Lena & Mae Bridal

 

Lena & Mae Bridal, located in Woodstock, New Brunswick, recently opened up their adorable shop a few months ago, so naturally, we asked them to be our Store of the Month for June! Katie, the owner, has answered some questions for us!

Lena_Mae_001.jpg

Why and how did you start Lena & Mae?'

When I shopped for my wedding dress in 2012 I didn't have the personalized experience that I had been seeing on tv. Now, I do live in rural New Brunswick, Canada, but I believe that every bride should have an unforgettable experience. I didn't have a dedicated stylist and the dresses were stuffed on the racks like sardines. I did find a dress, and the experience was memorable, but not how it should have been. When I returned home after the long drive, I knew that I could offer brides more. It took 5+ years of sitting on the idea, but in 2017, I made the decision to change careers and open a shop in my hometown.

Lena_Mae_029.jpg
Lena_Mae_031.jpg

Describe your store in four words.

Fresh. Pretty. Cozy. Peaceful.

Lena_Mae_004.jpg

What is your favourite part about your job?

Catching the brides' first look at herself in a dress that makes her feel beautiful — I often get to see that before her family/friends, and it's so special.

Lena_Mae_012.jpg
Lena_Mae_007.jpg

What tips would you offer brides?

1; don't change who you are for your wedding day. Your fiancé fell in love with YOU, so be you xo. 2; be comfortable on your wedding day! There is no reason why you can't find a comfortable and stylish dress.

Lena_Mae_019.jpg

What is your current favourite wedding dress trend?

I love the easy, effortless trend, as seen in Jill & Josie. Dresses don't need to be complicated to be beautiful.

Lena_Mae_017.jpg
Lena_Mae_015.jpg

What is your favourite gown from the Lis Simon 2018 collection and why?

It's a toss-up between Jordan and June. Jordan fits my brides beautifully — the train is gorgeous but doesn't get in the way, and the ruching on the butt is killer! And June makes everyone feel like a princess.

Lena_Mae_030.jpg

What do the next few months have in store for Lena & Mae?

I opened my doors on January 19th, and had our grand opening in February, and welcoming the newly engaged ladies of New Brunswick and surrounding areas. I'm also participating in a giveaway with Weddings NB (a new bridal magazine for New Brunswick couples). They have launched a contest which will award one lucky NB couple with a wedding package worth over $13,000. I'll be donating $1500 towards a dress from my shop.

Lena_Mae_039.jpg

Katie, thank you for answering all our questions and sending us these lovely photos of your boutique!

Make sure to check out Lena & Mae Bridal on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.