The Bride’s Closet is located in an elegant 1893 Victorian heritage house with rich dark hardwood floors, ten foot ceilings and chandeliers. The shop is located in the Old City Quarter in downtown Nanaimo and offers one of the most unique bridal shopping experiences anywhere. The Bride’s Closet is where many brides find THE dress – and so much more.
The shop is owned by Fern, along with her husband Leroy, and even after fifteen years in the wedding dress industry she still makes it her goal to ensure that every bride who walks through their doors is extremely happy. And that when they walk out, they do so with the gown of their dreams. Dresses are available in all budget ranges, style and size choices. Beach dresses, vintage, glamour and traditional are all waiting to be chosen! And the selection is phenomenal. Six hundred gowns, in sizes 2 to 32, from designers such as Justin Alexander Sophia Tolli, Mon Cherie, Elegance, Callista, Venus. The Bride’s Closet carries multi wrap dresses from Eliza & Ethan.
Fern feels that having alterations done on-site is highly important for a bride and has extensive personal experience with alterations and creating wedding dresses.
The store also has a wide selection of belts & veils, tiaras, jewellery, purses, and hair accessories. As well, Items for your wedding and reception such as place cards, favours, guest books, toasting glasses, table decorations, and a variety of other items from Wedding Star.
The shop carries an amazing selection of prom dresses including those from designer Ellie Wilde. The unusual designs and styles could easily be used as bridesmaid dresses for the bride who wants something special.
“Fern’s Downstairs Closet” is where the discontinued dresses are marked down can be purchased off the rack.
• Fern and her husband are always eager to step up and supply the bridal fashion for photo shoots on Vancouver Island which is one of the reasons that The Bride’s Closet won the Industry Award at the 2014 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards for industry excellence!
• The Bride’s Closet is big part of the community, attending more bridal shows than any other bridal shop on Vancouver Island and is involved with local charities.