About Mon Cheri
Mon Cheri Bridals, LLC was formed in July of 1991. CEO, Stephen Lang’s goals for Mon Cheri were to excel as a leading bridal gown and wedding dress manufacturer by not only providing quality products but also through exceptional customer relations. Wedding dresses were only the beginning for Mon Cheri; today, the company produces over twenty branded special occasion product lines worldwide.
Mon Cheri has been a leader in the bridal and special occasion industries since the beginning. A unique feature that gave Mon Cheri a competitive edge early on was the use of color on traditional bridal gowns. Mon Cheri’s introduction of the colors Rum Pink, Blush and Café quickly caught on in the marketplace, inspiring numerous other manufacturers to add color to their own bridal collections.
In 1997, Stephen saw a need in the marketplace for mother of the bride/mother of the groom dress suits, cocktail dresses, ball gowns, formal dresses and special occasion gowns. Montage by Mon Cheri was introduced, raising the standard for quality, style and value in special occasion dresses. Both Montage and Montage Boutique collections have proven to be very successful and have won numerous awards. Designer Ivonne Dome joined Mon Cheri as special occasion designer for Montage, Social Occasions by Mon Cheri, Cameron Blake, Destinations and Ivonne D exclusively for Mon Cheri.
In the Spring 2001 season, Le Gala and Cameron Blake were introduced. Le Gala fulfills the needs of the young girl with its trendy prom dresses and flirty special occasion dresses while Cameron Blake appeals to women of a mature age who still demand style and grace in their wardrobes. The Destinations by Mon Cheri collection was introduced into the marketplace for the Fall 2003 season, offering informal wedding dresses for brides marrying away from home. Ivonne D exclusively for Mon Cheri, a high-end special occasion collection, premiered for the Spring 2011 season.
In the Fall of 2003, Mon Cheri created the private label wedding dress and bridal gown collection, 2be Bride. Only available in select bridal salons, 2be Bride has become a coveted, sought-after wedding dress brand for both brides and bridal salons alike. The 2be Bride collection has been featured on numerous television programs, including episodes of TLC’s, “Say Yes to the Dress.” In 2010, Kathy Ireland became the Chief Designer of the 2be brand. The kathy ireland Wedding by 2be collection includes bridal gowns, mother of the bride styles and party dresses perfect for special occasions and bridesmaids. This new brand has exploded in the marketplace, causing quite a buzz.
Mon Cheri continues to introduce new and exciting products. Two new collections were added in the Spring 2005 season: Tony Bowls Paris, and the James Clifford Collection. Tony Bowls Paris’ sleek prom dresses and modern special occasion dresses are designed with attitude and sensuality. The James Clifford Collection is designed by the legendary James Clifford. A leader in the bridal fashion for decades, James has brought romance back to the couture bridal industry.
The Fall 2005 season brought the pageant and couture evening dress collection, Tony Bowls Collection. Talented designer Tony Bowls is now also the designer of Tony Bowls Le Gala, Tony Bowls Paris, Tony Bowls Evenings, Tony Bowls Limited, Tony Bowls Shorts, and Tony B. His show-stopping dress collections are consistently showcased in the Miss America, America’s Outstanding Teen, and Miss USA pageants as well as on CBS’ “The Price is Right” and ABC’s “Wheel of Fortune”. They have also graced the covers of numerous magazines and have been selected by celebrities for many red carpet events.
2007 introduced even more exciting new collections including the groundbreaking bridal gown collection, Sophia Tolli. With her unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptional fit, the Sophia Tolli collection provides an array of gorgeous, show-stopping bridal gowns and wedding dresses.
2009 was an exciting year for Mon Cheri. Famed children’s designer Joan Calabrese joined Mon Cheri with her well-known design techniques. Using the best fabrics and fashionably styling, Joan has created a children’s line for any occasion. She will be expanding Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri into the baby and tween markets in the upcoming seasons. Also in 2009, Ivonne Dome created the Capri by Mon Cheri collection. Capri by Mon Cheri introduced a variety of silhouettes in unique burnout and tonal fabrics. With carefully designed styles and the option of jackets or sleeves with every dress, Capri by Mon Cheri flatters all shapes. Sophia Tolli brought a new collection to Mon Cheri in 2009. Sophia Tolli Special Occasion was created with the bridal party in mind but has proven to be a hit for any social occasion. The large range of colors and fabrics make this line great for bridal parties and cocktail attire alike.
In 2011, Tony Bowls expanded his empire with a new couture bridal collection, Tony Bowls Bridal for Mon Cheri. Designed in the same vein as his signature red carpet evening gowns, this couture wedding dress collection features distinctive bridal gowns of imported fabrics with eye-catching hand-beading and unique accents.
