The Robert Bullock Bride: Couture on a Budget


Every bride wants to look their best on their wedding day, but sometimes the dream dress comes with a nightmarish price tag attached. Fashion designer Robert Bullock wants to make couture gowns accessible to brides regardless of what their budget may be, and his 2018 designs prove that you don't need to be a millionaire to look like a million bucks while you walk down the aisle. 

wedding couple on church steps
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Robert has decades of experience in the fashion industry, and has been designing couture wedding gowns for the last 24 years. Wanting to reach a broader audience, he launched Robert Bullock Bride in 2009. This allowed him to design more gowns at an affordable price and bring joy to brides for whom an expensive couture gown seemed out of reach. Here, we feature one of his favorite real wedding couples — the bride Andrea's gown exemplifies how his designs maintain a timeless, elegant feel without compromising style for price. 

wedding ceremony in church
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"I chose to feature Andrea and Alek’s wedding because they represent the couple who doesn’t compromise personal style or try to conform to someone else’s standards," Robert says. "In other words, they represent the new modern, chic vibe in weddings."

back of wedding gown detail
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With a design background spanning 35 years, plus skills in tailoring and pattern making, Robert Bullock’s gowns are not only known for their beauty but also for their impeccable quality, fit, and customization. "I’m constantly suggesting to brides they might want to change things up throughout their day," he says. "It allows you to get many pictures with different looks that you will cherish forever."

bridal bouquet toss
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Andrea did exactly that, wearing Robert's gown style Riley with an off-the-shoulder lace jacket during the wedding ceremony. For the reception, she changed into a Robert Bullock cap sleeve lace shrug. She accentuated both looks with a beaded belt to finish it all off. The groom Alek chose to wear a black and white tux, and his crisp Nike’s completed the ensemble for an effortlessly cool look. In Robert's words: "These two should pose for the new generation’s cake toppers."

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