Hear from Industry Experts

Step into the world of The Stylish Bride. Watch a short video featuring Julie Sabatino and bridal industry experts.

View by Chapter

Chapter 1:  Value
Julie Ramondi, Mark Ingram

Chapter 2:  Personal Connection
Gabriella Risotti, Shira Citron, Tara Guerard

Chapter 3:  The Process
Carley Roney

Chapter 4:  Access
Carley Roney, Elizabeth Fillmore, Mark Ingram

Chapter 5:  What People Are Saying
Darcy Miller, Susan Moynihan, Afshan Ahmen, Michelle Rago

Chapter 6:  My Philosophy

Hear from Clients

Emily

1) What made you decide you needed help pulling your wedding day look together?
“I have unique style and always knew that I wanted something different for my wedding dress. With a time consuming job and limited time, it felt like I was never going to find what I wanted. I had this vision of there being an smaller designer who worked in luxurious fabrics, but I didn’t know how to find them beyond my Pintrest board. Julie was able to turn my larger, vague vision into tailored actionable steps. “
 
2) What did you find most helpful about working together?
“Julie heard my vision and my challenges and turned that into a reality. In the end, I customized a non-wedding dress and designed bridesmaids dresses from scratch, none of was the easiest way to go, but I really knew what I wanted. With Julie’s knowledge of the industry, she was able to easily tell me what currently exists, where to find it, and what I would need to create myself, but she always started from a place of getting to yes. “
 
 
3) How did you feel on your wedding day?
“I felt like a stylish princess, but most importantly, I felt like me. My plan was never to look extremely traditional, but with Julie’s help, I found a way to look bridal, but with my personal style showing through.”

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Carey & Matt

We thought we knew what we wanted to wear. We were positive we knew how we wanted to look. We were sure we knew where to shop. But it turns out the only thing we knew for sure was that we were crazy busy and very overwhelmed. When we finally realized we needed help, we called our wedding planner in a panic. He said, “ You just need to call Julie”. We loved her instantly. She listened to what we had to say, took time to get to know us, asked all the right questions, held our hands and saved the day. The shopping was fun, stress free and painless (and a cocktail here and there didn’t hurt.) On the day of our wedding both my husband and I felt amazing!! Like the best-dressed version of ourselves. Julie is incredible!!!”
 

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Whitney

What made you decide you needed help pulling your wedding day look together?

“In a word: access.  I just don’t hang out in Madison Avenue stores or know what’s available – or even feel like I had the secret handshake to get into all of the boutiques.  They all knew Julie and she set up appointments ahead of time, so it was all about access.  I also didn’t realize how far you can go to customize a dress – didn’t realize you were “allowed” to shorten a dress 2 feet, which is what we ended up doing to mine.  I ended up with a gorgeous custom dress which is just what I wanted — but didn’t know how to find.”

 

What did you find most helpful about working together?

“Most helpful was how Julie made our time really productive by setting up appointments ahead of time, and had the dresses pulled for me.  You can burn up so much time just browsing and this was the opposite – like turbo purpose-driven shopping where everything is your taste and your size! ” 

 

How did you feel on your wedding day?

“I felt amazing!  I wanted something custom and unusual and not super bridal, and we hit all of the marks perfectly.  Julie is terrific when it comes to alternatives to the white dress.”

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Margie

“Simply put, Julie embodies shear elegance in everything she does. Her keen eye for detail, and her ability to take the brides inspiration and translate it to an actionable style plan is invaluable. As a very high-stress career person, I realized that rather than seeing my desire for the perfect bridal style as a frustration I needed to garner help. I knew exactly what I wanted, but simply couldn’t find it. Once I met Julie, I knew she was the one to bring my style vision to fruition. She was able to articulate my style from the vary start, and she quickly put wheels in motion to manifest my vision into my real life custom wedding dress. The experience with Julie was like shopping with a knowledgeable friend. She had all the inside connection in the bridal world, and doors my friends and colleagues couldn’t penetrate sprung open as soon as I commissioned Julie. From the process, I gained the style vision I wanted, a lifelong -friend and advisor. I wholeheartedly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a wedding stylist.   Truly a delightful experience all around! Big Hug and Kiss, Darling Julie!”

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Caroline

Photographer: Christain Oth Studio

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Mary

A New York City Wedding

TSB Services: Wedding Dress, Bridesmaid Dresses, Accessories, Rehearsal Dinner Outfit, Brunch Outfit

Event Planner: Leslie Mastin Events

Reception Location: The Pierre

Photographer: Donna Newman

 

To see more about Mary’s wedding, please check out our blog post: The Stylish Dresser.

