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Love Story Bridal, Troy, NY

A few years ago downtown Albany was permanently changed for the better with the arrival of Angela’s Bridal. I remember seeing the space for the first time and was completely enamored with their vision and execution of the new space. You may remember that I found my wedding dress there back in 2013!


Fast forward to now, Janet Cooper and her amazing team have come up with a brilliant idea that will, once again, change the bridal landscape of the Capital Region.  I have so many brides contact me looking for new locations and affordable options for finding their wedding gown and I am so excited for this new boutique.

Introducing, A Love Story…located in the heart of downtown Troy, A Love Story is a bridal consignment boutique that has gently worn dresses that are no more than three years old. Most of the dresses are samples or are from cancelled weddings and have never been worn for an actual event.


A Love Story also felt there was a unique opportunity for emerging designers to connect with brides looking for a modern or non-traditional aesthetic and offers special order and made-to-order dresses.

I’m really excited about A Love Story because everything in the store is priced around or under $2,500! For brides who are looking for a deal on a designer gown, A Love Story should be on their short list.

If you’re about to embark on your dress hunt, take some time and check out A Love Story located at 188 River St in downtown Troy (not far from KOWE headquarters)–they opened their doors this week! Congratulations and welcome to the neighborhood!  Be sure to follow them on Instagram too- click here!

Keep sparkling–


Trend Alert: Two-Piece Wedding Dress
We are very excited to kick off our “guest blogger” series today with one of our favorite local professionals and #girlboss, Randi Poillon of Styled by Randi.
Randi is the Capital Region’s most sought after personal stylist and we are thrilled to have her share her thoughts on the “two-piece” wedding dress trend that we are seeing a lot of lately.  For more information on Randi’s amazing services check her out on Instagram at @styledbyrandi.   Also click here for a great article highlighting her services from the Times Union.
Randi says: 

I have been asked my opinion on the two-piece wedding dress a lot lately. Being a lover of all things fashion and new trends, I must admit I am a huge -fan! Okay I know what you’re thinking, a two-piece wedding dress?? Of course there are some options out there that I can’t stand behind, I don’t think anyone should be baring their midriff of their wedding day, but when done properly, the two-piece offers a whole new world of possibilities to the unconventional bride looking for a unique twist, and basically allows for a customizable dress at a standard retail price. The possibilities are endless with offerings in any skirt length and volume, and top options are just as vast.

The added bonus?? Post wedding, switch it up and pair the pieces with other items in your wardrobe and get more bang for your buck! Why not throw on the top with a pair of skinny jeans and pair of heels and hit the town with your new hubby, you just can’t beat it!! I know the two piece dress won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for all of you non traditional brides I urge you to give it some consideration. I think it’s a trend we will be seeing a lot more of in the near future.

Check out some photos of two piece dresses we love including this stunner by Monique Lhuillier our May #kowebride wore perfectly….

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Photo: The Harris Co.

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Yours truly & in Style,

Randi Poillon
Styled By Randi

Thank you Randi so much for your expertise on this trend.  I am loving it and look forward ot seeing more #kowebrides rocking this look.  What do YOU think?  Do you give this trend a sparkly thumbs up or down? Let us know in the comments!