Annalise Bridal

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Annalise Bridal is a full service bridal boutique located in the heart of downtown Richmond, Virginia. We offer a stunning selection of couture designer bridal gowns that are exclusive to the Central Virginia area. At Annalise Bridal, we are dedicated to assisting brides in finding the wedding dress of their dreams through a personalized and unique experience unlike any other in Richmond. And, we not only want to help our brides find the dress of their dreams, but more importantly, we want to create a truly memorable experience for the bride and her loved ones.
At Annalise Bridal, we meet with all of our brides by appointment only so we can provide a high-quality, customized, one-on-one experience in a relaxed and intimate setting. During your appointment, our bridal consultants give brides their total and undivided attention in a low-stress environment. We understand that shopping for a wedding dress is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we want to make sure our brides enjoy themselves and walk away with their most perfect dress. At Annalise Bridal, we know that we’re not just selling you a dress but a lifetime of memories. We’re here to fulfill your bridal dreams!

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Lauren 11/02/20
Wedding Date: 09/25/2021 Venue: Keswick Vineyards

Best experience, thanks to great staff!

This store is amazing!!! They had so many dresses in every style you could want to try on. Lindsay was amazing helping me figure out what I was looking for and suggesting dresses that would work with my venue. She was also great about telling me the price of every dress before I tried it on to make sure I was good with it! Highly recommend getting your dress here.

Rachel 11/02/20
Wedding Date: 09/11/2021 Venue: Country Club of Virginia

Great Experience!

Could not have asked for a better wedding dress shopping experience! Both Lindsey and Emily were amazing to work with. They helped narrow down my choices and decided on the right dress for me. Both were efficient, professional, and just genuinely great people. The process was stress-free, easy, and I am so happy with my dress. I would definitely recommend Annalise as your first stop when looking for a wedding dress.

Lauren 10/11/20
Wedding Date: 09/10/2021 Venue: The Country Club of Virginia

Dream dress found!!

Love love love this boutique! I had a wonderful experience trying on all sorts of styles and ultimately choosing to customize my gown. The gals at Annalise are so accommodating and honest. I truly cannot wait to see how my dress turns out! This was something I have always dreamed of, and they made it come true!

Mary 09/26/20
Wedding Date: 09/25/2021 Venue: Pippin Hill Farm

Amazing experience!

My mom and I had the best time finding my wedding dress at Annalise Bridal. Not only were the dresses stunning, but the staff was so knowledgable and could easily transform my desires into many beautiful options. The overall experience was easy, fun, and joyful!

Danielle 09/22/20
Wedding Date: 10/16/2021 Venue: Private Establishment

Great Experience

My aunt and I had a wonderful experience at Annalise Bridal! Lindsey was the woman who worked with me for my appointment and she was very personable. She was especially patient with me while I set my phone up to FaceTime with my Mom and Grandma back in New Jersey where I am from, which really made me feel respected. I love that they give you a 2-hour appointment window as well because one thing I was nervous about was feeling rushed to try on as many dresses as I could and make a decision fast but I didn't feel rushed at all and I was able to make a decision with no pressure. They have a beautiful selection of gowns at this establishment and the shop is extremely clean. Definitely will recommend this shop to others!

Virginia 08/24/20
Wedding Date: 05/22/2021 Venue: Annalise Bridal

Wonderful Wedding Dress Experience

I would give nothing but 5 stars to the experience that I had with Annalise Bridal. Going into the process with with NO idea of what I wanted they made me feel comfortable, helped me narrow down what I wanted, and ultimately provided the perfect dress for me to say YES! The staff was friendly and I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for their perfect dress!

Kelly 07/17/20
Wedding Date: 04/10/2021 Venue: Annalise Bridal

Annalise is AWESOME!!!

You know how in school you could sometimes get “extra credit” added onto your grade, for going above and beyond in some way, by doing extra work, writing additional papers, doing more projects and so forth, where even if you aced an exam with a perfect score, you could still get additional points added on so your final grade was better than perfect? Well, that’s how I would describe my experience at Annalise, better than perfect!!! Even in this crazy Coronavirus time with each of us in the shop wearing masks, the ladies of Annalise made our visit beautiful and special. Before our visit, my mom and Maid of Honor and one of my Bridesmaids had a zoom call where possible dresses were viewed and then selected for our in-person visit to the shop to come. During our in-person appointment, we were pampered with so much thoughtful attention. The ladies of Annalise were over the top thoughtful!!! My mom couldn’t come to the in-person visit so we FaceTimed her and the ladies of Annalise were right up there next to the phone, holding up the lace on my dress up so mom could see it. Even though it was hard to choose because all of the dresses were gorgeous, the third dress I tried on was THE dress!!! I didn’t want to take it off and I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day!!! Thank you again to all the lovely ladies of Annalise for making the wedding dress of my dreams become a dream come true!!!

