The essence of couture bridal gowns has arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada!

At Mina Olive Inc., fashion designer Megan Oliver Thompson and professional dressmaker Yuki Moyers have livened the landscape of bridal attire by inviting brides to embrace one-of-a-kind bridal gowns, custom-made for each woman’s wedding. With this avant-garde approach, no two Mina Olive brides look alike. Rather each wedding dress is created—from the drawing board to the sewing table—to reflect each bride’s personality, figure, and wedding style.

“The goal, the model, and the message here is they’re all one-of-a-kind. [The gown]’s going to be hers and only hers,” Thompson said at Bridal Spectacular’s Veils, Tails, & Cocktails bridal show. “They’re never mass-produced. They’re not off a size chart. They’re custom-fitted, custom-made for you.”

Mina Olive bridal gowns display
Mina Olive Inc. creates custom-made, fashionable gowns designed with only one bride in mind.

Through passionate devotion to custom attire, Mina Olive Inc. empowers each and every bride. Now a bride can fully embrace who she is through her bridal gown, such a characteristic element and treasured signature symbol of the wedding day.

“If you’re looking for almost like an heirloom, something really original, and not just off-the-rack, not what everybody’s having but something different,” Thompson said to brides, “then it’s really going to represent them, their family, and their new marriage. That’s what this dress is for.”

Infused with a bride’s personality, Mina Olive’s gowns also reflect high quality design and craftsmanship.

“The quality of work here is unimaginable. Yuki’s sewing skills are to die for. She’s amazing,” Thompson said of dressmaker Moyers.

Also, while Mina Olive dresses are one-of-a-kind, these gowns are also affordable.

“It’s higher than your average [bridal chain store] costs, but more lower than higher-end designers,” Thompson said. “Even high-end designers aren’t one of a kind. They’re still off a size chart.”

To deliver the perfect, custom-made dress to a bride, Thompson first meets her clients for one-on-one consultations.

bridal gown sketches
Mina Olive Inc. showcases sketches of dress designs.

“I sit down and talk to them,” Thompson said. “I learn about their personalities as well as their weddings: where it’s going to be, kind of the theme they want for it, what overall feel they want to portray.”

At this initial design consultation, Thompson and a bride also discuss the dress’ tangible elements, including quality fabrics, fit, and inspiration. Then following this meeting, Thompson continues the design process. She creates several sketches, then meets again with brides to review the gown’s possibilities.

With Mina Olive’s customization specialty, brides may even combine their favorite elements from two separate sketches to create their own ideal gowns. Then while changes can be made to sketches, a bride will also have the opportunity to make the final call on the actual dress as she is fitted.

“We get to place [the fabric] on and play with it in the process. … The bride can really see a change,” Thompson said.

Through Mina Olive’s detailed fitting process, brides also benefit from gowns custom-made to their sizes. This means no alterations will be necessary, and every aspect will exude the best fit for the bride.

Mina Olive at Bridal Spectacular's Veils, Tails, & Cocktails
Meet Yuki Moyers and Megan Thompson of Mina Olive.

“What actually happens is Yuki makes the muslin, which is cotton. Then once she had it fitted nicely, she proceeds to cut the actual fabric,” Thompson said. “She … fits it perfectly.”

With every element designed, fit, and stitched to reflect the bride’s desires, the final product is a Mina Olive gown unique to one beautiful bride for only her wedding day.

“It’s quality, very fashion-forward, and unique, and it’s only yours,” Thompson said. “That’s what your wedding day is supposed to be, right?”

Brides, for a bridal gown guaranteed to reflect who you are in an intimate, custom fashion, select Mina Olive Inc. For more information, please contact Megan Thompson by phone at 702-340-4246 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Also, plan to visit the Mina Olive team at Bridal Spectacular’s bridal show in booth #402 on August 17-18, 2012. For more information about the bridal show or additional Las Vegas wedding dress stores, please visit the official website of Bridal Spectacular.

Author: Allyson Siwajian © 2012,   Photographs: Allyson Siwajian © 2012