BRIDAL REVIEW

Maradee Wahl: Brides - Alyssa, August 2013

I had no idea what kind of a wonderful fate we were about to meet when Maradee introduced herself to us. I spoke to her, briefly, about what the wedding was going to look like and how I imagined my dress and she immediately helped me pick out some jaw-dropping options. I tried on the first dress which was, truly, my dream dress but it felt so strange to commit so quickly-how could this process already be over?! Alyssa M,August 2013

Like many just engaged brides to be I had spent many years thinking and dreaming about my wedding and, of course, my wedding dress. So it came as no surprise that days after getting engaged I called various boutiques around town to make bridal appointments.

​I had no idea what kind of a wonderful fate we were about to meet when Maradee introduced herself to us. I spoke to her, briefly, about what the wedding was going to look like and how I imagined my dress and she immediately helped me pick out some jaw-dropping options. I tried on the first dress which was, truly, my dream dress but it felt so strange to commit so quickly-how could this process already be over?!

Maradee helped us style that dress, as well as the others and talked through every aspect of every dress with us that day. She also encouraged me to keep looking and assured me that rushing into buying something would be a mistake. We left that day and spent the weekend visiting all the other stores where the salesgirls were friendly and helpful but lacked the kind of warmth and concern that we had experienced with Maradee.

​After much consideration, we narrowed the choices down . . . as soon as I put it on again, there was just no contest and we bought the dress and toasted some champagne together. I knew I had enjoyed working with Maradee and that she had gone the extra mile for us but I had no idea, at that point, the integral part of the wedding process she was about to become. . .