Boston >Women's Clothing > Ana Hernandez Bridal Salon
165 Newbury St 2nd Flr, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.350746 -71.078835
Neighborhoods: Back Bay East, Back Bay
Absolutely Gorgeous! – I wasn't sure where to start when my daughter and I began our search for the "perfect" wedding gown! I began to look online and was very impressed by the many awards and outstanding reviews that I read about Ana Hernandez Bridal Salon. I called and was surprised to be speaking directly to Ana. She couldn't have been nicer and was able to meet with us on my first choice of days and time. Since it was our first venture out looking at gowns I assured my husband that we were just "looking" on Newbury Street and were a long way from buying! I never imagined that we would fall in love with the second gown that she tried on!
Ana's salon was intimate and filled with beautiful gowns. The walls were covered with the many Best of Boston for Bridal Gown Design awards that Ana has deservedly won. My daughter selected several gowns to try on, some by Ana and some by other designers. When she put on the second gown, an original design by Ana, we couldn't believe our eyes! It was the most gorgeous gown we had ever seen and I knew we were not going home without buying it!
Ana was incredible to work with. She gave us valuable advice on everything from shoes and jewelry to the bridal bouquet. In addition, Ana created an exquisite veil that complimented the style and proportion of the gown perfectly!
When our wedding guests saw my daughter in her gown standing at the top of the stairs with her father there was an audible gasp at the breathtaking sight! She looked absolutely amazing in her gown and it fit her to perfection. Everyone at the wedding (including many men) came up to ask where she had bought the gown and raved about the design and details that made this gown so special and unique.
We have watched every episode of "Say Yes to the Dress" and have yet to see one that compares to the
gorgeous gown that Ana created. It is elegant, young, sexy and classic and I know my daughter will never forget how she felt in it on her wedding day! The pictures of her and the look on her new husband's face say it all!
If you dream of a wearing a custom made dress by an award winning designer and don't want to look like another Vera Wang cookie cutter dress, you should make an appointment to see Ana. She will create a style for you that is all yours at a surprisingly reasonable price. My daughter and I are so grateful to Ana for designing the gown of her dreams and made it an easy choice to say, " YES" to this dress!
ana hernandez bridal salon – ana was rude and unfriendly. we explained this was our first day looking. I was with my daughter. All her gowns looked shabby. maybe she thought we were just looking with no intentions to buy. we went down the street to vera wang, very classy. all their sample gowns still looked beautiful. who wants to try on a gown that looks like a rag.go buy vera like we did
Exquisite and affordable gowns from a brilliant designer. – I had VERY LITTLE information about wedding gowns when I started shopping for my dress. I made an appointment with all of the usual suspects on Newbury Street and when I walked into Ana Hernandez's studio, I expected to find yet another inexperienced sales person who would tell me I looked good in everything. Wasn't I in for a pleasant surprise?
When I realized that Ana was actually the designer, I knew I was in the right place. Her studio was intimate, with one of a kind gowns; not a factory with multiple women trying on the same dresses . Ana works with one client at a time for browsing, purchasing, altering, and fitting. She builds relationships with her clients and is honest. She will find a design that works with your body, and in my case, alter an existing design to fit your vision. She makes recommendations for hair, jewelry, shoe, and veil styles to fit your look as well.
Ana Hernandez's talent is exquisite. Her look is classic yet contemporary, flirty yet structured. My experience with her was that of purchasing a couture gown. Her designs are astonishing, yet Ana is very down to earth, kind, generous, and focused. Her name is on the label of your dress and she takes great pride in her art. She will make sure that you walk out of her studio with a one of kind gown that fits perfectly.
Planning a wedding can be very stressful. Working with Ana was a high point of my preparation process. I had complete trust in her and did not worry for one second about my dress being perfect. Due to an illness in my family, I moved the date of my wedding up by 8 months. Ana was there every step of the way making sure my dress was ready (and perfect) in three weeks time.
There is no better way to go than Ana Hernandez; exquisite and affordable gowns from a brilliant designer.