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About the Collections
Mon Cheri Bridals
Beaming, Blushing, Beautiful
A wedding dress by Mon Cheri Bridals will help you effortlessly achieve all three on the most important day of your life. Created by a top world-renowned designer, the latest collection of bridal gowns and wedding dresses provides a look for every bride including classic romance, high-fashion glamour and cutting-edge European design. Unparalleled craftsmanship combined with fine fabrications generate the quality wedding dresses Mon Cheri is known for. From mermaid to A-line to ball gown, the latest Mon Cheri Bridals bridal gowns offer an array of spectacular silhouettes that create the most flattering clean lines in the industry. This bridal dress collection also envelopes the bride in exquisite detail and embellishments that simultaneously reflect today’s trends and celebrate yesterday’s traditional elements. Slip into the perfect bridal dress or wedding gown and become the beaming, blushing and beautiful bride you’re meant to be.
Sold only in authorized full-service bridal salons, the bridal gown of your dreams can be found at a bridal retailer near to you. Visit our Where to Buy section for more details.
Destinations by Mon Cheri
For Wherever Your Wedding Takes You
The answer for the bride searching for an elegant but informal wedding dress, Destinations’ sleek silhouettes and unique designs put the spotlight on the woman wearing it. Sensuous tip of the shoulder necklines, graceful brush trains, and practical matching shawls complete the look of a well-dressed woman.
Although many styles are featured in traditional wedding dress shades of white, additional available colors in black, bold hues, light pastels and neutrals allow Destinations to also be worn for other various special occasions.
Designer, Ivonne Dome explains, “I work hard to create special occasion pieces that evoke the positive, daring feelings that everyday casual wear often stifles.” Destinations by Mon Cheri is a clear representation of her hard work and meticulous design.
Montage by Mon Cheri
With a wide selection of full-length and tea-length dress suits, elegant ball gowns and chic formal dress sets in silk chiffon, silky crepe, satin and organza, Montage provides styles for both informal and formal affairs. In addition, many styles are available with matching jackets or shawls for ultimate versatility. The Montage Boutique division of this collection offers upscale evening gowns and high-end dress suits in one-of-a-kind silhouettes and fine silk fabrics. Its expansive variety, becoming fit and stylish design deem Montage the leader in Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom lines.
Montage designer Ivonne Dome designs this special occasion line with the sophisticated, fashion-forward mother in mind. She adds, “There’s something about wearing a gorgeous social occasion gown or suit that allows a woman to live out her most glamorous fantasies.”
Mother of the bridedresses that exude understated elegance, the Montage Boutique special occasion dress collection offers simple dress silhouettes with carefully placed details of hand-beading, flower accents and ruffle trim. Slightly more formal than the classic Montage by Mon Cheri Collection, Montage Boutique dresses are crafted from silk and fine lace in rich color options.
Ivonne D exclusively for Mon Cheri
Couture mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses for the upscale, high fashion woman, the Ivonne D evening wear collection is adorned with plush details of European lace, Swarovski crystals, artistic embroidery and exquisite draping. Formal ball gowns, slim dresses with matching jackets and chic short suits in an array of colors allow Ivonne D to be worn for a variety of special occasions.
Social Occasions by Mon Cheri
Special Occasion Dresses and Chic Short Suits Fit for Any Occasion
Special occasion dresses, chic short suits and little black dresses for any event on your social calendar – Occasions by Mon Cheri has you covered! Cocktail dresses, ladies suits, and party dresses with elegant touches of lace, crystal beading and sequin allow you to wear Occasions dresses again and again.
Cameron Blake is a classic, refined collection of Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom dress sets, special occasion gowns and women’s suits that lends itself to the notion that maturity should not compromise one’s panache. Flattering, graceful silhouettes are created though the use of illusion necklines and sleeves, thick shoulder straps and softly shaped skirts. And, similar to the Montage collection, most Cameron Blake styles include matching jackets or shawls. Distinguished elegance sets Cameron Blake apart from other Mother of the Bride collections.
Cameron Blake is designed for women of a mature age who still demand style and grace in their wardrobes. Designer, Ivonne Dome believes that a special occasion calls for a special dress, regardless of age.
Capri by Mon Cheri
Created by award-winning social occasion designer Ivonne Dome, Capri by Mon Cheri offers an array of styles in softly shaped burnout and tonal prints. Each special occasion dress includes either a matching jacket or sleeve for upper arm coverage. Perfect for both informal and formal events, Capri styles can be worn for weddings, cruises, religious ceremonies, Sunday brunches and bridal or baby showers. Mothers of the bride suits and dress sets that are flattering and fashionable, Capri by Mon Cheri is ideal for the mature woman.
The James Clifford Collection
A truly prestigious designer, James Clifford started his formal career as a designer at the New England School of Art and Design. Following graduation, he participated in a two-year apprenticeship at the House of Bianchi and was then recruited by Priscilla of Boston. During his nineteen years at Priscilla, James designed for numerous celebrity and prestigious political weddings, including that of Julie Nixon and Lucy Baines Johnson. In 1980, James moved to New York City. While holding the position of head designer at Galina Bouquet, James worked to establish his own style and make his unique mark on the bridal gown industry. In 1987, James’ hard work proved prolific when he joined a major bridal manufacturer. James furthered his career in September of 2004 by premiering an exclusive new upscale bridal gown collection for the Spring 2005 season, The James Clifford Collection.
