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Pure English Couture Bridal

Wedding Dresses and Accessories
Main Office Location:
1860 Laskin Road, Suite 110
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

Contact: Helen Reid Kessler
Phone: 757/631-9810
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From the moment you step into this charming shop, you’re enveloped in a warm, inviting atmosphere that’s as much due to the engaging owner and staff as it is to the fetching décor and dress-candy. Operating by appointment only, this award-winning salon welcomes every bride to her private shopping experience, where she can be pampered and guided in choosing her ultimate wedding ensemble.

Brides have plenty of gorgeous styles in a range of prices to choose from. As its name implies, Pure English carries an exclusive array of exceptionally crafted gowns by London’s top couturiers—we love design house Dizzie Lizzie’s fresh interpretation of the traditional ball gown. A choice selection of domestic and European designers round out the offerings, including Pronovias, Watters, Paloma Blanca and Monique Lhuillier’s wallet-friendly Bliss line.

Bridesmaids will fall in love with Pure English, too—fashionable dresses come in reasonable prices ($100–$350 with group discounts available), and choices include Amsale, Alfred Sung and the entire collection of Jim Hjelm and WTOO. And be prepared…the eye-catching selection of shoes, sparkly tiaras, handmade veils and other adornments will have you oohing and ahhing.

Exceptional tailoring and on-site alterations are another plus. From the comfortable guest seating to the vintage-style mirrors in the dressing rooms, this award-winning boutique makes you want to linger.

Pure English Couture Bridal Covers These Areas:

  - Hampton Roads-Norfolk-Virginia Beach
Washington, D.C.
  - And other areas by special arrangement.

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Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Helen was amazing! Based on the beauty of her gowns and her boutique, I was worried she wouldn’t have any gowns in my price range ($2000) but she brought me several gowns and really helped me narrow them down to only the ones that I absolutely loved. If I didn’t love it the moment I was in it, she took it away. She said she wanted to make sure I found THE dress, yet didn’t try to push me into purchasing a gown over my budget.”

“The salon itself is beautiful; with old-fashioned mirrors in every dressing room and plenty of seating for friends and family who come along.”

“I went into Pure English with a vision and a budget—Helen helped me find a wedding gown that met the criteria for both.”

“The tailoring at Pure English is second to none and my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses arrived and were fitted ahead of schedule. As a nervous bride, I considered this one less thing to worry about.”

“I loved Pure English so much that I told my best friend to go there. She was having a traditional Jewish wedding and needed a cover-up for her shoulders, as well as a somewhat traditional and modest wedding dress. Helen helped her find a modest dress that fit the requirements but didn’t hide the fact that she was still a young, and very beautiful bride with a great figure. Helen personally made the wrap to go with it and every detail came together perfectly.”

“I recommend Pure English to all of my friends and I hope Here Comes The Guide brides will love the salon and staff as much as I do.”

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