I am writing this with my wife, Louisa Condoleza, who bought her wedding gown from Condon's Bridal Boutique. We knew about their ties to the old Condon's Department Store. We both used to ride on the carousel in the downtown store when we were little and I remember walking across that enclosed ramp on the second floor that extended across the street and connected the two buildings. I remember it was like going into a new world! We were excited to do business with Condon's Bridal Boutique and found Frances Condon to be one of the nicest and most knowledgable people we have ever dealt with. We felt no pressure. It was relaxing and Frances is funny as heck. She's seen it all! You can tell she loves what she does. She had so many selections but it didn't take long for Louisa to fall in love with Alfred Angelo, the Piccione Bridal Collection, and she was gorgeous wearing it! Louisa had looked at a lot of bridesmaid dresses too but again loved the Alfred Angelo selection because of so many colors, though she did like the Dessy dresses too. Condon's had a wide selection of dresses to try on and very large dressing rooms. Alfred Angelo won out so we had a total Alfred Angelo wedding, the girls did anyway! I loved being able to pick up Louisa's gown on time. In fact, it was in early and ready to go. They had so much information on their web site about weddings and wedding fashion in general it got us going quickly and was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Condon's Bridal Boutique if you want to feel relaxed and confident the whole time. It's nice to work with a company that is part of a Charleston tradition going back to the late 1800s! I'll never forget that carousel!
I visited this salon several weeks ago with my daughter who is the bride, and we were immediately made to feel at home by Joanna. The salon was intimate and we were the only ones there. All Joanna's attention was on the bride, she was not distracted by other customers, phones or anything else. She accommodated us by letting my daughter try on as many dresses as she wanted and allowed us to experiment with different accessories. It was truly a unique boutique experience. Besides ready made gowns offered at very reasonable prices, Joanna also works with designers to make custom wedding gowns as well at an unbelievable price. My daughter did not buy a dress the first visit, but after experiencing the frenzy of other boutiques we returned to Forever Amour Bridal and purchased the wedding gown. My daughter wanted to change the shape of the skirt and Joanna sent us to a wonderful old world style seamstress who is tailoring the dress for her.I highly recommend a visit to Forever Amour Bridal.
This was one of THE BEST wedding dress shopping experiences I had while shopping for a dress. I ended up getting my dress through Joanna, and I couldn't have asked for a dress that fit me better (both in shape and in personality) for the price that I received. I'm not the easiest person to shop for because I am never sure what I'm looking for. I had tried on dresses at other locations, and my selections were all over the place, but nothing had really stood out. Joanna helped me try on a couple of dresses, but she zeroed in on my style very quickly and pulled one last dress off the shelf. Well that ended up being the most perfect of dresses, but a little bit above my budget. Luckily, there was some flexibility in the price, and now I have the dress and saved some money for other wedding expenses. Thanks Joanna!