2017 Winner: Ceremony

Photo Credit: Nicole Popma


Even if you’re planning a black-tie event, there’s something to be said for taking the formality out of shopping. Look to Ceremony, an appointment-only boutique that feels more like a friend’s loft than a stuffy showroom. Owner Alix Childs gathers gowns by indie designers like recent addition Alexandra Grecco, whose former life as a ballet dancer inspires the light beading and embroidery on clean crepe silhouettes. And the shop doesn’t stop at the dress: Newly launched accessory nights let brides test out hairstyles and peruse veils, shoes and other finishing touches while enjoying cocktails and cake.


53 River St., Boston • (857) 277-1669

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