ANTONIO'S DIARY

Keep up with Antonio in the studio, and learn more about our real brides & how they rocked our gowns. (More to come!)

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January, 31, 2024

Real Bride: Caitlin

"If I could relive one moment it would be ...

our first dance It was the one moment in time where all eyes were on just the two of us and it felt like we were completely alone, in love and could have stood in that moment forever. If I could pick a second moment to relive, it would be walking down the aisle with my dad, looking at him and taking a deep breath before walking down the aisle, taking it all in and looking around to see everyone there to watch me marry my best friend."Read More

January, 30, 2024

Real Bride: Candace

"When finding the perfect gown ..."

I was very specific on what I wanted but found it difficult to make the final decision. The Piichi gown’s simplicity, buttons and elegance ultimately is what won my heart. "Read More

January, 11, 2024

Real Bride: Andrea

"If I could relive the moment of ..."

seeing Ken for the first time (and he seeing me for the first time) when I walked down the aisle to meet him at the alter. It’s such an emotional moment in general, but for us, given everything we’ve been through earlier this year, with Ken’s accident and not knowing whether the wedding was even going to happen and whether he would survive the accident, it felt like such a “We did it, we made it” moment.."Read More

November, 30 2023

Real Bride: Monica

"If I could relive entering our wedding reception, it was ..."

such a surreal moment! We did a t-shirt toss later in the reception (we love merch and made our own for the bridal party) and standing on the chairs looking around at all our friends and family having a blast was a highlight for both of us. We took several moments throughout the night to take a step back and soak it in!."Read More

December, 8 2023

Real Bride: Hannah

"If I could relive the entire day, I would because it was everything I imagined it would be..."

Gosh that's such a hard question, so many moments were magical. If I could relive our send off I would in a heartbeat. When they opened the doors to the courtyard lined with all our family and friends who were cheering for us, I actually started crying. It was such an overwhelming experience to see how many people loved us and came together from around the country to celebrate with us. It was also that feeling of  'we did it!'."Read More

November 13, 2023

Real Bride: Alex

"If I could relive the entire day, I would because it was everything I imagined it would be..."

If I have to pick one moment it would be when we first saw each other at the first look. It was so special to see each other for the first time and it felt surreal in that moment that this is finally happening. After we saw each other we felt relaxed and excited for the day."Read More

October 16, 2023

Real Bride: Cressan

"I chose the 'Sonnia' because when I looked at myself in the mirror, everything lit up like I was in a movie."

 It may sound cheesy but it looked like I was glowing. I couldn’t stop smiling and staring at the dress. I wore the dress for a long time before moving on to the next dress. Read More

March 7, 2023

Real Bride: Gabrielle

"The process of finding my dream dress ended up being much less daunting than I expected! My stunning Antonio Gual dress was the second dress I ever tried on."

My amazing bridal consultant Kristen suggested I add a custom wrap for my winter ceremony and I fell in love immediately! Every dress I tried on after it just didn’t make me feel like a bride the way my dress did! Every wedding dress out there is gorgeous honestly but what made my decision easy was that I felt beautiful in my dress and couldn’t wait to marry Sonny in it!" Read More

January 23, 2023

Real Bride: Alaina

"The hardest part about dress shopping was waiting to wear it! I surprised myself for sure - I never would have imagined I'd choose a dress with a deep-v."

I thought I wanted long sleeves and all these other visions I'd seen online...which added confusion. I'm not even sure I pulled Preston into my dressing room. But when I put her on and saw how much I popped, the decision was easy. Read More

October 30, 2022

New York Bridal Fashion Week 

This year we had the honor of sharing our newest collections: Kallos and Agapi at New York Bridal Fashion week at the most stunning venue - Melange De Blanc.

As always, we met some fabulous store owners and cannot wait to share some new stores Antonio Gual will be carried in, as well as some of our tried and true salons we've worked with for years.

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September 22nd, 2022

Notes On A Wedding

" It may seem the most obvious but standing at the altar with Alex during the ceremony, would be the moment I wish to relive time and time again." 

The emotions, feelings, and even fears, of standing in front of everyone was an aspect of the wedding we discussed a lot during planning. Because we kept the guest list small, we were able to have a wedding of quality - one where we connected with everyone and also enjoyed the moments together. We had hoped it would feel less like a show with an audience, and more of an intimate moment surrounded by love. 


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august 31st, 2022

Notes On A Wedding

" I could relive that walk down the aisle together every single day." 

We met at medical school! We first crossed paths during a student mixer the week before our classes started in the fall of 2018. Although I arrived late, he immediately caught my eye and I hurried over to sit beside him. We were both equally captivated by our conversation and for the time we spent chatting, it truly felt as if no one else was in the room. Our love story was truly something magical from the very beginning. 



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March 02, 2022

Notes On A Wedding

" The butterfly effect is real, and this time the universe got it exactly right."  

"In a city of 8.4 million people, I found my person completely unexpectedly in a crowded West Village bar. 


It’s crazy to think that if I had left the house 30 minutes later, or if someone hadn’t spilled that drink on me (for which Mark apologized) or if I had simply stayed in (like I really wanted to),the entire course of my life would have changed."


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February 18, 2022

Notes On A Wedding

" I cried so many happy tears before saying yes."

What started as a chance encounter at 6am, led to a walk down the aisle!  In her Demi-Couture custom gown from Ivory & White Bridal Boutique, she married Jacob in November of 2020.


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December 10, 2021

Notes On A Wedding

"He said, 'Just love her.'"

On August 7th, Zoë donned her Kiki gown as she married Noah in their home state of Colorado. Read about her journey here-- from saying yes to the dress, to advice she was given as a bride-to-be. 


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Sign of The Dove Collection

This collection is titled by the universal symbol of Peace, Humanity, and Love, which is exactly what these gowns embody.


Our campaign shoot took place in beautiful Bali. This collection is the perfect combination of sleek, timeless and romantic.


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Design Process: Maja

In his recent Maja collection, Antonio features more lace and romance than in any previous season. Here, we dive into the fantasies that play out in his head as he imagines the type of woman each gown embodies. 


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July 23,2020

AG Studio

When did you last have butterflies?

Inspired by flutters in a bride's stomach, Antonio compares the metamorphosis of butterflies to a bride's transformation. Once a single woman, she becomes a wife in an “ephemeral and dramatic celebration” – the wedding.


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