Hello my gorgeous Real Weddings Magazine Brides. Today we check in with Tracy Lindenberger of The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear in Sutter Creek and Angel’s Camp to get the skinny on what’s hot in the bridal dress market this season.

“We’ve seen a trend back toward ball gowns, after a long season of fit and flare,” she shares. Tracy is particularly fond of the designs from Casablanca for a few solid reasons. “One of the key benefits of Casablanca, besides gorgeous styles and quality at a great price, is that they never discontinue a gown,” she says. “Two additional features we like are that they don’t charge the bride to order the dress in her length, and they are open to making custom changes, like changing the neckline, adding straps, adjusting the train style, etc.”

We like the sound of that! So let’s take a look at a few Casablanca dresses available locally at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear ready for a walk down the aisle.

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The gown is a strapless soft sweetheart embroidered floral cut-out on matte organza over silky satin on the bodice and on sheer organza for the skirt. The A-line silhouette gown comes with a matching bolero jacket and Swarovski crystal buttons connecting the embroidered floral cut-out.


This season’s “Princess” ball gown. The bodice and skirt feature all over beautiful bead work and silver embroidery with a pleated band that has a beaded appliqué at the natural waist. This gown features an inside hook and eye fit panel.


Lace appliqués sewn onto tulle over silky satin with a gathered drop waist — this ball gown is accented with hand-sewn beads on the bodice.


This soft and sophisticated gown features sparkling Swarovski crystals and sequins at the neckline. The waist is embellished with a pleated sash while delicate embroidery makes the skirt sparkle.

The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear’s main bridal boutique is located in Sutter Creek at 60 Main Street, Suite 2, but they recently opened a second store in Angel’s Camp at 1262 South Main Street. Please note that the Casablanca line is only carried in Sutter Creek. For more, visit theclothesmine.com — and, be sure to “like” them on Facebook!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.

Photos courtesy of and copyright Casablanca Bridal Gowns.

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