Pure Barre anyone?

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Join Team Bliss on April 25th for a FREE workout at Pure Barre Eastern Shore in Daphne, AL! Lift, tone and burn with the wonderful crew at PBES and your favorite bridal stylists from Bliss Bridal. Stay after for a champagne toast with our team and the lovely ladies of Noble EventsNoble.Events

The class begins at 7 p.m. and we hope to see you there.

Katie has returned from market!

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Last week Bliss owner Katie attended VOW market in Atlanta. We are so glad to have her back in Fairhope this week and even happier to see some new designs that will be arriving in our showroom soon. Over the summer, we expect to receive the new bridal and bridesmaid arrivals from designers Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Sincerity, Moonlight, and many more.


We can’t contain our excitement about the new trends in bridal fashion, so we have decided to share some of our favorites with you. Enjoy the sneak peek!

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These gorgeous sequin bridesmaid gowns come in a variety of colors. We are ecstatic to be able to offer our bridal party a wider selection styles, colors, and fabrics! In addition, as an Elite retailer for Jim’s Formal Wear, we are happy to style young men and gentlmen in the latest trends in the industry.
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Contact your closest location to schedule your appointment to see all of the new goodies we have coming in. We look forward to working with you!



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We are looking for a part-time bridal stylist, and bestie, to join our team in the New Orleans shop. Send your resume to our boss lady Katie at katie@beablissbride.com!

We are looking for an immediate hire, hourly rate with bonuses. Saturdays will be required.


We are welcoming some new ladies to NOLA

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Always the proper lady, this is Eleanor with her dazziling grace. She has stolen our hearts with her short sleeve lace beaded bodice that is beautifully paired with a dupion silk tea-length skirt. (also available floor length with a train)

We also have Savannah who is a true Southern Belle. She has taken the Southern comfort of horse-drawn carriages, antebellum architecture, and Spanish moss hanging from the Oak trees and added a modern twist. This ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, natural wait,full pointe desprite tulle skirt, and cathedral length train embodies the true essence of her namesake.

Tara has graced us with her presence and is giving us old Hollywood glam. The sabrina neckline, illusion long sleeves, and illusion back are all adorned with pearl beaded lace that continues throughout the fit and flare silhouette- making her the perfect fitted gown for any bride that wants to have a VA VA VOOM look on her big day.

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The Bliss Experience as told by Naomi

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Recently Bliss Bride Naomi was featured on the wedding blog Everything Just Changed and we had to feature her ourselves! Read below to hear Naomi’s experience finding her gown at Bliss Bridal, Fairhope.


“I had already said the first “Yes”, now it was time to say “Yes” to my Dress.  My mom, dad, and I naomidress3had scheduled an appointment with Bliss Bridal in Fairhope, AL for me to go look and try on a few dresses.  I had heard so many great things about this Bridal Boutique so this was the first place I wanted to look, but to be honest I wanted to look several places.
So the day arrived and my parents and I set out for the beautiful town of Fairhope, AL.  If you have ever been to the city of Fairhope, AL, you can attest that this city leaves you feeling like you just stepped into a movie set.  It is picture perfect and all the people are warm and friendly, so of course it would be the perfect setting for a bridal boutique to be.  It was such a pretty day as we drove across Mobile Bay.  Everything still seemed so surreal.  I was really engaged!!  This was a real engagement ring on my hand!! I was going to be Mrs. Isaac Mann!! My heart was so full.

When we arrived at Bliss Bridal Boutique, we were met by the owner Katie Ward.  She was so amazing to work with. We sat down and discussed what I was looking for in overall style as well as my “dream dress” I have found and just knew would be a contender.  Katie was wonderful and went to work doing what she does best; wedding dresses!!!!  The first dress Katie pulled was my “dream dress”.  I was so excited to try it on… but when I tried it on, it was all wrong!  I hated the way it fit like not that the size was wrong but the way it was made to fit.  It wasn’t for me.  This kind of caught me by surprise because I so thought it would be a contender in the final round of choices.  I am not sure why this surprised me so.  I had asked God to show me and confirm to me when I found the dress.  It would not just be “my” dress; it was a dress for Isaac. I wanted something that would make his head turn for sure, but also that he desired to see me in, a dress that was part of my gift to him.


Katie had pulled three other dresses which met my overall style I was looking for.  I began trying on the other dresses and modeling each for my mom and dad.  It was fun putting on this mini bridal fashion show, you would have to know my personality to know this was so me. We finally came to the last of the three dresses.  I could tell when I put it on that something was different about this dress, but wasn’t completely sure.  When I stepped out to show my parents, they both started crying.  My dad who is such a vital part of my life and walk with the LORD, looked at me and said, “This is the dress.”  I then knew he was right!  Wait, what? I didn’t cry.  I thought I would cry when I found the dress. I had only been to this boutique and only tried on four dresses.  Was I really deciding on a dress today?  What if there was a dress somewhere else?  I went back to the dressing room with Katie and asked to try on the “dream dress” one more time, just to make sure.  As she helped me into the dress, I knew my parents were right!!!  The other dress was “the one”!  It was part of my gift to Isaac.  I could see myself walking towards him for the first time on our wedding day and seeing his eyes light up with utmost Joy and Love.  It was the dress, my dress!

