BY JULIE FRITZ
Most brides have been dreaming of their wedding gown since they were little girls. You want it to be perfect. And, it’s not just about getting the right dress; it’s about being in the right place and having the right experience while you shop for the dress. Laced with Grace Bridal Boutique in Mocksville is waiting to give you the experience you are looking for and help you find the dress of your dreams.
Much like her bridal clients that have been dreaming of their wedding for years, Owner Jaclyn Wisecarver has been dreaming of owning her own bridal boutique since she was a little girl. Growing up in Mocksville, she walked past the storefronts and dreamt about her future store. She loved fashion and always envisioned herself as a business owner. This would all come to fruition years later right in downtown Mocksville.
In 2017, Jaclyn graduated from Liberty University where she majored in fashion merchandising and minored in business. During her time there, she thought she would be more suited to work in boutique fashion and that maybe bridal was not the right fit. She ended up getting an internship at a bridal store in Lynchburg, and she was reminded of why she loved bridal so much. She was reassured that this was the business for her. Just a few months after she graduated, with the help of her family, she moved back to her hometown in November and opened Laced with Grace Bridal Boutique in January of 2018.
Davie County needed a bridal shop. The county has experienced an explosion of bridal venues in the last few years, but it has been more than 24 years since there has been anything even resembling a bridal shop. And, people are excited. She has had brides come from a one-hour driving radius around the shop. This includes bigger cities like Statesville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Salisbury, Charlotte and more. Her up-to-date and inspiring Instagram is what draws a lot of brides in. She is able to showcase what the store has to offer as well as share her love of all things bridal and fabric related.
It is important to Jaclyn that she is able to handpick every gown that comes into the shop. “I want to touch and feel each dress to evaluate the quality of the fabric and construction,” she said. “Comfort is another factor I take very seriously. Dresses for each season need to have a different weight to make sure the bride can move in the dress and feel at ease. Everyone has a different idea of what they are looking for, so I want every bride to feel represented in this boutique, and I take great care to do that.” Jaclyn is also very picky about designers. She tries to carry affordable designers that use quality fabrics that can be easily altered. This season she is carrying Rebecca Ingram, Justin Alexander and Lillian West. Laced with Grace has styles in sizes 4-28. She has also partnered with Threads Custom Alterations and Design which is just two doors down. This allows brides the convenience of having their dresses altered close to the boutique, and, during appointments, the seamstress can evaluate the dress for alteration needs prior to purchase.
When you choose Laced with Grace Bridal Boutique, you will get a personal touch. When a bride comes to look for her dress, she has the option to have the store to herself for a private consultation. Jaclyn loves to have a personal connection with her brides. She can take the time to slow down, connect with them and serve their needs in a personal way. You won’t find that at bigger bridal stores. You will never feel pushed to buy a dress that isn’t the one because she truly wants to help you find the dress that will make your special day perfect. You will know how sincere she is about that from the moment you meet her, and you will never feel disappointed in the first-class service you receive.
Laced with Grace Bridal Boutique is located at 58-1 Court Square in Mocksville. The boutique is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-5pm, Thursdays from 12-7pm and Saturdays by appointment. Call 336.753.0033 to schedule an appointment, or visit the website at lacedwithgracebridal.com. Be sure to follow the Instagram and Facebook pages for the latest updates.