In an era of bridal TV shows like Say Yes To The Dress and Platinum Weddings, it’s hard to imagine preparing for your wedding is anything but complicated. I’ve heard of one massive wedding that took years–yes, years! to plan and who didn’t gawk at this billion dollar wedding. The wedding world definitely seems hectic and over-the-top, not to mention expensive. In the midst of all that tulle and sparkle, how’s a girl supposed to find a dress that fits beautifully, hasn’t been worn by a zillion of your friends and doesn’t cost (much) more than your honeymoon?
That’s where Stone Fox Bride comes in. When Molly Guy, founder of Stone Fox Bride, was planning her wedding she struggled to find a mellow, high-fashion shop or online site that carried the chic, bohemian frocks she was looking for. When she couldn’t find one, she created her own (only three weeks after her wedding!) and thus Stone Fox Bride was born.
The Stone Fox Bride shop, which is located in Greenwich Village in New York City, is everything Guy hoped it would be: a relaxed, personal and authentic place for brides-to-be to find their perfect dress. In addition to gowns, customers can also purchase veils, crowns (including some gorgeous fresh floral pieces), rings and a carefully curated vintage selection all in a deliberately relaxed environment more reminiscent of your friend’s gorgeous living room than a bridal boutique.
What you won’t find at Stone Fox Bride? Corsets, ribbing or starchy lace here. Instead, all of the dresses are inventive, slightly off the beaten path of what you’d find at a traditional bridal salon. Even better, Stone Fox Bride’s bridal collection isn’t horrendously pricey. Gowns start at just $1,200! And just in cases you needed even more reason to check Stone Fox Bride out, they teamed up with Eloquii to offer many of their stunning dresses in sizes ranging from 0 to 24, with special pattern adjustments made on the larger sizes. Pretty sweet, right?
If you’re unable to make it to NYC to visit the Stone Fox Bride store, you can order the gowns, rings, crowns and veils online at stonefoxbride.com. And hey, even if you’re not planning a wedding right this very moment, I’d definitely recommend taking a peek at the site because some of the dresses (and the photos!) are absolutely gorgeous. (Secret wedding Pinterest board, anyone?!)
Stone Fox Bride has also gotten its share of very well deserved press, including features in The New York Times, Vogue and the Wall Street Journal. Oh and let’s not forget TV. Allison Williams’ character, Marnie, wore the Glenda dress (with a Stone Fox Bride headpiece) to get married in Season 5 of Girls.
If you’ve already done all of your bridal shopping, or if you’re not quite ready to get married, we won’t tell if you get sucked into all the gorgeous real weddings in Stone Fox Bride’s “weddings we love” section. Trust is, it’s so good and so addictive!
[Photo: Stone Fox Bride]