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Southern Bride & Groom 2017 Magazine Cover

Earlier this year, Alexia's had the pleasure of participating in a styled photo shoot with a team of unbelievable vendors at the Merrimon Wynn House in downtown Raleigh.  The photos were for Southern Bride & Groom's 30th anniversary, and we are excited that one of our bridal gowns made the cover shot for the publication!

The "Pippa" gown featured in the magazine is a hand appliquéd Chantilly lace ball gown accented by crystals and silk organza flowers by Vera Wang.  We were also able to incorporate one of our beautiful Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids dresses.

The bride and groom featured in the shoot were actually not models, but a real couple.  We hope you enjoy the below images and look for more gorgeous dresses from our salon in the upcoming magazine!

Southern Bride & Groom Magazine Cover
Vera Wang Pippa 1
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Vera Wang Pippa 2
Vera Wang Pippa 3
Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaid
Vera Wang Pippa

Bridal Gown: Vera Wang "Pippa"

Bridesmaid Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Wedding Venue: The Merrimon Wynne House

Photography: Renee Sprink Photography

Florist: Meristem Floral

Planning & Design: Events by La Fette

 

 

 

Thank You For The Amazing Experience!

Alexia's Bridal Boutique Real Bride 1

It always brightens our day to hear from recent brides.  Below is a note and images that Abbie shared with us.  Doesn't she look amazing?  Congratulations Abbie!!!

""My first anniversary is quickly approaching, and I recently realized I haven't taken any time over the past year to thank you for the excellent service and experience in finding the gown of my dreams.

Prior to selecting the first gown I tried on at Alexia's, I visited numerous salons and tried on countless dresses.  I had been to every salon in Virginia Beach, where I reside.  I had also traveled to two salons in Richmond and three in the Washington, DC area.  None of the consultants understood what I was looking for, and I found those in DC to be rude.

My Mom and I were unsure if the three hour trip to Raleigh would be worth it, but I was running out of options.  Upon entering Alexia's, I immediately got excited.  The salon was beautiful!  My consultant was friendly and listened to my description of the perfect dress.  I wanted a modern dress with traditional elements.  Based on what my Mom and I told her, she selected a few gowns for me to try on.  When I walked into the dressing room, a gown immediately caught my eye.  I had to try it on.  The fabric was beautiful and unlike anything I had seen before.  It was exactly what I had been searching for.  I knew the moment I looked in the mirror, and could tell by the look on my Mom's face, that this was it.  My consultant paired the dress with a gorgeous belt, and we were sold.  What a moment!  I'll never forget it.

Fast forward to my wedding day, and all of the guests were in awe of my dress.  Some even took pictures to show their daughters.  It was a dream come true.  For me, the most important part of wedding planning was finding the perfect dress, and I am not easily satisfied.  I can't thank the staff at Alexia's enough for making my dream come true.  I wish I could put that gown on and wear it every day!""  

Alexia's Bridal Boutique Real Bride 5
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Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Belt: Vera Wang

Photographer: Rebecca Keeling Studios

Florist: Leslie Hartig Floral Design

Hair: Cindy Johnson

Makeup: Cara Grey