Photo: Chic Parisien
Miami is a mecca with streets solely dedicated to everything a bride needs to look fabulous on her big day. But like most things in Miami, it's all about who you know, and these five boutiques will make brides feel like they're in the hands of an expert team of stylists taking care of all the details.
Camille Thiry Russler started her Coconut Grove boutique 13 years ago in the same spot where she met her husband — a bar. Now the only alcohol flowing here is Champagne to celebrate when a bride says "yes" to the perfect dress. Not a hard thing to do at the chic boutique where the experience starts as you enter the door and are whisked past glass cases of designer favorites like Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera — which has an exclusive partnership with Ever After so brides can be guaranteed no one else will rock the new season's looks down the aisle but them. Read real brides' reviews here!
The family-owned boutique, which once held court in the bridal district on nearby Miracle Mile, is now in a tucked away Coral Gables location that looks just as its name suggests — chic Parisien — with charming black-and-white striped awnings out front. Inside is a one-stop-shop for bridal party dresses and accessories with a collection of designers ranging from Marchesa to Monique Lhuillier. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Barcelona-based brand fits right in with the Latin American vibe Miami is known for, taking its place among the elite bridal boutiques lining Miracle Mile. Brides can browse through the Spanish label's collection of dresses sleekly displayed behind glass like works of art, with a wide variety of budgets and styles to choose from — including a series of stunning cocktail dresses that will make the bridal party look like they're walking the red carpet when they're heading down the aisle. Read real brides' reviews here!
Couture Bridal Miami
Argentinian fashion designer Marina Colombres took over the Bal Harbour boutique just two years ago, adding her knowledge of the Latin American market to appeal to brides on an international level. The shop's carefully curated collection of dresses features brands like Barcelona's Pronovias, as well as more household names like Badgley Mischka, at price points that won't break the bank despite their couture appearance. Read real brides' reviews here!
La Vie En Blanc
Brides on a budget can still snag a designer dress at a fraction of the price without ever having to fess up that it happened to be previously owned thanks to Miami's first bridal consignment boutique started by two best friends. The duo guides brides through a Champagne-fueled fitting of gowns that retail for up to $25,000 by designers like Oscar de la Renta and Reem Acra. Brides who don't want to go for that "something old" can shop the showroom's latest selection of pieces snagged directly from designers' samples that may just be a season or two old. Read real brides; reviews here!