Video by Valerie Barnes
http://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/

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Lauren

A Brooklyn Museum Black Tie Wedding

TSB Services: Wedding Dress, Bridesmaids Dresses with custom accessories, Custom Maid-of-Honor Dress, Custom Mother of the Bride Dress, Custom Bow Ties and Suspenders for Groom and Groomsmen

Location: The Brooklyn Museum

Event Planner: Leslie Mastin

Photographer: Roey Yohai

To see more photos of Lauren’s wedding, check out her feature on The Knot.

Video Testimonial by Valerie Barnes

http://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/

Julie

A German Bride getting married in Italy

TSB Services: New York Experience Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding Location: Sicily

Video by Valerie Barnes
http://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/

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Candice

A Formal Plantation Wedding

TSB ServicesWedding Dress & Short Change-into Dress, Vintage Accessories, Engagement Party Outfit, Rehearsal Dinner Outfit, Welcome Party Outfit, Saturday Daytime Party Outfit, Brunch Outfit

Event Planner & Designer: Tara Guerard Soiree

Location: Runnymede Plantation, Charleston

Photographer: Liz Banfield

Video Testimonial by Valerie Barnes

Christina

A Fabulous Wedding Planner

TSB Services: Custom Dress Styling

Video by Valerie Barnes
http://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/

Anne-Marie

A New York City Wedding

TSB Services: Bride (dress, accessories & fittings), Groom, and Mother of the Bride

Location: Peter White Studio

Event Planner: Fete New York

Photographer: Christian Oth Studio

“Thank you so much for all the guidance you gave me during the planning of my wedding.  What I foresaw as a source of panic quickly became a short to-do-list.  Your knowledge and eye helped me to have the confidence to go for what would make me happy.  And boy was I happy!!!!  I received so many compliments on my dress, and the accessories. And not only did you help me, but my groom looked so dashing and my mom looked elegant and just perfect for the evening.”

Click here to see Anne-Marie in New York Weddings

Video Testimonials by Valerie Barnes
http://www.valeriebarnesfilm.com/

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Sofia

A Wedding Planner Gets Married in The Hamptons

TSB Services: Wedding Dresses

Location: Private Home, Long Island

Photographer: Phillipe Cheng

Video Testimonial by Valerie Barnes

 

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Afshan

A Spring Wedding at The Brooklyn Botanical Garden

TSB Services: Wedding Dress and Accessories

Location: The Palm House, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Event Planner: Shira Citron, Citron Event Planning

Photographer: Mel Barlow

 

Video Testimonial by Valerie Barnes

 

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Heather

A Black-Tie Waldorf Astoria Wedding

TSB Services: Bride (fittings & accessories), Wedding Day Styling

Location: The Waldorf Astoria

Event Planner: Gourmet Advisory Services

Photographer: Terry Gruber

“I want to thank you so much for all your hard work leading up to my wedding day, and especially for the day of the wedding.  Thank you for sitting through countless fittings, and helping my bridesmaids and family with their dresses as well.  It has been wonderful getting to know you, and thank you again for everything!”

Click here to see Heather’s wedding in Inside Weddings Magazine…

Click here to see Heather’s wedding in The New York Times…

 

Nancy

Wedding Dress and Accessories

“Julie was great because she had amazing taste and she introduced me to several stores and designers that I would have never had access to…she was also incredibly patient as she helped me redesign a complicated dress to fit just right.

I learned a lot from her about what looks best on me.  I would highly recommend Julie for anyone looking to find a dress that truly fits their personality and wants to have a fun and interesting experience shopping for it.”

 

Photo by Joshua Zuckerman

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Tali

A Wedding at Home in the Berkshires

TSB Services: Wedding Dress and Accessories, Mother-of-the-Bride dress, Bridesmaid Dresses, Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Location: Family Home, Connecticut

Event Planner: Michelle Rago, Michelle Rago Destinations

Photographer: Christian Oth

“Julie Sabatino is someone I didn’t know I needed until we actually started to work together.  She has a grasp of the whole “wedding world” and frankly I’m not sure where we would have been without her.  There is no doubt that our experience was more pleasant and fun because Julie made appointments, dealt with vendors and really listened to what was important to us.  Her relationship with vendors and alterations is so valuable and Julie always advocated for us, her clients.

Thank you, Julie, for your efficiency and organization, your wonderful taste and sense of style, and lastly for your charm and warmth that made it all so wonderful.”

