La Belle Mariée, a family-owned boutique in Langhorne, is celebrating 5 years of brides saying “yes to the dress” in their Parisian-inspired bridal salon.
At La Belle Mariée, brides can shop amongst designers like Pronovias, Hayley Paige, Maggie Sottero, and Muse by Berta. The salon carries a large selection of stunning designer dresses that are difficult to find outside of larger cities like Philadelphia or New York. But owners Michele Frederico and Gabrielle Devine claim that it’s important to them to offer a wide range of styles, options and price points, including more budget-conscious options in addition to higher end designs. Each bride is unique, and La Belle Mariée is dedicated to providing a stress-free, luxurious experience for every customer.
What started out as a dream between mother and daughter Michele Frederico and Gabrielle Devine has evolved into an incredibly successful boutique offering high couture style with the charm and personalized attention of a local business. Over the past 5 years, the LBM team has evolved with marriages and babies of their own, and after just 1 year in business, they even had to expand their space – doubling in size! But one thing has remained the same. Every bride receives exceptional service.
Every customer is made to feel special – from that first meeting between the bride and the La Belle Mariée consultant, to a champagne toast and photos when the bride picks her gown, to all of the little details that happen before she walks down the aisle.
“We are there to assist her with everything, from accessories to gown fittings, with our goal being to provide her with the dress of her dreams! We truly treat every single one of our brides as if they are family!” ~ Co-Owner, Michele Frederico
Behind the Scenes with La Belle Mariée Bridal
We chatted with Gabrielle Devine about how La Belle Mariée began, some of their secrets to success, and the future of the salon:
Tell us a little about how you got started. Is this something you always knew you wanted to do? What was the most exciting part of getting started, and what was the scariest?
My mom and I always dreamt of owning a business together. It's something we would talk about as our pipe dream. I ended up going to college for business in the hopes that one day our dream would come true. As my career path was evolving my mom was devising her plan. She came to me out of the blue with her master plan to open a bridal boutique. Without hesitation I said I was in and joined forces to create La Belle Mariée! Every moment, every step, every decision was so exciting in the beginning! Luckily we had a brilliant bridal mentor to guide us but mistakes were definitely made in our first year and it was scary. However we did everything and anything to resolve any mistakes that were made and people could tell how genuine we were and how much we truly cared. We always turned a wrong into a right.
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