New downtown Sioux Falls bridal shop offers upscale feel

Kayla Thompson and Erin Rallis are sisters, and their new venture is a bridal shop on Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls. Marie + Marie Bridal has been open about a month.

"We really love what's going on downtown right now," Rallis said.

She said the two wanted to bring something new to the downtown Sioux Falls scene. The store sells bridal gowns, bridesmaid gowns, veils, and accessories, but it also offers complimentary drinks.

"We've created these large bridal suites where the bride can bring her whole family and friends. We serve drinks, cupcakes...we try to make it a really fun time," Rallis said.

The gowns are priced anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000. The two picked the name of the store based on a popular middle name for their family.

"Marie is a family name for us, and Marie also means 'bride' in French," Thompson said.

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