We are passionate about encouraging women, empowering them to feel their most beautiful, and equipping them with joy during this special season. 

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As Alabama’s first and only bridal store dedicated to exclusively styling plus size brides, we are passionate about body positivity. Whether you consider yourself full figured, plus size, or curvy, we have something designed for every body type!

The definition of Refined embodies everything our boutique is: classic, polished, and sophisticated. It was a natural and perfect choice.

why refined?

Memories aren’t made by shopping online.

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In quality over quantity.

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Every marriage creates a legacy.

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Intentional details matter.

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In being cheerleaders and champions for change in the bridal industry.

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In dreaming big, working hard, and having fun.

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In personal accountability and delivering on our commitments.

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I use bobby pins only slightly less than oxygen, have an impressive collection of seasonally appropriate candles, and am always packin' purse snacks.

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I use way too many exclamation points – they’re like my email confetti!

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I will always cry during Father of the Bride. It’s where I fell in love with weddings and knew what I was going to do with my life.

fun facts about christina:

Hey y’all! I’m Christina, and I’m on a mission to change and educate the bridal industry. For me, this is personal. 

Prior to opening Refined, I came into the wedding industry through my wedding planning business, Christina Sloan Events. The idea of opening a bridal boutique came mostly from my personal experiences and working closely with brides through CSE. I quickly realized that dress shopping for anyone beyond a size 8-10 could easily turn into a stressful and daunting task, rather than the joyful celebration it should be. 

I’m here for change. Not just a change for the bride, but the industry as a whole to become more size inclusive so every bride, regardless of shape or size, can feel joy and have the experience she dreams of while shopping for one of the most important dresses she will wear.

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Located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

A bridal boutique serving full-figured brides