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I Found the Gown Premieres for a Second Season

"I Found the Gown is one of [our favorites]."

Rick and Leslie DeAngelo from TLC's I FOUND THE GOWN are back for a second season, premiering on Friday, April 19th at 10/9c. The married couple and owners of VOWS, a discount bridal boutique in Boston, return to BrideDay promising to deliver high-end designer dresses with deeply discounted price tags.

Selling these gowns for 50-80% off retail is no easy feat as Rick and Leslie dig through factory attics, boutique back rooms and department store warehouses across the world to score these sought-after looks for less. This season, each episode will follow their expeditions and back at the shop as they share their found treasures with three excited brides and the VOWS consultants.

TLC is home to the most popular wedding programming on TV, anchored by Friday nights' BrideDay, a top destination to experience all kinds of matrimonial milestones, airing two hours of branded wedding content every week, all year long. Join bridaphiles to celebrate one of brides' biggest moments as they search to find the perfect wedding dress that fits their budget on TLC's I FOUND THE GOWN.


The Huffington Post Features Rick and Leslie DeAngelo

The Huffington Post featured three articles by Rick and Leslie DeAngelo of Vow's Bridal / Bride power. Each article contains some great wedding tips that anyone can follow. Check them out below:

How to Get a Designer Wedding Dress

7 Tips For Looking 10 Pounds Thinner In Your Wedding Dress

5 Don'ts Of Wedding Dress Shopping


I Found the Gown's Season 1 Premiere

"Trust us, you just might book a plane ticket to Boston."

TLC BRIDES FIND THE ULTIMATE DRESS FOR LESS! TLC premieres new series "I FOUND THE GOWN" on Friday, August 24th at 10/9c [Los Angeles, CA]-- TLC is home to the most popular wedding programming on TV, and the network is adding I FOUND THE GOWN to its Friday night lineup.

I FOUND THE GOWN is a new series that promises to deliver dream dresses to brides-to-be in search of bottom-bargain prices. VOWS, a designer bridal outlet in Boston, has become the ultimate dress destination for the bargain-hunting bride. Owners Leslie and Rick DeAngelo dig through factory attics, boutique back rooms and department store warehouses in an effort to provide these designer dresses for less. The series follows Leslie and Rick on their expeditions and back at the shop as they share their found treasures with three excited brides per episode.

From the producers of the hit franchise Say Yes to the Dress, Half Yard Productions, this 8-episode half-hour series is set to premiere Friday, August 24th with new episodes at 10 & 10:30PM ET/PT.

"I FOUND THE GOWN captures the moment when the bride on a budget is able to fulfill their ultimate dress fantasy. The series will fit right at home with TLC's hit wedding programing," said Howard Lee, SVP- Production & Development.

TLC is a destination to experience all kinds of matrimonial milestones and the network has transformed Fridays into BrideDay - airing original wedding-related content each week and securing TLC's #1 rank on Friday nights among W18-34.

You can read more about the show's premiere here, here, and here.


VOWS Featured in The Boston Globe Yet Again

Globe Correspondent, Sara Faith Alterman, mentions her experience at VOWS and two other Boston bridal boutiques in her article A fashion hater shops for a wedding dress - read her story and learn why she picked VOWS.


VOWS & Featured on WCVB TV Boston 5, November 2009

VOWS & receive recognition once again for their selection of high-end overstock and sample designer wedding gowns.


Free wedding gown for military bride Julie Noyes

7 News Boston - Soldier bride gets dress for upcoming wedding.


VOWS Featured in The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe details Bride Power's move to it's new home at 130 Galen St. in Watertown. featured as
"Best Wedding Web Site" for wedding gowns
- In Style Magazine.

Bridal business responds to the cry for designer wedding gowns offered in all sizes for all brides

Newton, MA - June 20th, 2007 - VOWS Bridal Outlet in Newton and launches

Liv Harris Designs. These silk couture wedding gowns are offered in size 2-24 in styles that flatter every figure. Hundreds of Liv Harris gowns have sold since they first hit the racks six months ago.

For decades, sample wedding gowns that are for "try on" purposes have only been shown in size 8s and 10s. "This is an extremely frustrating experience for women of other sizes who can't even try on the sample," says Leslie DeAngelo, Owner of VOWS Bridal Outlet. "I wanted to do something about it since the average American women is a size 14," DeAngelo adds.

The Liv Harris Line has fifteen different designs and is offered exclusively at VOWS Bridal Outlet in Newton, MA and at


Newton Bridal Business dresses brides INTERNATIONALLY

Newton, MA - May 30th, 2007 - Singapore, Spain, Korea, England. VOWS Bridal Outlet in Newton Massachusetts ships gowns around the world to fashion minded brides who are looking for a deal.

Ever since VOWS launched its online store, in 2001, the once local bridal boutique is now recognized internationally. The reputation for service and savings has crossed oceans and VOWS continues to share its designer gowns to brides all over the globe at 50-80% off retail prices.

