finery bridal boutique

It’s been a while but I have a whole lovely bunch of bridal boutiques lined up for our inside the boutique series! Today the sweet Madeline of Huntsville, Alabama’s Finery Boutique was kind enough to answer some questions and give her top tips and advice for brides who are looking for their dream dresses right now.

Plus – this mix of Finery Boutique shots and bridal fashion from White Rabbit Studios is simply gorgeous and a wonderful reminder of why I love bringing you this series so much. Enjoy!

Finery Bridal Boutique / White Rabbit Photography

How did you come to find yourself in the wedding industry? 

“After finishing my undergraduate degree abroad, there was a brief stint in culinary school that led me to Nashville where I then worked in the music business as a personal assistant to music executives and award-winning singer songwriters, most notably the Cash family. After 10 years in the event business, opening a full service ‘brick and mortar’ bridal shop in my hometown seemed like the next logical step.”

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How would you describe a Finery bride?

“She has a bohemian spirit but loves classic  lines with an ethereal touch. We like to think that she enjoys a lazy day on the hammock as much as she appreciates cracking the sugar on a perfect creme brule, all while glancing over The Wall Street Journal before heading to the semi-annual Henri Bendel sale! She is equal parts goddess, savvy business woman, and fashionista.”

What is the inspiration behind the interior styling and design of your boutique?

“Southern tradition roots the unabashed melody that marries Parisian parlor with rock-n-roll cool. We opted for a casual yet refined approach to all matters of Finery and we hope that what you see inspires you and leaves you with a warm heart!”

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What are the three best pieces of advice you would give brides who are looking for their wedding dress right now?

“Bring supportive and loving family and friends to your bridal appointment. Stay true to you and what you really want and envisioned for the day. And finally, have fun!”

What is the most popular style of gown that you are selling right now and why do you think brides love it so much?

“Although structured lace gowns continue to pace steadily, our brides are loving the 1920s deco gowns that are trending this season: slip-like sheaths with delicate beading and unique headpieces.”

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I’d like to give a big mahalo to Madeline of Finery Boutique for these wonderful answers and to Ashley of White Rabbit Studios for the amazing photos.

Don’t miss out on the other amazing boutiques that we’ve featured here!

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Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. This shoot is absolutely spectacular! I love the “finery rules to live by” board – every woman should have one of those in her bedroom! A little rustic, a little posh, and completely amazing – great post!

  2. I’m in love with that first image – that headpiece is amazing. lovely post!

  3. That chalkboard sign is the BEST!

  4. So beautiful!

  5. Such pretty ‘finery’ indeed! And love that chalkboard sign, too, and the unexpected rustic touch of the horseshoe logo. 🙂

  6. Did you see the cute ballet slippers peeking from under the glorious tulle dress?

  7. Thank you for the lovely feature! Love and luck!