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White House Bride
WHITEHOUSE STATION, New Jersey (WABC) — After 7 On Your Side reported that dozens of brides were left without a gown or their money after a bridal shop owner abruptly shut down, a loyal Channel 7 viewer stepped in to save their big day.
The 7 On Your Side investigation last month culminated with the owner’s arrest – but the brides were still left without dresses.
“I saw your story and I was really touched when I said I had to do something to help these girls,” said White House Bride owner Stacie Hiras.
Hiras said she cried for the gownless brides.
“My heart fell for these girls, I’m like this is one thing I can do to help,” Hiras said.
So she and her staff at the luxury bridal boutique pulled out all the stops to give them the day and the dresses they deserve.
Police say in all, 19 brides have come forward and made complaints. “One of my bridesmaids was watching the news and said there was an arrest,” Maplewood bridal customer Tina Walsh said.
Walsh said she was furious because her wedding is April 21. Walsh, a Home Depot employee for 20 years, couldn’t come up with another $2,600 to replace her gown until Hiras and her team stepped in.
“Now I have my dream dream dress,” Walsh said.
All three original brides, plus four more brides, were gifted brand new wedding gowns they got to select for free by both Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City and White House Bride in Jersey.
There they were treated to a VIP experience.
“There’s still great people even though we hear so much negativity every day,” bride-to-be Sherice James said.
Easily Accessible Location – Just a short drive from major highways.
From I-78 East: Take Exit 24 for County Road 523/ Oldwick toward County Road 517/ Whitehouse. Turn right onto County Road 523/ Oldwick Road and continue for 2 1/10 miles. Turn left onto US-22 East and proceed for 2 miles.
From Flemington and NJ-31 North: Head northeast on NJ-31 North. Turn right onto Bartles Corner Road and proceed 7/10 mile. Continue on County Road 523 for 7 6/10 miles. Turn right at the traffic light onto US-22 East and proceed 1 3/10 miles.
From I-287 North: Take Exit 14B on the left to merge onto US-22 West toward US-202/ US-206 Clinton. Continue 9 1/2 miles and the entrance to Regency at Readington will be on the eastbound side of US-22. Due to the traffic median, continue 1 1/10 miles to the traffic light at County Road 523 and Route 22 and make a U-turn to continue back down US-22 East.