NOT YOUR TYPICAL BRIDAL SALON
A Day in June was founded in 2022 by Monet Alexander. Monet grew up with her grandmother, Alice, who worked as a seamstress in a bridal shop. The women in Monet's family taught her to sew, knit, weave, and crochet starting when she was eight years old.
Monet was a public defender for a decade before deciding to open A Day in June, combining her commitment to social justice with the love of bridal textiles that she learned from her family.
OUR SHOP'S VALUES
The rules we live by
At A Day in June, we do things differently. Our four core values inform everything we do, from the smallest act of choosing recycled paper tags to the way that we donate our profits to help create a fairer, more sustainable world.
Inclusion | Wedding dresses are for anyone who wants one, regardless of gender, gender identity, body type, disability, or relationship structure. If you want to wear a gown on your wedding day, we want to help you find the perfect fit.
Service | We are here to help you on your journey to finding the gown of your dreams. This is your decision, not ours, so we will never pressure you into choosing any gown. Your experience with us will be relaxed, low-pressure, and fun - we promise!
Impact | Bridal can be a force for positive change, and we believe that we have a role to play as a bridge between bridal designers who want to have an impact on the world and nonprofits who can use their help.
Sustainability | The fashion industry is one of the largest polluters in the world - but it doesn't have to be. All of us can make choices that limit the effect of textile production on the environment. Because our gowns are all prefabricated, when you shop with us, you can rest assured that your gown will have no harmful environmental impact. Read more.
WHERE OUR NAME COMES FROM
We chose our name because the month of June carries special significance in the history of civil rights movements in the US.
June 2, 1958
Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, got married in Virginia in June 1958. Interracial marriage was illegal there, and the couple was arrested on July 14, 1958. They fled to Maryland, and later became the plaintiffs in Loving v. Virginia, challenging Virginia's anti-miscegenation law.
June 12, 1967 *
In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down state laws that banned interracial marriage.
June 28, 1969
The Stonewall Riots, which are widely considered to mark the beginning of the modern LGBT civil rights movement, began on June 28, 1969, and lasted until July 3, 1969.
June 26, 2013
Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer fell in love in 1965, and they spent the next 42 years together. When Thea received a fatal diagnosis in 2007, the couple traveled to Canada so they could marry each other legally before Thea died. When she passed away less than two years later, Thea left her sizeable estate to Edie. Under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal government refused to recognize their marriage because they were a same-sex couple, and it taxed Edie's inheritance from Thea as though they were strangers - costing Edie $600,000. Edie challenged the law in Windsor v. United States, and the Supreme Court struck down DOMA on June 26, 2013.
June 26, 2015
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court struck down state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage.
*June 12 was also Nana Alice's birthday.