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About us 


The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina came into existence in 2004 as a manifestation of Manu’s dream to launch a Boutique in the Raleigh region that offered services to brides from all walks of life in making their dream wedding come true. Manu Gujral has over 40 years of experience in the bridal boutique industry and is an exceptionally gifted designer herself.


Manu’s extensive knowledge, expertise, commitment and passion enables BBNC to handpick for you the most beautiful designer gowns from brands like Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram, Morilee, Casablanca, Willowby by Watters & Watters, Allure Romance and numerous other designer labels. Manu’s keen eye ensures a healthy collection of designer gowns for gorgeous curvy brides at The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina is sourced from labels like The Julietta Collection by Morilee.


The very cornerstone of The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina is the philosophy that each bride is unique and exceptionally beautiful and to be a part of a bride’s wedding journey is a matter of honour and prestige. We, at BBNC, strive to be of service to brides across all budget-lines and ensure that you walk out of our store with your dream dress in hand.


The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina is a family run enterprise. As we help you pick your dream dress for your big day; the day which marks the beginning of the story for the family that you will make, we also take care of the wedding attire needs of the family that you come from! The Bridal Boutique of North Carolina houses a wide range of bridesmaid and mother of the bride/groom dresses to choose from. We take care of you and your family too!




About Manu


Manu developed a passion for the art and craft of designing women’s fashion-wear at a very young age. She was so smitten by the magic that a needle and thread can weave that her mother used to buy her sewing and designing material while she bought toys for her siblingManu received her first sewing kit, as a gift from her mother, at the tender age of 12 years. A young and empowered Manu, wasted no time at all, and started designing all her dresses herself from that moment onwards. Later on, after she got married, Manu was blessed with a baby girl.


Looking at the gorgeous dresses her daughter used to wear, her relatives and friends requested her to turn her gift into an enterprise so that more people could benefit from it and more young girls could have access to such beautiful dresses. Her love for this craft, coupled with a very supportive husband, laid the foundation of her designer - entrepreneur career back in 1984 in a small town in India.


Manu Gujral was the first person to launch a ready-made garments boutique for young girls and women in her home town of Ambala, India. In the year 1993, Manu immigrated to The United States with her family. Just like true love, which is boundless and seamless, the change of a continent and country made no difference to Manu’s passion for designing and sewing. She worked as the Alterations’ Manager for David’s Bridal for about 2 years and immediately after that she started her own boutique.


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