testimonials

  • We had a great experience shopping for bridesmaid dresses at The Studio. Erica was so helpful, accommodating, and flexible. The color selection is huge and all of my bridesmaids were able to find different beautiful dress. Highly recommended!

    We had a great experience shopping for bridesmaid dresses at The Studio. Erica was so helpful, accommodating, and flexible. The color selection is huge and all of my bridesmaids were able to find different beautiful dress. Highly recommended!

    Abby Mathewson
  • Best wedding boutique you can find! AMAZING photographers and fabulous dress collection! I am so excited to have said yes to my dress with them and also have them as my photographers! Thank you Valen Studios!

    Best wedding boutique you can find! AMAZING photographers and fabulous dress collection! I am so excited to have said yes to my dress with them and also have them as my photographers! Thank you Valen Studios!

    Jeanna Dudley
  • Such an awesome experience this weekend! The dresses are absolutely stunning and one of a kind. The staff makes you feel like family and it's a very cute boutique environment. We had a blast picking out Jeanna's dress! I live in Minneapolis and I will make the trip out to purchase my dress from this boutique when my time comes! Thanks for the AWESOME experience!

    Such an awesome experience this weekend! The dresses are absolutely stunning and one of a kind. The staff makes you feel like family and it's a very cute boutique environment. We had a blast picking out Jeanna's dress! I live in Minneapolis and I will make the trip out to purchase my dress from this boutique when my time comes! Thanks for the AWESOME experience!

    Jess Geisinger
  • Went in with my daughter for her initial appointment. We were the only guests in the studio so the entire focus was on us. We were not rushed, interrupted, or under any pressure to make any on the spot decisions. Erica was very knowledgeable, patient, and sweet. The dress selection was beautiful! Highly recommend checking out their services and selection!!

    Went in with my daughter for her initial appointment. We were the only guests in the studio so the entire focus was on us. We were not rushed, interrupted, or under any pressure to make any on the spot decisions. Erica was very knowledgeable, patient, and sweet. The dress selection was beautiful! Highly recommend checking out their services and selection!!

    Kim Wilson Delforte
    April 19, 2017
  • This place is where to go and get them to do your photos! They are friendly and like to make sure you are having a good time! Everyone there is your friend even when you walk right off the street and into there studio! Go there and schedule an appointment and get great photos taken of yourself!

    This place is where to go and get them to do your photos! They are friendly and like to make sure you are having a good time! Everyone there is your friend even when you walk right off the street and into there studio! Go there and schedule an appointment and get great photos taken of yourself!

    John Schrimpf
    February 4, 2017
  • Valen Studios is amazing. They experience we had during the initial appt was awesome. You are the only appt in the studio so all the focus is on you and what you want. I fell in love with the designer Alfred Angelo's dresses and felt like a princess when I found my dress. Erica was wonderful and so helpful.


    We also went with Steve for our photographer who is through there and his brother Dan for our DJ and officiant. They all made our wedding a dream come true. Definitely worth it and couldn't be happier with their work.

    Valen Studios is amazing. They experience we had during the initial appt was awesome. You are the only appt in the studio so all the focus is on you and what you want. I fell in love with the designer Alfred Angelo's dresses and felt like a princess when I found my dress. Erica was wonderful and so helpful.


    We also went with Steve for our photographer who is through there and his brother Dan for our DJ and officiant. They all made our wedding a dream come true. Definitely worth it and couldn't be happier with their work.

    Brandy Jacquette
    December 16, 2016
  • Had the BEST time finding my dress thanks to Valen Studios Bridal Boutique! Working with Ericka was so comfortable and she really took the time to help me find the perfect dress. The Studio itself is so welcoming and personal! We were the only ones in the shop for our first appointment and we enjoyed some wine while picking out dresses. ? Thank you for such a great experience!

    Had the BEST time finding my dress thanks to Valen Studios Bridal Boutique! Working with Ericka was so comfortable and she really took the time to help me find the perfect dress. The Studio itself is so welcoming and personal! We were the only ones in the shop for our first appointment and we enjoyed some wine while picking out dresses. ? Thank you for such a great experience!

    Jamie Lynn
    January 28, 2017
  • My daughter and I visited here on Thursday. I really liked the way that it was by appointment only so that when we arrived we were greeted by name, and given individual attention throughout the whole time. My daughter was made to feel like a princess. From the front the shop looks quite small, but there is a very large selection of bridal gowns. I would definitely recommend Valen Studios Bridal Boutique.

    My daughter and I visited here on Thursday. I really liked the way that it was by appointment only so that when we arrived we were greeted by name, and given individual attention throughout the whole time. My daughter was made to feel like a princess. From the front the shop looks quite small, but there is a very large selection of bridal gowns. I would definitely recommend Valen Studios Bridal Boutique.

