New York Bride & Groom offers a stunning array of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and a full rental tuxedo department. Add in a wide variety of accessory options and the most knowledgeable Bridal Consultants to assist you, and it’s easy to see why we are the premier bridal salon in Raleigh and across the entire Triangle.

Ladies love to browse through our exquisite bridal gowns from the top designers in the industry. The Willowby by Watters wedding dresses highlighted here are just a sample of the stunning garments we carry. But, what a beautiful sampling they are!

Willowby by Watters, style Cora: Our featured dress (pictured above) is beautifully crafted in Beaded Lace and Stretch Satin. This fit-and-flare gown has a modified sweetheart neckline and lace straps. On the back, Beaded Lace placed on Illusion Tulle completes the look for added impact on the big day. The chapel train adds luxurious drama.

Here’s a bit of Watters’ background info and design philosophy straight from the source:

Unsurpassed Beauty: At Watters, luxurious fabrics, exquisite details, and flattering, feminine silhouettes are essential. We only do gorgeous.

Our Story: 30 years ago, Vatana Watters made a few dresses for friends and family, and found herself in demand. By the late 1980s, Watters had become a leading brand in bridal. Today it is a multi-tiered, global enterprise serving the needs of diverse brides and bridal parties worldwide. Vatana remains the head and the heart of it all, passionately leading the design team in a truly collaborative effort.

Our Home: We design, hand-detail, and ship every dress from our headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA.

The Artist’s Hand: Our in-house designers personally place the most intricate details of our gowns, because there are no substitutes for artistry and craft.

We Love Love: We’re inspired every day by your real-life romance, and passionate about our role in your perfect wedding experience. See more at Watters

Wedding Dress Shopping: The Earlier, the Better

Your wedding gown is one of the most important components of your big day. Give yourself plenty of time to make the perfect choice, avoid shipping delays or having to rush to complete the alterations in time. As soon as your venue and the style of your wedding is decided, we recommend coming in to start perusing our sensational collection. Why not make it a group event and bring the entire gang? You want to ensure that your groom, the bridesmaids and the groomsmen are all dressed ideally to be captured forever in your wedding photos. Our separate tuxedo department is located under the same roof but it gives the men their own space so they feel comfortable shopping too.

This advice on being timely with your dress shopping makes the point well:

Start Early

Most brides-to-be are surprised to hear you’ll need at least six to eight months to get your gown — and that’s if you’re really decisive. If you’re not really sure what you want, or are a picky shopper, it’s best to start looking eight to 10 months before your wedding date. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time; waiting until the last minute may limit your selection of dresses, or force you to make a quick decision you may regret later. As soon as you’ve found your dream dress, allow at least eight weeks for alterations. Continue reading at Watters

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Willowby by Watters, style Aundin: This is the dress for the it-girl in all of us. With a stunning head-to-toe Adella Stretch Lace, neither comfort nor style is compromised. The star of this gown is the bold open back with thoughtfully placed straps that draw the eye and a sweep train that adds a bridal touch.

Get to know a little more about the design genius behind Watters in this post from The Knot:

For over 20 years, Vatana Watters has created beautiful and affordable designs that graced the weddings of brides across the globe. Her inspirations emanate from her experience on both coasts and desire to reflect the spirit of the times. Vatana Watters continues to be intimately and passionately involved in designing and overseeing the production of every style. She recognizes that design is where it begins, but not where it ends. Additional details at The Knot

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Willowby by Watters, style Bianca Corset: This soft, delicate corset features our Rae Lace in Antique. It can be worn either over a skirt, or tucked in to create the perfect bridal look. It’s paired here with Watters’ Grace Skirt and Roxanne Belt.

NYB&G: Superior Customer Service, Inspired Designs, Popular Pricing

Purchasing from the top bridal salon in the region takes the guesswork and stress out of your wedding dress shopping experience. We can help you with every aspect of the wedding dress process: selection, alterations and preservation after the ceremony. Bring your entourage and your cameras into our large bridal suites, because we welcome both. We take pride in being different from other bridal salons, which is also why we never require an appointment to shop. After many successful years serving couples from across the Carolinas, we know we are doing things right. Stop by the salon today and experience the NYB&G difference for yourself. We’ll be here ready to assist you.