January 20, 2018

Yes to the Dress | Saratoga Springs Bridal Boutiques

Most of the people who live and work here would agree that Saratoga Springs is a pretty amazing place.  But did you know that it is also a pretty amazing place to plan a wedding?  Did you also know that in addition to many unique wedding venues, we also have two Saratoga Springs Bridal Boutiques that are equally unique and amazing?  Lily Saratoga and Something Bleu Bridal are both located in the heart of Saratoga Springs and cater to both local and out of town brides.  Truly, there is no need to go to a big city to find the perfect wedding gown–we have it all right here!

Lily Saratoga is located at Six Franklin Square on the first floor of what was originally the Carlsbad Hotel.  The building has been serving brides for over 40 years.  In 2004 Maureen Donolly and Karen Canty started Lily Saratoga.  In 2014, the shop was bought by Laura Mullen, who before that had been a Lily Bride herself!

Lily Saratoga Springs Bridal Boutiques
The main bridal gown room at Lily Saratoga has beautiful natural light pouring in through the windows.

Laura and her staff are passionate about offering their brides a unique and memorable experience with individualized service and an impressive selection of bridal gowns, attendants dresses, and accessories.  The atmosphere is light, elegant, friendly and charming.  Many of the original architectural details of the building have been preserved, lending to the sense of history that is present in Saratoga Springs.  It is a truly refined and feminine environment with great one on one service.  Lily Saratoga recognizes that every bride has her own sense of personal style and carries moderately priced to couture gowns in a wide range of styles and shapes.

Bridal Boutique Lilly Saratoga
The back of this dress is just gorgeous.
Lily Saratoga Springs Boutique
This area of the salon is lovely. I particularly love the blue/grey wedding dress.
Wedding Gown Lily Saratoga
All about sparkle.
Badgley Mischka shoe photo
Let’s face it, some girls spend just as much time looking for their shoes as their dresses.
Bridesmaids dresses Lily Saratoga
Sparkly attendants dresses.
Bridal Tiara Lily Saratoga
OK–I just love that tiara.
Saratoga Springs Wedding Photos
A close up of “my” tiara.

Something Bleu is located over on Woodlawn Street in a former Victorian Mansion which is now Grant Plaza.  Since 1994, Denise Eliopulos has been offering women in Saratoga Springs unique, beautiful, romantic wedding gowns in a laid back, creative and fun atmosphere.  The shop is reminiscent of a European atelier with original woodwork, grand staircase, and many original East Lake fireplaces.  As a personal aside, it used to be the dance studio where my kids started studying ballet–and Denise has done the most fabulous job restoring it.

Something Bleu Bridal Boutique
View of the main bridal salon with one of the original East Lake Fireplaces in the background.

Something Bleu has been a major resource for non traditional brides looking for bohemian chic or vintage looks.  The store exclusively represents a range of designers in the Northeast/Upstate NY area.  Gowns are meticulously selected to accommodate a wide range of sizes, shapes, and price points while still offering the high quality that Something Bleu is renowned for.  And…Denise has recently added an accessory boutique that is to die for!

Wedding gown button detail
The hand stitched detail on this gown is just beautiful.
Something Bleu Bridal Boutique
The view when you walk into the salon.
Saratoga Wedding Photos
How cool is the Accessory Boutique?

Bridal Gown Details
Some bejeweled belts in the Accessory Boutique will help you further customize your gown.
Saratoga Springs NY Wedding Photos
A fur cape for a winter wedding is a must.
Saratoga Springs Wedding Vendors
It is all about the details–that lace is fabulous.

So if you are in the mood to “Say Yes to the Dress,” please shop local at one of our lovely Saratoga Springs bridal boutiques.  You will not be disappointed.

If you liked this article on Saratoga Springs Wedding Vendors, you might like this post on Unique Saratoga Wedding Venues.

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