By Linden Wilson When bridal consultant and wedding dress designer Christina DeCuffa was deciding what to name her bridal studio, she had two thoughts. First, she wanted to incorporate makeup into the title as she is also a cosmetologist. Second, she loved the phrase "blushing bride." Thus, the The Blushing Room was born and officially opened in April 2010.
Christina has been designing gowns for two years and now sells them in her studio. Brides can either choose a dress that's readily available in-store, or use a sample dress as a jumping-off point in creating a custom gown. It takes about two weeks to both sketch and finalize fabrics and beading, then approximately three months to make a dress.
"It's important to me that I become friends with the girls I work with," Christina says. "I wanted The Blushing Room to be a more private place . . . there's no one else trying on dresses at the same time as one bride; there's no one else in the store. It's not a cookie cutter bridal experience."
The Blushing Room, (651) 399-0642, theblushingroom.com