If I could give more than 5 stars, I would... My experience with Kinsley James will forever be remembered as one of the most exciting and happy experiences throughout my wedding planning process. I had the pleasure of working with Katie, Amber...
, Dawn, and Melissa (she happens to be my wedding coordinator as well). All of the girls were so professional and had amazing personalities! They listened to what I was looking form, however, I went in with an open mind and wanted some professional opinions. They greet you with champagne and huge smiles on their faces. It truly made me feel welcome. I was the only appointment so I had the place to myself! I love the way it looks and feels in the store, like you are in a very special place! My favorite parts were their roomy and well decorated dressing rooms and I absolutely loved their LONG runway right down the center of the store. It made me feel like I was in a fashion show ;)
I ended up with a beautiful, classic Lian Carlo tool ballgown with hand stitched lace, crystals and pearls all down the bodice, fading onto the skirt. I got married in Lake Tahoe so I wanted something classic, flowy, soft and light.... and boy did they deliver!!! They pulled a number of styles from "destination" to mermaid, to vintage lace, and of course my dress, a ballgown... I always said I would not wear a ballgown but agreed to try one on after some convincing from the KJ girls and my maid of honor. It was the first one I tried on there. Although Katie was patient in letting me try a few others, she picked up immediately that in the dressing room, I kept looking at the first dress, touching it, and comparing it to the ones I was in. After my 3rd attempt to beat the first one, I finally put it back on. I walked down that runway and I felt incredible! All the girls were watching and when I saw my family's reaction the second time they saw it, I knew it was the one. I sat there for some time just staring at it, and not once did any of the KJ girls make me feel like I had to make an immediate decision. They put a veil on me (the one I ended up buying) and some jewelry. It was the first time I looked and felt like a bride. So I "said yes to the dress" ! We celebrated by the girls helping to take pictures of the event along with more champagne!
I had gone to 3 other salons and NONE made me feel even remotely as comfortable as when I was at Kinsley James. I was happy, relaxed, felt in company of family and some new friends! It made the difference for me in my purchase. Sometimes its WHERE you buy your dress that gives you the most fond memories and Kinsley James provided that for me... The dress was the icing on the cake.
I would recommend Kinsley James to ANY bride looking for not only the perfect dress, but the perfect dress shopping experience!!!
I give them 10 stars!!! ;)