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Bridal salon for the west coast green bride, offering handmade-to-order gowns, consignment and designer samples.

Support Local

We support local business & community. Hidden gems all too often stay hidden. Please support the small business owners who live and work in your community.

 

SEAMSTRESS

Louise Austrie — seamstress on Grand Avenue overlooking Lake Merritt, city of Oakland.

Ginkgo Alterations + Design — service for brides in search of a laid-back alterations experience. Charming studio nestled in the Gilman district of Berkeley.

Each component of a gown deserves attention. A bridal gown will only look beautiful if the gown is properly fitted.
— Elaine Lim, Ginkgo

GOWN CLEANERS

Norge Cleaners — located on San Pablo Avenue, city of Albany. A family run establishment; ask for Janice, the shop owner, or Lisa, the talented seamstress if you need gown alterations.

My beautiful gown, which is made of notoriously difficult-to-clean lace, emerged from the care of Janice like our dusty farm wedding never actually browned my dress.
— ECG bride

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Alison Schopmeyer — photographer and graphic designer. Alison publishes your wedding photos on a custom built website for you. Bicoastal, New York & Bay Area.

 


SPA DAY

Breathe Day Spa — the only 'Green Certified' spa in Oakland, located on Piedmont Avenue. Our customers receive 10% off spa services. Ultrasonic facials, waxing, threading, skin care, massage and v-steams.

 


SHOPPING

Fourth Street Shops — vibrant retail district making up the only true shopping nexus the famed college town has. Emerald City Gowns is located in the middle of Fourth Street.

West Berkeley’s Fourth Street has become a true pearl of the Bay Area. Situated in the light-infused and warehouse-filled former pottery district, this shopping destination is worth a visit for the architecture alone.
Vogue

WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGN

FewMany Design House — passionate and talented principle designer, James, built emeraldcitygowns.com, a bespoke creation using Squarespace, which gives us full control of the site to update announcements, add listings and much more.  It's so simple.

An intuitive listener, James took great interest in how I imagined my new site to look and feel. It was incredible to see my dreams influence his art. James is all about that collaborated experience!
— Emilie of ECG