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Best wedding dress shopping experience I could have ever hoped for! When I first got engaged and started looking at dresses, I DID NOT want to go to 30 different bridal shops just to have some lady tell me what I should try on. I had a very specific style in mind and found exactly what I was looking for on the Flora and Lane Instagram page. I LOVED being able to try the sample on at home and see if this was the fit I was going for. I fell in love with the dress and the staff that I worked with through email was so accommodating and in constant communication with me while my dress was being made to fit my measurements. Thank you Flora and Lane! I am so excited to be wearing your masterpiece on my wedding day!
Catherine goes above and beyond to make this process smooth. She eased my mind on multiple occasions by answering all of my questions--no matter how small. She even changed the neckline to my liking. My dress is truly beautiful and the customer service was exceptional. I have no complaints about this process. I even had to send back the dress for minor alterations and she fixed everything for free and sent it back within a week. I highly recommend. I had reservations about buying my dress online, but it was worth it.
- Anna Henderson | Hazel Green , AL
I cannot explain how wonderful and magical my experience with Catherine and Flora and Lane was creating my wedding dress. I quite hated the looking for a dress, until I walked into Flora and Lane and started talking Catherine. She worked within my budget (which was a miracle) and not only listened to my crazy wishes, but gave me insight and further ideas to make my dream a reality. I couldn't recommend her enough.
- Hilary Williams | Chicago, IL
Catherine was so great. I was so nervous and didn’t know what exactly I wanted when I began shopping for my destination wedding dress. I wanted something unique and special for my occasion but worked with my body type. I came across Flora & Lane and was so pleased. Not only were the dresses to die for but she has a way of making you feel so special and comfortable like you’ve been friends for years! From the first time looking at dresses to every fitting it was great. I wish I had more reasons to buy more wedding dresses.
- Brittani Latina | Chicago, IL
I’m in love with my wedding dress!!! I can’t wait to wear it on my special day. I added a few customizations to make it more “boho” since my theme is leaning towards woodland boho fairytale and this couldn’t be anymore perfect. I’ll have three wedding dresses and this is perfect as my first dance/dinner dress, as the silhouette of the bell sleeves really feels and looks ethereal, not to mention the train is pretty long too -good for that first dance spotlight!
- Katherine Alffafara | Concord , CA
I searched a very long time for my perfect dress and after several close calls at about 7 of Chicago's main bridal shops I found Catherine and Flora & Lane. She designed me a dress bringing together all the elements I loved from the others I tried. We had a few hiccups along the way but she solved every issue we had and the final gown was AMAZING!!! The dress itself was just brilliant value too. Highly recommended! Rather than buy from a shop come and DESIGN YOUR OWN!
Flora and Lane was the first store I went to to look for my dress. The space is adorable and Catherine is amazing. I brought my mom and sisters and Catherine made all of us feel at home. When you schedule your appointment you have the entire store to yourself. I really didn't have a great idea of what I was looking for but the very first dress Catherine recommended I try on was THE dress! I had other appointments scheduled for the day so wasn't ready to fully commit and Catherine was not pushy at all. I reached out to Catherine the next day to confirm that the dress I tried on was the one and a week later I went back to her store for my measurements and to talk about how to customize my dress. She makes all of the dresses specifically for the brides (included in the cost of the dress!). The price point for the dresses is great, Catherine is amazing, and the experience was unforgettable. If you are looking for a bohemian type wedding dress I would absolutely recommend Flora and Lane.
I am so glad I stumbled upon Flora & Lane at the right time!! LADIES, this is the real deal! I had so much trouble finding the dress that I can say yes to. I fell in love with their dresses back in 2015 and has been a huge fan since. Catherine was super helpful during my visit to their studio (which is absolutely dreamy btw). It was spacious and loved the bohemian feel! I would say all of the dress were well priced. I went off of their signature design but added on custom features to my dress. For my second appointment, Catherine guided me in picking out a lace trim that I wanted and in taking measurements...overall, it was fun & memorable to be part of the creation of my wedding dress. The dress quality was lovely - both light , flowy and elegant. The only small change I would go back and make would be to add a longer train to the dress.
Future brides - you are in good hands! Highly, highly recommended!
- Tori Lynn | Chicago , IL