Choosing a wedding dress can be a daunting task, to say the least. To help you with your big day, we discovered an incredible bridal boutique located inside Lee Street Centre Studios for the Arts in Studio 3. It’s called Merry Hill & Co and is quickly becoming one of southern West Virginia’s leading bridal boutiques. Owned and operated by Barbara Lee Ford and her sister Cassie, you will find beautiful bridal gowns, alteration services, and bridal accessories such as veils, belts, jewelry, robes, and lingerie. They are open by appointment every day of the week and your consultations are completely private. And the best part? Prices range between $900-$1500. Barbara Lee says their designers are affordable and high-quality.
BONUS: Book your appointment during the month of April and receive 50-70% OFF select sample dress designs. All robes and lingerie are 50% off until they’re gone.
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Known for creating breathtaking handmade dresses with intricate details in lace and beading, AlexVeil Bridal also happens to be Merry Hill & Co’s most popular and main dress designer. Amelii is their main accessory designer. A smaller collection of Amelii’s hand-made gowns are also available. These are modern designs and tend to highlight the individuality and personality of each woman. As an independent boutique, Barbara Lee and Cassie have a direct line with inside contacts to their designers and this strong rapport has continued to evolve over the years.
And the best part? Prices range between $900-$1500. Barbara Lee says their designers are affordable and high-quality.
Merry Hill & Co accommodates and welcomes all types of brides. They say their designs are very unique and you won’t find them anywhere else in the United States. Barbara Lee tells us, “Dresses can be dressed up or down with accessories, shoe choice, and hairstyle. I love surprising brides with a design they never thought of trying before.” She goes on to share that what makes her boutique stand out from others is the quality of service. You will have Barbara Lee’s undivided attention and experience offering custom measurements, extra length, etc.
Merry Hill & Co accommodates and welcomes all types of brides.
Barbara Lee and Cassie’s original bridal boutique was in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. They offered bridal gowns, photography, planning, alterations, and even calligraphy services. “We provided multiple services and I was lucky enough to work with brides in many ways!” exclaims Barbara Lee. The past few years have been challenging for the bridal industry and the sisters recently reopened their boutique in Lewisburg this past February.
They have worked with roughly 200-250 brides and they hope to make a positive impact in our region. They are equal partners in this venture and while Cassie focuses her time on the finance side of things (bookkeeping, payments, etc.), Barbara Lee’s responsibilities are with the “front of house work” (social media, website, consultations). The sisters are the two youngest of 7 children. They were born and raised in Lewisburg and left home to live in Glenwood Springs. Barbara Lee and her husband (who is originally from Williamsburg) returned last spring 2021 because they missed West Virginia and wanted to be closer to family.
Barbara Lee’s mission is to help every bride embrace a positive experience and discover the perfect look.
Barbara Lee invites you to consult with her for your magical day. Her mission is to help every bride embrace a positive experience and discover the perfect look. Lee Street Centre Studios for the Arts is located at 232 N. Lee Street in downtown Lewisburg, near the West Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine (WVSOM).
For more information about Merry Hill & Co, call/text 304-646-4982 or visit merryhillandco.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the boutique’s bridal collections @merryhillandco on fb and insta. Also, please note: they do not offer prom gowns.
To all of you future brides out there, may your lives be filled with joy and hope that cannot be understood, and may you prosper in your health, wealth, grace and mercy.
– HashtagWV #141. April 2022.
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