Photo by Wandering Ducks Photo and Film in the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
Beautiful & Borrowed Bridal caters to brides with ANY budget. We rent dresses for weddings and styled shoots from $85-$570. All of our dresses are brought into our inventory via consignment. We welcome both new and gently used dresses purchased within the last 3 years and offer a buyout program for new with tags dresses.
Serving the Triangle
My favorite part about being a wedding vendor is simply helping people, especially other women. I tend to find myself being a very empathetic person and can typically read energy and emotion very well. Some of my favorite moments have been feeling the tense, stressed energy in a bride when she walks in the door (yes, I can feel it even when the bride is openly excited), and then the complete 180 of energy as her appointment is wrapping up after she has been able to feel comfortable and confident in choosing a wedding dress. I truly love it.
Being able to work within a bride’s budget and not leave them in an uncomfortable position to drive home and think about what they are going to sacrifice just to be able to wear a beautiful wedding dress on their special day is so fulfilling to me. Helping take stress off my brides and even some fellow vendors will forever be the most rewarding part of my business.
A: Stacy Diffendorf – Owner + Bridal Stylist
Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
A: I am the queen of turning lemons into lemonade. I mean my entire business was built from my failed engagement after all 🙂
Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?
A: I would give (almost) anything to style a Caribbean based shoot or elopement!
Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!
A: A friend of mine recently eloped in Oak Island, NC. A short and sweet exchange of vows, sunset photos, gorgeous florals, and then everyone jumping into the pool afterwards… can you really go wrong with that?!
“I had the best time trying on dresses at Beautiful & Borrowed Bridal this afternoon! Stacy was wonderful. She selected a stunning array of dresses for me to try on and pulled out even more when I was between sizes. Every dress was the right size and picked just for me — I felt so special. Also, I LOVE this business model. Why not rent a dress you’re only going to wear for 10 hours? Or consign a dress that’s going to sit in your closet for decades? If you’re looking for a gorgeous dress, check out Beautiful & Borrowed Bridal! You’ll have so many exquisite options.” – Rachel Cox