BY Ila Bastien, Owner of Ila Bridal
Maybe it is because I was born on Valentine’s Day that I truly do love, love! Femininity, romance and beauty have always held a special place in my heart. As a young girl, I watched in awe as my grandmother intricately sewed dresses for my two sisters and me. The skill and pride she had for her talent inspired my love of fashion and fabrics. It is the women in my life who have helped the most in shaping who I am today. From my grandma’s care in her craft of making dresses; to my mom’s constant love and support; to my twin sister and my older sister always being right there by my side; and the many other aunts, cousins, friends and mentors along the way – I am inspired daily to be there for other women, the same way the women in my life have been for me.
With almost twenty years of experience in the fashion and textile industry, my expertise and passion unite to serve brides. After a few years working in the bridal industry for other companies, I wanted to create something for brides that did not exist and simplify the wedding gown shopping experience. My goal was to bring a more organic, authentic experience to women and steer clear of mass-produced, mainstream bridal.
your elevated bridal experience
Your wedding dress shopping experience should be uniquely tailored to YOU...because you are anything but cookie-cutter!
Our Nashville bridal shop carries only ethical, sustainable wedding dresses that are hand-picked for their quality, style and originality.
As soon as you walk through our doors for your seventy-five-minute private wedding dress shopping experience, you can expect your stylist to listen and work with you to find the dress of your dreams.
The cherry on top? Once you find the dress made for you, it is yours. Our streamlined process allows you to walk out of the store that day with your ready-to-wear dress and all the resources needed for your next steps. Ila Bridal believes in an elevated bridal experience. And that means high standards, intentionality, simplicity and a little magic.
Since our doors opened in November 2018, Ila Bridal has been committed to providing original, high-fashion wedding gowns from some of the world’s most talented and sought-after designers. We work directly with many of them to offer a one-of-a-kind style. We partner with independent designers because of their craftsmanship, quality and ethical practices. All materials and labor are ethically sourced with love and care.
We are proud to offer off-the-rack wedding gowns available for immediate purchase. “Off-the-rack gowns” does not mean sacrificing quality. It means you fall in love with an intentionally sourced, thoughtfully selected, brand-new, ready-to-wear wedding dress you can purchase and take home that same day.
Our gowns range from size two to twenty-four, and prices range from $1,500 to $7,500, with most dresses falling between $2,500 to $4,000. Your budget matters to us, so we only show dresses within the range you give us.
From the sourcing of the dress to the bride who wears it down the aisle, Ila Bridal cares. And you can trust that we maintain only the highest standards every step of the way because a wedding gown should reflect not just a bride’s style but a celebration of who they are from the inside out.
438 Houston Street, Suite 252 | Nashville, TN 37203 | 615.469.6280 | firstname.lastname@example.org | ilabridalstudio.com