The Real Story (Clarity)

SHAREEN DOWNTOWN

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vintage mecca…

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rework wonder…

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collection go-to…

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bridal must-see.

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SHAREEN NEW YORK

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bridal…

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collection…

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by appointment only.

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There seems to be some confusion, so for the sake of clarity, your beloved Shareen Downtown is still the abundant vintage jewel you so kindly created with me. I join you in your love for that sisterhood clubhouse. It is my home and my blessing. I am maintaining it with new amazing vintage pieces weekly. This said, both Shareen LA and Shareen NY would be closed, yes, out of business, without the bridal collection. I thank God every day that I said yes to those of you who first asked me to make your wedding dresses. If I had resisted, both of my stores would have closed last year. I don’t think I need to tell you that the vintage market has changed significantly. Additionally, the dress fell out of fashion about four years ago. The fashion girl who built my business disappeared. Our foot traffic dropped to what would have been a terrifying place except that at the same time I began building out bridal. It made sense. I had done dresses for all of your moments, day to night, prom to formal. Of course I would now turn my attention to the most important of dresses.

The reality for Shareen NY is that it is just big enough to accommodate the bridal growth. As much as I would love to have the luxury of maintaining a room of vintage, it’s not worth it for a few 42 dollar vintage sales a week. It makes sense to let the store go bridal all the way and allow LA to keep all of its merchandise, securing it as the rockstar that it is!!

On a side note, I look forward to seeing all of you who have been gone for so long again soon. The dress is about to make a comeback, and I know few others and places more expert in the dress than yours truly.

Shareen

SHAREEN Bridal in Los Angeles Magazine

Shareen Bridal on LA Magazine‘s short list of
“Top Wedding Dress Boutiques”.

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“If I were to have a slogan for my company it might be
‘Shareen…for the reluctant bride’
…My brides are a bit embarrassed by anything insincere,
inauthentic,or that plays into the hand of stale tradition.”

See the full article here.
(Bridal gown pictured is the “Karine” and “Anna“)

Best of the Best of SHAREEN Bridal 2015: Her Beloved

I want your face
Under my hands.
I will sculpt
It into my heart
With my fingertips.

I will place my lips
Upon your brow
And to your temples.
The bride of your
Nose will not be
Forgotten.

You are today,
And now
Forever
My love.

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Kelli and Brad.

Kelli wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Liza“). Photo by Horizon Light Photography. Hair/Makeup by Alathea Reese. Flowers by Unique Floral Designs. Venue is Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, CA.

 

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Shane and Mike.

Shane wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Mandana” with custom neckline). Photography by Katie Branch for Tyler Branch Photo. Planning/Coordinating by Art & Soul Events. Venue is The Alamo Motel in Los Alamos, CA.

 

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Julie and Matt.

Julie wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Meredith”). Photos by Paulina. Flowers by Yas Florals. Venue is Hotel Shangri-la in Santa Monica, CA.

 

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Lorin and Troy.

Lorin wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Erika”). Photos by Laurie Bailey.
Hair by Alisha Cassandra. Venue is Dana Powers House in Nipoma, CA.

 

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Kelly and Matt.

Kelly wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Kelly” and “Anna“).Photograph by Nastassia Clucas Bruckïn. Flowers by Kelly herself. Venue is Aldermarsh Retreat Center/Live Edge Woodworks on Whidbey Island, WA.

 

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Neisha and Troy.

Neisha wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Karine” and custom yellow “Anna“). Photograph by Corey Torpie & Lauren Marie Marsh. Flowers by local vendors. Location is Gary’s Loft.

 

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Danyale and Matthew.

Danyale wearing SHAREEN Bridal (custom velvet cape, the “Karine” with sleeve and the “Anna“). Photography by Erich McVey. Flowers by Burst & Bloom. Venue is Wind & Sea Estate in Big Sur, CA.

 

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Romel and Adam.

Romel wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Ashley” and “Donna“). Photography by Love Photography by Chanel.

 

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Lisa and Chris.

Lisa wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Meredith“). Photograph by Weddings by Two. Flowers by Rachel of Taproot Flowers. Venue is in New York City, NY.

 

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Emily and Matt.

Emily wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Emily“). Photograph by Cara Robbins. Flowers by Chica Bloom Farm. Venue is Emily’s parents’ home in Kenwood, CA.

 

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Jenni and Stuart.

Jenni wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Libby“). Photography by Paul Raeburn. Flowers by Linzi Deprez of Jack Fleuriste. Venue is Prestonfield House in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

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Melissa and Ray.

Melissa wearing  SHAREEN Bridal (the “Donna” top and the “Melissa” skirt). Photography by Andria Lindquist. Flowers by Melissa’s sister-in-law and family. Venue is The Hollywood Schoolhouse in Seattle, WA.

 

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Nicole and Andy.

