About us

Bridal Chateau became established in 1975, around when Ellen’s daughter was getting married.  After her husband had a heart attack, he was no longer able to run their meat market and had to give it up.  That’s when Ellen decided to take lead.  She had learned to sew at the Vareska School of Design and had a passion for creating designs, so she decided to found the Bridal Chateau from within her house.  The little business boomed and within a few years they had to move to the Wehrle Drive location we are located at now.

We have been a family run business from the beginning, with her daughter Debbie stepping into her role here when the business started booming.  Debbie was our head-seamstress that many of our brides have been fortunate enough to work with. She retired from sewing in 2018 due to the hard labor of sewing wedding gowns. She still pops in and offers her expertise to our brides.

Then the third generation joined the business early in her working career.  Beth Clark has blossomed into this industry.  She has been the co-host for wedding planning TV shows, is on multiple committees for planning and producing wedding shows, conferences, etc. , does public speaking at events, and is one of the main fashion buyers for the company.

This trio has always stayed true to their family and community.  We’ve ‘adopted’ all of our employees and are truly happy with being a part of one of a woman’s most special days in her life.  We will always strive to grow in this ever changing industry to offer nothing but the best to our Buffalo Brides!

Debbie and Beth in the Mori Lee showroom during Fashion Week.

Debbie and Beth in the Mori Lee showroom during Fashion Week.

Founder Ellen and Debbie in downtown Manhattan for Bridal market in the 80’s

Founder Ellen and Debbie in downtown Manhattan for Bridal market in the 80’s

Beth Starting Her career at bridal chateau modelling flower girl dresses. Picture circa 1988.

Beth Starting Her career at bridal chateau modelling flower girl dresses. Picture circa 1988.

Beth preparing a model during a photoshoot.

Beth preparing a model during a photoshoot.