About Us

Who We Are

Our vision

Vivid Bridal Boutique was opened with the idea in mind that there is not one kind of person who gets married. Instead, the diversity of women who look for bridal apparel should have the opportunity to shine in designs perfectly matched to their individual vision. Vivid Bridal Boutique is here to be a space for women to express their happiness and find a look that expresses them. We are here to celebrate with each of our brides as they enter into a union of joy.

How everything started

In true Vivid form, Susana Pessoa, owner and creative director, did not find her passion for bridal on the typical industry track. Her journey to fashion and fabrics went the long way around. As daughter and granddaughter of interior designers and seamstresses, she has a rich background in fabric and craftsmanship. Susana began in communications in Portugal following car races and other industries far from fashion. But it was when she started working at a little bridal boutique that she found her life’s calling. Before she knew what was happening, she was managing one of the largest stores in the DC metro area. She left to open a more personal place where she uses her communications background to ensure that every bride receives the care and attention that only a trained listening ear can provide. Susana is thrilled to spend the rest of her working days surrounded by lace, beads and happy brides, doing what she loves the most.

Susana is married to the love of her life and proud mom of a very active and sporty little girl. Her family would not be completed without Dancer, their adopted terrier mix.


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