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Sarah Houston Bridal

Posted by Staff / Posted on July 19, 2011

Sarah Houston BridalSarah Houston Bridal is a new bridal store on Hazelton Avenue in Yorkville that sells designer Sarah Houston's timeless, feminine and elegant bridal gowns.

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Joanna Pyne / August 16, 2011 at 06:54 pm
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I was browsing around Yorkville looking for a wedding dress. I was firmly rejected by White and by chance, I saw Sarah Houston's boutique. I was fortunate enough to get an appointment that same day. I spent 1.5 hours in the store trying on various dresses. It is not very often that a client gets fitted by a designer. She was extremely personal and very helpful and patient. She thinks on her toes and is very knowledgeable about what the client wants. Sarah told me to pick three dresses and go home and sleep on it. The next day, although her store was closed, she welcomed my fiance and I into her store. My fiance needed some convincing and she welcomed him in with open arms and showed him many dresses. Also, she ships internationally which really was beneficial since I live in Abu Dhabi, UAE. What few stores do anywhere, is shut their store down for a client. Sarah believes in giving a personable and memorable bridal shopping experience. I am elated that I chose this Canadian designer and I would recommend her to anyone.Furthermore, it was wonderful to see her family involved in this business. I hope she will branch out to evening wear so I have the opportunity to come back and have another wonderful experience. I am very excited to wear my new dress in the spring.
Lindsay / May 12, 2012 at 07:49 pm
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From the moment I stepped into Sarah Houston's Bridal Boutique, I felt something special. I hadn't done any dress shopping yet and walking into the boutique was simply a "right time, right place" occurrence. My friend and I are were instantly taken aback by the beautiful gowns and chic decor. The boutique had so much elegance and romance and you knew it was a unique place. Each dress hung perfectly, with enough space to display their beauty. No jam packed racks busting with white tulle and rosettes.

Immediately, Sarah's husband welcomed us and offered us a tour. Soon after, Sarah joined him and gave me numerous options that she thought could work. I was looking for a shorter dress, and knew that this would make my search a bit more challenging (or so I thought). Sarah willingly took the time to explain countless options that would suit my preference. "This top, with this bottom... this fabric, and a shorter version of this...etc". I was in bride-heaven, basically being told that I could have the dress of my dreams. Not surprisingly, I booked an appointment for the following weekend.

When I arrived with my bridal party and mom, we were greeted and offered champagne (such a nice touch!). I had heard and been a part of countless bridal appointments that ended in stress, tears, and frustrations. However, I just KNEW that I was not going to have one of "those" experiences. The appointment flowed with ease and I felt so special, and beautiful in Houston's designs. The area of the boutique that the brides-to-be get to try on dresses is simply dream come true. Equipped with a runway, large mirrors, a dressing room, and beautiful couches for your guests, you get an experience like nothing I have ever seen before. Sarah's daughter, Courtney was my consultant, but Sarah was there and helping for most of my appointment. It was a very personable and enjoyable experience. We were laughing, talking, and naturally my mom was in tears (good tears of course). At no point did I feel pushed or pressured to make a decision or commit to a dress. Although I loved all of the dresses, I felt a special connection to a certain combination that Sarah had suggested. And that was it, first time trying on dresses and I was SOLD. I felt no need to continue my search. I had found the perfect dress and the perfect designer.

That was back in August. Now, with less than 3 months before our Vegas wedding, I simply CANNOT wait to get my dress and have my fiance see me walk down the aisle. The whole experience has been seamless and I could not have asked for anything better. Buying a wedding dress is such an important and personal experience and I am so happy that I found the Sarah Houston Bridal Boutique. I have an will continue to recommend this place to anyone getting married. You will not be disappointed.
Rebekah Foote / January 21, 2013 at 11:25 am
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A Classic & Elegantly Positive Experience!

Sarah Houston's Bridal experience is everything I've ever imagined my wedding dress shopping dreams would consist of. Sarah and her staff are so friendly and accommodating right from the moment you walk into this breathtaking bridal salon. I felt so comfortable with the Courtney (my wedding dress consultant) and we had a lovely time searching throughout the store for exactly what I wanted. I made an appointment for just myself, as I'm easily influenced by the opinions of others, so I wanted to experience the wedding dress hunt in private—which is a bit unorthodox, but they made me feel right at home.

Observing how wonderfully decorated the boutique is, I knew I was going to find the perfect gown for me. The first floor is pretty, with a vintage-chic theme and beautiful white & ivory gowns lining store. Each gown that I tried on was uniquely designed by Sarah, and would fit a range of looks from romantic & sensual, to dramatic & vivacious. I loved the second floor's runway and Antique-Parisian styled dressing room, its my favourite room of the boutique itself. The gowns are so gorgeous, with intricate detail to each one—from silk & lace, to crystals; the possibilities are endless, & its hard to pick just one! I finally narrowed down my gown and matched it with a dazzling crystal belt and matching veil. I could not have wished for a more positive experience!

If you're a bride unsure where to go, I highly recommend Sarah Houston for every price-point and dress style! Thank you so much Sarah Houston Bridal Couture for making my wedding dress shopping, one of the most exciting and positive days ever! :)

Go here & see the wonderful gowns for yourself: http://www.sarah-houston.com/
Sarah H / November 27, 2013 at 03:55 pm
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i'll pass and go to white across the street
Sarah H / November 27, 2013 at 03:58 pm
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It is quite obvious they write their own reviews. Talk about tooting your own horn. The clients should be writing the reviews and not the shop owners.
Anne B / February 26, 2014 at 10:51 am
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Went to White only to be rushed and treated poorly. The salon was not at all busy and its not as if we came on a weekend. We booked a 2pm appointment on a Wednesday but they insist that we stick to the one hour time slot even though there was no one waiting when were done. Also, the consultant we were with was not at all helpful when asked for her opinions.
Although White has many more selection than Sarah Houston, I would much rather give my business to Sarah Houston for their service alone. Courtney and Sarah were so helpful and accommodating and the quality of Sarah's dresses are to die for. Needless to say, found my dress at Sarah Houston.

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