About

 As one of the oldest bridal salons in Connecticut, we pride ourselves on our client satisfaction as the key to our longevity in an ever changing industry. Since 1941 generations of brides in New England have made Marie Antoinette Bridal Salon their wedding destination. We’ve seen former brides’ daughters and now granddaughters walk through our doors in search of bridal and special occasion gowns. There is no greater compliment than allowing our family to be a part of your family’s traditions. 

Marie Antoinette Bridal Salon started as a quaint dress shop in Connecticut’s New Haven County.  Original founders, and sisters-in-law, Marie and Antoinette (hence our regal moniker) started dressing brides in 1941. They established a reputation for elegant formal wear and stylish accessories. The bridal salon changed hands in 1978 and moved to our current, pink landmark, location by The Coppola family. Our head seamstress and family matriarch, Josephine (Pina) is an expert in her profession. With over 60 years of sewing expertise, she still enjoys working with clients to make their formal wear fit like it was made just for them.

Pina 1978

Pina ( shown on far right) with sales associates, in our store’s current location in 1978.

Theresa, Josephine’s eldest daughter, became the salon’s current owner in 1993. With a lifetime’s worth of know-how and experience already under her belt, Theresa and the store staff have brought bridal trends to new generations of clients. Having grown up helping out at the salon and observing her parents’ kindness, professionalism, and attention to detail, she leads her staff to pass along the same values for each client to have a unique experience for their families’ special occasions.