Gilded Social Bride

Alana Carson Macbeth

Gilded Social Bride
The Story

The Story

When I first chatted with Alana, she had such a clear vision for her wedding gown: clean, modern, architectural, asymmetrical. There was this one organza gown that she was just over the moon for but it was more than she wanted to spend. That said, her crystal clear inspiration gave me the most amazing idea...


Though Blue Willow was not quite on her radar yet, I had a Blue Willow Trunk Show scheduled two weeks after she was planning to visit us. There was this ONE dress that I just KNEW was going to be all the things for Alana. It was asymmetrical. It had beautiful architectural pleating on the bodice. It was clean, classic, and - you guessed it - organza! I suggested we wait until the show to book so I knew I would have this dress for her to try on. It was so new - it hadn’t even hit retailers yet!


Turns out that was a pretty good suggestion if I don’t say so myself. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I just love a bride with vision. Makes my job a piece of cake.

The Look

The Look


Rhinebeck by Blue Willow by Anne Barge


The Vendors


Derk's Works and Gina Bear



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The Review

“From start to finish, my experience with Gilded Social was wonderful - largely due to the incredible level of personalized service. Before coming into the shop, I had a personal call from the owner, Tanya, to better understand what I was looking for. Information about my appointment was clearly communicated and it was such a treat to spend the day in Granville with my mom ahead of dress shopping.


After saying yes to the dress, Tanya continued to keep me posted on shipping updates and was proactive in helping schedule alterations appointments directly with her trusted seamstress, Mary Ellen. It was such a relief to have Tanya and Mary Ellen as industry experts guiding me through the entire process. The secondary shop in Gahanna was great to have available to keep alteration appointments close to home.


Tanya and Mary Ellen were both always on top of all things related to my dress and my big day  and I never had to worry about managing these vendors. They were always one step ahead and extremely easy to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gilded Social for anyone who is looking for excellent service and an effortless experience.”