A couple weeks ago I set up an appointment at the most wonderful wedding dress shop in town: Noa Bridal. Noa is the newest bridal shop in Omaha. It’s nestled perfectly in Little Bohemia between Beercade 2 and Archetype Coffee. The shop is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. When you are walking by the area, you may notice a pop-up sign that reads “champagne this way”. Then you see the heart above the door and you’ve hit the wedding jackpot.
Let me start off by noting Noa is BEAUTIFUL. Rachel, the owner, did an incredible job making the space picture perfect. Seriously, every spot in the store is dreamy. I first heard about the salon when one of my bridal crew members and I grabbed dinner. She showed me pictures and I knew I needed an appointment to at least say I had gone there.
Honestly, I didn’t really expect to find my dress in Omaha. I thought I was going to go down the pre-owned dress route. The idea of wearing such an expensive item one time was exactly what I didn’t want. I felt like I could do my part in assisting the world with overconsumption by purchasing it second hand. Plus I had no idea what I wanted. I knew I liked lace. But what about the neckline? How about a short one for a wedding brunch, but would that look weird with bridesmaids dresses? Oh, dear! I had so many thoughts and emotions walking up to the door of that shop.
For the big try-on day, I gathered four bridesmaids, my mom, and my soon-to-be mother-in-law together. Rachel took the first part of the appointment to really get to know what I was interested in and looking for. My answer to that was everything. She and I stepped into the fitting room with around five selections.
I’ll spare you all the details but I can tell you I am officially one of those people that found their dress at the very first try on. Rachel spoke to my soul and knew exactly what I needed for the day of my wedding. I can’t wait to show you what I chose. You can check back in June for that reveal 😉 Hint its from the beauties over at Linyage.
If you are looking for some tips on wedding dress shopping you can check out my blog post on Omaha’s Wedding Essentials here.