Lovely Bride NYC is one of those places you want to go into as soon as you discover the shop. Located just around the corner from my apartment, I was always wondering exactly what was in that delightful shop, just a short flight of stairs down a quiet little west village street.
Having studied fashion design with an emphasis on evening and bridal, I was curious. One day, I wandered in and found Cassandra, the stylish store manager who showed me through the racks of dresses. If your looking for an experience finding designers that feel hand crafted and more personalized like Sarah Seven, or Claire Lafaye, this is the place to go. They feature intricate dresses made with the finest French laces by designers like one of my favorite French bridal designer’s Delphine Manivet, to lovely dresses from Pacific Northwest based designer Elizabeth Dye(check the link for my visit to Elizabeth’s Portland, Oregon studio).
It’s nice to find a shop like this, making the experience of shopping for wedding dresses more personalized and on a smaller scale so you really feel like you have time to look. Even though I wasn’t shopping for a dress, they let me try on as many as I wanted and told me every little detail about each dress. I’m the type of person that wants to know where it was made, how it was made, where the fabric is from.
When one of my friends got engaged I took her to Lovely bride NYC. She got her dress directly from a designer she loved, but found the prettiest veil and accessories in the shop. We had a lot of fun looking at all the different special things a bride might need.
Here’s a little excerpt from their website: “Lovely is a word often used to describe things that are just so fantastic, they make your heart warm. Like sparklers and ice cream trucks. Vintage toys and Polaroids. So when we decided to open a bridal store, with romantic gowns, adorable designers, and an atmosphere that feels like home, we could only imagine using one word to name it: Lovely.”
Lovely bride NYC blog has some great eye candy too if your looking for inspiration from pretty imagery.
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