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Based in Manassas, Virginia, Diamonds & Pearls is a luxurious wedding boutique that operates by appointment only. Founder Melanie Bray-Bradford started this company after feeling unimpressed with her own experience when looking for a wedding dress. She brings her years of experience in customer service and supervising to her store, ensuring that her clients get personalized service and dedicated attention. Customers can tell Melanie about their visions and expectations and allow her and her team to explore their stock to find the perfect dress.

Services Offered

From classic lace to avant-garde caped silhouettes, Diamonds & Pearls is confident that they have a dress to suit every taste. Clients can relax in their elegant surroundings while Melanie and her staff display their array of gowns. Designers stocked by this store include Justin Alexander, Kenneth Winston, and Demetrios. In addition to gowns and their associated accessories, Diamonds & Pearls can also supply custom bouquets made of silk flowers, handmade by a team of artists. Alterations and gown preservation can also be performed by the boutique.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

$1,000 - $2,499

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

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Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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Greta P. Married on 08/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience

I had a fantastic experience trying on wedding dresses at Diamonds & Pearls. Melanie was incredibly welcoming, kind, and professional. All of the anxiety and stress I felt coming in for my first bridal appointment melted away as I tried on the beautiful gowns at her store. Although I ultimately found my perfect dress at another boutique, I want to encourage other brides to visit Diamonds & Pearls. You won't be disappointed! Melanie is a pro and will make you and your guests feel at completely at ease.
Mackay C. Married on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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The Diamonds & Pearls team completely changed the wedding dress shopping experience for me. I had no idea what type of wedding dress I wanted and I was excited to go to the different shops to see what would be pulled based on the expertise of the bridal specialists. However, I felt overwhelmed and defeated after leaving the first two bridal shops. I even doubted if I would find a dress that I would love and feel confident when wearing. I happened to find Diamonds & Pearls when looking for a last minute appointment and was so happy I did. As soon as I entered the shop, I knew the experience would be different. It was a more personalized experience and after sharing my story with Fre she was determined to find the right dress for me. The dress that we found was beautiful and nothing like I imagined, but it felt so right. Each appointment following was an amazing experience because it felt like Melanie and the team truly cared. I am even using their dress cleaning and preservation services because I trust them completely with my dress. Thank you so so much Diamonds & Pearls for helping me find the dress that made me feel beautiful on my wedding day.
Larissa H. Married on 11/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stress-free, personalized experience and gorgeous selection!

Melanie is AMAZING -- so knowledgeable, kind, patient and supportive throughout the process. Every dress she picked out for me to try on was absolutely gorgeous and she has some really unique options in the Diamonds & Pearls collection. Wedding gown shopping is an overwhelming experience -- at least, it was for me! Melanie made it so much easier and brought a sense of calm to the process. I'd recommend Diamonds & Pearls to anyone looking for a personalized, fun and as-stress-free-as-possible experience! Now, while I ultimately didn't end up purchasing my dress from Diamonds & Pearls, the gorgeous Fiona gown was one of the two it came down to for me -- it was an incredibly hard decision and that dress will always hold a place in my heart. Melanie and one of her colleagues knew I was stressed out about the decision, and they were very supportive and patient with me as I mulled it over. I mentioned to Melanie early in the process that I was interested in a wedding cape (alternative to a veil) and was considering ordering one online, but Melanie had one in-shop that she had me try on to give me an idea of the interplay with a dress/train. It was SO gorgeous that it changed my entire approach to my wedding "look," and I decided to buy it before I even made the final decision on my dress! Thank you, Melanie, for helping make this process such a positive experience! :)
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