Nicole 03/02/20
Wedding Date: 04/10/2021 Venue: The Barns of Kanak

Amazing experience

I went to Annalise bridal for an early morning appointment and the consultants actively listened to my wants and ideas for the perfect dress. I fell in love with one particular dress but left to go to another store as I already had an appointment. The other store was completely different and I knew I needed to go back. Annalise is such a neat boutique and has a great personalized feel. Needless to say, after the second store I called and asked to come back and they stayed open for me so I could say YES to my dress!

Reagan 01/21/20
Wedding Date: 11/20/2020 Venue: Annalise Bridal

MUST visit when looking for a dress!

Stop your search right now!!! I traveled from DC just for this shop and could not have asked for a better experience! Initially, I selected this store for an Australian designer (Made With Love) they stocked. Ashley was so refreshing to work with- offering great advice, listening to how I was feeling and what I liked, and NEVER once asked me to make a purchase or put any pressure. She focused on MY emotions and feelings, but was courteous and considerate of my “entourage.” She brought up pictures of the gowns in correct sizing, she clipped and held the gowns in just the right way. I cannot say enough positive, warm things about this shop and highly recommend others make an appointment asap!

Bennett 01/13/20
Wedding Date: 11/07/2020 Venue: The John Marshall Ballrooms

Wonderful!

Such a great experience! I really felt like they genuinely wanted me to find the perfect dress and helped sort through my options. It was very intimate having the entire shop to yourself and the people you brought to the appointment with you.

Hillary 01/10/20
Wedding Date: 10/31/2020 Venue: The Williamsburg Inn

I love Annalise Bridal!

I could not have had a better experience at Annalise. Thanks to Lindsey, I found my dream dress that I wish I could wear every day, and had fun doing it!

Christine 12/12/19
Wedding Date: 10/23/2020 Venue: Big Spring Farm

Can't recommend enough!

Annalise Bridal exceeded ALL of my expectations. I truly did not expect to find the perfect dress at my very first gown shopping stop, but I did! I actually miss my dress and cannot wait til I get to try it on again. Hannah and Emily were PERFECT. They were patient, knowledgeable, and fun to be around. They gave me the best experience. I love them and I love my dress!! I can't recommend Annalise Bridal more.

Melanie 10/28/19
Wedding Date: 07/11/2020 Venue: Oakdale

THE Best!

I'm so thankful to have worked with Lindsey to find my dream dress! She helped me through the process, even after I left the shop to think about things, and was able to bring the trunk show dress back in so that I could be sure it was the one. It was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to wear my gown next July! Thank you Annalise Bridal for a wonderful wedding dress experience!

Jessica 10/28/19
Wedding Date: 11/17/2019 Venue: Keswick Vineyards

Above and Beyond Service, Kindness and Amazing Selection!

Lindsey and her shop were absolutely amazing during my bridal gown purchasing experience. This place is really different in the fact that you book the ENTIRE boutique to yourself for your appointment. This makes you feel completely comfortable and at ease during a very important experience! They have so many amazing dresses to choose from that can fit all body types and styles. Everyone was also so polite, kind, helpful and lovely to my mother and MOH during the experience! THEN after I had purchased the dress, Lindsey helped me to find my amazing alterations shop and she hand-delivered my veil so that it would be there for my fittings! I highly highly recommend it because without Lindsey and Annalise bridal I would not have found my dream dress. THANK YOU!! <3 <3

Kelly 08/16/19
Wedding Date: 04/25/2020 Venue: OuterBanks NC

Above & Beyond

Annalise Boutique & Lindsey, in particular, went above and beyond all of my expectations. If you're looking to have fun, try on gorgeous dresses and be treated like a friend... this is the place for you! Thank you so much, Lindsey, for making this such a great experience & helping me find the dress of my dreams!

Amanda 05/20/19
Wedding Date: 08/17/2019 Venue: Smith Mountain Lake

Perfect Wedding Boutique!!

Such a great boutique!!! I went to 4 stores before this and found nothing worth buying --- Annalise had the perfect one for me plus several others I would have loved as well! I had a very short time until my wedding - Annalise had a great selection of sample dresses for sale right off the rack (at great prices), plus they showed me which "non-sample" dresses in my style were available for rush. They really listened to what I wanted in my dress and did not waste my time trying to push me in a different direction. Adorable boutique - so friendly, so helpful. This sore is just perfect. Everyone should go here!

Morgan 05/13/19
Wedding Date: 12/28/2019 Venue: Hilton The Main Norfolk, VA

The best!

The girls at Annalise Bridal were so thoughtful and helpful! They made the whole experience so much fun, and were so easy going with everything! I absolutely loved shopping with them, and couldn't have chosen any place better :)

Shannon 03/15/19
Wedding Date: 10/24/2020 Venue: Williamsburg winery

Wonderful experience

Annalise bridal was the first salon I went to and they were so warm and welcoming. I then went to a handful of other salons from Richmond to Virginia Beach. I knew I had to go back to Annalise when I knew what dress I wanted. They were the least forceful when it came to such a big purchase. Their atmosphere is wonderful and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dress.

