Welcome to Seabreeze Bridal Boutique! We are a lovely bridal boutique in charming Capitola, California, which sits on the Monterey Bay near Santa Cruz. Being a coastal town, we are committed to bringing you quality and beautiful dresses, that can be worn for for your wedding or any special event, at excellent prices, and a store which has an intimate, relaxing environment. We wanted to provide dresses which have an appeal to everyone, all ages, sizes, shapes, etc, and dresses which can be worn for beach, country, vintage or formal weddings.
The business started as a result of myself getting married last summer, July 2015. I am an older woman and a size 10, and I literally could not find the dress I wanted to buy in Santa Cruz. I wanted a sophisticated, artsy dress that did not show my complete upper torso and did not make me look like a ballerina or a fairy tale princess bride. I could not find it, not even close. Furthermore, I found it very uncomfortable to even go into a Bridal Shop. The atmosphere was often very, very posh and all the dresses looked like a size 2. How could I even get a sense of what a wedding gown would look like on? In talking to many brides, they had similar expenses.
I only knew of two other bridal shops in Santa Cruz County and only a handful of stores within a 60 mile radius, and none of this came close to what I was wanting to wear. I wondered why was there such a lacking of wedding dress and special event attire in Santa Cruz and Monterey County.
I then tried buying dresses on-line, which was a complete waste of money, and I highly recommend not doing it. For some of the on-line bridal shops, they show photos of top designer dresses and then they copy them and make them in cheaper material, and what shows up at your doorstep, is a far cry from the photo. Furthermore, they make it extremely difficult in returning dresses. Note: This is not true I am sure of all on-line bridal shops, but was my experience of the ones I tried.
And lastly, I was shocked by the sticker prices of wedding dresses. Dresses seemed to start at $2,000 in most stores and go up to $5,000 and beyond. I wondered, aren’t there more options for dresses under $1,500, and high quality, elegant dresses? I never found it. So I ended up paying about three times as much as I wanted to on a wedding dress, and I did feel beautiful, but I was really left with the feeling of, there has to be a better way to do this.
So, this is the seed that the store started from.
So my mission is simple. To bring you high quality beautiful dresses for weddings ( and special events) at excellent prices in an atmosphere where you feel comfortable in, and is in your local community.
Come visit our store! We would love to see you!