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We love January for so many reasons!

One, so many couples get engaged over the holidays that January is always buzzing around the store (even more than usual!). Two, the whole month all our favorite websites are posting recaps of the best weddings and wedding trends of last year and predictions for the coming year and we can’t get enough of these inspiring lists.

Imagine our delight when we found out a Real Chic Bride Laura was featured in The Knot‘s “The Best Dressed Brides of 2014”!


We hear the nicest things from brides in thank you notes. They come in all shapes and sizes, on beautiful stationary and on handcrafted notes made with love. Unfortunately, we can’t share them all on here (although we do post some of them in one of the fitting rooms in the boutique – maybe you’ve spotted them?) but we just received a lovely little email from a Real Chic Bride who wore Berta Bridal for her wedding in Puerto Rico that we thought we’d take the opportunity to share her kind words right here on the blog.

Lucianne writes:

My name is Lucianne Rivera and I am a lucky Chic Parisien and Berta Bride. My wedding was on December 27,2014  and even though I don’t have my professional photos yet I wanted to share some of the pictures I have of my special day. A weekend like this up coming weekend one year ago I flew to Miami with my mom and my mother in law for a day to try on the dresses I’d followed for over a year on Pinterest. We were on a mission! Alana was there on that day to help me in finding the perfect dress. Can I just say she is wonderful! She really understood what I wanted, she made us feel welcomed and cared for at all times. Gracias Alana por todo! Gracias por hacer de este momento tan especial uno inolvidable para mi y mi familia! 

Everything about my experience in your store was perfect!  I loved everything about my dress. If you could please  extend my message to Berta… On my special day I felt absolutely beautiful, elegant, feminine, and classy. She is an amazingly talented designer and I felt honored to have worn one of her beautiful pieces of art! I just love her work! 

Thank you to Lucianne for forwarding us her pictures so quickly and including this adorable one of her pup Toffee looking incredibly chic!

We just wrapped up our Berta Bridal Trunk Show and it was wonderful! We saw more than a few brides find The Dress in the boutique over the past few days. But, time to move on!

This week is the Lazaro Trunk Show and Lazaro himself, the gown’s designer extraordinaire, will be at Chic Parisien. What a treat! You can try on Lazaro gowns with the expert eye and opinion of their creator there to help you put together the whole look and pick the perfect gown for you!

We are very excited to be amongst the first to have the new 2015 Berta Bridal collection – and it is amazing. All the elements that you already love about the Berta brand shine just as bright as always; it’s a sexy, modern take on traditional bridal silhouettes and fabrics. If you aren’t afraid to show some skin, but still want to be an elegant bride, you probably have already been following Berta.

The new collection includes stunning spins on illusion necklines, back-baring gowns, and intricate beaded details.

If you don’t already have an appointment for the extra-long, Wednesday – Saturday, trunk show, you should make one now. Space is limited even with the additional time.