Gilded Bridal bills itself as a more out-of-the-box wedding dress shop in Raleigh, filled wall to wall with gorgeous independent designers. But in all honesty, anyone who is into modern bridal fashion could find her dream dress at this super chic bridal boutique located in the Glenwood South area.
The owner, Susan Langford, and her team, are a breath of fresh air. They are warm, welcoming, and super laid back. The boutique itself is incredibly beautiful and hip; it almost feels like stepping into a West Elm catalog. The staff will not pressure you into buying something out of your price range – they will even let you freely roam and check out the price tags yourself. They have a wide range of wedding dress prices, although their designers are high end.
Gilded Bridal believes in independent women who like to keep it real. That’s why they work with wedding dress designers, mostly in the US and Canada, who don’t “sell out” to big labels and make dresses with care for the world around them. We have shadowed Susan at NY Bridal Fashion Week, and watched her pick dresses at appointments. She has a rapport with each of these indie wedding dress designers, and takes pleasure in bringing these fashions to Raleigh NC.
They believe that finding a bride’s wedding dress should be a relaxed, fun experience. Gilded Bridal is a chill oasis for the modern bride, and they are all about helping brides to be their own kind of beautiful. Brides won’t find attitude here – just lots and lots of pretty gowns handpicked for them from cool, independent designers. Bohemian beauty, romantic dreamer, free spirit, or glamorous goddess – Gilded Bridal offers a fresh alternative to mainstream bridal.