Flagship Grand Opening

Celebrating the Grand Opening a few weeks back. Helping chantel run a company is fun, it’s tiring and often we have to give up going on the “vacation”... for a work trip. Where fun is still had, but business is still business. it hasn’t taken us anywhere exotic... yet. But we’ve seen some cool cities and met a lot of incredible people. I spend a lot of late nights thinking to myself where will this take us next or sometimes a darker version how long can we really do this, do we have what it takes to grow this thing that started in somebody’s basement apartment. Ultimately i don’t know what’s going to happen but Chantel lives and breathes it, it consumes her no doubt and with that I know she is capable of something bigger than where we are at now. So with that, here is to a few too many more late nights, a few too many dresses to paint and to just the right amount of good times. Thanks for the support for those who came out to this, those who couldn’t but wished they could. Also thanks to Leah Galloway and Madison Mansfield for being with us on the same adventure, couldn’t do it with out you two either. I mean that 100%.  

-Tyler Galloway

Photos courtesy of Chantel Marie Photography

New York Bridal Fashion Week

As we walked into the stunning bare white room, the view of the city took our breath away and struck our hearts with excitement for the week ahead of us.  One by one as our team unloaded the brand new gowns, the space become our home for New York Bridal Fashion Week. We had nothing short of an amazing time showing at the One Fine Day Bridal Market. Being inspired by the city, meeting with amazing new stockist, and laughing the days away with other designers, it exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to continue introducing you to our 2018 line and our new stockist! 

 

XOXO

Photos: Mallory Wimmer @mallorywimm

Location:: One Fine Day Bridal Market @onefinedaybridalmarket

 

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Hurricane Harvey

 

When something as tragic as a natural disaster happens, life is put on hold. including your dream wedding - Invitations and decorations, don’t matter as much as saving loved ones and uniting with your community in relief efforts. Wether your dress was affected by the flooding or your budget is now going elsewhere we want to help make your day special.  we want to make sure you or your loved one can still have the wedding she has always been dreamed about.  Fill out the information below for yourself or the bride to be nominated to receive a free Chantel Lauren Gown.

 

Rules:

Must be a Houston resident

Must be engaged

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Meet the Stockist | Name Inspirations

A Name speaks volumes. It's more than just a title, it's can be an introduction to the moment you are about to experience. In the Bridal world, each shop wants to stand out. A perfect name can show brides what kind of gowns you will carry, what your boutique may look like inside, or how the staff will host appointments. 

This week for our Meet the Stockist series we wanted to give a little insight on how our fantastic stockists were inspired to choose the perfect name for there shop. 


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Chantel Lauren

Yes. That's my name, First and Middle. Since I was 6 years old I went by Chantel Lauren (my last name was Bartholomew and lets be honest no one wants to write that out 100 times a day during school). I chose to continue with it after I married Tyler for our Brand name as a reminder to always be true to myself and design gowns that reflect my personality and what I would  wear. 

 
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Ghost Orchid - Hessle, UK

The Ghost Orchid is a rare mystifying wild flower that doesn't follow the ordinary rules of other flowers. We think that's pretty cool and because our brides are strong, individual, bad-ass women who aren't afraid to break a few bridal traditions, we feel our name represents all our magical Ghost Orchid Brides who do bridal fashion their own way. 

 
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Flamingo Boulevard - Liverpool, UK

Flamingo Boulevard comes from the exact spot i said 'I DO' to my amazing hubby... The Flamingo Hotel, Flamingo Boulevard, Las Vegas! We also have our own brick in the floor of the hotel garden so if you ever find yourself there look out for the 'Rice-Jones wedding - Las Vegas - April 1st, 2015'

The name made sense from the second the boutique was a thought. Obviously its my favourite place in the whole world and I also love that i can bring a little bit of my wedding to my brides. 

 
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Chantilly COuture - Oklahoma City, OK

I came up with “Chantilly Couture” because so many lace gowns are inspired by Chantilly Lace and  Couture  because I wanted every gown to feel like it was worth a million bucks, hand-made, and one of a kind. Also, for logo purposes I liked the double C and what I could do with it!

 
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Grey Pearl - Las Vegas, NV

When I was searching for a name, I thought I wanted something that was a desert cactus flower--because of our location. But nothing was clicking! My mother handed me a book of roses that had belonged to my great grandmother (She was the president of the Rose Society here in Las Vegas) to flip through. 

