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Plan Extra Time When Wearing a Corset

Many brides love the body contouring fit of a gown with a built-in corset. Corsets can be extremely effective at smoothing and enhancing the curves of a woman’s body. In essence, a corset can make you look slimmer and trimmer! This miraculously transformative corset obviously requires preparation including at least an additional 45 minutes of time to… Continue reading Plan Extra Time When Wearing a Corset

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A Swedish Bridal Crown

Every day at Kathryn’s Bridal is full of magic! During an alterations appointment today, we had the pleasure of seeing this exquisite Swarovski Crystal and pearl Swedish Vaxholm Crown set in gold! One of our beautiful brides carefully unwrapped this decades old headpiece and explained the sentimental significance of this treasured jewel.  It was hand crafted in the Vaxholm… Continue reading A Swedish Bridal Crown

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Something Blue & Special

I love strolling into our sewing room!  I’m always amazed at how our professional seamstresses are joyfully perfecting gowns for the most important moments in life. We are blessed to have seamstresses who take the time to really listen and make magic happen for our brides. “The brides I have the privilege of serving are special… Continue reading Something Blue & Special

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80 Year Old Vintage Lace

Working a in bridal boutique is truly a magical experience! Dreams really do come true here and often times it’s attributed to the delicate artistry of our gifted professional seamstresses. Our dedicated alterations experts spend countless hours perfecting their craft to delight our brides. Recently, one of our beautiful brides mentioned to Laura (our seamstress extraordinaire) that she’d… Continue reading 80 Year Old Vintage Lace

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*Tying the Knot with Tradition*

“We have the privilege of helping brides celebrate finding the dress of their dreams!” shares Kathryn Trocki, Owner of Kathryn’s Bridal. “This celebration is not only for the bride, but for the many women in her family who nurtured and guided her to this moment. Recognizing the significance of being a part of this precious… Continue reading *Tying the Knot with Tradition*

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The Making of a Dream Dress!

Kathryn’s Bridal had the pleasure of meeting Bride to Be Sarah when her search for the perfect wedding gown began.  Sarah was accompanied to her initial appointment by all the special ladies in her life.  Trying on dresses was a fun celebration and everyone excitedly cheered Sarah on as she enthusiastically said YES to her… Continue reading The Making of a Dream Dress!

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Tears of Joy

Each and every day I am in awe of the artistry created by our professional seamstresses! They are able to make the dreams of every bride an actual reality through their creativity and proficiency. Our seamstresses find joy in making Kathryn’s Bridal a magical place of beauty! Recently, I found Laura (our seamstress extraordinaire) delighting a bride with this… Continue reading Tears of Joy