    Kerensa Jane Smith
    December 31, 2016
  • My daughter just bought her wedding dress here. Erica, the bridal consultant is amazing and very personable. The selection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is great no matter what style or color you're looking for. Valen Studios is not a big-box store. You're not just another number here. This is a very quaint and hospitable boutique that is top notch. They make everyone feel very comfortable and special. You will find your dream gown here. The photography studio here is just as wonderful. My daughter had her engagement pictures done by Kelly and Steve and they are superb. We have them booked for the wedding as well and can't wait to see the magnificent pictures I know they'll be taking that night.

    My daughter just bought her wedding dress here. Erica, the bridal consultant is amazing and very personable. The selection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses is great no matter what style or color you're looking for. Valen Studios is not a big-box store. You're not just another number here. This is a very quaint and hospitable boutique that is top notch. They make everyone feel very comfortable and special. You will find your dream gown here. The photography studio here is just as wonderful. My daughter had her engagement pictures done by Kelly and Steve and they are superb. We have them booked for the wedding as well and can't wait to see the magnificent pictures I know they'll be taking that night.

    Jan Piacentini Dudley
    October 1, 2016
  • We had such a great experience here last Saturday!! Erica and Steve were very personable and accommodating and very mindful of our budget. Returning for another visit today!! We highly recommend Valen Studio!!

    We had such a great experience here last Saturday!! Erica and Steve were very personable and accommodating and very mindful of our budget. Returning for another visit today!! We highly recommend Valen Studio!!

    Debra Jerred Roggensack
    January 23, 2017
  • You really feel like a rock star when you're here. I would recommend these guys to everyone. Good people, cool place.

    You really feel like a rock star when you're here. I would recommend these guys to everyone. Good people, cool place.

    Dan Neilson
    February 4, 2017
  • I've worked with many people in the wedding industry. I love working with the Valen Studios team the most. They go the extra step to make every wedding they work for be the best it can possibly be.

    I've worked with many people in the wedding industry. I love working with the Valen Studios team the most. They go the extra step to make every wedding they work for be the best it can possibly be.

    PA Cadichon
    October 28, 2016
  • Such a hip place right in the middle of Grayslake! Unparalleled service and quality! Erica and the staff know their stuff and make brides and their friends/family feel so welcomed and special.. a MUST for every bride-to-be!!

    Such a hip place right in the middle of Grayslake! Unparalleled service and quality! Erica and the staff know their stuff and make brides and their friends/family feel so welcomed and special.. a MUST for every bride-to-be!!

    Courtney Pilman
    November 17, 2016
  • I had the perfect first time experience for wedding dress shopping. She made sure my entourage and I were taken care of, comfortable, and having a good time.

    I had the perfect first time experience for wedding dress shopping. She made sure my entourage and I were taken care of, comfortable, and having a good time.

    Jacqulin Rose Long
    January 12, 2017
  • Steve and his team are top notch pros in the wedding business. As a Dj I always love getting to work with this crew.

    Steve and his team are top notch pros in the wedding business. As a Dj I always love getting to work with this crew.

    Mike Kelley
    January 16, 2017
  • So happy with my beautiful Dress! Erica is great to work with!

    So happy with my beautiful Dress! Erica is great to work with!

    Cristyn Lambert
    June 12, 2017
  • The service here is very impressive, you feel like family when you're here!! They make the wedding dress shopping experience fun and personal.

    The service here is very impressive, you feel like family when you're here!! They make the wedding dress shopping experience fun and personal.

    Loribeth Rose
    November 20, 2016
  • Kelly shot our kids and we couldn't be happier! Thanks so much!

    Kelly shot our kids and we couldn't be happier! Thanks so much!

    David Peck
    May 12, 2017
  • I can't believe this bridal and photography studio is right in Grayslake! It felt like we were in Chicago or New York! Erica is an amazing bridal consultant and is much better than anyone on Say Yes To The Dress! Steve and his crew do such beautiful photography! I would highly recommend this hidden gem in downtown Grayslake! Right across the street is Cacao an all natural bakery!

    I can't believe this bridal and photography studio is right in Grayslake! It felt like we were in Chicago or New York! Erica is an amazing bridal consultant and is much better than anyone on Say Yes To The Dress! Steve and his crew do such beautiful photography! I would highly recommend this hidden gem in downtown Grayslake! Right across the street is Cacao an all natural bakery!

    Angela Somodi
    September 30, 2016
  • This is a fantastic place! Erika was super helpful and friendly! When you make an appointment they close down the store to the public, serve wine or champagne or water, let you browse the racks and pick out whatever you'd like to try on. Erika saw what I chose to try on and recommended a few extra to me which turned out to be fantastic! I highly recommend this place. They are personable, friendly, and really make you feel welcome and unique.

    This is a fantastic place! Erika was super helpful and friendly! When you make an appointment they close down the store to the public, serve wine or champagne or water, let you browse the racks and pick out whatever you'd like to try on. Erika saw what I chose to try on and recommended a few extra to me which turned out to be fantastic! I highly recommend this place. They are personable, friendly, and really make you feel welcome and unique.

    Kelley Mantei
    January 9, 2016