01/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
First, let me say I almost didn't go here, because a friend told me they had closed. So for anyone who hears that... they have NOT-they used to be in one place in Mt Leb... but they moved down the road! The new location is so beautiful inside- trying on your dress and coming out to your friends and family in this beautiful shop makes you feel like a princess- it is just like you see on tv shows (much unlike some other local bridal shops I visited, which are basically just a notch up from your normal everyday dressing rooms). I brought my mom, sister, grandmother and best friend, and there was room for everyone and room for me to walk, twirl, and show off. :) Now for the dress... I went in with my own ideas of what I thought I wanted. Greg brought me a couple of dresses to try on that fit that description. They were beautiful, but not ""the one"". But then he said he had one he wanted me to try that was different than what I said I was looking for. I wasn't keen on that idea, and even after seeing it on the hanger, I didn't think I'd like it at all, nor did my family. I was completely wrong. This dress, THE dress, was amazing, and Greg's ideas and vision were SPOT ON. He added a headpiece that was simply amazing, another thing I would have never tried. Since Anne Gregory was my first stop on my ""day of dresses"", I wasn't comfortable buying the dress before I visited some other stores. So I left and went to the remainder of my appointments. But my family and I quickly found it was a total waste of time. None of the shops compared, none of the gowns compared, and I knew I had already found my dress. I made another appointment for the following week, tried it on again, and then bought my dress. Greg and Maryann are extremely good at what they do, and were both so wonderful to work with. I would venture a guess that if some of these reviewers thought otherwise, perhaps there is more to those stories. It seems to me that Greg and Maryann just take a lot of pride in their business (it is their shop), take things to heart, and believe they have the best around. And quite frankly... they're right. :) I would recommend them to anyone. They're not the cheapest, but the prices aren't unreasonable at all. And from what I saw at some other shops, you get what you pay for.