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Hot off the heels of the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York and the first annual Racked Weddings Week (plus a call for free LGBT weddings), a new bridal shop has opened with a timely twist in Park Slope. Located on Seventh Avenue, Sposabella Couture warmly welcomes all engaged couples to the shop with a pair of betrothed lady mannequins coyly posing in the window display.
As owner and bridal shop veteran Alice Sena puts it, Sposabella offers "everything but the groom". She's talking made-to-order wedding accoutrements from customary gowns (priced between $600 to $5000) to the more fun-sounding "gender-bending" ensembles, plus shoes, jewelry, headpieces, underthings (strapless bras, perhaps?), veils and specially-selected "trinkets".
Sposabella Couture is a reincarnation of a long-time Bay Ridge bridal boutique that sadly burnt down last year after 25 years in business. Sena definitely re-opened the shop at the right time. Sposabella is the only bridal boutique in Park Slope, and so far there's definitely been a demand—on the first day of opening, two same-sex couples eagerly came in for consultations. "Everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed and sexual orientation," Sena tells the Brooklyn Paper. "I know I'm in the right neighborhood."
· All Racked NY Weddings Week 2011 Coverage [Racked NY]
· How Much is That Lady Tuxedo in the Window? [The Brooklyn Paper]
— Photo Credit: Tom Callan/The Brooklyn Paper