An Elevated Bridal Experience
Ila Bridal is redefining the bridal experience . . . one bride and one dress at a time.
We are here for the bride who values originality, high style, sustainability, and intentionality. Our Nashville wedding boutique ditched the stress of typical wedding dress shopping. Instead, we focus on a simple, memorable, authentic shopping experience for each bride – without sacrificing quality or style.
Supporting Women in their Wedding Seasons and Beyond
I am here for YOU.
It’s that simple.
I’m Ila Bastian, founder and owner of Ila Bridal.
Long before ever being featured in magazines like People, NFocus, Nasheville, or the Nashville Bride Guide, this sweet little Nashville bridal shop was born out of love (no surprise there) and healing. I have been loved back from deep sorrow by the women in my life. They showed me how to love myself when I couldn’t.
When I entered the bridal industry almost 10 years ago, I had no idea how loving women in their own vulnerabilities could bring so much life to me.
My healing brought about my passion: helping women see themselves for the divine beauties that they are. You are created with such value and charm. I believe to my very core that a woman should look and feel like herself – her most stunning self – always, and especially on her wedding day.
It’s the women in my life who have helped the most in shaping who I am today. From my grandma’s care in her craft of making dresses; to my mom’s constant love and support; to my twin sister and my older sister always being right there by my side; and the many other aunts, cousins, friends, and mentors along the way – I’m daily inspired to be for other women who my women have been to me.
And for that, I say again: I am here for you. With almost 20 years of experience in the fashion and textile industry, my expertise and my passion unite to serve brides just like you.
Now let’s find you a wedding gown that’s a reflection of your style and a celebration of who you are – from the inside out.
. . . and if your wedding dress shopping experience happens to turn into a small therapy session, Darlin’, consider yourself a part of the club.
For the bride that values ORIGINALITY
It’s our biggest priority to ensure our brides feel seen and heard. From our process to our selections, we believe doing everything with intention and care. Each designer sourced is hand selected and vetted for their ethical standards and high-end style. Our inventory is ready-to-wear so you can take home your dress the same day.
“I can not say enough great things about Ila and Ila Bridal. The shop is stunning but the experience was a very special one I will never forget, I could rave about it for hours. They were an absolute dream to work with. They will lift you up, make you feel heard, and make you feel at home all at once. I left feeling beautiful but also cared for. There is no pressure, just love and empowerment. Since the initial email, I have been and continue to be impressed with how kind, attentive, and knowledgeable Ila is. She is truly a gem and gift to brides in Nashville.”
– Real Bride, Tiffany
Distinguished Style, Simplified Process
Our Nashville, TN bridal shop believes in a simplified approach to wedding dress shopping without compromising on fashion or comfort. Our expertise and experience help every bride find the dress that makes her look and feel like her truly captivating self.
Take your original, brand new, unaltered dress home the same day you find it with our simplified wedding dress shopping process:
Book your appointment at Ila Bridal when you’re ready to find and purchase the wedding dress of your dreams.
Enjoy your 75-minute fully-private appointment where an expert stylist listens to your desires and works to pair you with the dress that says, “you!”
Leave that day with your one-of-a-kind dress in hand.
(We provide you with all the resources you need if your dress needs alterations or modifications.)
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful my experience was at Ila Bridal. I found the perfect dress there at the end of a long day of wedding dress shopping. From the second I entered the shop, I was extremely impressed. Ila herself is so professional and not at all pushy. Her shop is adorable and the dresses are all gorgeous. Ila stayed within my budget with the dresses she showed me, and she made the whole experience so pleasant. Ila Bridal is hands down the best in town!”
– Real Bride, Carolyn
We do things a little differently around here . . .
Beauty in the Details
From the sourcing of the dress to the bride who wears it down the aisle, Ila Bridal cares. Every step of the way, you can trust that we maintain only the highest standards.
Since our doors first opened in November 2018, Ila Bridal has been committed to providing original, high-fashion wedding gowns from some of the world’s most talented and sought-after designers. We work directly with many of them to offer one-of-a-kind style. We partner with independent designers because of their craftsmanship, quality, and ethical practices. All material and labor is ethically sourced with love and care.
We are proud to offer off-the-rack wedding gowns. “Off-the-rack gowns” does not mean sacrificing quality. It means you fall in love with an intentionally sourced, thoughtfully selected, brand-new, ready-to-wear wedding dress that you get to purchase and take home that same day.
In your 75-minute private appointment, you can expect to be heard and cared for with attention to the smallest details.
Our gowns range in sizes from 2 – 24 and prices range from $1,500 – $7,500 with most dresses falling between $2,000 – $4,000. We are also pleased to provide our brides with resources to help with alterations – almost all dresses can be tailored two to three sizes.
Are you ready to find the dress of your dreams?!
With a degree in fashion and almost two decades in the wedding industry, you can trust that you’ve come to the right place.
Ila Bridal is open by appointment only. This is to ensure that our gowns remain in pristine condition, as they are available for immediate purchase and will someday be the very dress a bride (maybe you?!) will take home for her big day. It is for this reason that we respectfully ask that you book an appointment only when you are seriously shopping.