Casey 03/04/19
Wedding Date: 10/05/2019 Venue: Fairview Farm Events

ANNALISE BRIDAL IS MORE THAN JUST A WEDDING DRESS BOUTIQUE, IT'S AN EXPERIENCE

With my dad's recent passing, I have put wedding dress shopping to the back of my to-do list because I knew it would make it all feel so real. I went back and forth and canceled at other places at least twice before finally deciding to go for it. I was greeted by a wedding planner and a middle school mutual friend who ended up knowing that I was going to get engaged before I did because of her connections at Upper Shirley (where my fiancé worked at the time) and I knew that I was in for a treat. I went through at least 20 dresses and ended up with a top 3. When I finally decided I had chosen the one, Hannah helped me put it back on to show my family and she immediately smiled and said "I am so happy that you chose this one. I don't know if you realized but you got emotional the first time that you put it on." Being a non-emotional person, I immediately was like "what do you mean?" and she said she saw my face light up and saw me fight back tears (that I didn't even notice until she brought it up). I tried to deny it and she said "Don't you remember I asked if you were okay?" and I had just thought she was checking to make sure I wasn't overwhelmed or if I needed any more champagne. This is the kind of compassionate, caring, and thoughtful people that Annalise Bridal has to help you pick your dream wedding dress. They truly care that you get what you want and are not concerned with up-charging or making money from your very private experience. I will definitely recommend them to every friend that I have getting engaged in the next few years!

Jane 02/06/19
Wedding Date: 08/31/2019 Venue: The Clifton

Lindsey found my perfect dress!

I went to Annalise Bridal for wedding dress research. I ended up trying on a good 12 dresses on my first visit. Within the hour, Lindsey had figured out based on my reactions and feedback exactly what I wanted...she pulled a dress that looked very sad on the hanger and was covered in dirt from a photo shoot. She assured me I had to put it on to get the full effect and voila it was the dress! I left that afternoon to think about the dress and within the week I returned, tried on 10 more dresses to be sure, and again put on THE dress very last and instantly felt happy. Lindsey was super patient, gave me her opinion when I asked for it, and didn't make me feel pressured into anything. I would 10/10 recommend this experience to any fellow bride!

Morgan 01/25/19
Wedding Date: 06/01/2019 Venue: mcgettrickml@vcu.edu

Great shop and awesome staff

Annalise Bridal was such a great experience. Everyone was so friendly and patient. There were plenty of dresses to look at but it was not overwhelming. I will be suggesting to friends!

Betty 01/24/19
Wedding Date: 10/26/2019 Venue: Science Museum of VA

Amazing!!

I already had an idea of what I wanted and made an appt at a boutique in DC months before I found out about Annalise. Annalise Bridal popped up on my Instagram randomly one day so I decided to make an appt with them, even though my "dream dress" was in DC. Lindsey helped me try on several gorgeous dresses during my appt. I fell in love with two dresses: One of which was the exact opposite of my dream dress. I loved these dresses so much that I canceled my appt in DC and rescheduled a second appt with Lindsey a month later. I tried on both dresses again and knew exactly which dress was perfect for me. Lindsey was so helpful and patient with me. She was able to promptly answer all my emails/questions/concerns. I'm excited to receive my BETTER "dream dress" when it arrives in June.

Morgan 12/18/18
Wedding Date: 10/05/2019 Venue: Cavalier yacht and Golf Club

LOVE

I cannot say enough good things about Annalise Bridal! Lindsey and Emily helped me find/create my dream wedding gown. I was extremely nervous and they both made me feel super comfortable. I ended up loving the top of one dress and the bottom of another. They were able to reach out to the designer who is able to make me a custom gown. The whole process has been super easy and fun! I cannot wait to see how my dress turns out! Thank you, Lindsey and Emily!

Mallory 11/20/18
Wedding Date: 11/16/2019 Venue: Hollyfield Manor

Best wedding experience!

Best experience ever! Not only was there champagne awaiting you as you walk in the door, but the sweetest, most helpful ladies! Both Emily and Jax were so uplifting and made me feel like I was right at home. Annalise was the 3rd place I had looked for wedding dresses and I am so glad I saved the best for last. Emily took into consideration every detail (including budget) of what I had envisioned for my dream dress. After trying on a few dresses, she picked a dress I had completely missed. That dress she picked for me ended up being the one I said “yes!” to as I cried my eyes out! You absolutely cannot go wrong with Annalise! I will recommend it to every bride I know!

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Annalise Bridal offers a luxurious wedding gown shopping experience to brides looking for their dream dress. Each and every bride is given a unique experience in which our focus is on helping her find the perfect wedding gown. We offer exclusive couture designers, individual appointments and pre-appointment consultations with your stylist to ensure your appointment is tailored to your unique style and taste.