Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Sara Simmons Bryan, Manager of La Raine’s Bridal Boutique here in the Atlanta area. Sara has been the manager of La Raine’s for 8 years. Not only is she knowledgeable about Bridal fashions but her bubbly personality and warmth will put any Bride at ease. La Raine’s Bridal is named for the woman. La Raine hails from New Zealand and made her way to the USA. She began her retail career in crafts then she moved into women’s fashion. La Raine’s was known first as a woman’s clothing boutique. She noticed that the gowns she would bring into the store were being sought out as non-traditional wedding dresses. La Raine then decided that the wedding market was where she needed to be. La Raine’s Bridal has been in the Atlanta area now for 25 years. My daughter and daughter-in-law both purchased their beautiful wedding gowns from here. We had such a fantastic experience. From the minute you walk into this unique home-like environment and are assisted by La Raine’s staff you know you have made the right decision and you have not even looked at the gowns yet. The process of getting a wedding gown is so personal and these ladies get it. There are 10 main designers that are featured in the store and they are from all over the World. They love to bring in the newest looks and very often host designer Trunk shows as well. From start to finish the process for getting a custom gown could take up to 7 months. There are also some gowns that you can purchase right off the rack. For the purpose of my blog and my 45 plus age group, I wanted to know which designers can my older brides look to. The two main ones are Ian Stuart and Martina Liana. Some of this months summer trends for all our brides are sexy looks such as two-piece gowns; rose gold accessories; and floral print shoes. La Raine’s Bridal also has an assortment of veils from simple to French lace veils that could become heirloom pieces. I want to finish off by saying that my experience at La Raine’s being the MOB and MOG, was so special and I was so glad that we found the perfect gown at the perfect place.
If you mention that you found La Raine’s from the Mezza a little something special awaits you (see Sara)!!!!
*La Raine’s Bridal Has Won the Knot’s Best of Award Every Year!!!