Lady In Lace, a bridal boutique located near The University of Alabama, offers bridal gowns, mother of the bride and groom apparel, bridesmaids, flower girls and special occasions dresses. New to the boutique are the jewelry lines of Sorrelli, La Vie Parisienne by Catherine Popesco, Krikor of Germany and Elisabetta Ricciardi of Italy. Lady in Lace specializes in custom-made, handcrafted accessories: veils, belts, garters and bridal books. The boutique also offers expert alterations and the redesign of heirloom dresses and veils. Lady In Lace carries Jim Hjelm Bridal and Occasions, Essence of Australia, Stella York, Sorella Vita, Allure Bridal, Allure Romance, Allure Bridesmaids, Modeca, Enzoani, Blue and Beautiful by Enzoani, Wtoo Bridal, Encore, Watters C20, Casablanca, Jasmine Bridal, Jasmine Couture, Jasmine Bridesmaids, Jade and Jade Couture, Alivina Valenta, Alvina Valenta Maids, Cristiano Lucci Bridal, Bill Levkoff, Alfred Sung, Montage, Cameron Blake and Capri by Mon Cheri, Ursula of Switzerland, flower girls by Joan Calabrese and our own new line, "Delia Mae," made by Betty Quarles.
Lady In Lace, a southern tradition for Tuscaloosa brides since 1987, was recently purchased and renovated by Tuscaloosa native Betty Quarles, former Executive Director and costumer of Tuscaloosa Community Dancers, and a former costumer for The Alabama Ballet. Quarles, a recent widow to the late Ronnie Quarles who was a local radio and television personality and executive, along with her family, are the recipients of a total of four Druid Arts Awards. Betty Quarles, with many years of experience creating costumes for performances and other events, is a welcomed addition to Lady In Lace. She is joined by longtime Tuscaloosa resident, Pamela Hisey, former development officer for The University of Alabama Museums and community volunteer. Quarles and Hisey have filled the store with many top designers and intend to strengthen the business’s ability to deliver perfect fitting garments, custom dresses and one of a kind items. The business is a true family run enterprise with the Quarles daughters, son-in-laws, sister Alice Smith and Hisey’s husband, John, helping with buying, designing, marketing, and public relations. The boutique is keeping tradition through the presence of Tuscaloosa’s favorite bridal consultant, Rochelle Barton, who has been with Lady In Lace for over 20 years.
Lady In Lace opens its doors to introduce the community to their new lines and services. Quarles and Hisey will offer the brides of West Alabama a beautiful, full service bridal boutique.