I recently had the pleasure of touring Uptown Bridal of Chandler, Arizona. The boutique isn’t solely beautiful itself, but the experience in incredibly unique. Instead of appointments, they are called “Celebration Consultations” and it couldn’t be more fitting! They are full of yummy treats and surprises for their brides. Every bride is treated with great care and attention. Not to mention, the wedding gowns they have are always stunning and in with current trends! Read below to find out more about the amazing experience they provide for brides, as well as their friends and family, when looking for the perfect wedding day gown!
How did Uptown Bridal get started?
Uptown Bridal began as a beautiful, little dream envisioned by my identical twin sister and I when we both found ourselves blissfully engaged in the same year. With our new rings on our hands, we excitedly flipped through wedding magazines (sadly there was no such thing as pinterest, Instagram or screenshots back then) to find inspiration for our dream dresses. We anticipated the day we entered into a bridal boutique hand-in-hand finding ourselves in a beautiful space like a scene from a movie to twirl in ivory gowns. The great news… We found two amazing and unique gowns for our two amazing and unique weddings. The bad news… we never found that perfect, fairy-tale bridal boutique. Enter the hero of our story… Our mother! Together, the three of us decided that we could create the most unforgettable gown shopping experience. So two elementary school teachers and their fearless leader set out to make the reality of shopping for a dream dress even better than a bride’s dream. We started by listening, learning and making lists! Our very first jobs were with the Walt Disney Cooperation so we know a little bit about dreaming big and making the ordinary magical. Lots and lots of lists filled with crazy, never-done-before ideas of what brides what and unexpected and fresh concepts brides would love. We opened Uptown Bridal’s downtown Chandler location in Spring of 2007 and it was beautiful! For a decade, we had the pleasure of hosting thousands of brides in our busy and bustling little boutique. In January of 2017, we opened Arizona’s first and only entirely private and personalized gown shopping experience… and we are loving every second and every bride!
How do you help clients customize their service?
Every appointment can be personalized down to the very last adorable detail. We love making the day a little EXTRA (extra special that is)!!! Brides can create a fun day to ask their gals to be their maids. Grooms often stop by before the appointment to deliver treasured items to make the day extra special. Sometimes guests fly in from across the country for a big surprise. We’ve even had a groom propose to his girlfriend before her appointment began. We’ve pulled off some pretty magical surprises.
What’s one interesting fact about Uptown Bridal?
We’re the first and only of our kind… in Arizona!!! And we haven’t found anyone quite like us across the country… YET! We love that we’re offering something that brides’ hearts truly desire and able to serve our gals in the most amazing way.
What do you have planned for the future?
We plan on continuing to offer an experience that’s unique, unforgettable, and exclusively Uptown! Just when brides think that we’ve thought of everything… we surprise even ourselves with something new, fresh, and unexpected!
What makes Uptown Bridal unique?
Everything about Uptown is unique!
What is your favorite part of being in the wedding industry?
We adore love stories! We have the pleasure of hearing a new one every.single.day!