Romance. Nostalgia. Poetry in Cloth.
Gee June Bridal: A bridal boutique for the Travelers, Artists, Romantics, Lovers, and Poets!
Gee June Bridal is a full service, experiential, bridal boutique located 100 feet off The Commons in Ithaca’s historic Downtown district! Gee June Bridal houses a gallery of Designer’s whose collections represent the modern woman who is eclectic, cultured, bohemian, vintage, minimal, artisnal, lovely, fresh, and sophisticated!
In curating our house we chose Designer’s with both urban and suburban life experiences who strive to make product that is made & designed in the U.S.A. and abroad by skilled artisans and craftsman. The pieces picked and designed for Gee June Bridal represent Ithaca, her Brides, and her nature. Please click below to see a listing of our handpicked Designers and in house collections!
Poetry & Romance, Creating Nostalgia
Nostalgia, Romance, Poetry in Cloth made by a Designer, Couturier and Craftsman in Ithaca, NY.
Gee June was created by a Designer to focus on the craft of dress making and fine sewing. Using old and new world sewing techniques suited to the lady and her story: Who she is, who she was, and who she will be matter. The details, the labors of handwork and the feel of it’s fabric are what personifies a gown, veil, headpiece or adornment's personality as inspired by the lady who commissions it.
Gee June Bridal originally began, in 2010, as a Designer’s pursuit to personify bridal wear. In the beginning the climb was slow and steady. Gee June was a ‘side gig’ in what we now understand to have been ‘Gig Nation.’ As most Millennial’s, Gee June began because a college graduate (after having lived and worked in Fashion from NYC to LA) with dual degrees in Apparel and Textiles needed work. In 2008, jobs were scarce. In 2009, jobs were liquidated. In 2010, jobs seemed to not exist. To stay employed: Gee June began as an idea that if it took off would make for a nice career; otherwise, it would be a band-aide to keep a Designer’s portfolio going and relevant, when the main gig might have been Serving (or Retail, Sales, Banking, Stocking, Cleaning, or a combination of three to four at a time) through the ‘Great Millennial Hiring Freeze.’
Gee June Bridal initially set out to provide custom dresses for Bridesmaids. In 2012, Gee June grew into making custom gowns for the Bride; which, quickly transitioned into making headpieces, adornments, veils, christening gowns from family heirlooms (strictly textile in nature); which, led us into cleaning and rebuilding vintage and antique pieces of clothing. In 2015, after having designed a collection for a New York Designer’s CFDA recognized, NYFW presentation: The ‘gig’ was full time. The phone kept ringing and in 2017, Gee June Bridal was deemed as one of Ithaca’s Race for the Space winners.
Gee June Bridal, in 2018, has made the transition towards being a full service experiential bridal boutique offering ready made custom gowns, in house made to measure gowns, haute custom, off the rack, and made to measure Designer gowns, boutique alterations, Tux rentals, and so much more!
We are committed to servicing the community of Downtown Ithaca, NY for generations to come!
Photography Credit: Leanne Rose Photography. Model: Chrissy Marie. MUA: www.marcelatobar.com. Pictured: Jenny by Jenny Yoo bridal toppers; June of Ithaca, private label tulle ballgown skirt; custom veil by Gee June Bridal; earrings: Twigs and Honey.