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Bridals by Lori

When I launched bridals by Lori after college more than forty years ago, I quickly learned how to put my business degree in action by balancing the books, creating budgets, paying …

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About Lori

Lori is one of the world’s foremost experts on bridal couture and currently stars in the TLC network’s ten season reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, as well..

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The Women I Admire Most

The Women I Admire Most

March is Women’s History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate the plethora of women in history who have made our place in society possible. As a woman, daughter, mother, and business owner, I am constantly thankful for all the women who have come before me, who stood up for our rights and fought for our freedom to contribute and thrive in today’s world.
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Spring Fashion Favorites

Spring Fashion Favorites

We’re all excited for the warmer weather brought on by spring but showing more skin can mean putting some of our body insecurities on display. We’re excited about floral prints, bright colors, and lighter fabrics, but parting with our cozy knits, warm fleece, and comfy lululemon athleisure is bittersweet.
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Valentine’s Day ideas to rejuvenate your relationship

Valentine’s Day ideas to rejuvenate your relationship

When you’ve spent 40 years together, the whole concept of romance has evolved along with your entire relationship. Eddie and I are college sweethearts, and our love has grown stronger over the years...
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Lori’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Lori’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

I am beyond fortunate to be surrounded by love every single day. At the store, we get to witness love first-hand, and I have been moved to tears over the years by some of the most romantic stories...
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Winter Fashion Must Haves

Winter Fashion Must Haves

A lot of people feel down after the holiday season, especially when faced with long nights and cold, dreary weather....
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Lori’s New Year’s Resolutions

Lori’s New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when we pause during all of the excitement surrounding the holidays to really reflect on the year that’s about to end....
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Pre-Order Lori’s DEBUT Book: Say Yes to What’s Next!

My debut book Say Yes to What's Next is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will ship on July 14, 2020!  Great Mother's Day gift!  So get started building out your summer reading list and order today. 

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Prayers & A Whiskey

It was a challenge when Arkansas police officer and our feature bride, Jessica Seewald, brought her bridal entourage including celebrity sister-in-law Jessa Duggar Seewald to the salon to shop for her dream wedding gown. But you know I absolutely love a challenge! Jessica was hoping to replace her blue uniform with a more figure flattering and slightly revealing mermaid cut couture gown, while her entourage was hell bent on hiding the curves and the cleavage in a more modest gown. After trying on a number of gorgeous options, Jessica started wondering if what she envisioned would work for her. We see this all the time, brides come into the salon with a vision of what they think they want, and then discover that it just might not work after all. With a little help from our floor manager Robin, and a phone call with Mom, Jessica said yes to a stunning A-line Matthew Christopher designer gown that fit Jessica’s figure perfectly.   

Meanwhile, we sent Monte downstairs to help Ashlen on the bridesmaids floor with our bride, Dominique, but he kept bailing on me! Domonique’s Maid-of-Honor and twin sister Monique thought she was running the plays on the dresses for the bridal party, but we quickly discovered which one was really calling the shots. It took a couple of tries but we were finally able to find a maid of honor gown that let Monique shine a bit brighter than the rest of the bridal party.