Lisa #KJvip Bride!

A few months ago a bride-to-be came to us with an idea of having the store to herself to try on gowns for a more intimate shopping experience. We naturally loved the idea but of course wanted to put our own spin on the event- and that is how the #KJvip appointment service was created! Meet Lisa, our very first #KJvip bride, and also an A Touch of Grace bride; she is sharing some tips from her swanky shopping experience and details every bride-to-be should do before heading into their dress appointments!  

Every girl dreams of the day she gets to try on wedding dresses, and Kinsley James made this a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Out of all the fun aspects of wedding-planning, this was the thing I was looking forward to the most. Before my VIP appointment, I made sure to check out the Kinsley James website to find out which designers they carry. Then I went to each individual designer’s website to view their collections. I highly recommend every bride-to-be do this. I knew I wanted lace and I found that they carry Sareh Nouri, who makes some gorgeous lace dresses. While looking at the Kinsley James website I found out they would actually be having a Sareh Nouri trunk show in October where they would be bringing in additional dresses that they don’t normally carry. I made sure to make my VIP appointment for the weekend of the trunk show so that I would get to try on these special dresses as well as get some expertise from the designers rep who would also be there that weekend.

I arrived at Kinsley James and was immediately whisked away to get my hair done. I got a beautiful up-do and almost felt like this was my wedding day! I invited my mom and my Matron of Honor to share this special experience with me. I kept my group small because I didn’t want too many different opinions to cloud my judgment or steer me away from any dress I really loved. I was a little nervous that they might be pretty opinionated and not like some of my choices, but everyone was so complimentary, even when I came out in a lavender ball gown! The rep gave me some great information and even gave me suggestions of what accessories to wear. Katie made me feel so comfortable and helped me pick out so many great options to try. As soon as I slipped into “The One”, I knew I had found my wedding dress. We paired it with a custom veil and I could not have been any more excited. And the best part was, my photographer captured the whole thing so I will have these photos to cherish for years to come. I highly recommend any bride to book the VIP appointment at Kinsley James for the most unique and one-of-a-kind wedding dress experience that you will never forget.

Photography - Courtney Yee, Photoflood Studio

Hair - Taylor Cercone, I Do Dry Style

Custom Desserts - Kitty Wong Pastry Shop

Cake Pops - Pops by Lisa (the bride is also an amazing baker!)

Flowers - Angel's Petals 

For more information on pricing & booking your own #KJvip appointment, email us info@kinsleyjames.com