Valentine’s Day Spotlight: Ivory Bridal Atlanta

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Valentine’s Day is Friday lovers; the holiday filled with love and presents, and marriage. Pardon My Audacity visited Ivory Bridal Atlanta to try on a dress and have a girls’ day in to talk. It’s an amazing feeling to find someone that completes you and it’s even more important for us gals to find the perfect dress. When visiting the bridal shop I fell completely in love with how close, cozy and personal it felt. The bridal shop has been compared to a girls’ favorite closet and I must admit that sitting in the shop I wanted every wedding dress as my own. Mesita Partridge, the owner of Ivory Bridal Atlanta, had a vision to bring women to a spot where they could be helped one-on-one with style, grace, and comfort. Mesita sure hit the nail right on the head because the crew of Pardon My Audacity fell in love with  the space and we recommend that for your big day you make your one-on-one appointment.

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Mesita P: Ivory was a dream since college.  I’ve been doing a ton of research and I finally decided to turn my dream into reality and so it happened at the beginning of the year!  It took a lot of hard work and dedication.  My husband has been very supportive. I love all things stylish and making brides look their best on their wedding day.

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Walking into an appointment with Mesita at Ivory Bridal you immediately see the elegant layout of the room with the three chairs, tables, and the open space filled with gorgeous private label gowns called Blue by Ivory that is exclusive to our store. Ivory Bridal Atlanta also just picked up a line called Beautiful by Enzoani.  Those gowns will be delivered to the store in just a few weeks. The element that I loved in the bridal shop is the dressing room. It is more of an area off to itself and acts as a key element in the shop and I loved it as soon as I saw it. The window allows the sun to peak through and it gives brides-to-be a piece of heaven.

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Mesita P: Ivory Bridal Atlanta plans  to eventually expand into a larger space but keep the same intimate feeling.  I currently do bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and tuxedo rentals.  Next year we will introduce prom gowns and evening wear for special occassions.

 Our bridesmaids collection is by Pretty Maids.  There is no site for the private label since they are exclusive to our store.  Bridal jewelery and accessories by AA Bridal  and Beautiful by Enzoani can be viewed at www.enzoani.com.  Tuxedo rentals are by Ascot Formal Wear aka Al’s Formalwear.
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Mesita Partridge (Ivory Bridal owner)

It may be too late this year to get your dress from Ivory Bridal, but visit Ivory Bridal and purchase wedding and bridesmaid dresses as well as tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen.  The location of the building is a little in the cut, but it’s well worth it once you get inside and get comfortable.

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Mesita P:Services – as mentioned above, one on one appointments with the bride and her guests (she gets the store to herself).  Ivory is also available for private events for baby showers, bridal showers, engagement parties, girls night out.  We also host a monthly sip and shop featuring a different vendor each month.  Details are posted on the events tab of our website.

ivory bridal atl 001ivory bridal atl 039Mesita pulled a beautiful mermaid gown for me to try on and I felt like a bride spinning around my closet excited about the big day. Make up lovers, my face was beat by one of my favorite Make up company MakeUp by Muse and we all just enjoyed our morning together.

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Left to right: Brittani Greene (Make up by Muse), Jasmine Jackson, and Mesita Partridge (Ivory Bridal owner).

photo (6)COLLEGE STUDENTS: Ivory Bridal Atlanta is looking for interns! Looking for someone to work with us at Ivory.  Retail plus graphic design experience is a plus.  Email resumes to hello@ivorybridalatl.com  This is an unpaid internship, but interns will learn the business of entrepreneurship and bridal styling. ivory bridal atl 022In love and looking for beautiful dresses? Make an appointment here! Visit Ivory Bridal ATL online on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Support a black business owner in Atlanta with tons of style and grace. Also, Need the latest jewelry trend? Ha, Mesita has that too! Visit her site: www.stelladot.com/mesita

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