James Clifford’s couture bridal gown collection features classic looks in combination with a modern fashion flare. Luxurious fabrics of silk, satin and traditional, romantic lace make each wedding dress special in its own way. Gorgeous, eye-catching details of hand-beaded Swarovski crystal, sculpted necklines and figure-flattering ruching add glamour and sophistication. Unique styling reflects the creativity of the James Clifford Collection with a variety of wedding gown silhouettes that appeal to the fashionable bride. This collection resonates with James’ legendary vision, talent and unmistakable style.
kathy ireland Weddings by 2be
Mon Cheri Bridals, LLC and entrepreneur and designer Kathy Ireland collaborated for Kathy to become the chief designer for the 2be Bride collection. Launched for the Spring 2011 season, the kathy ireland Weddings by 2be designs include wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride styles. Kathy’s longtime passion to offer practical solutions for people in love has come to fruition in the marriage of these two companies. With her past experience in designing bridal jewelry for the kathy ireland Bridal brand as well as for numerous other collections, Kathy brings a refreshing perspective and design direction to the 2be brand.
kathy ireland Weddings by 2be – The Bridal Collection
Fairy tale ball gowns with voluminous pick-up skirts and structured bodices are perfect for today’s princess bride. Or, for the avant garde bride, choose from unique gowns with one-of-a-kind details like exaggerated waistlines and three-dimensional accents. Prefer a more simple look with classic silhouettes? This collection also offers strapless A-line dresses with flattering hand-beading and draping. Whether you’re a modern progressive or a classic traditionalist, you’ll find the wedding dress of your dreams in this collection.
kathy ireland Weddings by 2be – The Party Collection
Down the aisle and beyond, this eclectic collection of floor-length gowns and knee-length dresses is great for both bridal parties and social occasions of all formalities.
kathy ireland Weddings by 2be – The Occasion Collection
Ideal for modern mothers of the bride, the occasion division of this collection includes body-conscious dress sets with flattering bolero jackets or matching shawls.
Tony Bowls Bridal for Mon Cheri
Wedding dresses and couture bridal gowns, Tony Bowls presents his dramatic bridal collection exclusively for Mon Cheri. Designed in the same vein as his signature red carpet evening gowns, this couture wedding dress collection features distinctive bridal gowns of imported fabrics with eye-catching hand-beading and unique accents.
Tony Bowls Paris
Designer prom dresses, formal dresses, and cocktail dresses, Paris by Tony Bowls is a sleek and sophisticated collection of evening dresses. Glitzy formfitting mermaid and A-line gowns are ideal for formal events while short and sweet cocktail dresses with sexy details are perfect for informal affairs. Eye-catching, stunning designs make Paris the place to be for prom or any special occasion.
Tony Bowls Le Gala
Prom dresses, homecoming dresses and formal dresses, Le Gala by Tony Bowls is a special occasion dress collection for the trendy young woman. With princess ball gowns and gorgeous formal sheaths in the hottest colors of the season, Le Gala will transform you into the belle of the ball!
Tony Bowls Shorts
Tony Bowls Evenings
Special occasion dresses, little black dresses, and prom dresses, Tony Bowls Evenings offers show-stopping, upscale evening wear designed by Tony Bowls. Crafted from luxurious fabrics with couture hand-beading, pleating and ruching, Tony Bowls Evenings special occasion gowns turn heads from every angle.
Tony Bowls Collection
Pageant dresses, special occasion dresses and formal dresses, Tony Bowls Collection provides couture evening gowns for the upscale woman. Worn by numerous Miss America, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss USA contestants, Tony’s pageant gowns have most recently been graced by Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008. Both pageant and red carpet-worthy, the Tony Bowls Collection is couture evening wear at its finest.
Wedding dresses and bridal gowns by Sophia Tolli, this wedding dress collection provides both classic silhouettes and dramatic, haute couture designs. Classic wedding dresses include formal princess ball gowns and strapless A-line dresses. Bridal gowns with a more contemporary feel incorporate halter necklines, slim skirts and sparkling sequins into Sophia’s designs. Wedding dresses with Sophia’s signature draping and corset back bodices provide an impeccable fit. Sophia adds, “My bridal collection has two distinct feelings: soft classic romanticism and traditional bridal drama. My signature style will always be gowns with an exceptional fit and cut.”
Sophia Tolli Special Occasion
Special occasion dresses that are elegant and streamlined, each formal gown and cocktail dress of Sophia’s premiere special occasion dress collection is accented with feminine details of bows, light beading, ruffles or lace. Designed in the same vein as her wedding dresses, this line features the same slimming draping, fit and construction Sophia is known for. Sophia’s special occasion dresses offer a variety of silhouettes in long and knee length crafted from chiffon, crepe back satin, organza, and iridescent taffeta. Formal gowns and cocktail dresses versatile enough for any special occasion, they’re perfect for bridesmaids, young mothers and guests of an event
Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri
This premiere children’s collection provides the signature style and fine fabrication Joan’s design is known for. Her use of exquisite fabric and detail along with pristine lines create gorgeous girl’s dresses that are classic and timeless with an edge. Down the aisle and beyond, Joan’s little girl dresses are sure to be passed down to future generations.