Bridal Designer Dani Simone modeling one of  her NuBridal Designs gowns.

Image Credit: Jeff Lamothe Photography

It’s Bridal Season.  This year I want to give our readers a behind the scenes look at the bridal world.  I am kicking things off with an exclusive interview with Bridal Designer Dani Simone.  I recently discovered Dani’s designs thanks to a suggestion from a mutual contact.   Keep reading to find out more about her gorgeous gowns and more.

 1. Can you tell our readers about how you got your start in bridal design?

I started sketching wedding gown designs when I was 9 years old. One of my first retail jobs was at David’s Bridal when I was 18. After finishing fashion school and working in the fashion industry designing denim and cut & sew knits. I decided to start my own custom wedding dress line because I knew I could handle one dress order at a time.

Client wearing NuBridal Designs Gown

Image Credit: NuBridal Designs

2. Which bridal trend is your favorite and why?

I love the separates trend. And not just top and bottom but shorter dress under a skirt with a train, gowns like that. I love getting more than one look out of a gown.

  1. When it comes to selecting a bridal gown what is the common mistake made by brides-to-be?

Since I am a custom designer, I wish more brides understood that getting their gowns custom made and designed just for them is the best way to personalize your day. Even if you go into a salon and try on a gown, there are things that might be less costly to have made from scratch rather than rack up $100’s of dollars in alterations. Most brides find SOMETHING they don’t like or would want to change, and they usually either pay the additional fees or stick with a gown they aren’t fully happy with. Custom design lets you get exactly what you want because you work with a designer to create what you want.

NuBridal Designs Sierra Adjustable Tutu Dress

Image Credit: Jeff Lamothe Photography

4. What sets NuBridal Designs apart?

I shortened the name to NuBridal because I wanted to bring a new concept to wedding gowns while still retaining the vintage dressmaking concept. I do design trunk shows where I work with brides in person to create their dream dress, I also love giving free gifts to my brides so they feel special.

5. Lastly, where can people find NuBridal Designs online?

I’m a five-star rated seller on Etsy at You can also follow me on Nubian Bridal Designs on Facebook, check out my Instagram and Twitter @nubridal.

 Special thanks again to Dani.  Be sure to find NuBridal Designs online.

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