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Little Rock Bridal Show!

Little Rock Bridal Show!

7/21/2017

We would love for you to join us for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Little Rock Bridal Show, Sunday, August 6th from 12:30pm to 5pm!

This is your chance to visit and see wedding professionals that are here to help you with your wedding planning!

Swing by our booth and see the lastest trends in bridal and bridesmaids. We are also having a "Wedding Hashtag Contest" where you have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to our boutique!  

We also are launching our new line of Bride t-shirts!  You WILL want to take one of these beauties home!

And you won't want to miss the Bridal Fashion Show at 4:30.  Aren't able to make it to the Fashion Show?  That's ok!  Hop on over to our Facebook page where we will be showing it LIVE!

Find out more info by going to www.arkansasbridalcommunity.com.

So excited to meet all our Future Bridal Cottage Brides!

 

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

7/5/2017

 

The Bridal Cottage is looking to add a highly motivated and energetic Bridal Sales Consultant to join our Bridal Cottage Team!

We are seeking a team player with a love for working with people.  It is such a joy to work with brides and their friends and families every day…we literally make dreams come true!  We consider it a great honor to be a part of their special day! 

 

Here are a few details about the position:

  • Retail or sales related experience is preferred (an eye for fashion!)
  • Have a fashionable, polished style.
  • Needs to be detail oriented/highly organized.
  • Be a self-starter, motivated, and confident.
  • Also kind, friendly, and hospitable.
  • Computer skills are a must!
  • Have knowledge and understanding on how to navigate popular social media platforms.
  • Have the ability to learn new procedures quickly and efficiently.

This position wil be 30+ hours per week and Saturdays are mandatory! This is a fast paced environment that might require being on your feet for two (2) or more hours at a time. 

Please email your resume and cover letter to consultant@bridalcottageonline.com. No phone calls please! 

We are so excited to meet you!!

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Stella York Designer Preview Show

Stella York Designer Preview Show

6/23/2017

We are THRILLED to announce that we are having a Stella York Designer Preview Show on July 14th & 15th!

What is a Designer Preview Show?

Stella York has chosen our boutique to hold this special sneak preview of one-of-a kind designs for one weekend only.  These samples are not even on the market yet.  A Design Representative from Stella York will be here helping you find your dream dress!

Who is Designer Stella York?

Stella York is one of our favorite designers.  You can find a little bit of everything within their designs from Red Carpet inspired styles to classic and romantic lace. We welcome you to visit their website www.stellayork.com.

What does this mean for me as a bride?

You will be the first to see them and try them on!  You might be walking down the aisle in a one-of-a kind gown!

Are there any requirements for this Designer Preview Show?

Yes.  Because these dresses are not available anywhere else, there is a time frame for delivery.  Your wedding must be February 2018 or after.  This will insure that the dress will come in and you will have time for alterations before your wedding.  Also, your wedding dress budget should be $900-$1500 to be able to take part in the Preview Show.

How do I make an appointment?  

There are limited appointments available for this show.  You can Request an Appointment online or call us at 501-753-4138.  

We look forward to seeing you and helping you find your dream dress!

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Helping to find happiness in the midst of tragedy...

Helping to find happiness in the midst of tragedy...

5/4/2017

This story has a happy ending. And that is why I wanted to post it in the blog.  For those who follow us on Facebook, you probably know the story.  But I wanted to share it to those who haven't seen the story, to those who read our blog.  I love my job. I love helping brides find that special dress for their wedding day. And this moment, this week, strengthens the fact that I am where I am supposed to be.

 

 

 

STORY UPDATE:
So many of our KATV Channel 7 viewers have reached out to us about a story we ran on a Scott family whose house burned down after being struck by lightning. The family's son and his fiancée are about to be married, and the bride lost her wedding dress in the fire. After we ran the story, Lindy Blackstone Lanford of The Bridal Cottage got in touch with Kelly Conley and helped her with a new dress for her big day. (NON-SPOILER ALERT: The dress in the video isn't the one she chose!)
STORY HERE!

 

 

 

I am humbled and overcome with emotion. When I saw what happened to Kelly Conley and her future in-laws on KATV’s evening news, I was so moved. And with the support of my wonderful staff at The Bridal Cottage, I knew it was our calling to help. We reached out to Kelly and her mother-in-law, Anita, to offer our support in search for another wedding gown. And in front of her family and friends on Tuesday morning, we did just that and she said YES to the dress! THIS is what having a small business AND being an Arkansan is all about. Giving back and helping those in need. I have grown up in Arkansas, and I absolutely love owning a business here. The spirit of our community is what makes Arkansas such an incredible place. We are SO thankful and appreciative to those who have supported us since this story. We ask for continued thoughts for this family--and of more importantly, best wishes to Kelly and Adam! 

--Owner, Lindy Lanford

See the story on FACEBOOK.

 

 

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The Bridal Cottage is celebrating 37 years in business!

The Bridal Cottage is celebrating 37 years in business!

12/16/2016

The Bridal Cottage is celebrating 37 years in business

and still going strong

 

[NLR, Arkansas] - Passers-by on JFK Blvd. may have noticed something a bit different about The Bridal Cottage in the last week. The doors have been covered with paper, and workers have been coming and going late into the evening.

After 37 years of serving brides, the owners of The Bridal Cottage are giving the store a facelift. The small locally owned boutique has prided themselves on top-level customer service and making each bride feel special since 1979, and now the store’s interior will enhance the bridal experience.

“The Bridal Cottage is a staple here in Park Hill so moving was not an option for us,” said Lindy Lanford, co-owner of The Bridal Cottage. “There is so much love that has been celebrated with brides and their families inside the store over so many years, Erin and I decided it was time to give some love to the interior of the building.  It deserves it!”

With assistance from Williams & Dean Architecture and Interior Design in Little Rock, the new décor symbolizes the ‘Cottage’ name; from re-designed dressing rooms and display cases, to more comfortable and private appointment areas.

“2017 is going to be a very special year here in North Little Rock. As the historic Park Hill District celebrates its 95th anniversary, Erin and I are also celebrating our five years of ownership!” said Lanford. “It’s truly an honor to be part of such an incredible business community here in Park Hill and to be able to continue the tradition of making brides’ dreams come true each and every day.”

In conjunction with the renovations, The Bridal Cottage will be adding a new designer to their collection of international bridal designers.  Badgley Mischka Bride gowns will make its debut in February and will be exclusive to The Bridal Cottage in the state of Arkansas. 

“We are very excited about partnering with Badgley Mischka Bride. The line is just stunning and will be a wonderful addition to our already beautiful collection of designers,” says Lanford. “We just want to remind all brides, they don’t have to travel to find world famous bridal designers, we have them right here in NLR. So shop local!”

The Bridal Cottage also carries bridal designers Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, Rebecca Ingram, Stella York, and Essense of Australia.

For nearly four decades, brides from all over Arkansas (and beyond) have continued to choose The Bridal Cottage for all their wedding needs, from gowns and accessories for the bride and her bridesmaids to outfitting the groom’s party, even gown preservation after the wedding.

The Bridal Cottage will re-open to the public on Tuesday, December 20th at 10 a.m.

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