Nicole wearing SHAREEN bridal (one-of-a-kind vintage “Alexa” rework). Photo credit to Jessi Field. Flowers by Florals By The Sea. Venue is Grayton Beach, FL.

 

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Liza and Gareth.

Liza wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Liza” and the “Lace Topper”). Photograph by Nicole Goddard Photography. Flowers by friends and family. Venue is The Watercraft Center in Beaufort, NC.

 

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Joanie and Cale.

Joanie wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Raquel” with custom shoulder detail and beading), Photograph by Max and Friends. Flowers by Moon Canyon. Venue is The Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA.

 

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Hillary and Dirk.

Hillary wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Lea” with sleeves and the “Anna“). Photograph by Giny Ann Photography. Flowers by Kelsey Harper of Flower Girl Los Angeles. Venue is Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA.

 

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Yael and Will.

Yael in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Helen“). Photograph by Shannon Sturgis. Flowers by Colie Collen. Venue is Blooming Hill Farm in Bloominghill, NY.

 

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Sharah and Eugene.

Sharah wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Karine” with short sleeve and “Anna“). Photograph by Jeremy and Ashley Parsons. Venue is the family home in Montrose, CO.

 

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Ashleigh and Matthew.

Ashleigh wearing SHAREEN Bridal (one-of-a-kind “Grace” vintage rework). Photograph by Lauren Belknap. Venue is Venice Pier in Venice Beach, CA.

 

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Rebecca and Michael.

Rebecca wearing SHAREEN Bridal (one-of-a-kind “Alexa” vintage rework). Photography by AMC Photography. Venue is Metropolitan Building in New York, NY.

 

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The Wedding of Katherine and Nicholas


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Katherine is wearing SHAREEN Bridal (the “Karine” and “Anna” slip). Photography by Kathleen & Korey. Flowers by Pansy Bloom Florist. Venue is The Kaaterskill Inn in Catskill, NY.

Best of the best of Shareen Bridal Photography 2015

The year was filled with brides.  All of them were beautiful and all created such glorious moments of beauty to honor the day of their marriage.

Over the next few months we will share their weddings with you in bits and pieces… from their flowers to their boys.

Here, we celebrate those who captured them in the full blush of celebration; the photographers, those silent witnesses who carefully and mriaculously hold still in time these shimmering moments.
These are the best of the best images of our brides in 2015.

 

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Danyale and Matthew

Photography by Erich McVey. The wedding of Danyale, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Karine” with sleeves), and husband Matthew. Flowers by Burst & Bloom. Venue is Wind & Sea Estate in Big Sur, CA.

 

 

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Jenni and Stuart

Photography by Paul Raeburn. The wedding of Jenni, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Libby“), and husband Stuart. Flowers by Linzi Deprez of Jack Fleuriste. Venue is Prestonfield House in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

 

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Jill and Michael

Photography by  JBM Photography. The wedding of Jill, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Lea” with sleeves), and husband Michael.  Flowers by Stem. Veil by Ashley Lietzel Reichenbach. Venue is Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

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Joanie and Cale

Photography by Max and Friends. The wedding of Joanie, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Raquel” with custom shoulder detail and beading), and husband Cale. Flowers by Moon Canyon. Venue is The Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

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Kelly and Brad

Photography by Horizon Light Photography. The wedding of Kelli, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Liza” in silk taffeta), and husband Brad (shown here with his grandparents). Hair and Makeup by Alathea Rose. Flowers by Unique Floral Design. Venue is Camarillo Ranch in Camarillo, CA.

 

 

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Kelly and Matt

Photography by Nastassia Clucas Bruckïn. The wedding of Kelly, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Kelly“), and husband Matt. Flowers by Kelly herself. Venue is Aldermarsh Retreat Center/Live Edge Woodworks on Whidbey Island, WA.

 

 

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Rebecca and Michael

Photography by AMC Photography. The wedding of Rebecca, in SHAREEN Bridal (one-of-a-kind “Alexa” vintage rework), and husband Michael.  Venue is Metropolitan Building.

 

 

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Kendra

Photography by Scarlet Mann. Kendra in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Ambi“) as the Maid of Honor for her mother’s wedding. Venue is Ravello, Italy.

 

 

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Melissa and Ray

Photography by Andria Lindquist. The wedding of Melissa, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Donna” top lined and the “Melissa” skirt), and husband Ray. Flowers by Melissa’s sister-in-law and family. Venue is The Hollywood Schoolhouse in Seattle WA.

 

 

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Yael and Will

Photography by Shannon Sturgis. The wedding of Yael, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Helen“), and husband Will. Flowers by Colie Collen. Venue is Blooming Hill Farm.

 

 

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Shane and Mike

Photography by Katie Branch for Tyler Branch Photo. The wedding of Shane, in SHAREEN Bridal (the “Mandana” with custom neckline), and husband Mike. Flowers by Of the Flowers. Planning and Coordinating by Art & Soul Events. Venue is The Alamo Motel in Los Alamos, CA.