Hello, JUNE!

We are excited as ever to ring in a brand new month with all of you at Bridal Novias. This month is a little extra exciting as we introduce our very first Featured Designer of the Month! Each month, through exclusive industry interviews and special content, you’ll get to know a few of the most premier designer labels of the bridal industry; beginning with the world-renowned, Maggie Sottero!

The entire month of June, you’ll get to know their exquisite collections, hear their family’s incredible stories, and learn the tips and tricks you need to define your one-of-a-kind bridal style. 

What better way to kick-off our Maggie Sottero experience than to introduce you to our very own Maggie Sottero EXPERT!

Meet Sandy Milliken…

She is a sub-rep for Maggie Sottero Designs and is our personal resource for all things MAGGIE! We sat down with Sandy to ask her a few questions about her journey in the industry…

Where did your journey in the bridal industry first begin?

Sandy: “My cousin asked me to help her at the Dallas Apparel Mart for Market almost 20 years ago. Each market after that I would help put together the temp space and then her permanent showroom for bridal, accessories, and color gown – special occasion. I would assist during market for the buying process. I took it upon myself to learn about trends, fabrics, design and pattern process. I also loved learning about couture design and production on a larger scale. After working in several other professions while raising my son I joined the team at Bridal Boutique Lewisville. I LOVED working with brides for 4.5 years. I enjoyed assisting brides in expressing their bridal vision to bring out a true bridal glow in them. With my son off to college it was time to join my cousin full time assisting as sub-rep for Maggie Sottero Designs.”

What sets Maggie Sottero apart from other Bridal designers?

















Sandy: “Maggie Sottero Designs brings to life each gown as an outward expression of the bride’s personality. With each design, the goal is to make the bride feel their most beautiful self while enhancing their most treasured features.”

Which gown in the Maggie Sottero collection means the most to you?

Sandy: “I am a Mitchell girl all the way. It is a classic design with forward thinking elements. In a clean classic design, I find beauty in the architectural details.”

How has your experience been working with our El Paso boutique?

(Elodia Adamson at Bridal Novias, Photo by Cosima Rangel via El Paso Inc.)

“Welcoming. I enjoy the enthusiasm expressed by the team to learn and provide an all-encompassing experience for each and every bride.”

What’s your Favorite Celebrity Bridal Look?














(Gown by Valentino Haute Couture. Photo by German Larkin)

Sandy: “Nicola Peltz-Beckham.”  

(P.S. Our team at Bridal Novias is a big fan of this look also. #goals)

What is one piece of advice you have for the bride-to-be in search of the perfect wedding gown?

(Photo and Gown by Maggie Sottero Designs)

Sandy: “YOUR gut instinct is the best judge of the gown you should wear down the aisle. Make sure that it is YOU that you see in the mirror and not just a version of yourself, but the real YOU.”

Sandy recommends brides ask themselves these three essential questions to help them to decide if they’ve found the ONE…

(Photo and Gown by Maggie Sottero Designs)

  1. Do you feel bridal and beautiful?
  2. Do you still feel like yourself?
  3. Are you filled with confidence to walk down the aisle?

Sandy Milliken, Sub-rep of Maggie Sottero Designs

This is only the beginning…

Get ready for an exciting “Month of Maggie” here at Bridal Novias. All month long, we’ll be showing you our favorite styles, talking to experts, and unveiling some stunning new arrivals. Make sure you schedule your bridal appointment for this month. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this!