Sinders Bridal House hosted a well attended open house on Dec. 21, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sinders invited the public to join staff for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, beverages and mingling among the dozens of beautiful wedding gowns.
“We thought it was a good idea to open up for the community to come join us and celebrate the season,” said co-owner Stacey Lavergne.
About 50 people dropped by throughout the night to wander through the three-story rustic Victorian home that is home to the bridal shop. Each room was elaborately decorated for Christmas, with a large tree in the front window. Among those in attendance was Mayor Louis Antonakos.
Stacey and her sister Meghan Lavergne own the bridal shop in downtown Carleton Place. The sisters grew up in Carleton Place and have been in the bridal business since they were teens.
“Everyone who comes in here tells us how warm and welcoming we and the house are, and we want to be that for the community as well,” said Meghan. “A lot of people only wander into bridal shops when they are getting married, but this is an awesome opportunity for people to come in, hang out, see the building and explore.”
“We would love for this to be an annual event,” Stacey said.