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Bridal Magic

"The Lord has encouraged me and I have seen my faith grow along the way. It’s scary to start a business, but He would speak to me. I would hear, 'you’re on the right track, you’re doing what you’re supposed to do, trust me.'”

In this blog, we interview Teresa Eklund, owner of Renee Grace Bridal in Cincinnati, OH.

WiM: Tell us a little about your business. When did you get started? What do you


TE: I have a degree in fashion design and got drawn into bridal a bit unsuspectingly. I had women asking me to do

bridal dresses when I was in college working in a store with one of my sisters. People asked me to make wedding, bridal party and mother of the bride dresses. So I have been doing custom bridal for 30 years.

When our youngest was going into high school, the Lord led me to step back into design after taking a long break to focus on raising and homeschooling our kids. In 2018 I decided to get into doing my own designs. Previously, people shared their ideas and I executed them. I decided I wanted to create my own designs.

Renee Grace Bridal provides a unique experience custom to each bride. We have thrown out the bridal-standard sizing. Women get a dress that is customized to their body type. They don’t have to pay extra if they don’t fit into the industry standard. We can change the dress to fit who they are. We do everything in house and make it to suit the bride. I have also worked with brides virtually. We take so many measurements there are typically no alterations needed.