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About Us...

Down the Aisle Bridal Shop is a new bridal boutique serving Central Illinois Brides. We are located in our owner Rachel’s hometown of Dunlap, IL, just five minutes north of the Grand Prairie Mall in Peoria.


In October of 2021, Rachel purchased the building that formerly housed Her Majesty’s Tea Room. Immediately after the purchase, interior reconstruction began. Unlike other bridal shops that are gray-washed and sterile, Down the Aisle boasts a personality of posh character, couture charm, and a warm intimate setting for you and your entourage.

At Down the Aisle, your shopping experience is individualized and private. This means that while you are our guest, you are the only client we are focused on. We take the time to listen to your vision for the most important day of your life. Then we put together a curated collection of gowns for you to try based on the design elements that compliment your style preferences.


Additionally, while our bridal stylists help the bride, your entourage is tended to by the owner, Rachel, seeing that they are well taken care of, and questions are answered. In our shop, it is effortless to Say YES to the perfect wedding dress!


One of the core foundations of Down the Aisle is that we are a size inclusive bridal shop. This means that we cater to brides of every shape and size. Our bridal sample gowns range from sizes 4-30. We are able to order from sizes 0-44, so we do have a dress for everyone. Our plus size wedding dress collection is the very best in Central Illinois.


In addition to bridal gowns, we also specialize in styling Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom! We carry the top designers for Mother of the Bride- Adrianna Papell Platinum Evenings, Christina Wu Elegance, Montage by Mon Cheri, Cameron Blake, and introducing MGNY by Madeline Gardner. If your Mother of the Bride or Mother of the Groom dress is to be had in Peoria, IL, it is here at Down the Aisle. Our promise is to style Mom, so she looks like a “10” for your forever photos! No matronly looks here!!!!!


We cannot wait to pop the champagne and celebrate this exciting journey with you. Afterall, this is the most important day of your life so far. Let us get you ready to walk down the aisle!

Much Love,


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