Since this is my first blog post on our new website and my first blog “Ever”, I felt a good start would be to recap a few things that have happened at Church Street Bridal in the last year.
In April of 2014 we celebrated 10 years in the bridal shop. What started as a small fundraiser has grown into a thriving service to our community and to those we serve. 10 years ago, an idea was formed and with the dedication of the YWCA and its staff we have dressed hundreds of brides throughout the years and in doing so, were able to care for thousands of domestic violence and sexual assault victims through the proceeds of our sales.
Today we have hundreds of beautiful couture wedding gowns all donated by our caring and generous donors. Salons such as Kleinfeld Bridal (“Say Yes to the Dress”), RK Bridal, Bridal Reflections and Jenny Yoo (to name a few) in NYC, Becky’s Bridals in Buena Vista, Bridal Elegance in Richmond and more, ship gorgeous gowns to our shop because of their passion for our mission.
We were so excited to have added 3 new dressing rooms in the Fall in order to accommodate the numerous brides that visit our shop. Since we only had 2 dressing rooms, we had outgrown the space and needed to add more.
A couple more new additions this year include our new Facebook “Like” page and this new Website. Unfortunately, our old Facebook “Profile” had gained such a large following that Facebook voided it and forced us to convert to a “Page”. During the conversion, all the information, posts, photos and etc were lost in cyberspace. But, we are working to get the word out on our new page…Go to Church Street Bridal on Facebook and “Like” us..!!!
I’m not sure if this blog post relays what I wanted to….but I promise to get better with all this as I find my “creative” side..!!