Watters Bridal Designer Blog

We’re always excited to bring you news, fashion opinions and behind-the-scenes photos from our photo shoots. So stay tuned as Vatana Watters and the Watters design team give you the inside view.

Tomorrow we are taking over the Bella Bridemaids Instagram feed and we couldn't be more excited! Why? Because we'll be sharing tips and tricks, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at our new collections. Here's a look at what inspired one of the hues you'll see in Spring 16. Our current color crush: lilac! So soft and sweet and pretty. Perfect for any style!
Step 1: meet Antonia. Step 2: Fall in Love. This style is perfect for every maid and every occasion. Trust us, you'll love it.
A bride always needs her girls! These maids are blush beauties in Aramis, Sisley, Ardell and Carita. And that lace is the perfect compliment to our Cora gown.
Congratulations to Jason Kennedy and Lauren Scruggs on their beautiful wedding! You two make such a wonderful couple! We are honored that your maids were able to stand by your side in our Watters Maids Iman dress.

I love bridal dresses that move with you. Our Carina corset and Ahsan skirt was the perfect dress to show how light and airy the fabric is. And our model, Mila, swung it beautifully, I must say. Brides are also loving the option of colored bridal dresses. Blush and rosegold will be two bridal favorites this season.

~Vatana Watters

Our gorgeous wedding bouquets and floral designs were created by the always inventive Oscar Mora.


One of my favorite parts of preparing for a shoot is pulling together all the bridal accessories. Picking shoes gets a little dangerous though, because I can’t resist coveting... so please have 10 bridesmaids in your bridal party to bump sales and maybe that will trickle down to my personal shoe budget.

~ Xay Vongphachanh

Selecting “the” image is both exciting and pressure packed. You just want it to be the best...and there are often a lot of great images to choose from. Here, making the pick with Art Director Peggy Bennett.

~ Vatana Watters

Vatana Watters and fashion photographer Jason Brownrigg, after dinner on the bustling streets of hipster town, aka Brooklyn.

For spring we launched a new line of junior bridesmaids dresses. I think brides appreciate that we’re kind of a one-stop shop, where they can find dresses for their entire bridal party, including bridesmaids, mother of the wedding, junior bridesmaids and flower girls – and the colors and fabrics all coordinate.

~ Maria Prince

We love this bridal party, featuring Amy Havins of Dallas Wardobe, wearing our blush Andrea gown. Pink, lace and a gorgeous silhouette. What could be better?
Take a look at this gorgeous engagement session featuring our Lucca dress. Summer Stunner.
This is Gwen and she is an inspiration to our entire company. See how we surprised her and why we love her story on our Facebook page.
Bridemaids have all the fun! Watters Maids dresses Sally, Betsy, Andrea and any of our our Wtoo maids dresses would look great next to any bride! Photo by Justin James.
Sneak peak at our Valentine's Day-inspired shoot with Keestone Events and Allen Tsai Photo. Our Lucca and Brescia maids dresses are the perfect pink complement to our Nyra gown. More to come soon!
We went with pinks and warm ivory to contrast and complement our spring brides and brides- maids dresses.
Photographer Walter Chin always brings it and is a pleasure on set.

A floral boa seemed like a fun idea to drape over our charming bridesmaids.

~ Xay Vongphachanh

On the first couple days of our shoots we usually experiment with different bridal hair and makeup looks. Mila looked gorgeous pretty much anyway we styled her.

~ Xay Vongphachanh

We always look for ways to inspire brides with ideas on how to wear a veil or tiara or even flowers in their hair. Here with hair stylist Marco and model Mila.

