To say that we feel blessed to have Bella Lily Bridal open for 4 years is perhaps an understatement. We feel BEYOND blessed to look back at these last 4 years! What better way to celebrate than with a remodel and expansion of our little shop. (Though not so little anymore!)
Our expansion was always planned but we needed the timing to be right. We had previously been offered the space on the other side of our original shop but after much thought and prayer, the timing was not right.
“Our expansion was done for our brides. With their constant love and support, we needed a little more elbow room for them to fully enjoy their bridal experience. Everything we do is for our brides because without them, we wouldn’t be here!”
Bella Lily Bridal Expansion Details
What was the process of expansion like?
Although negotiations took FOREVER….the renovation was actually pretty quick. Our poor contractors were on a tight timeline as we had bridal appointments on the books. The demo of the space next door started in November while we were still open. It was when we took our 10 day holiday break that they were able to break through the wall. Before that, we had to cover all of the gowns and move furniture around so the crew could work. Honestly, even though I had seen so many sketches of what the boutique would look like, it was not until the wall came down that I cried with excitement. It was just as I imagined. We worked around the clock to make sure we were up and running by January 2019. Everything worked out perfectly and the response we have had from our brides has been amazing and so heart warming.
What is your favorite thing about the new Bella Lily Bridal expansion?
Our space has always been very clean and airy but now that we have expanded, we feel it a little more. We can see more brides but it still feels intimate and peaceful. Don’t get me wrong, we love our space filled with laughter but we now have room to move around and fully enjoy these precious moments. We have heard a lot of positive feedback from our brides and their lovely families about how they feel at peace during their visit, which is what we wanted to accomplish. Searching for your gown should be relaxing and fun!!
The photos of the shop by Brealyn Nenes are amazing! How was it working with her?
When it came to having someone capture our newly updated space, Brealyn was the perfect choice. She is such a kind soul and such a talented photographer. I have watched her grow into her business as she has with mine. Brealyn knows how much Bella Lily Bridal means to me and she is able to capture that love through her lens. She captured not only the space but the warmth that exists between our walls. She had taken pictures in the past and continues to amaze me with her talent.
Come See Us!
We hope all of our brides enjoy the new shop! It is truly a labor of love for all of our beautiful brides and we hope to make their experience here one they will never forget. Come check out the new space and celebrate our 4 years with us!