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Vendor Feature – Splendid Bridal

Our Enduring Partnership with DAAP’s Fashion Design Program


Splendid Bridal was founded on family values and a commitment to our bridal customers for the experience they deserve.  Located at the entrance to North America’s largest bridal district, one way we uniquely distinguish ourselves is through our partnership with the University of Cincinnati renowned DAAP Fashion Design Program.


Five years ago, our owner, Ed Nime, reached out to DAAP Fashion Professor Margie Voelker to establish an internship program for fashion design students, with a passion for bridal fashion and interest in entrepreneurship, to be mentored and gain experience in bridal store operation and social media marketing.  This initiative resulted in Ed being asked to teach in the University of Cincinnati DAAP Fashion Design Entrepreneurship Course and a history of more than a dozen students and graduates over the years making a difference in Splendid Bridal.


At Splendid Bridal, we offer interns the opportunity to design, display and sell their custom made bridal products in our store.  Items sold in the past have included a line of flower girl dresses, veils, and jewelry.  Two former students and DAAP Fashion graduates, Maria and René are now employed full-time as Splendid Bridal managers.  Maria previously designed and created an exclusive line of Splendid Couture private label bridal gowns.  A portion of the proceeds from student creations helps fund the annual Splendid Bridal Scholarship for an entering UC DAAP Fashion freshman student. This year’s scholarship winner, Hayley Graham, is a Cincinnati-native who graduated from St. Ursula Academy.


We are proud of our special win/win partnership with the DAAP Fashion Program that makes us unique and provides interns with a fun, meaningful entrepreneurship work experience. Splendid Bridal’s team of DAAP fashion experts increases every year as we work together in achieving our mission of providing “The Experience You Deserve”.

Claire Pettibone Preview Sale At Lace Bridal Couture

Join Lace Bridal Couture, August 11-20 as we feature an EXCLUSIVE POP-UP SHOP of Claire Pettibone’s Brand New Romantique Collection. We are the ONLY bridal boutique in the Region to offer this opportunity! Claire Pettibone’s National Sales Representative will be in our boutique on August 11-12 to assist all brides with their complete wedding looks. Call 513-821-6000 or to schedule your appointment.

Fall in Love with the Reading Bridal District Bridal Show

Planning a Wedding?

The Best Bridal Show Happens in The Reading Bridal District!


On Thursday, September 14th the City of Reading will close traffic on Benson Street from Reading Road to Church Street and transform it into an Outdoor Bridal Show.


Spend the evening strolling The Reading Bridal District and meet dozens of wedding professionals, explore wedding shops, listen to live music and DJs, taste delicious treats, and win fabulous prizes.


This is a bridal show that is unlike anything you have ever attended!


When: Thursday, September 14th

Where: The Reading Bridal District – Click here for map

Tickets: $5.00


National Bridal Sale Event

National Bridal Sale Event at Splendid Bridal

The National Bridal Sale event has been extended! Our offer of an EXTRA 30% off all of our off-the-rack clearance bridal gowns is continuing until July 31st!

We have dozens of dresses ranging from size 8-24. Come find the gown of your dreams at a price you couldn’t imagine!

Explore The Loft on our website to see what’s in store and on sale.

Sale Dates: July 15-31, 2017

Pronovias 2018 Sale At Lace Bridal Couture

Have you envisioned wearing the latest Bridal Gown designs at your wedding? Then you will want to preview the Brand New 2018 collection from Pronovias, exclusively at Lace Bridal Couture in the Reading Bridal District! From classic and sophisticated, to Sexy and Modern, the 2018 Pronovias collection has it all! Schedule your appointment today to find your Dream Wedding gown at Lace Bridal Couture. Save $150 Off Your Pronovias Gown!

Randy Fenoli Debuts Bridal Collection Appearance at Bridal and Formal!

WHO:  Randy Fenoli, Bridal Designer and Star of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress,

WHAT:  Local brides-to-be will have their own “Say Yes to the Dress” opportunity with the fashion guidance of Randy Fenoli, star of the hit reality show.  Reservations are required.  Call513-821-6622 to make an appointment and for more details.

WHERE:  Bridal and Formal Inc, 300 West Benson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

WHEN:  Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

Educate, Elevate & Empower the bride to help her be the best she can be and choose the most important dress of her life.” ~Randy Fenoli

Born on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois, Randy is the youngest of seven children. Driven by his fascination for design, Randy taught himself how to sew at the early age of 9. Randy’s passion for fashion & design led him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. While at FIT, Randy won a number of awards for bridal design and achievement. Immediately after graduating, Randy launched two bridal industry collections: Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dessy Creations. Randy is the recipient of two DEBI awards (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry), the most prestigious award for bridal designers.  From 2007-2012 Randy worked as Fashion Director at New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Salon where consulted with nearly 15,000 brides a year.  In 2015, Randy also received The President’s Award for Creative Excellence from FIT.

Randy believes that no matter what size, age or shape…EVERY woman is beautiful and it is his job to find her the perfect wedding dress to help enhance her natural beauty.

Besides being featured on the Say Yes to the Dress shows, Randy has found time to appear on other shows including The Today Show, The View, The Kelly Ripa Show, Inside Edition, Rachel Ray, Extra, The Marilyn Denis Show, Get Married, The Gayle King Show, Wendy Williams, and The Martha Stewart Show.

Accessories Sale at Splendid Bridal

We’re having an accessories sale! All of our accessories will be 30% off (excluding David Tutera Embellish jewelry) June 19-June 25! Call 513-761-4696 to book your appointment! #accessoriessale #splendidbridal

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