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Sophia’s Bridal & Tux

Getting to know the NuLu based bridal boutique that specializes in customization and self-expression

 

By Sarah Carter Levitch
Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

 

Combining her love for people and the upbeat, celebratory world of bridal, Jessica Limeberry became the owner of Sophia’s Bridal and Tux in 2014. Starting as a small boutique, Sophia’s Bridal and Tux has grown to four locations in Indiana and Kentucky without compromising its customer-focused feel or pride in serving couples in the most exciting moments of their lives. We spoke with Jessica to learn more about her boutique and her passion for the bridal business.

Tell us about how you got started in the bridal business.

I fell in love with the wedding industry as a photographer. I was a wedding photographer for hundreds of weddings and loved working with brides and vendors in the industry. After about eight years of shooting weddings, I had the opportunity to purchase Sophia’s Bridal and Tux. I was so excited to reach even more brides, couples and families.

What distinguishes Sophia’s Bridal and Tux from other bridal boutiques?

Sophia’s Bridal and Tux has always been focused on serving our customers with the best possible experience and the perfect variety of styles from amazing designers that we trust and several exclusive designers that you can’t find anywhere else. Our stylists are great at walking people through the process and making sure they walk down the aisle in their perfect wedding dress! We want everyone who walks in the door to have the best time, feel confident and unique and enjoy the whole process.

Do you outfit the mother of the bride and bridesmaids as well?

A big part of our store is our formal wear section. It depends on what style a mother of the bride is looking for, but we love to help them find something to feel confident in. Our Columbus and Indianapolis stores have our bridesmaids’ selection and suite. It is the perfect place to have a fun little getaway and look at all the styles.

Do you refer your clients to florists and other wedding vendors?

Yes, we love working with and promoting other local vendors. Being one of the first things most brides shop for, we become a trusted ally for them as they do all their wedding planning. It is so fun to see their whole wedding come to life!

What is the average range for the cost of a bridal gown?

Most brides at Sophia’s Bridal and Tux spend around $1,500-2,000 on their wedding dresses, and we have gowns from about $1,000-5,000. We work hard to have a fantastic selection of dresses at every price, style, size and vibe. The key is making sure you know what you’re comfortable spending before you start shopping, so we can help you find that perfect dress.

Is there anything special you do for the bride while shopping for a gown?

We love surprising and delighting our brides and their families. When you find your dress at Sophia’s, you’ll work one-on-one with a stylist to take you through every step. We love to celebrate with a champagne toast and lots of little surprises along the way!

Sophia’s Bridal & Tux
4121 Shelbyville Rd. Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40207
502.409.4151
sophiasbridalandtux.com