Joan Gilbert Bride
Joan Gilbert Bride - San Francisco

Bridal Reviews

 

 

We love to hear from our brides and this is what they have to say about their experience working with  Joan Gilbert Bride.  

 
 
Annie from Moorpark, CA (2017)

Annie from Moorpark, CA (2017)

I found my dream dress and Joan made this dream a reality! 

I too was having a hard time finding a wedding dress that fit my taste.  I had pinned one that I really liked and found it was from a designer in Italy.  I had two issues, one, I don't live in Italy and two, I am a full-sized woman and didn't even know if the dress would translate well with my figure if it would even come in my size.

My fiance was actually the one that found Joan through the Le Spose di Gio website and I contacted her.  She told me that any dress can be custom made so it was worth the drive to come see her.  I did this and was not disappointed.  Joan not only helped me zero in on the precise style that I not only loved but that would look flattering on my figure.  She took my measurements, I left a deposit, and the dress was in the works.

When it finally arrived from Italy and I tried it on for the first time I cried.  Joan even remarked that it fit so perfectly there was very little to tailor (just the hem).  Needless to say I found my dream dress and Joan made this dream a reality.  She's a pleasure to work with and really knows what she's talking about.  A great experience with her and so worth the drive (6 hours for me) to see her!  I highly recommend.


Joan was also very helpful throughout the process giving me feedback on what style worked and didn't work for me.

When I started getting ready for my wedding, I never thought finding a wedding dress would be as stressful as it was.  But that was partly my fault because I only gave myself 3 months.  I visited several of the large wedding boutiques in the city, and while many of the dresses were nice, they didn't feel right. Especially given the price tag.  I was close to settling, but then decided to give Joan a call.

And I'm so glad I did because the only problem I had at her boutique was, which dress to go with.  There were too many dresses that I would have been more then happy to wear on my wedding day.  The dress was simple, classic, and elegant.  Exactly what I was looking for. Even though my mom initially thought it was too much for a wedding gown, after seeing me trying it on she said definitely buy it without any hesitation. Joan was also very helpful throughout the process giving me feedback on what style worked and didn't work for me.  And she was able to work with my timeline.  

Since she only carries 3 brands it might not be a place for everyone, but for a discerning bride I think it's definitely worthwhile to stop by and have a look at her collection.  Its simply beautiful. And even after the wedding I had a tear in my dress which was very upsetting but she told me to bring it in. And she fixed it...for free! Thank you again for everything Joan!

Judy from San Mateo, CA (2017)

Judy from San Mateo, CA (2017)


Carrie from Los Angeles, CA (2017)

Carrie from Los Angeles, CA (2017)

Joan is a dream to work with!

In my search for a Le spose DiGio wedding dress, I found Joan Gilbert.  She is a dream to work with. Joan is personable, funny and most importantly, knowledgeable about putting you in the perfect dress. Her dresses are gorgeous!  I had trouble deciding and I had not found even one contender elsewhere. After meeting her, I looked forward to our appointments. She creates such a relaxed pretty atmosphere. She got the fit so perfect, I never looked better. I received more compliments on my dress than imaginable. If you need a wedding dress, you need Joan Gilbert. She is delightful. I highly recommend her