge the gap between the premier bridal designer and the mass produced gowns; by creating gowns exquisite in quality, aesthetic, and construction/fit. 

Each gown is custom made and they start at a very reasonable $1000 – with a flirty reception dress in the 2013 collection for under $300!

Real Brides in Katie May Gowns

Katie May launched her bridal collection in 2012, after designing her younger sister's wedding gown – isn't that lovely?

(See the first ever Katie May dress, ‘Princeville', in the first three photos below).

And, just in case you were wondering, you don't have to be a six foot tall model with a small bust to wear these dresses (although of course it helps) just take a look at the real brides below rocking their Katie May wedding gowns.

For brides who'd like a little more support up top, Katie recommends Nubra Ultralite (fashion forms) Bra or, the Nearly Me Breast Enhancer inserts, which add fullness, light support, and lifts the natural breast.  The Nearly Me Breast Enhancer brand is purchased by 90% of Katie May brides and can give anywhere from 1/2 cup increase to 2 full cup sizes.


photos by Glass Lilac Photography

photo by Isle Media

photo by Beautiful Day Photography

Don't they look beautiful?

And just you wait until you see the brand new 2013 collection after the launch at NYC Bridal Market in October! The Grecian inspired ‘Santorini' has stolen my heart.

Check out the Katie May website,  blog and Facebook page for more details.