Hello, my darling Real Weddings readers. Today, with the help of Tracy at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear, we’re focusing on simple, sophisticated gowns. “These are for the brides who want ‘beauty without bling,’” she says. “Whether lace, perfecting satin or taffeta, the bling is minimized in these simple and sophisticated gowns by our favorite vendor, Casablanca Bridal.”



Perfecting Satin; ruched, stretch satin accented on the front and back skirt with Swarovski Crystal and pearl beaded appliqués. Fabric buttons line the zipper.



Crystal Satin gown, with Silk flower and band accent. Vertical ruching at the empire waist and silk flower accent has Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, and beaded embellishment. Strapless, soft sweetheart neckline, fit and flare silhouette, and satin buttons on the zipper.



Strapless sweetheart neckline with a non-beaded Matte Guipure Lace overlay. This sheath gown includes a detachable beaded ribbon sash and has crystal buttons along the zipper.



“Glamorous and Elegant” describes this very classy gown. The bodice and waistline are accentuated with gathers that flatter by giving a slimming effect. Small rows of beads are delicately scattered to give the gown some sparkle and shine. Silky Taffeta covered buttons line the entire back of the gown.



Sweet and demure, this full A-line silhouette is trimmed with a fine crystal and rhinestone beaded design on the bodice and straps. The bodice is beautifully ruched and the back of the gown is accented with double inverted pleats and covered buttons finish the look

Find all these gorgeous Casablanca Bridal gowns and more at The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear. The main bridal boutique is located in Sutter Creek (60 Main Street #2), but they recently opened a second store in Angels Camp (1262 South Main Street). Please note the Casablanca line is only carried in Sutter Creek.

For more information, log onto theclothesmine.com. Also, be sure to “Like” The Clothes Mine Bridal & Formalwear on Facebook here!

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

Photos courtesy of and copyright Casablanca Bridal.

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