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!! – My daughter bought her wedding gown from Yolandas last March. Yolandas was quickly sold in August and we were told that our dress would be at Ana Hernandez. To say that I was upset was an understatement. We bought an expensive dress and felt that we didn't just "buy" a dress from Yolandas we bought the whole bridal experience only to be sent to an unknown bridal designer in Boston. I am delighted to say that I could not have been happier with Ana Hernandez. My daughter tried on her dress, we talked alterations and she listened and gave us her experienced input. Her prices for a fair amount of alterations was reasonable and I could tell that my daughter felt very comfortable with her. As much as we love her wedding dress, I only wished that I knew of Ana Hernandez before we went to Yolandas. We definitely would have bought her dress from her. Looking forward to our next fitting.
Horrible Experience – I accompanied a friend to this store and we were very disappointed with our experience. The woman in the store (who identified herself as the designer) was incredibly rude and addressed us in an extremely condescending tone. Her snobbish/icy attitude was surprising to all of us as we had heard this store was wonderful. I will be shopping for my own wedding dress soon and definitely won’t be visiting this place again.
"The One" Bridal Salon in or near Boston – I flew from Minnesota to Boston to help my daughter select a bridal gown for her wedding in March of 2009, six months before her wedding in Newport, RI. I had made appointments for eight bridal salon visits over the course of four days based primarily on what I could find on the internet (including Citysearch reviews). I was hoping she'd find "the one" on the first day, so we could just have fun the remainder of the weekend. My daughter is quite petite (size 0), so going into salons and trying on sample gowns that were size 12 to 16 was kind of ridiculous. At the majority of the salons, they ordered the gown from a particular "designer" and then refitted it to you (at a substantial cost over and above the cost of the gown). When we trudged into the eighth salon (Ana's) I was afraid we would just have to "settle" for one of the gowns she had tried on over the course of the four days. Then my daughter tried on one of Ana's gowns, and I said joyously "That's the ONE!" My daughter and her bridesmaids enthusiastically agreed. Ana never took any measurements but over the course of six fittings over six months, created the gown around my daughter from the inner layer to the final dress. There were no uncomfortable undergarments as she had had to put on in other bridal salons. The price for the quality was very reasonable compared with the other seven bridal salons we went to. Ana created the gown utilizing the basics of the sample gown but customizing it to my daughter's desires. The material was sumptuous! Nobody (especially the groom) could take their eyes off her the night of the wedding. Thanks ever so much Ana!
Fabulous Dress and Amazing Service! – Ana designs all of her own dresses so they are each one of a kind. When I went in to try on dresses she was able to look at my body and hand select a dress from her collection for me and WOW...I had been to several other places on Newbury Street and nothing fit me like this dress. She has dresses she's made for a formal wedding or a beach wedding and everything in between. The materials she uses on her dresses are top notch and she will alter the dress herself to fit you perfectly. Not only are the dresses beautiful, but the service was amazing! She and her team are so pleasant to work with and it was so refreshing to be the only bride in her studio, as she only sees one person at a time.
I received so many compliments on my wedding day on the dress! In fact the word most used to describe the dress was STUNNING! I would send, and have sent several brides already, to Ana for their dress!
Best Place for Wedding Dress – My wedding dress was spectacular. Everyone at the wedding asked about it, and were impressed with the fine detail, and well-crafted design of the entire dress. My sister especially appreciate the simple, yet elegant bustle that Ana created in the back. She said she has seen many bustles, but this one was the best. I have an incredible amount of gorgeous pictures from our day, and I felt like an elegant woman thanks to Ana's work.
SOME HELP PLEASE – My daughter is thinking of having a dress made by Ana. I realize she has a super reputation. Does anyone know what she charges? Have you found her to be more reasonable that going to a regular salon?
Phenomenal Custom Gown for my Fairytale Wedding – Ana is a super talented wedding gown designer. She has an eye for fashion and works only with exquisite materials that make her dresses even more luxurious. I worked with Ana for over 6 months while preparing for my wedding. Besides being sweet and lovable, she was very thorough with her designs and alterations and my dress was "the belle of the ball." I felt like a Princess. Everyone at the wedding (including all of my engaged friends) were dying to know where I got such a fabulous gown and one that fit me to a T. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful gown or a more wonderful experience. Thanks Ana.
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