The ÉLYSÉE bridal division launched in 2019. The brand name is derived from the Ancient Greek word "Elysium," meaning a place or state of perfect happiness. Timeless and gorgeous, the ÉLYSÉE collections are sure to amaze. Designed by Christopher Russell and Mark Russell joined the company as Artistic Directors of the ÉLYSÉE division in February 2020. They are well known for their exceptional ability to create sumptuous and opulent gowns reminiscent of the golden age of European design. Chris and Mark have over 15 years of experience at some of the world’s leading bridal and eveningwear houses, creating a unique and influential design aesthetic that has resonated with brides around the world. They spend several months in Paris each year drawing inspiration from the city’s rich history of decorative arts and design as well as the latest trends in modern fashion. Launched in 2019, ÉLYSÉE represent, high-end appeal with accessible pricing. The collection is inspired by Neoclassical art and architecture, and uses modern silhouettes to accentuate and contour the figure.