“If a dress makes YOUR heart stop, it doesn’t matter what anyone else in the room thinks. It is YOUR dress!” L Bridal Couture
From the first moments that I stepped into L Bridal, I knew how special of a boutique this is going to be. Laurie’s dream was to own a bridal boutique and help brides find their perfect dress, and I am so glad she followed her dream.
What does a normal day-in-the-life look like for you at L Bridal Couture?
I have a chiropractic clinic that I am co-owner of and see patients full time. The majority of my weekdays are spent there and the early mornings/evenings and weekends are spent at L. I knew going in that I would not be able to cut back on my patient hours so I hired the best store manager in Lake Charles. If you know Mary, you know this is true. She handles a lot of the day to day operations at L and I oversee marketing, finances, and the less fun stuff. Luckily, my practice is right next door to L so I am able to go in between the two businesses easily!
What are your current favorite wedding trends?
I am obsessed with the gown changer/overskirt trend. I love that you can have this big elaborate gown for the ceremony and then remove the overskirt to reveal a more fitted gown! I will always love sleeves, slits, and the plunging necklines with illusion lace! – L Bridal Couture
Do you think you have an ideal client stylistically? If so, how would you describe them?
We can tell a “L Bride” when she walks in the door. Sometimes even when she makes the appointment. Our brides aren’t afraid to push the envelope and typically know what they want. They understand the workmanship that our gowns have and know that it comes with a price. They also tend to be the type to “make it happen”. -L Bridal Couture
Who is your current favorite bridal designer?
Am I allowed to answer this? It’s like picking a favorite child! I absolutely adore all of our designers. I have a favorite gown from each designer. If you’re looking for lace, there is absolutely nothing like a Pronovias lace gown. If you are looking for something a little out of the box, Hayley Paige (both her namesake and Blush) and Tara Keely by Lazaro are perfect. If you’re looking for more boho/soft and flowy, Watters and Ti Adora have more than you can imagine. I will say this though…I currently have 3 wedding dresses picked out that would be my wedding dress (if my husband ever agrees to marry me again) and two of them are Hayley Paige! -L Bridal Couture
What is something completely unrelated to weddings that you are loving lately?
Any chance I get, I travel! I’ve had to stay home a little more this year with L opening (which I wouldn’t trade) but I have a whole lineup ready for next year!
If you could give one tried-and-true piece of advice to a bride looking for her dream dress, what would you tell them?
If a dress makes YOUR heart stop, it doesn’t matter what anyone else in the room thinks. It is YOUR dress! So bring the people who people who support you the most. Go in with an open mind and ready to have so much fun! – L Bridal Couture
Go check Laurie and her wonderful staff out in Lake Charles.
Florals by Maggie Cook
Coordination by Sara Lasher Weddings