05/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I got married this past March so I started my dress hunting last fall. I was pretty sure that my dream dress was a Sposa by St. Pucchi gown. I didn't think anyone in Austin carried that brand so I went to Dallas and tried a well known, big name bridal store. They had the St. Pucchi dress but the experience was beyond awful. Luckily, upon further investigation my sister discovered that Alexia Gavela Bridal in Austin carried Sposa!!!
I was a bit worried given my last experience but the minute I met Jerry (the owner) my fears were immediately put to rest! He was so nice and ordered my dress right away. With the changes I wanted and without making me feel bad for wanting to make changes to the dress like the other salon did. He also loved that I wanted to get creative with my wedding attire and helped me come up with so many fantastic ideas.
One idea was the wonderful veil the precious little seamstress made me, a custom ""Bubble Vail"" designed by Jerry with some of my mother's old lace in it from her wedding veil. Not only that but they did several custom adjustments on my dress as well as all of my 13 bridesmaid's dresses. All at an extremely affordable price and the work was amazing!
The whole experience was an absolute dream! Alexia Gavela is exactly what a bridal Salon should be... a place that makes you, the bride, look like a princess!
Thank you for making me a bride who not only looked like a princess but felt like one too:)