~ Xay Vongphachanh

Vatana, Michael, Xay, Maria and Linsay at The Knot Gala in NYC
Kelly Clarkson performs on The View in custom Watters
Superstar Kelly Clarkson in custom Watters on The Ellen Show.
Allison Holker, Emmy nominated dance from FOX hit series “So You Think You Can Dance” says I do in Watters Hollywood wedding gown.
Actress Mayim Bialik took to the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in one of our lace dresses.
Model in Watters Carina corset and Ahsan skirt during the Spring 2014 Runway show in NYC.
Vatana Watters and photographer, Walter Chin, are all smiles on site at the Watters photo shoot
Fun dinners are a must after a long day at the photo shoot. Picured Peggy, Anita, Vatana, Maria and Xay
Behind the scenes shoot for Glamour Magazine in NYC.
Kelly Clarkson and backup singer in Watters perform “Tie it up” on The View
Mia Bridal Couture manager, Jill, with Maria at a Watters trunk show
Runway show prep in NYC.
Maria and Xay prep for the first trunk show of the season, model in Watters Davia wedding gown.
Watters lead designer Xay shows off the dress detail to the press at New York Bridal market
"The Insider" reporter, Keltie Colleen, showing off her custom Watters designer dress at the MTV Video Music Awards

Look what we found!
Who says you can't have fun while working! New York Bridal Market 2012
The crowns were a royal hit!
Model in Watters brides Carina corset and Ahsan skirt during the runway show in NYC.
Models in Watters Kerry wedding gown and Carina corset and Ahsan skirt at the Modern Luxury Magazine Party in Dallas, Texas.
VP Maria doing a run through before hosting th live show BridalWave in Chicago
Kimberly from Glamour Magazine and Vatana talk about bridal trends in NYC
Nǐ hǎo from China!
David handing out cakepops to all of our favorite retailers at Chicago Bridal Market
OMG! Insider host Keltie Knight says I do in Watters Elsa wedding gown
Yes we were starstruck when we saw this Storage Wars star, Moe Prigoff, at Chin Chin in New York
Kelly Clarkson in custom Watters having a great conversation with Ellen Degeneres.
Vatana Watters talks about the trends and special design details for the upcoming season on Good Morning Texas.
A behind (literally) the scenes look at our beautiful models about to take stage on Good Morning Texas
We were thrilled to meet comedian Michael McDonald on the set of Good Morning Texas. He’s one of Vatana’s faves!
Maria and Brides Magazine’s Jacqueline Polce snap a shot at the Lovely Bride trunk show.
Vatana Watters snaps a pic with the Girl Scouts of North Texas at a local benefit honoring these outstanding girls. They were dressed to impress in Watters styles too!

Maria, Nick and Vatana snap a pic at the opening ceremony for the Buddhist temple in Dallas.
Maria and Vatana snap a pic with the Say Yes to the Dress-Atlanta star, Monte Durham, at New York bridal market.
Diffa Dallas 2012 Watters jacket design hits the runway.
Vatana at the Jean Paul Gautier exhibit in Dallas. "It was wow after wow after wow!"
Bridal markets like this one are where we launch our new collections each season. Here we also talk to bridal shop owners from around the country to get their point of view on what you girls are loving. pinchabiliy.

Vatana surrounded by the stunning Watters models before they hit the runway in New York.
Smoking Haute was the theme of this year's Diffa Dallas show. Vatana Watters flanked by Cynthia Smoot, left, of ohsocynthia.com and Dawn Neufeld, right, reality star of VHI’s “Football Wives” were all that in their Watters dresses.
Vatana Watters caught up with designer extraordinaire Jonathon Adler at Barneys.
You'll find our ads in Martha Stewart Weddings. And here, we found ourselves with the queen bee herself.

The Watters team rubbed elbows with creative legend, Simon Doonan at his new book signing.
Brides Magazine pop-up shop in NYC, with dangerously good cupcakes.
Shopping is always an inspiration, so we just creatively call it "working".
Vatana Watters, Xay and Maria hamming it up at a Brides Magazine event.
Yes, that's Jay Mohr. And no, he couldn't keep his hands off us.
Big Rich Texas star Melissa says I DO in Watters Blanca wedding gown