Imagine a fearless yet chic bride who plays by her own rules. She is unbounded by tradition and wants something cool and effortless for her wedding day. That’s the perfect way to describe a Rime Arodaky bride.
The Parisian designer pushes the boundaries while keeping attention to craftsmanship, authenticity, and ethical values at the forefront of her collections. It’s hard not to fall in love with everything she creates!
How It All Began for Rime Arodaky
Rime Arodaky was born and raised in Paris and always had her eyes on the wedding industry. At the end of every fashion show, she would wait for the magical moment when the brides would enter the runway. She was obsessed with designers like Chanel, Versace, Lacroix, and others.
It was only natural that she would go into fashion design and started training at Chambre Syndicale de la Couture de Paris. From there, she worked with Sonia Rykiel and started developing her vision for Parisian brides: effortless, daring, and sophisticated designs.
How Rime Arodaky Got into the Bridal Industry
With the non-traditional bride in mind, Arodaky was ready to take on the bridal world. Choosing only the best Italian and French textiles, she started creating amazing wedding gowns in her Paris-based atelier in 2011. Her go-to fabrics (which she still uses today) were lace, organza, crepe and macrame, with hints of feminine embellishments.
Arodaky admits the early days were hard—she sacrificed friendships and personal time to do what she loved and handled every appointment and alteration herself, performing the occasional delivery as well. Today, she has a team of nearly two dozen seamstresses that she works closely with for every design. She sketches every dress on paper, gives it a name, and then collaborates with her pattern makers to ensure every design has the soul and spirit of an Arodaky bride.
Looking for an Arodaky gown? Brides can visit one of two showrooms in France or choose from dozens of retailers across ten countries listed on the website. Brides can expect to pay between $4,200–$5,500 for a gown and wait about 14 weeks for it to be made.
If you’re in a rush, choose a gown from Arodaky’s Second Looks or Resort collections. These ready-to-ship styles are the perfect choice for the edgy, modern bride. Complete your bridal look with an Arodaky wedding accessory! Think statement earrings and a simple veil on top of loose, windswept hair.
Arodaky prides herself on ensuring her designs are made under safe, fair, and humane working conditions. In 2015, the company went cruelty-free and does not test on animals. In 2021, over 30% of products used recycled crepe and over 50% of products will use recycled material next year.
While the company continues to grow and look to the future, Arodaky is doing the same in her personal life. In 2019, the bridal designer said “yes” to destination wedding photographer Greg Finck. The couple took to Instagram to share their exciting engagement news and are counting down the days to their nuptials.
Unfortunately, the multiple lockdowns in France have forced the couple to postpone their wedding plans. In the meantime, the couple has decided to renovate a house in Provence with their two children.
Arodaky’s latest bridal collection “La femme” is nothing short of fabulous. Step into a world of chic glamour, vintage details, sheer cutouts, and pearl accents. True to Arodaky’s word, many of the gowns are made with recycled crepe. The Celine gown is a prime example, with detachable puffy sleeves and crimped pearls.
Say hello to Camilla—our favorite gown from the collection. The sheer cutouts are daring, and the textured sleeves are totally unique. Want to look like a goddess? Anouk features a French chiffon gown with a fitted crepe skirt, a high slit and deep V-neck. It’s a dream come true.
Since Arodaky is known for her many designs, we had to show off her “Second Looks” and “Resort” collections as well. First up, the Callie jumpsuit—it’s playful, dramatic, and flattering. Not to be outdone, the Negin high-low dress is amazing with puffy sleeves and a glittery train. It’s the best of both worlds: a short dress but a long train, and we’re loving it!
From the “Resort” collection also come the Bali and Nonza dresses. Bali is ready to party with balloon sleeves, a white twill bralette and scalloped skirt. Nonza earns sophistication with a feminine silhouette and high neckline. We can totally see both gowns being worn for a beachy honeymoon.
Arodaky has stolen the hearts of many brides, but Meghan Markle takes the prize as the first celebrity to order one of her gowns. In 2016, Markle ordered a bridesmaid’s dress from the company.
Unfortunately, the gown was stuck in customs and Markle couldn’t wear the dress for the planned event, but she loved everything Arodaky sent her. She posted a photo on Instagram with Arodaky’s “A la folie” shirt. It was the same day news broke about her and Prince Harry dating, and the shirt sold out within an hour!
Another Arodaky fan is influencer Lauren Bruno. For her backyard wedding in May 2020, Bruno wore a simple gown, but changed into a lacy jumpsuit by the French designer for the reception. We love how playful and fun the outfit is!
Who’s on Arodaky’s dream celebrity list? She would love to style Sienna Miller, Margot Robbie, and Hailey Bieber. We’re crossing our fingers for her.