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, Lang saw a need in the marketplace for mother of the bride and 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. The Montage by Mon Cheri collection has proven to be very successful and has won numerous awards. Designer Ivonne Dome joined Mon Cheri as the special occasion designer for Montage by Mon Cheri, The Ivonne D Collection, Cameron Blake, Social Occasions by Mon Cheri, and Capri by Mon Cheri.
In the Spring 2001 season, the Tony Bowls Le Gala and Cameron Blake collections were introduced. Tony Bowls Le Gala fulfills the needs of young women 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 Social Occasions by Mon Cheri collection provides even more fashionable options for mothers of the couple as well as for women looking for stylish cocktail dresses and short dress suits.
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 wedding dress line is designed by the legendary James Clifford. A leader in the bridal fashion for decades, Clifford brought romance back to the couture bridal industry with his elegant use of lace and other sumptuous fabrics.
The Fall 2005 season brought the pageant and couture evening dress line Tony Bowls Collection. Talented designer Tony Bowls also creates the Tony Bowls Le Gala, Tony Bowls Paris, Tony Bowls Evenings, Tony Bowls Shorts and Tony Bowls Prive dress collections. His show-stopping dress designs are consistently showcased in the Miss America, America’s Outstanding Teen, and Miss USA pageants as well as on CBS’ “The Price is Right,” ABC’s “Wheel of Fortune” and various other television programs. 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 with her signature draping and corset backs.
2009 was another exciting year for Mon Cheri. Famed children’s designer Joan Calabrese joined Mon Cheri with her new collection Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri. Using only the best fabrics and fashionable styling, Calabrese created an affordable line for any special occasion including dresses for flower girls, First Holy Communion dresses and girl’s party dresses. Also in 2009, Ivonne Dome created the Capri by Mon Cheri collection. This line introduced a variety of silhouettes in unique burnout and tonal fabrics. With carefully designed styles that include jackets or flattering sleeves with every piece, Capri by Mon Cheri flatters all shapes and sizes. Designer Sophia Tolli also brought a new collection to Mon Cheri in 2009. The Sophia Tolli Special Occasion line was created with bridesmaids in mind but has proven to also be a hit for any social occasion. The large range of colors and fabrics designed in the same flattering vein as Tolli’s wedding dresses makes this line great for bridal parties and cocktail attire alike.
The Ivonne D Collection, a high-end special occasion collection of chic evening gowns and formal dresses fit for the red carpet, premiered for the Spring 2011 season. In the Spring 2012 season, David Tutera joined the Mon Cheri family. Leading celebrity wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera partnered with esteemed Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create the David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection. Tutera works closely with Thornburg to develop an assortment of fashionable bridal designs ranging from traditional ball gowns to modern sheaths, and couture fashions to more informal designs. David Tutera for Mon Cheri offers today’s stylish brides high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, and impeccable fit at an affordable price.
In the Spring 2013 season, Edward Berger, a manufacturer of bridal headpieces since 1922, created a new collection exclusively for Mon Cheri: The Berger Collection for Mon Cheri. This line includes a gorgeous array of veils, headpieces, hats and belts to compliment and coordinate with any wedding dress design. Visit their website at http://edwardberger.com/the-berger-collection-for-mon-cheri for the entire collection of bridal accessories.
In Spring 2014, Mon Cheri introduced two more lines: the Mon Cheri Something Blue collection of blue-soled bridal shoes and bridal handbags and Mon Cheri Accessories, fashionable shoes and handbags that coordinate with Mon Cheri’s special occasion dress styles. Visit the “Accessories” sections of each of our collection’s dress galleries to see these new styles.
As we continue to grow and expand our product divisions, visit our website often for updates on the exciting changes happening at Mon Cheri Bridals, LLC.
About the Collections
David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Transforming the Ordinary into the Extraordinary!
Leading celebrity wedding and entertaining expert David Tutera partners with esteemed Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create the David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection. The exquisite line of bridal gowns offers today’s fashion-conscious bride high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals and an impeccable fit in a variety of both modern and traditional silhouettes ranging from form-fitting sheaths to formal voluminous ball gowns. Romantic lace is juxtaposed with modern low back bodices and color options beyond bridal white. Full A-line princess skirts are balanced by flattering, nipped in waistbands while mermaid gowns provide a red carpet feel for the glamorous bride. A little something for every bride, the David Tutera for Mon Cheri collection combines the best from past eras with today’s fashion trends.
Sold only in full-service bridal salons, the wedding dress of your dreams can be found at an authorized David Tutera for Mon Cheri retailer near you. Visit our Where to Buy section for more details.
