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February 2018

Obsession: Orchids

By | Boutique

If you’ve visited White Dress Bridal Boutique, you may have noticed we have a small obsession with orchids. Not only are they delicate and exotic, but, did you know that white orchids symbolize innocence, elegance, beauty? What better flower to display in a bridal boutique, right?!
In Victorian Europe, they were given as gifts of love. In ancient Japan, they were adored by royalty and seen as a symbol of wealth. Today, they are a top housewarming gift for new homeowners thanks to their beauty, variety, and longevity.

They also happen to look amazing in wedding bouquets and are not often used for such an arrangement!




While our orchids may or may not be faux (we’ll never tell…), for the freshest, most fragrant bouquets, we highly recommend working with our friends at Milwaukee Flower Company or flowers by Katie Ford in Lake Forest. These women do incredible things with florals that will simply delight your senses!

What special flowers and greenery will your bouquet feature?

New Arrivals Alert!

By | Boutique

Ahhh, the week of Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air for everyone. Whether you cuddled up with your fur babies or coupled up with your bae, we hope it was extra sweet and special.

We were lucky enough at White Dress to cozy up to some BRAND NEW ARRIVALS – perfect timing for all of you lucky ladies who spent the week gushing over your new engagement ring and retelling your “How He Asked” story to anyone and everyone who would listen. Swoon! Now, let’s find your wedding dress!


Featured Designers: Lazaro, Allison Webb, Paloma Blanca


Featured Designers: Kelly Faetanini, Willowby, Wtoo, Legends by Romona Keveza

One of these styles giving you all the feels? Keep the love going by scheduling your first Bridal Appointment! We can’t wait to celebrate you and your love story!

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By | Boutique

Friends and family, local residents of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, and Chicagoland area wedding industry enthusiasts, you’re invited!  Join us this Wednesday at 3:00pm for a very special ribbon cutting ceremony at our new location in Lake Forest, IL.

For information about this exciting event, please view our official press release.
We look forward to celebrating with you!

Meet Annabelle!

By | Boutique

What do you get when you cross a “girl’s girl fashionista” with a hard-hitting, “tell it like it is” law student? Elle Woods!

Our incredible bridal stylist, Annabelle! Her rare blend of passionate enthusiasm and grounded practicality is exactly why brides (and pretty much everyone she meets) love her! We sat down with Annabelle between appointments earlier today to chat all things bridal and her burgeoning love for law!

Who is your favorite bridal designer and why?
Lazaro is my favorite bridal designer because the collection features so many creative twists… and sparkle!! I love the sparkle! We just received this new style below and the one I’m wearing above. They are for sure two of my favorites at the boutique currently.

What do you love most about being a bridal stylist?
Being a bridal stylist is a very unique job. Sure, it’s about fashion and getting to fall in love with each bride’s different vision for her big day, but, even more that that, I love when I’m working with a bride and it becomes obvious that I’m helping to take away stress for her during what can be a really stressful time in her life. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and I am very cognizant of that during my appointments. My brides have a lot going on! How can I make her experience here the best part of that process? How will I ensure our time together is something she will remember fondly with a dress she will feel confident in and treasure forever? In my previous role at Kendra Scott, in-store customer experience was also very important and I love that, at White Dress, we operate with that same ‘service first’ mindset!

Let’s do a few quickfire questions:
lace or beading?
earrings or necklace? earrings
ivory or blush? blush
hugs or kisses? hugs
peanut butter or jelly? peanut butter

Awwww, hugs! When you’re not at White Dress, where can we find you? Like most 20-somethings, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, just hanging out and keeping it fun and casual. Currently, I’m also in deep with grad work. I’m working on finishing up my master’s degree at UWW before applying to law school. I want to be an advocate for people with disabilities and  also eventually build a career in family-related social work law.

You go, girl! Speaking of Milwaukee, what is your favorite Milwaukee landmark?
The Milwaukee sunburst! Its great to see that pop of color coming around the bend during the cold and dreary winters. Its energy in the summertime is just perfect, too.

Want to work with Annabelle? Of course you do! To specially request her for your Milwaukee Bridal or Accessories Appointment, call 414-897-7208. She’s a fan favorite, so appointments with Annabelle are limited. Call now!