Since I’m a bridal stylist and real-life bride myself, I fully believe in all the magic that surrounds wedding dress shopping. Not only do I get to celebrate with all the brides I see in my shop, but I also get to celebrate with YOU! And specifically, I’m talking to you babes in the Pacific Northwest wonderland. I understand your need for a gown that’s cool, unique, and something that feels a little free-spirited.

a&bé stylebook photographed by Athena and Camron

Claire recently shared her top picks for the best salons in New York City & we both drooled over all the boho babes wedding dress shopping in LA. I figured I would follow suit and share the top bridal salons in my own Pacific Northwest home that are begging me to grab my next engaged bestie and visit. I’ll be sharing my own dress shopping in the weeks to come (stay tuned!) but for now, let's relish in these beautifully curated and unique bridal gown shops.

Bridal Salons in Washington State

Claire in her A La Robe gown purchased at The Dress Theory Seattle photographed by Corinne Graves

a&bé – Cool girl haven, a&bé are the advocates of a good time and a modern dress. With indie designers like Anais Annette and Rose + Williams, and even Pinterest sensation Made With Love, you are experiencing the best of the best. And speaking from personal experience – every stylist there will become your best friend! Located in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, it’s all about a rad experience and a fabulous brunch afterward to celebrate!

Ballard, Seattle, Washington

Pretty Parlor – Vintage Dreams can be found at this little Capitol Hill treasure in Seattle. For the true vintage vixen, Pretty Parlor has an entire bridal section filled with gowns dating back to the 1920’s. Complete with accessories like petticoats, capelets, parasols, and plenty of glitz, you’ll find an entirely unique and one-of-a-kind look.

Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington

The Dress Theory – Commanding and elevated, the Dress Theory is a modern and bold stop for the bride looking for something absolutely luxe. From Rime Arodaky, to our editor Claire’s beloved A La Robe, they carry some of the most exquisite and fashion-forward designs. This is our recommendation for the bride looking for that “wow” moment with zero fuss.

Wallingford, Seattle, Washington

Honest in Ivory – New to the bridal world, Honest in Ivory opened last summer, and we’ve got hearts in our eyes! With brands like Blush from Hayley Paige, Theia, and our favorite Willowby collection, they are all about that modern whimsical romance – and truly bringing fresh styles to the eastern part of the state. They also offer an “after hours” package to rent out the entire salon for you and your closest pals to enjoy a no-rush champagne-filled shopping experience. Sign me up!

Spokane, Washington

Best Bridal Salons in Oregon

a&bé stylebook photographed by Athena and Camron

The English Dept. – A bright and intimate shopping experience, the overall aesthetic of this beautifully curated shop is soft, romantic, and dreamy. You won’t find many ballgowns here, but instead, floaty silks, soft colors, and everything with a gentle vintage twist. Our beloved Jenny Yoo and Leanne Marshall are here, just to name a few. The English Dept. also features local Portland designer, Elizabeth Dye, and we recommend a quick stop to her showroom as well!

Portland, Oregon

a&bé – I’m spoiled to have found my own wedding gown here! I can’t express enough how fun the staff is, how intimate the experience was, and how everyone celebrated in my own happiness. If you love delicate styles like Alexandra Grecco, or something more bohemian like Israeli designer, Rish Bridal, then add them to your wedding dress destination. Not to mention they have the cutest neon wall installment for your instagram-worthy photo-op. I’ll gush even more in my dress shopping adventure to come.

Portland, Oregon

Best Bridal Salons in Idaho

Photo via Daci Gowns

LaNeige – This shop located in downtown Boise offers a mix of contemporary and more traditional styles – but what truly sparked our interest were the one-of-a-kind Daci Gowns they carry by their own in-house designer. These styles are a mix of modern and boho, made and designed in Idaho. You bet we’re keeping our eyes on these designs, and they are totally worth the phone call to find out which they have available to try on.

Boise, Idaho

Best Bridal Salons in British Columbia, Canada

The White Peony -Absolutely charming, this Victoria-based shop is a must for the romantic and timeless bride. Located in downtown Victoria, you’ll feel entranced the moment you step foot into this bright and airy space. The owner, Trish, opened in 2012, believing that dress shopping was just as important as the experience itself. We couldn’t agree more! Stop here for anything from Pronovias to Wtoo by Watters, as well as their exquisite selection of rotating trunk shows.

Victoria, British Columbia

Everly Fine Bridal – On trend and freshly inspired, this shop is giving us the dreamiest bridal inspiration! This is your shop if you are looking for something detailed and refined. You’ll find Laure de Sagazan, Tara Lauren, and Anna Campbell, just to name a few. What else makes this a must-visit destination? They only schedule one bride at a time, and that’s you.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Truvelle Flagship – For the absolute Truvelle lover, this is your haven. Gaby’s designs can be customized down to the last detail. Where else can you create your dream dress? This location carries the complete Truvelle and Laudae collections, along with some of their most popular customized pieces. It’s located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, known for its cool and individualized spirit. There is a gem waiting here for you!

Vancouver, British Columbia

Find even more bridal inspiration in our wedding dress section and prepare before you go with our helpful dress shopping tips!