Unparalleled Craftsmanship, Exceptional Fit
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. 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.”
Sold only in full-service bridal salons, visit our Where to Buy section to find an authorized Sophia Tolli retailer near you.
Sophia Tolli Special Occasion
Special occasion dresses and bridesmaid dresses that are elegant and streamlined, each formal gown and cocktail dress of the Sophia Tolli Special Occasion dress collection is accented with feminine details of bows, light beading, ruffles or lace. Designed in the same vein as her designer wedding dresses, this line features the signature slimming draping, fit and construction Sophia is known for. Sophia’s bridesmaid dresses and special occasion dresses offer a variety of silhouettes in long length and knee length crafted from chiffon, satin, crepe back satin, organza and taffeta. Formal gowns and cocktail dresses versatile enough for any special occasion, they’re perfect for bridesmaids, young mothers and guests of the wedding or other special occasion event.
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 James Clifford 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.
Visit the Where to Buy section to find the select group of authorized retailers who have the honor of carrying the James Clifford Collection in their bridal salons.
Montage by Mon Cheri
Montage by Mon Cheri designer Ivonne Dome designs this special occasion line with the sophisticated, fashion-forward mother in mind. 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, taffeta, lace, shantung, satin and organza, Montage by Mon Cheri provides styles for both informal and formal affairs. In addition, many styles are available with matching jackets or shawls for ultimate versatility. Its expansive variety, becoming fit and stylish design deem Montage the leader in Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dress collections.
Dome adds, “There’s something about wearing a gorgeous social occasion gown or suit that allows a woman to live out her most glamorous fantasies.”
The Ivonne D Collection
Couture mother of the bride dresses and formal social occasion gowns for the upscale, high fashion woman, The Ivonne D Collection of evening gowns and formal dresses is adorned with plush details of European lace, Swarovski crystals, artistic embroidery and exquisite draping. Formal ball gowns, mermaid dresses and slim sheaths in an array of colors allow The Ivonne D Collection 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 – Social Occasions by Mon Cheri has you covered! Cocktail dresses, ladies dress suits, and party dresses with elegant touches of lace, crystal beading and sequin allow you to wear Social Occasions by Mon Cheri dresses and dress suit again and again.
Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri
Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri is a classic, refined collection of mother of the bride dress sets, special occasion gowns and ladies dress suits that lends itself to the notion that maturity should not compromise one’s panache. Flattering, graceful silhouettes are created through 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 dress collections.
Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri 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 a variety of styles in softly shaped burnout and tonal prints. Most special occasion dress styles include 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. Mother of the bride suits and dress sets that are flattering and fashionable, Capri by Mon Cheri is ideal for the mature woman.
Tony Bowls Paris
Designer prom dresses, formal dresses, and cocktail dresses, Tony Bowls Paris is a sleek and sophisticated collection of evening dresses. Glitzy formfitting mermaid dresses and A-line gowns are ideal for formal events while sheaths with sexy details are perfect for informal affairs. Eye-catching, stunning designs make Tony Bowls Paris the place to be for prom or any special occasion.
Tony Bowls Le Gala
Prom dresses, homecoming dresses and formal dresses, Tony Bowls Le Gala by 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, Tony Bowls Le Gala will transform any young woman into the belle of the ball!
Tony Bowls Shorts
Tony Bowls Shorts is a fun and trendy special occasion cocktail dress collection. With creative styling and unique fabrics, this collection is perfect for homecoming dresses, prom dresses, and dresses for many other formal and informal events. Tony Bowls Shorts has the ultimate style to make you the life of the party.
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, the Tony Bowls Collection provides couture evening gowns that are both pageant and red carpet-worthy. Worn by numerous Miss America, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss USA contestants, the Tony Bowls Collection is couture evening wear at its finest.
Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri
Sweet Sophistication for Special Moments
This simultaneously sweet and sophisticated children’s collection provides the signature style and fine fabrication Joan’s couture collection is known for. Her use of exquisite fabric and detail along with pristine lines create gorgeous girl’s dresses, flower girl dresses, First Holy Communion dresses and party dresses for girls that are classic and timeless with an edge, as well as affordable. Down the aisle and beyond, Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri little girl dresses are sure to be passed down to future generations.
Mon Cheri Something Blue & Mon Cheri Accessories
Mon Cheri also offers two accessories collections to provide you with the perfect finishing touch: The Mon Cheri Something Blue collection of blue-soled bridal shoes and bridal handbags and Mon Cheri Accessories, fashionable shoes and handbags that coordinate with our special occasion dress styles. Visit the Accessories sections in each of our collection’s dress galleries to view these styles.