"It's so amazing that we are able to assist brides from all over the world," says Leslie DeAngelo, founder of VOWS Bridal Outlet and, "We ship hundreds of gowns a year, to brides who want to wear a designer gown, but don't want to pay designer prices. Some brides actually decide to fly into Boston from across the country, or from overseas...even with the cost of a plane ticket, they still save money," says online consultant, April Crawford.

VOWS Bridal Outlet has been in business for over14 years. It is located at 334 Watertown Street in Newton, MA. You can view most of their inventory online at


The Home of High End Designer Wedding Gowns for Less

- Boston Globe Magazine 05.15.05

For the past twelve years, VOWS Bridal Outlet has offered New England brides some of New York's most exclusive designer gowns, from 50-80% off retail prices. Located in Newton, VOWS creates a relaxing atmosphere, with helpful, low-pressure assistance at your service as you browse through their huge selection of top name designer dresses. With gowns by Vera Wang, Amsale, Richard Tyler, Carolina Herrera and more - you'll find all the top dresses, but without the designer price tags.

In 2002, VOWS answered the demand for more access to their vast selection by launching Providing online access to the collection was met with an enthusiastic response from brides both locally and internationally. Through this virtual storefront for VOWS Bridal Outlet, as well as their partner stores and manufacturers around the world, brides everywhere can take advantage of the enormous savings that local VOWS customers have enjoyed for years.

VOWS Bridal Outlet is located at 334 Watertown Street (Rt 16) Newton, 1.866.THEGOWN. Open Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 8pm by appointment; Wednesday and Friday 10am to 5pm by appointment; Saturday is always a walk-in day 10am to 5pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Be sure to check out to see for yourself why VOWS Bridal Outlet is recognized by brides throughout the world as the leading outlet for savings on top name designer wedding gowns.


Best of Boston 2008


It's like the fabled/scary Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement, minus the sleep deprivation and the catfights in the aisles. Customers are at their leisure to search through the hundreds of designer styles that Vows has on hand—Vera Wang, Jim Hjelm, Romona Keveza, and more—all tagged with absurdly low (as in, 50 to 75 percent off) prices.

Best of Boston 2006

Dresses, Affordable

VOWS Bridal Outlet. Being a bride on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous gown. At Vows, designer brands are seriously discounted, and the service, if not quite five-star, is all smiles and helpful advice. Search for styles online before elbowing aside other girls for Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Monique Lhuillier and Yumi Katsura dresses marked down well below retail, and save your money for the honeymoon.

Best of Boston 2005

Dresses, Bridal Outlet

Vows Bridal Outlet. The fantasy: wedding wear from Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and the vaunted Vera Wang. The reality: You can actually afford such wonders- really, you can- at Vows, where one-on-one service and an understanding staff will help you find the perfect fit for a fraction of the retail price. And you can save the cash for something truly important. Like that fairy-tale honeymoon you've always dreamed of!

Best of Boston 2004

Wedding, Dresses Discount

VOWS Bridal Outlet. Dress shopping can bring out the Bridezilla in any woman; VOWS is the place to go for the ones who want to spend less than a manicured arm and a high-heeled leg. The showroom is constantly stocked with hundreds of exquisite gowns from dozens of designer labels (yes, girls, that manes Tyler, Wang, and Hjelm) at often less than half the original prices. The young, thoughtful, and well-informed staff gives its attentive service to one customer at a time, making the dress-shopping experience not only less expensive, but infinitely less stressful.

Best of Boston 2003

Wedding Dresses, Discount

VOWS Bridal Outlet. Just because you've bypassed the high-end bridal boutiques doesn't mean you don't want to be fussed over when making the biggest decision of your wedding (besides the groom, of course). Enter VOWhS Bridal Outlet. With an attentive staff offering as much help and advice as you want, this store manages to make its customers feel they're at a posh boutique-until they see the prices. Designer gowns by the likes of Vera Wang, Amsale, and Carolina Herrera (to name but a few) are drastically marked down. Zip one on, strike a pose on the mirror-surrounded pedestal, let a saleswoman place a matching veil in your hair, and try not to gloat over it with your friends who paid retail.

Best of Boston 2002

Wedding Dresses, Discount

VOWS Bridal Outlet. Upgrade the honeymoon, put the foie gras back on the menu, and order more Cristal. VOWS has just freed up thousands from your wedding budget, thanks to its ever-revolving selection of first-rate designer markdowns. The shop is a low-pressure, low-cost treasure trove of dresses. Best of all, weekday visits are by appointment only, so you can rifle through the crisp Badgley Mischka's, flowing Vera Wang's and silky Richard Tyler's in peace.

Best of Boston 2001

Wedding, Discount dresses

VOWS. Fear not, budget-minded brides. You can have your Vera Wang without having to cut the guest list in half. This outlet has high-end designer gowns at wholesale prices- 50 to 70 percent off retail. Better still, you don't have to worry about being caught in a stampede or hoping the dress will fit. VOWS takes appointments and has plenty of dressing room space.