Alexis Kay Designs, Inc. located in the heart of downtown DeKalb is in the Local Exposure spotlight today. The shop is a full service bridal boutique featuring designer and custom gowns, accessories, and on-site client design.
Owned by mother and daughter team Marissa and Dawn Caltagerone they cover the needs of each bride and ensure every woman has the dress of her dreams.
The boutique is bright and spacious, a mix of industrial chic and old Hollywood glam make the space inviting and open to a variety of styles that brides may envision for their day. Lots of space to bring friend and discuss vision – a bride will not feel rushed visiting Alexis Kay Designs.
Dawn is the design force, she has been creating handcrafted gowns for over 30 years. She works on site in the massive space that is the rear of the store. Her creations are everywhere and I was completely inspired by her neat and well-designed work space.
While I was in she was working on a gown pairing material from a bride’s mother’s dress with a fresh design. This customization and attention to detail is what make Dawn’s work unique. Her design is in high demand and they are currently booked solid until August for new design projects.
Marissa manages the front of the store and handles much of the clients ensuring each girl has the dress that matches her wedding vision. The shop is laid out so that she can get to know each bride and understand the whys behind the gown. Each walk-in or appointment receives the same outstanding level of service. She is interested in learning more about each of the clients, and considers the dress selection process a time where she has made many friends.
Oh, and I have yet to tell you about the gowns! I was so pleasantly surprised by these gowns from a quality perspective. I am a lover of fine fabrics and soft, comfortable design – especially on your wedding day. Alexis Kay features many lines, I especially loved their signature Kenneth Winston line for their vintage silhouettes and incredibly soft laces.
These gowns are gorgeous and fall beautify on the woman’s figure – they are going to be lovely to photograph. My mind was spinning with wedding ideas as I browsed the store and shot the dresses. Budget conscious brides will love these prices and be thankful for the quality crafted gown on their wedding day.
If you are a custom girl and can’t find just what you are looking for, Dawn and Marissa will help your vision come to life. Schedule a custom design consultation with them and let your dream gown come to life. When you meet with these ladies they want to treat you like family, understand your day, and help craft the wedding of your dreams. The custom gown is available to fit a range of budgets and truly gives a bride creative control over her day. I personally always put quality and amazing materials first when selecting garments, if you agree this is your gown shop.
You will enjoy the wedding dress experience tailor made to you, and when you find that perfect gown – don’t forget to give me a call, I can’t wait to see it on you and shoot your wedding day in your Alexis Kay design.