Carine Krawiec is the owner of a fabulous bridal salon located in Washington DC. Offering sophisticated services that are unparalleled to any other, Carine’s Bridal Salon ensures the stress-free and fun experience in finding that perfect dress. I had the pleasure of speaking with Carine about the array of designers and the service that each bride will receive.
GO: How long have you been in business?
CK: Carine’s Bridal Atelier will be celebrating our 5th anniversary this November!
GO: What designers do you carry?
CK: Carine’s Bridal Atelier carries an array of high-end designers including: Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, Rivini, Kenneth Pool, Jenny Lee, Junko Yoshioka, Carolina Herrera, and Marchesa.
GO: Do you offer alterations?
CK: Yes, we do offer alterations. However, we do not require that our brides do their alterations with us since some brides live out of the area or may have their own seamstress in their family.
GO: Do you sell accessories/veils/shoes?
CK: We do have many accessories in the store such as: veils, jewelry, hair combs, belts and sashes, which are available by custom order. We carry designers such as Tia Mazza, Homa, Cheryl King, Siman Tu, Paris, and Peter Langner. Accessories are one of the easiest and most fun ways to make a bridal look your own!
GO: Do you have options for mothers/bridesmaids/children?
CK: Carine’s Bridal Atelier carries the bridesmaids line by Monique Lhuillier and we are very excited to introduce eveningwear to the boutique! We recently started carrying the ML Evening and Theia lines at the bridal salon.
GO: Do you have a trunk show schedule?
CK: We do have trunk shows throughout the year. However, the dates vary from season to season. Brides should read our blog and check on our website, http://www.carinesbridal.com for the latest upcoming events, also friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
GO: What is your salon’s mission?
CK: Carine’s Bridal Ateliers mission is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere through exceptional customer service and the most unique selection of high-end couture wedding gowns. We want to bring a touch of European flare and exquisite craftsmanship to D.C.
GO: What unique services do you offer brides? What makes your salon stand apart from others?
CK: The ambiance of the boutique is very unique; we pride ourselves on our staff’s knowledge and customer service as well as our mix of traditional and modern styles. We have something for every bride, whether her style is classic, trendy, or fashion forward.
GO: In your own words, describe the “bridal salon experience” that brides will receive when visiting your salon.
CK: We strive to offer a personal appointment that is tailored to the bride’s needs. We want our brides to feel at home, comfortable, and at ease while shopping in order to ensure a fun and memorable experience.
GO: What are your hours?
CK: By appointment only, and the appointment is an hour long.
Monday & Saturday 11am – 6pmTuesday – Friday 11am – 7pm
GO: Anything special you want our readers to know?
CK: Carine’s Bridal Atelier will help guide you through your bridal experience as well as offer vendor recommendations, expert alterations, and styling tips in order to help bring your wedding vision to life. We are always available to offer any advice our brides may need.
Thank you Carine, for giving us a look into your magnificent bridal salon!