And there it was, a hybrid tea rose--Grey Pearl. A rose that needs attention because it will bloom out of control, and its color changes depending on where it is growing. The creator of this rose once said "This rose is not everyone's cup of tea, but... When it is happy, it is mind bendingly beautiful." 

 
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Norde Bridal - Ottawa, Canada

Our name represents our dedication to North American design as well as our own Canadian heritage and down-to-earth vibes. Nord De is” North Of” in French (one of Canada’s official languages). The moons in our logo are an ode to our 100% women owned and operated, small, independent businesses and our woman-power!

 
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Pearl and Dot - Calgary, Canada

"Pearl & Dot is a bridal boutique named after two of the most stylish, chic and fabulous ladies I know - My grandmothers Pearl & Dorothy!" When designing Pearl & Dot we had one thing in mind - The Bride! { Seems pretty simple, doesn't it! } We don't think a bride should have to give up her personal style on her wedding day, and our featured bridal collections are made for the contemporary woman who wants to incorporate some style and personality into her big day.

 
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Ivory and Pearl - Comber, Northern Ireland

When it came to our name.. we were down to Kate Speers Couture and Ivory & Pearl, everyone around me had mixed opinions but I loved Ivory & Pearl, I especially loved the tag line.. "tie the knot in style" and our ampersand is designed with a knot! I would love to take credit for it, but we had amazing designers who did it for us called Slater Design from Dublin!

 
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Velvet Bride - Missoula, MT

Velvet Bride was not only named after the smooth, sophisticated fabric but of course tying into our Montana roots, our name was also inspired by the delicate velvet that covers an antler during growth and weddings are definitely a season of growth in each brides life...hence our logo

 
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Emma and Grace - Denver, CO

Our shop name was actually inspired by a couple things! Emma & Grace is named after our owners daughters names. They were also chosen to represent a young and an older name to parallel with the fact that we sell wedding gowns and mother of the bride gowns.

 
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Keira Jean Bridal - Mornington, Aus

Keira Jean Bridal is my first name Keira and middle name Jean. Jean is my late grandmother. She was such an amazingly strong, independent & caring woman who i’ve always drawn inspiration from and wanted to be like!

 
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The MOdern BRide - Guelph, Canada

The inspiration for our name is really all about our bride! We have such a lack of contemporary shops in our area and we (and our brides) NEEDED something for the modern bride. So here we are. The answer to their call. "Finally, a boutique for The Modern Bride"

Meet The Stockist | Caffeine Fix

From late night appointments to early morning alterations, the dress world can be pretty exhausting. Because of this, you can always count on at least three Starbucks drinks in the studio at all times at the Chantel Lauren Flagship Studio. Girls need some fuel to power through the day!

Our lovely Stockists work so hard and also have some pretty stellar caffeine fixes. We created a caffeine filled list of what gets our stockist through the day! 


Team Chantel Lauren

starbucks Pink drinks and berry hibiscus refreshers are a must in studio every day, all day.

Modern Bride- Guelph, Ontario Canada

Long days in the shop = 4-6 cups of Tetley Green Tea
Long days on the road or at weddings = Venti Green Tea Lemonade (half sweet - cause I'm sweet enough) 

Flamingo Boulevard- Liverpool, UK

At least one a day (sometimes even 3!) Eep! But hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to keep up with all these excited bride-to-be’s!

Velvet Bride-Missoula, MT

Cold Brew with vanilla sweet cream for my caffeine fix!

Pearl and Dot- Calgary, Alberta Canada

 If it is an extra long week a 'Bullet Proof' Coffee from Little Henry is a must! We can't say no to the 'Golden Milk' either

Ghost Orchid- Hessle, UK

Being a Yorkshire girl it's cups of tea all the way!

Chantilly Couture- Oklahoma City, OK

vanilla cokes and sour patch!!!

Everly Fine Bridal- Vancouver, BC

steeped tea double double from Tim Horton's... very Canadian ;) double double means two creams, two sugars if you were wondering!

Blanc de Blanc Bridal - Pittsburgh, PA

Our Caffeine Fix is our little Nespresso bar in our boutique. Espresso shots!

Keira Jean Bridal - Mornington, Australia

Coffee is not for me as much as an iced cold Coke-a-Cola!

Serendipity Bridal - Austin, tx

We are actually not caffeine people here at all... weird right? I will say though when we need a pick me up it's definitely Tiff Treats cookies

Meet The Stockist | Dress Jams

We've created a playlist of our Stockists current Dress Jams you'll likely hear while shopping for your dream dress in their shop. Get inspired and book an Appointment to dance around in your favorite Gown today at a stockist near you!

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