[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.