Kim Ortiz has the best job in the world: She makes dreams come true. As the owner of Pink Petal Bridal in Jupiter, she helps brides find the wedding dress of their dreams for one of the most memorable days of their life.
Located in Jupiter’s Driftwood Plaza, Pink Petal Bridal is new to the bridal scene, opening this past January. But it is quickly becoming one of the most coveted appointments for wedding dress shoppers. The boutique is stocked with a vast collection of designer bridal gowns, and Ortiz schedules just one bride at a time so she can focus on making the experience truly special. “Our appointments are private, so each bride is the only one in the shop,” she says. “She can stay and try on as much as she likes.”
With a natural affinity for wedding accessories, Oritz began designing hair accessories and wedding clutches out of antique jewels and lace embellishments as a side hustle while working at a local bridal boutique. “I loved selling, and I also realized I loved everything about weddings,” says the Jupiter Farms resident.
The gowns at Pink Petal Bridal include beachy looks and classic designs, many from newer designers. “I love emerging designers,” says Ortiz. “Brides come in and say, ‘I’ve never seen anything like that!’” At the moment, Pink Petal Bridal carries four designers,
each with his or her own aesthetic. “They all have something unique,” says Ortiz. “Herve Paris offers gorgeous European lace at affordable prices. Kenneth Winston from California designs beautiful, romantic, dreamy dresses that fit really well. Blue Willow from Anna Barge in Atlanta offers that classic, timeless look.”
Brides can even customize their dresses without breaking their bridal budget. “Elizabeth Lee is a husband-and-wife team,” says Ortiz. “They have amazing fabrics and details that can be customized at a good price.”
As she plans for the upcoming bridal season, Ortiz is looking to add some new designers and continue to carve out the perfect experience for brides. “I want brides’ time here to be a relaxed and fun experience,” she says. See what’s trending in bridal this season below:
“Bridal dresses with big bows on the back or small bow details will be popular this season. Small bow hair accessories and sleek ponytails tied with a bow are also trending.”
“Ball gowns are making a bold comeback in 2023. Paying homage to the tradition of princess brides, this season’s ball gowns feature everything from tulle underskirts and ruffled tiers to floral embellishments.”
“Bridal dresses are taking on new dimension as designers experiment with florals, crystals, and other embellishments to give gowns a three-dimensional look. These types of embellishments will also be seen on gloves in 2023.”