“Our experiences and the world around us deeply affect the stories we tell.  My work is the story I tell.”

Lucia Aguiar, owner of Lucia Aguiar Bride

Lucia Aguiar Bride offers the finest selection of designer wedding dresses available to brides in Rhode Island.  Lucia Aguiar Bride is a unique full service bridal shop that offers personalized styling, alterations, custom dress options and more!



Born and raised in Portugal, Lucia Aguiar has a natural affinity for the world of fashion. As the daughter of a fine seamstress and designer of men’s suits, she was surrounded by colorful fabrics as a child, and these became the paints in Lucia’s creative palette at an early age. Her decision to pursue fashion design was a natural outgrowth of her upbringing. At thirteen, she won a fashion design scholarship that was followed by a formal four-year education and degree from Portugal’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

Lucia treasures her fond recollections of Portugal, with nostalgic memories of the sea, the sun, and the warmth of the dialect. She brings this rich background and her love of fine fabric to her varied and innovative designs, creating beautiful collections that reflect her European heritage. Her meticulous attention to detail and singular style has garnered her much praise and exposure. Six of her gowns were featured on “I Do, I Do” a Lifetime TV movie starring Denise Richardson, and Miss Connecticut chose one of her creations for her debut in the Miss USA pageant.

She was recognized with a nomination for “Best New Talent” at the Fall 2005 New York Couture Bridal Market, and with cover stories in both eminent pre-market publications.

Aguiar’s experience includes a firm background in retail, followed by several years as a staff designer at Alfred Sung. Then, as the exclusive designer at Saison Blanche Couture, her innovative design was the engine behind the company’s immediate and successful growth.

Lucia Aguiar is now poised for new successes, and strives to excel and drive her talent and creativity even further, as she seeks out new opportunities and collaborations in the bridal fashion world.