Love Notes

Our Gracyn Elizabeth customers are the best! From happy brides to debutantes who had the party of a lifetime, we are so honored and happy to play a part in your special day. Here are some notes that remind us every day just how lucky we are to do what we do…


“I knew what kind of wedding style I had long before I was even close to being married. (Thank you, Pinterest!) So when I found my guy, I knew it was time to start thinking about dresses. My mom convinced me to visit Mrs. Ashley’s shop to look around and possibly try on some dresses, you know, in the name of preparedness. Wink wink. (; We may have gone in on a whim but that day was unforgettable because we found my perfect wedding gown! It had everything I wanted with a mermaid fit, beautiful lace, silk buttons down the back, an illusion sweetheart neckline, and delicate beading. It was the second dress I tried on and I knew we had to get it!

Six months later when we actually began wedding planning, I knew Mrs. Ashley and her girls would take excellent care of my groom and all his men. They could not have looked more amazing in their navy Michael Kors suits on our big day!

Our entire shopping experience was so memorable and easy! And we’re also thankful that we didn’t have to travel out of our way to find our best wedding attire—it was here right in Texarkana!

Cheers to Gracyn Elizabeth Bride!!”

- MyLisa Thiels


“We were wedding dress shopping and our experience was absolutely perfect!! These ladies went above and beyond to make me feel special and even stayed open late to accommodate my schedule. We all cried when I found "the dress" and the girls became a very special part of our story! Ashley and her team are amazing and made all my wedding dress dreams come true!! Thank you!!”

- Lauren Ponder


“When I got engaged, I had looked at a few out of town places close to where my mom lived. Nothing really struck my fancy and it seemed like the shops were trying to push the most expensive dress on me. So I put it off another year, about 8 months before the wedding I ventured into Traditions (Gracyn Elizabeth Bride, now) to start my search. I prefer to shop local and with Ashley taking over Traditions I had a good feeling about it. They were absolutely wonderful. I didn’t find anything on my first visit but they were very attentive, asked my style what exactly I was looking for and took notes. Ashley was headed to market for spring/summer dresses!

A few months went by after they had gotten some dresses in from market I came back with mom and maid of honor in to find “the dress”. When we walked in one of the sweet shop girls saw me and was like “I have your dress, when we got this in you’re the first bride that came to mind!” She was so excited to show me this dress. Just like she said, it was “the dress”, I had to try on a couple more just to make sure but that dress just screamed Lauren and the Beach!

Not only were they amazing with helping me find the perfect dress but we also ordered the guys bow ties and suspenders from them. The company ended up shipping the wrong color so Ashley and the girls were on top of it. They ended up overnighting the right ones to the condo in Florida. If that isn’t customer service I don’t know what is! I love this bridal shop and recommend anyone to use them! They have your best interests at heart and are very personable.”

- Lauren Shelton


“I love this store! Shopping for your Wedding Dress should be one of the most exciting and easy processes during your wedding journey. That is exactly what I experienced with the help of Ashley and Shelby. When I walked into Traditions (Gracyn ELizabeth Bride, now) I was greeted warmly and they took the time to get to know me and what I wanted. Ashley took her time helping me pick out dresses in my style and that fit my body type perfect. The first dress I tried on ended up being the perfect dress for my perfect day. After I took the time to find my dress, Ashley and her team helped all of my bridesmaids take the time to find their perfect dresses for my special day. All of my girls felt comfortable in their dresses and they looked amazing in them. Ashley and her team answered all of my questions and helped ease all of my fears. My husband and his groomsmen looked so handsome in all of their Tuxedos and I am so grateful for all of their help to make my day so special! You cannot and will not go wrong by choosing Ashley and her team to make your day perfect in every way.”

- Lyndsey Poteete


“I guess you could say that my husband and I are high school sweethearts—though we didn’t go to the same high school. We had met during our middle school years but didn’t reconnect until his senior year and my junior year of high school. We’ve been in love since we were 17. Our engagement happened during September of 2017 while on a trip in Memphis, TN. He had secretly been planning this for a couple months to ask me to marry him and he was still figuring out how exactly he wanted to pull it off right up to the second he got down on one knee and proposed as the sun was setting over the river. I cried first. I asked if this was real and was finally able to blurt out the word, “YES!”

Our wedding day was on July 14, 2018. It was the best day of my life! I was surprisingly very calm and not your typical frantic bride. One of my bridesmaids was shocked at how cool and collect I was—assuming that I was hiding my panic—that she asked, “Are you nervous to see Chance and get married?” My only response was, “I’m just ready to hang out with him and see him.” Our wedding day was so blissful that once we were standing together at the alter I knew this was exactly where I wanted to be.

After all the planning, the little details, the unique ideas I had was no longer a worry and all that matters now is that we are living, loving, learning, together, forever. I am thrilled to say I am a Gracyn’s Bride! I had a great experience trying on dresses. Mandi was great to work with! She was very patient and made me feel so beautiful in everything I tried on! So happy to have bought my wedding dress from here! Thank you Gracyn Elizabeth Bride!”

- Mr. + Mrs. Chance & Lindsey Southerland


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