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!
I use bobby pins only slightly less than oxygen, have an impressive collection of seasonally appropriate candles, and am always packin' purse snacks.
I use way too many exclamation points – they’re like my email confetti!
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.
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.