 

Tami

Wedding Dress

“How lucky I am to have found you. I am inspired by your work, appreciative of all your time and delighted by your friendship. Here’s to more wine and cheese, good heart-to-hearts and fabulous clothes…Thank you, thank you.”

Photo by Beaux Arts Photography

Mari

Wedding Dress

“Julie, Thank you so much for all your help! I am so thrilled with the results!!!  You were so amazing throughout the entire process.  I couldn’t have done it without you!

Sophia

Bride (Dress, accessories & fittings)

“Thank you so much for all the help and guidance you provided during my wedding preparations.  I am very grateful.  Best of luck, and keep making brides look their best on their wedding day!”

Katie

Bride (dress, accessories & fittings), bridesmaids

“I can not thank you enough for all of your help, advice and expertise!  You are amazing at what you do, and truly make a stressful event so much fun!  I loved getting to shop with you and getting to know you in the process!  I will definitely recommend you to all my friends…I’m your biggest supporter!

Thank you again, I really appreciate it!”

Kirsten

New York Experience (Dress & Accessories)

“I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am to have met you and I feel so blessed to have had such a pleasant shopping experience in New York. And what an experience it was!! I know shopping for the perfect gown would have gone completely differently without your help. Not only did you ease us in and out of the salons, but you very quickly honed in on a style and shape that was so flattering for my body. As soon as I put on “the one”, I knew that was it. I feel beautiful in the gown and most of all comfortable. I cannot wait for that dress to show up at my house!!

Julie, you are a complete gem! Thank you, thank you.”

 

Stephanie

Bride (accessories & fittings), Wedding Day

“Thank you so much for all of your help in preparing me for our wedding!  And especially for being there with me on our wedding day.  I have no idea what I would have done without you!”

Click here to see Stephanie’s wedding in People Magazine

Photo by Marc Royce

Linda

Bride (dress, accessories & fittings), Wedding Day

“I just wanted to thank you for putting together my wedding day look.  I was so busy with long distance wedding planning, a move, a new position at work, and a long distance fiancée.  Your assistance both helped me and reassured me that I would look my very best on one of the most important days of my life.  Many of our family and friends commented on how perfect I looked.  My accessories were a hit!  No detail was too small for you to think of.  I chose you because of your impeccable taste and was not let down.  Thank you for creating the perfect look for my wedding.”

Click here to read the feature in Nefi Wedding Magazine

 

 

Nancy

Bride (dress, accessories & fittings), Bridesmaids dresses, Mother of the Bride

“I can’t begin to thank you for all your help. Trying on an endless number of gowns to find the one Brenna would finally decide on…helping get the bridesmaids straightened out so the dresses fit properly…dress fittings…looking at veils, hairpins, Mother-of-the-Bride dresses.  I don’t think anyone could have put together a more stylish or lovely wedding party than you did…I know Brenna’s wedding was everything I dreamed it would be for her and I am certain she feels the same way…in a large part that was due to all your help in finding that special gown!!!  I can never thank you enough!!!”

Click here to see Brenna’s wedding in Southern Bride Magazine

 

Barbara

Bride (dress & fittings), Wedding Day

“Thank you so much for everything!  You have been by my side when I needed you through this whole process.  You gave me a sense of confidence about things, and I totally needed that!  Your calmness and patience made me feel like everything would be ok, and it was!  It has been so helpful to have you involved in all decisions I have been faced with.  Thank you so much again!”

 

Marilouise

New York Experience (dress & accessories)

“I can not thank you enough for all your help in finding my wedding dress.  I love it!  The whole trip to New York was fabulous.  I am so glad that I found you because I know I couldn’t have done it without you.  You are fabulous at what you do, and I had the time of my life shopping with you!  You just made the whole process so fun and enjoyable.”

Meghan

Wedding Dress and Accessories, and Bridesmaids Dresses

“Julie was a lifesaver when helping me pick out my wedding dress.  The thought of finding the perfect dress for my big day was so overwhelming and I didn’t even know where to start the process.  She made the whole experience enjoyable and totally stress free.  In the end, she helped pick out the perfect dress for my big day. I am forever grateful for her help.”

Anne

Bride (dress, accessories & fittings) Wedding Day

“Thank you so much for your wonderful help in selecting my wedding gown.  I’ve enjoyed every minute of the process and I’m so happy that I had you with me.  You truly are the maid-of-honor everyone wishes they had!  Thanks again for making my quest such a fun and gratifying experience!”

 

Beth

Wedding Dress

Thank you for helping me find my dream dress!  Your input, your patience, your expert advice made our day amazing. Thank you!