Fabulous Friday: Free Alterations at Gown Boutique!

For Fabulous Friday we are sharing a special that Gown Boutique of Charleston is currently offering in celebration of their 10 year anniversary! They are offering free alterations to all brides who order a gown between now through the end of October! Don't miss out on this amazing deal!

Your FREE alterations will include:

  • A first fitting where we will take your measurements and pin the dress.
  • Taking in or letting out through the bodice, waist and hips per your measurements taken at the first fitting.
  • Adding cups if requested.
  • Hemming the front, sides and all layers of the skirt, including lining and crinolines.
  • Designing and sewing the bustle.
  • A second fitting appointment to check your gown fit.
  • A final fitting to teach someone of your choosing how to bustle your gown.
  • Hand pressing of your gown and veil, if purchased with us, prior to pickup.

Fabulous Friday: Alena Fede Dress Designer


In the heart of Charleston's historic district is an up and coming designer, one who makes a brides dream of having a one-of-a-kind dress for her big day come true. Alena Fede, originally from Moscow, Russia, now lives in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, where she designs and produces custom  gowns for the entire wedding party. Her motto; "Be unique, and feel special in the design of your dreams- created and fitted just for you", truly captures the essence of her company. And based on the many photographs of brides wearing her gowns in iconic Charleston locations, Alena has certainly made her mark on the ever-growing wedding market in the holy city.


Aside from stunning custom wedding gowns, Alena designs bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, flower girl, and formal dresses for every occasion. Drawing her inspiration from the color, people, and unique culture of Charleston, Alena Fede Designs offers brides classic southern elegance, with a touch of their own personal style.