New bridal salon on Bel Air’s Main Street can find you a wedding dress for less than $1,000 and plan your entire wedding


Yesterday, I popped into the new K & B Bridals and Event Planning boutique at 54 N. Main Street — where Bel Air Antiques used to be. I met owners and event planners Kara Brown and Bridget Nussle who opened their shop just a couple of weeks ago. They transformed the shop into a salon dominated by a raised platform surrounded by a three-way mirror for brides to admire themselves in dresses that range in price from about $200 to $700 and in size from 6 to 28. The shop is ringed by racks of dresses from lines including Davinci, Impressions, Impressions Couture, Jasmine Couture, Jasmine Bridal, Milano and Destiny. They also feature mother of the bride and bridesmaids dresses and they’re expecting a shipment of prom dresses to show up soon. They have arranged comfy chairs in the center of the salon so bridal parties can gather and help a bride select a gown during an appointment brides can make on their website. Kara says they’ve been booked with appointments every weekend and evening since they opened. Their online questionnaire poses the kinds of questions about dress style and preference that help Kara and Bridget pull just the types of things that might appeal to a bride during her appointment. They make an event of the dress selection by offering mimosas and refreshments to the guests who come along. They have a bridal room in the back of the store that they make available for brides to use for dressing on the day of their wedding. In an upstairs room at their shop, Kara and Bridget can help brides plan their big day from everything from the dress to the getaway car. Kara says they also offer their services a la carte. For $50 an hour, they’ll review the contracts a bride needs to make with vendors or offer help with navigating modern wedding etiquette. They charge $300 to be there to get everything set up on the day of a wedding and $500 to stay throughout the event to make sure everything runs smoothly. For an added fee, they’ll travel to an out-of-town event as well. For more information, visit their website at