Demetrios - Premiere Partner


Demetrios James Elias was born in the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece. As a young boy, he immigrated to the United States with his family. While still in school, he assisted his parents in their family-owned bridal store in Warren, Ohio. It was during this time that his love of the bridal industry grew and his passion for designing wedding dresses took hold.

In 1980, Demetrios’ dream of owning his own company became a reality. He purchased Ilissa Bridals of New York City. Virtually overnight, he turned an unknown local business into a thriving, international company. Today, bridal boutiques throughout the world proudly sell Demetrios wedding dresses. With “Brides by Demetrios” stores, as well as “Bridal Salons By Demetrios” located in Macy’s stores throughout the nation, Demetrios has been established as a prestigious leader in the bridal industry.

As both designer and owner, Demetrios is an icon in the bridal fashion industry. His wedding dresses offer women the widest and most versatile styles, and are on the cutting edge of the fashion world. They have been showcased in all of the leading bridal pubications, including Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, and our very own, For The Bride magazine. Demetrios is internationally regarded as a fashion leader and bridal industry innovator.



Spring 2019 Collection - Demetrios

Spring 2019

Spring 2017 Collection - Demetrios

Spring 2017

Spring 2019 - Platinum Collection - Demetrios

Spring 2019 - Platinum

Latest Wedding Inspiration from Demetrios

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses with Pockets | Strictly Weddings

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses with Pockets

“To have and to hold,” is taking on a whole meaning for you as we introduce 45 of the most gorgeous wedding dresses with pockets. These undeniably beautiful bridal gowns will let you “have and hold” literally anything you want on your big day. Think about not having to worry about a clutch for your lipstick, handwritten vows, cell phone or that precious hanky handed down from grandma. Who doesn't love the feel and convenience of pockets? They're cozy, fashionable and extremely useful, and luckily for brides, wedding dress designers have taken note of this tend creating their show stoppers with the beneficial sewn-in compartments.

Romantic Ski Lodge Wedding | Strictly Weddings

Romantic Ski Lodge Wedding

When the three things you wish for most come to fruition, how can a wedding day not be your ultimate dream? For today’s featured bride, Jessica, these three things were to marry her best friend (check), get married in Park City, Utah (check, check) and have a live band to usher in one heck of an after party (check, check and check)! With a winter wonderland surrounding this fab couple, Jessica and Andrew pulled off a romantic ski lodge wedding day in Utah. Perfect for these ski bunnies with the bride wearing a Demetrios gown and her bride tribe decked out in fur stoles and Uggs. With Logan Walker Photography behind the lens, we get to warm up to this quintessential winter wedding planned by the bride’s cousin from Imagine That – ideal for the holiday season and for a no-frills bride who still loves a little luxury.


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