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.
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. Demetrios is internationally regarded as a fashion leader and bridal industry innovator.
Demetrios is committed to providing the highest level of customer service. We recognize that purchasing a wedding gown is an emotional experience, and that bridal customers expect the highest level of attentiveness and product knowledge. Demetrios understands that it is critical to have experienced, highly trained employees in this role.
Buying gowns on the Internet is NOT authorized by Demetrios and the buyer does so at the risk of receiving an inferior product. Some brides who have ordered their gowns over the Internet have found that the gown they received was not an authentic Demetrios gown, the wrong color, damaged or the wrong size.
Demetrios supports only the finest full service brick and mortar bridal salons so that we can ensure that our trained retail sales personnel will treat you with the attentive and knowledgeable service you deserve!