Solstice Bride: New Beachside Bohemian Bridal Salon Opens on Abbott Kinney in Venice, California

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A new bridal showroom provides brides a fun and relaxed experience for gown and accessories shopping in one of the country’s most chic locales.

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Solstice Bride is excited to announce the opening of its showroom in the trendsetting Abbott Kinney neighborhood of Venice. On December 16, Solstice Bride opens its appointment book for brides to shop for gorgeous dresses, including exclusive and custom lines only found within its showroom, as well as thoughtfully curated accessories and gifts.

Orla Stiles has created a showroom that celebrates the momentous occasion of finding the perfect gown, while infusing Venice Beach’s bohemian spirit and her own effortlessly cool style and sensibilities into the experience and products offered. Solstice Bride is the culmination of Orla’s 15 years of fashion and retail industry experience and her own recent marriage. She’s drawn inspiration from her home town, Los Angeles.

“I love biking to the beach, flea markets, street tacos, hiking the mountains and day trips to the desert - all of which is inspiration for Solstice Bride,” said Stiles. “So much of the wedding planning process can be stressful and when brides come into our showroom, I want it to be a time where they can relax and have fun. I believe a bride should look and feel like the most elevated version of her everyday self on her wedding day and her gown should be an extension of her personality.”

Solstice Bride will have some of the most exclusive collections of dresses found only in its showroom, including designs by Stone Fox Bride (exclusive California retailer), Delphine Manivet (exclusive Los Angeles retailer), Anais Anette (exclusive Los Angeles retailer), Donatelle Godart (exclusive California retailer), Alexandra Grecco (exclusive Los Angeles retailer), Kite and Butterfly, Elizabeth Dye and Stone Cold Fox. Additionally, Solstice Bride will be carrying custom gowns which Stiles has exclusively designed with Odylyne The Ceremony. Each gown and designer carried has been carefully selected to represent the many California-style weddings available, from beaches to back yards, churches to country clubs, and every barefoot bohemian ceremony in between.

Stiles’ vision for Solstice Bride is a ‘bridal general store’ where newly-engaged women can go to satisfy all of their complete wedding needs, from the gorgeous gown down to her wedding night lingerie. Accessories from Jennifer Behr, Erica Elizabeth, Heart of Gold and Olivia the Wolf will be available as perfect accent pieces to complete the bridal look. Brides will also be able to customize wedding shoes, wedding purses and cool leather jackets as seen on celebrity brides and grooms.

The showroom is just as stunning and unique as the dresses and products found within it. With light filled windows and exposed brick walls it’s decorated with an eclectic mix of shibori dyed linens, comfortable Moroccan blankets and pillows and mid century modern furniture to set the tone for a one-of-a-kind bridal shopping experience at Solstice Bride.

Starting in early 2016, Solstice Bride will offer monthly events, including trunk shows and events for the bridal party, including bridesmaid dress designers Show Me Your Mumu and Two Birds. Solstice Bride is located at 535 California Avenue, second floor, suite 4 in Venice, California. For more information, visit

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