Best of Boston

2002 Best Bridal Accessories

The Altered Bride

For brides-to-be, finding the perfect wedding dress is only half the battle. Finding the perfect purse, pumps, and headpiece to match can be just as excruciating—if not more so. The antidote: The Altered Bride. The selection is small, but it’s exquisite; brides can rest assured that their money is well spent on carefully handmade accessories they’ll cherish long after the bouquet is thrown. The tiny shop offers intricate tiaras, flowing veils, delicate handbags, and comfy, classic shoes—all trendy enough to justify its Newbury Street address.

129 Newbury St., Boston, 617-859-8289,