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Find All Your Wedding Essentials At Fort Lauderdale's Lighthouse Bridal & Letterpress Design

Megan Mejia doesn't come from a background in weddings, but that didn't stop her from opening a shop dedicated to the modern bride. Just off Sunrise Boulevard at the Gateway Shopping Center is Lighthouse Bridal & Letterpress Design; what Megan refers to as her “no frills, easygoing bridal boutique.”

“After having trouble finding a cool, laid-back bridal shop in Fort Lauderdale, I knew it was my destiny to open one in this community I was born and raised in,” she says recalling the time when engaged to her now husband, Sebastian Mejia.

Megan handles the bridal side of the business; Sebastian handles the design, website and branding. There's also a Chandler & Price letterpress in the back he uses for brides interested in designing custom, handmade paper goods, like invitations, for their weddings.

Inside, natural light bounces off rows of white and ivory bridal gowns alongside hanging lights, greenery and bohemian decor. It's an intimate space designed to focus on the bride-to-be.

Lighthouse Bridal & Letterpress Design

A collection of gowns from 10 different indie designers across the world are featured inside, including Made with Love and Emmy Mae based in Australia. Megan travels twice a year to New York to meet with up-and-coming designers and to view runway shows to get a taste of the season's trends. “I truly buy what I like and invest in designers that fit our shop aesthetic,” she says.

Want to know what's trending now? Megan says long sleeves. She carries several gowns that can be customized to include the addition of fabric. Brides can also shop a selection of accessories to complete their special-day look. The best part just might be how relaxed the gown appointments are when removing the overwhelming selection of dresses common at other shops.

Soon-to-be brides must first book appointments (no walk-ins are accepted) to start the process of saying “yes” to a dream dress. “It's a very personalized experience; we love to get to know the bride, her vision, her love story and what she wants in a bridal gown,” Megan says.

Lighthouse Bridal & Letterpress Design, 1958 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale / 954.903.3644 / lighthousebridal.com

Megan Mejia