When I stumbled across Finery Boutique's website, I was immediately in love ... I wanted to click on every page! Their branding is just so cute and inviting! It made me want to know more about the woman behind this darling wedding dress and accessory boutique in Alabama ... so I emailed Madeline to ask a few questions! Luckily, White Rabbit Studios had taken clicks of Finery Boutique and shared with us for the feature! Please enjoy this Q&A with Madeline the owner of Finery ... especially if you are an Alabama bride!
Style Unveiled: When you are considering which designers you want to offer in your boutique, do you go by personal preference? And if so, what is your favorite style of wedding dress?
Finery Boutique: Finery designers are selected based on their individual approach to simple elegance, femininity and classically inspired pieces. We like to hand pick pieces that are exclusive and one of a kind but marry past and present design seamlessly. The collection ranges from elaborate to simple but always with a little flair! All in all, we certainly draw on what inspires us and what we would love to see if we were in the brides shoes.
Style Unveiled: What is the typical Huntsville, Alabama bride like? What type of wedding is she planning and how do you market to that type of bride?
Finery Boutique: She is a unique bride who has a bohemian spirit, enjoys an eclectic aesthetic with an ethereal and timeless touch. She is planning a classic wedding with personal but edited details. She likes to incorporate memories from her childhood and typically infuses bits of southern culture into the design.
Style Unveiled: When do you suggest a bride begin to shop for her wedding dress? Is there such thing as too far in advance? To late? Fill us in!
Finery Boutique: We suggest you begin shopping 6-9 months before the big day however there is no such thing as too far in advance and we have several designers that can accommodate RUSH orders. We tell brides that it doesn't have to be this big long complicated ordeal where you need to try on 50 gowns. When she has that "aha" moment then she's found her dress.
Style Unveiled: Do you suggest a bride shop alone for a wedding dress first and then bring people to see the 'final selections' or do you think it's helpful to have friends and family there for the first appointment?
Finery Boutique: There are times when the "more the merrier" doesn't reign true. We found that 1-3 close guests whose opinions you value most is a manageable size for you to be able to express your vision and style. It is an intimate moment so we recommend keeping things small and sweet.
Style Unveiled: Dish!! What are your favorite 3 dresses you currently have in your boutique ... why are they your personal favorites?
Finery Boutique: A good shop owner doesn't kiss and tell :) Our favorites evolve each season but consistently draw from classic silohuettes, luxe fabrics and one of a kind laces and bead work. We like to think that each gown has a story of her own and is waiting to become part of her bride's fairy tale.
Style Unveiled: Do you like the idea of a bride changing up her look from the ceremony to the reception? Share some great ways she can do that ... that don't necessarily include a dress change!
Finery Boutique: We are all about versatility and adore "wear now, wear later" possibilities with accessories. We have a few "convertible" gowns that transition into little white dresses (LWD) after the ceremony. It could also be as simple as trading your cathedral length veil for a fabulous fascinator and birdcage for the reception. In addition, our designers offer several cover ups and boleros that can transition beautifully into classic investment pieces in your wardrobe that will withstand the test of fashion time.
Photographer: White Rabbit Studios
Wedding Boutique: Finery Boutique