Nikki & Brad-8/25/2018

Hi, All! Thank you for your patience, I know it has been awhile since our last featured bride! After a busy wedding season, we are very excited to announce our newest addition, The Sample Shop by HCTB”, our new online marketplace where you can save hundreds (or thousands) on our designer bridal samples, delivered to your door. We are so excited to feature our beautiful #HCTBRIDE, Nikki. Enjoy!





Nikki first met Brad at a party she was having at her house.  Her cousin’s husband invited him and when they started mingling, they discovered that they had several mutual friends.  They also went to the same high school, but never crossed paths due to them being a couple years apart. After hitting it off at the party, they started casually getting together.  Their friendship then blossomed into a beautiful relationship, falling in love with each other. The rest, as they say, is history! Nikki’s family, together with Brad, surprised her for her 30th birthday with a trip to Disney!  Little did Nikki know, another surprise was coming. In front of Cinderella’s Castle, Brad proposed!


Nikki’s favorite Disney movie was Beauty and the Beast. For her wedding dress, she was inspired by Belle, wanting an off-the-shoulder, princess cut ballgown. She looked absolutely stunning in her Essense of Australia ballgown.

Essense of Australia- “D2379”

Essense of Australia- “D2379”


This princess wedding dress from Essense of Australia is sparkling from shimmering off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline, to a twinkling, full tulle skirt. Lace and tulle over Regency organza create a gorgeous ballgown that is covered in rich silver beading and silver edged lace. Elastic off-the-shoulder straps offer a unique take on this trend while subtle lattice beading bring a Rococo element to this princess dream dress. The antique beading around the neckline feels both romantic and glamorous paired with the sweeping train. The back of this princess ballgown zips under crystal buttons.



VENUE: Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, Lemont

PHOTOGRAPHER: Brian Milo Photography

DRESS: Essense of Australia, Here Comes the Bride


Here Comes the Bride was the first shop we went to and my sister showed the stylist a dress on Pinterest that I liked and she went and picked the dress I ended up getting! She nailed it on the first try! It was everything I ever dreamed of and more! I have always been obsessed with Beauty and the Beast and wanted a dress similar to Belle’s and that’s exactly what the stylist picked! She also found a crown and veil that matched the dress perfectly! The whole process was easy and fun! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you guys so much for everything! I truly felt like a princess!  I recommended my friend Lauren to you guys and she got her dress as well!
— Nikki Paladino

From all of us at Here Comes the Bride, we wish Nikki and Brad a lifetime of love and happiness. You looked absolutely stunning on your big day! It was a pleasure getting to know you and sharing your story.


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Our beautiful #HCTBride Chessa met her husband Bob several years back.  They dated briefly during high school before going their separate ways, only to reconnect 5 years later.  Eventually, they began dating and after being together for 10 years, Bob surprised Chessa with a beautiful proposal at Fullersburg Woods.  Surrounded by dear friends and family, Bob asked Chessa to marry him!  She said yes! The celebration resumed at Wrigley Field, where the newly engaged couple enjoyed a Cubs game in the bleachers.  Chessa and Bob enjoy distance running, travelling the world and raising their 3 adopted puppies together.  They are excited about their new life together, hoping to be full of adventures, longlasting memories and of course, dogs! 

Check out this beautiful couple's photos:

Chessa looked absolutely stunning in her vintage, Hollywood inspired Martina Liana dress.  Featuring an open back, crepe skirt and a flashy, beaded illusion neckline, this gown screams sophisticated!  

From all of us at Here Comes the Bride, we would like to wish Chessa and Bob a lifetime of happiness.  May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy and thank you for being a #HCTBride!  

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  • WEDDING DATE: August 4, 2018
  • VENUE: Warehouse 109 
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Jovana Irene Photography. 
  • DRESS: Martina Liana, Here Comes the Bride