a.p. bridal boutique gives Buffalo brides a chance to have elegant, classic and fashion-forward dresses & accessories. The goal is to deliver customers with an individual and catered boutique shopping experience. Alyssa works with top bridal brands such as WTOO by Watters, Abella by Allure, Lillian West, Sincerity, and a special curated line exclusively for a.p.bridal. As a result, a.p. bridal gives Buffalo babes the best dresses in the area!
A Truly Customized Shopping Experience
Forget about the stressors in life when you walk into this bridal boutique, you won’t feel overwhelmed or sales pressure. This is perfect for millennial brides (or any brides, really) that don’t like constant hovering when they first walk in a store. Alyssa Palmeri’s is a one woman show as the owner and operator. Her approach is to offer all of her brides with exclusive appointments and a relaxing atmosphere. She knows that with the right selection & time, a bride can find her special dress. With years of experience, she offers fantastic insight and feedback to her clients.
After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2015, Alyssa decided to take charge of her life. While living in NYC & the support of her parents, she decided to do something that she loved after working in the clothing & accessories business for years. a.p. bridal is a labor of love where she uses her degree and experience in the fashion industry to shop for newer styles and less already done bridal styles. This boss babe is a pro at bringing the best bridal gowns to Buffalo for everyone to enjoy.
Bringing the NYC Fashion Vibes to Buffalo
Alyssa wanted to recreate similar showrooms she’d worked in the Big Apple. It was a success! She created a vibe for her clients to have an individual and catered experience. The shop rocks a modern & romantic aesthetic, where clients feel comfortable to shop without pressure. Dress shopping is stressful. She knows! That’s why she carries a smaller selection in various styles and fabrics. Alyssa has her clients in mind every step of the way.
The main reason the FIT grad wanted to come to the 716 was because the scene is changing. Buffalo’s coming to life with new businesses opening up inspired by different places. Bridal babes get ready because along with the top designers she carries, Alyssa’s NYC experience sets her apart in the industry. She knows what to look for and knows how to guide you in your dress journey.
Making the Shopping Experience as Comfortable as Possible
Everyone is welcome at the boutique, and this includes LGBTQ+ couples. So, bring your mom, dad, and anyone else in your tribe. a.p. bridal shuts down for 1.5 hours, so the bride and her party can sip on some champs or a sparkling beverage, listen to her favorite tunes and try on some gowns. The entire experience inspires everyone to feel at home and enjoy this part of the wedding journey.
Alyssa pays attention to every detail when selecting the designers and pieces she chooses to feature in her store. Alyssa handpicks brands for their style, quality and taste, with all the brands highly recognized in the bridal industry.
Brittany Ford Photography | Hair Stylist: Brittany Eden Beauty | Makeup: Looks By Liz | Dress: a.p. bridal | Florals: Simply Em Productions | Models: Leah Wacienga + Jordan Pytlak
Special thanks to: Photography Colleen Kelly Andhor | Floral Design, Rentals, Styling Blue Violet Wedding Design | Makeup Brianna Ronan Beauty | Models Jess Warner + Nico Capron | Gown a.p.bridal + Lillian West | Bridal Jacket Smith and Nash | Cake Cake Effect | Linens: All Season Rental | Stationary Graphic-Poetry for the second styled shoot!
If you’re obsessed with this shop as much as we are, reach out to Alyssa via a.p. bridal’s directory listing here! Also, be sure to follow all of her socials for more styles to fill your feed!