When we first started Floridian Weddings (more than three years ago, can you believe it?) we met a bunch of crazy-talented and driven pros; connecting with them and showcasing their creativity was the motivation for everything we do. Kasey was one of those first few, so being invited down for a tour of Chernaya Bridal House, her STUNNING new luxury bridal boutique in the Miami Design District - and adding them to our Faves list! - really made this whole journey come full circle for us. Thanks to the amazing Todd Good, we're showing off this exquisite experience to you today.
Chernaya's location, at the corner of NE 41st Street and NE 2nd Ave, puts it right in the heart of a world-class, exclusive designer fashion destination. The Design District is really exploding right now, with new design houses, restaurants, and boutiques opening all the time - the pace and breadth of growth is ridiculously exciting. As a fashion-forward bride, I can't imagine a better place to spend the day with your gals, experiencing everything this area has to offer... and trying on exclusive designer gowns.
The boutique is truly exquisite. From the design and decor of the space, to the selection of gowns and accessories and their team of master seamstresses, everything has so obviously been chosen with care and a meticulous eye for detail. And the GOWNS! Chernaya showcases designers such as Elie Saab, Rafael Cennamo, Zuhair Murad, Rivini by Rita Vinieris, Alon Livne, Tara LaTour, and Johanna Johnson along with a custom line designed with Elie Youssef. They've chosen fresh, innovative designers over more traditional brands in order to give every bride a unique, custom gown... and a one-of-a-kind experience.
Desiree and I fell in love with nearly each and every gown. The lush fabrics and intricate details, in every style and shape you could imagine... it was heaven. I was drawn to all the streamlined, modern-beaded gowns, while Desi was crushing on the bits of pink we found and luxe elements like exposed gold zippers. The range of styles feels diverse without being overwhelming: in other words, perfect.
It is the experience that is the focus here; the Chernaya team is focused on the importance of what they feel is "a once in a lifetime moment". Standing there amidst all those gorgeous gowns, and watching the appointment unfold in front of us, Desiree and I were blown away by it all: the champagne, the attentive service, the floor-to-ceiling draperies that could be drawn and opened to create that perfect presentation moment... we were enchanted.
Brides, if you're looking for the most luxurious service and uniquely style-forward selection of gowns, I promise you: this is it. Chernaya Bridal House - and the once in a lifetime moment when you find that perfect gown - is worth a trip from anywhere in the state.
Visits to the boutique are by appointment only; go to their site or call (305) 576-6000 to book.