On a trip to San Francisco while experiencing all that is Haight Ashbury, Shilo had a divine epiphany. With an expansive history in bridal wear and a passion to create, Shilo decided it was time for her to commit...to her dreams that is.
A freelance artist for more than 15 years, Shilo set in motion a plan to open a boutique filled with love, and of course dresses. Ashbury Bridal is all heart, specializing in wedding gowns, locally designed accessories and customer service for those who are star struck by romance. Filled with reasures she's found over the years, Ashbury Bridal caters to anyone who is eco-friendly, cost savvy or committed to supporting the local economy.
A perfectionist by nature, Shilo not only seeks to find flawless gowns, she also attempts to exceed expectations when it comes to the dress shopping experience. Sure, every bride wants to maker her husbands's / wife's jaw drop on sight, but not everyone wants to spend thousands of dollars doing so.
Research shows, the average bride spends upwards of $2000 on a wedding dress, only to pack it away after just one day. Ashbury Bridal is the only store of its kind in the Okanagan Valley that helps every bride look stunning in a dress paired to her personality and good for her heart-not to mention her budget.
"It's refreshing to see so many women thinking about the environment and our impact on Mother Earth," Says Shilo. "We feel good knowing we are helping exquisite items find beautiful brides in a quality over quantity mentality."
Bride Deanna says, "Shilo was amazing. She allowed me to try on at least a dozen dresses and never once made me feel rushed! I am an indecisive person and I wanted the perfect dress! As we narrowed down the options, she was a dream to work with. My wedding was in January and I would not have changed my dress choice fro the world!"
Ashbury Bridal's showroom houses over 1,500 bridal gowns by world-renowned designers such as Maggie Sottero, Sophia Tolli, Alfred Angelo, Pronovias, Hayley Paige, Truvelle and even Vera Wang.
"Quality is extremely important to us. My team and I examine all the gowns when they come in for consignment"
Shilo's philosphy is to be gentle with the earth but also celebrate big, blessed moments in life. And so, why not share your vision and perhaps a little magic with another bride? Shilo's inventory of extravagant and truly beautiful gowns come in a variety of sizes but all can be altered to precision.