I got dressed back into my own clothes and joined my parents to discuss details with Katie.  You see this dress was a sample dress which was going out of stock; meaning it could not be ordered anymore.  But as God would have things, the dress fit me perfectly!!! Like God designed it to be there just for me.  Could this be another confirmation? 🙂 And to top things off, Katie gave us a phenomenal deal because of it being a sample and going out of stock.  God is so good!  Not only did I find my dress on a day I honestly didn’t think would be much more than just trying on some dresses, I found a dress that wasn’t the dream dress I thought I wanted and I left with my dress that same day!

I had originally thought I would take my bridesmaids back with me once I found a dress to let them see the dress, but since I brought it home with me I had to change those plans.  So I invited my maid of honor, Hannah Yessick over for a modeling of the dress.  My brother, Caleb and his wife Sarah were there also.  It was such a special moment to show them and watch their expressions confirming to me that this really was “The Dress”! I also created that night a private Facebook page for my remaining bridesmaids to be able to see the dress as several of them are away at school or live in different cities.


I became a “Bliss Bride” and found my dress, “the dress” on this beautiful day in March.  Now I blissfully wait for the day to become Mrs. Mann.

Naomi’s Advice:

Think outside of the box!  Don’t let what you have always imagined yourself in to pull you away from wearing a unique dress.  Schedule appointments at as many bridal boutiques as you can to look at options so you can never second guess yourself. Bring your loved ones or whomever you want to be there when you find the perfect dress with you.  You never know when you may find the PERFECT dress for you! And lastly, if your Dad says get it, GET THE DRESS!  Dad is almost always right and he hit it out of the park for me.”


Thanks to Naomi for sharing such sweet words about shopping at Bliss!



Thanks for a great Lillian West trunk show!

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Bliss Brides kicked off the Spring Fling season with our New Orleans trunk show of favorite designer Lillian West. Our brides were able to check out the Lillian West 2017 Spring/Summer Collection and find their perfect wedding gown.


Thank you to the wonderful vendors that participated in our Swag Bags: Maison Dupuy, European Wax Center, Elizabeth Adelle Designs, Red M Studio, The Bead Shop, The Sweet Life Bakery, and Fox Fete.


Thank you to Fox Fete and Leaf + Petal for the beautiful decor to help make our showroom extra festive!

The Lillian West trunk show was a great way to show Spring has sprung and help our new Bliss Brides find the special gown for their big day.

Monday (Bridal) Funday!

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Guess what?  Starting March 27th the Fairhope location will be open on Mondays!

Enjoy an extra week day to shop for your dream wedding gown!

Call 251-990-3244 today to schedule your appointment.

A Bachelor/Bachelorette Wedding

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Trista Rehn Sutter

When the ABC hit The Bachelor first aired in March 2002, we must confess that the idea of a fairy tale romance on reality television seemed a little far-fetched yet it captivated us nonetheless. For the past fifteen years we have watched every episode of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise. Though some may call us reality TV addicts, we simply confess we are hopeless romantics!

While some of the contestants such as Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter,

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Catherine Giudici & Sean Lowe, and Desiree Hartsock & Chris Siegfried found love on the show, other contestants found love after the show just as Emily Maynard. The franchise gave the audience the opportunity to see Trista Rehn and Catherine Giudici stun the world with their beauty on their special day. In December 2003, Trista Rehn became the first Bachelorette to walk down the aisle in a $70,000 Badgley Mischka gown, leaving her fireman fiancé smoldering in awe.

You can have the similar look of Trista’s designer gown in our beautiful “Missy” gown by Lillian West.



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In January 2014, ABC aired Catherine Guidici’s wedding to our favorite bachelor of all time – Sean Lowe! She dazzled the viewers in a beautiful strapless lace fit-and-flare Monique Lhuiller and stunning belt. We cried along with Sean

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as he watched his lovely bride make her way to his side. At Bliss Bridal, we

carry a very similar look with our “Faye” gown by Justin Alexander.









Emily Maynard

Although Emily Maynard became America’s new sweetheart when she appeared on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, she didn’t find love on the television show. Instead, she fell in love and married Tyler Johnson whom she went to

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church with. Though her wedding wasn’t televised, she stole headlines across the country with her love story and her breathtaking strapless pink tulle Modern Trousseau ball gown with a dark pink sash.

You can also have the romantic sweetheart look with the beautiful “Hayley” gown by Justin Alexander.









Desiree Hartsock

Finally, a Bachelorette wedding wouldn’t be complete without a bride who knows what she wants! Desiree Hartsock got the hot guy Chris and as a bridal stylist she worked alongside Maggie Sottero to design her very own bridal gown. The beautiful one-shoulder lace gown and illusion back were the

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perfect look for her  outdoor wedding.


A very elegant look similar to Desiree’s dress can be found in our Sincerity bridal gown aptly named “Dolly”. 

If you are currently a bachelorette looking for a spectacular dress for your upcoming nuptials, the bridal stylists at Bliss Bridal would love the opportunity to help you find your perfect wedding dress. You don’t have to be on a hit reality TV show to find love or spend a fortune                                                                                          on a dress.

Call our store to make an appointment!