We will not settle until you feel like you’re YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL SELF.
— Owner Rachel M.

BIG SERVICE, SMALL TOWN CHARM

Make finding your gown an experience you'll never forget.

A gown from I&L is more than a dress. It is an expression of who you are on the most important day of your life. 

Our Staff is dedicated to you and your big day. We promise to deliver what Big-Box stores can't. I&L is the boutique for the bride who wants something a 'little' more unique, a 'tad' more beautiful, a 'bit' more personal - more her.

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We are THE Midwest's hole-in-the-wall bridal destination that is truly something unexpected. With 5 out-of-five star reviews across the we web, we have proven to clients and customers from across the country that we treat like a bride like she deserves to be treated. With our special location we make finding your dream "look" an adventure.

Explore, and discover just what you've been looking for.

 We love the our people and businesses that call this town home, and we know that you will too. 

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WHAT MAKES I&L SPECIAL?

Meet Our Owner.

   Since I was a girl, this store has been my dream. I doodled, planned and practiced. I attended fashion school while I worked in the field. Those years of preparation before opening 'my perfect' shop I worked for multiple, locally-owned companies to learn the customer service and experience that only small businesses can offer. The most important lesson I learned from those business owners was that for customers to be willing to shop local, vs. online or "big-box, " you MUST make it worth it for them. You must offer something different - AMAZING service. And that is exactly the focus of I&L.

“I remember each and every bride. Each girl is so special and deserves an experience as unique and one-of-a-kind as she is.”

    I believe that my customers come to me because I treat my brides exactly how I wanted to be treated as a bride. Finding your DREAM dress is a special search, and occasion in life, and I get one chance to make this moment count for you - and I won't let you down. I LOVE having a ecstatic bride leave my shop feeling beautiful and ready for her big day because she had a fantastic experience here. Myself and the ladies that work for me pride ourselves in assisting brides like you to find a gown that flatters and accents all of your amazing features. We don't do it for the gown, we do it for you. We never just "sell" gowns, we do not settle until you feel like your most beautiful self!

 


IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

   My Mother is an amazing seamstress. I grew up with a wonderful role model who could make me any Halloween costume my heart desired. Years ago, when I told her my idea about re-designing vintage dresses we got started immediately. Before I even had a business plan together, we were renovating wedding gowns. My mother and I both share a love for vintage clothing and construction, it is definitely the fashion "nerd" trait that she passed along to me. As I started the process of opening my store, I knew it was a sure-thing that vintage gowns would have a place on the rack. Together Ivory & Lace has proudly collected, restored, renovated and re-designed over 100 vintage gowns.

Thanks Mom.

And special thanks to my wonderful husband, father and mother-in-law, dad and all those who helped make my dream a reality. <3