Terri Espy, Krista Roach, and Chloe May
Photo by Juliet Elizabeth Photography


At the Gown Boutique of Charleston we offer private appointments in which brides can peruse every style of dress imaginable. We stock one of the state’s largest collections of gowns that can be found in a privately owned bridal shop. Because of that, we have become a shopping destination for brides across the South. We also have a wide range of price points with special order gowns from $800 to $6000, as well as discounted sample gowns available off-the-rack.

“We offer a very individualized, and special experience for each bride," says Terri Espy, who owns the Gown Boutique along with her daughter Krista Roach. With Terri’s talent for sewing and her background in design, along with Krista’s fashion and retail experience, opening a bridal boutique was the perfect balance of their talents. “We have been open since October 2006, and each year keeps getting better!”

Together as a mother and daughter team, we bring years of business acumen, excellent standards of service, intimate knowledge of fashion and fabrics, and a passion for weddings. We love getting to know our brides, and our relationship with each one extends beyond the gown purchase. It is important to us that each of our brides has her gown fitted properly and that she finds the perfect accessories to accent her gown. All alterations take place on site in the boutique to ensure a perfect fit and proper bustling. We offer gown preservation services for cleaning and preserving gowns after the wedding, and we are here along the way for each of our brides to provide any advice or help we that we can give.


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