About Us

Heart to Heart Bridal was started in Manchester, NY by Janice Burkhart in 2004. Janice founded Heart to Heart Bridal with the intention of creating an enjoyable and successful shopping experience for our Heart to Heart Brides.

As a young girl Janice shopped at Mary Ann Fashions in Manchester with her mother. She remembers telling her mother she loved the shop. Her mother said, “Well, maybe you will have a shop like this someday.”

Janice worked hard to make her dream come true. She received a degree in Fashion design and teaching. Janice worked for many years in the Penfield School district teaching family and consumer sciences. Throughout her tenure she especially enjoyed teaching students how to sew. When Mary Ann retired and closed her shop, her building became available. Janice seized the opportunity to open her own shop.

Our staff includes Valerie Kean, Cassandra Wallace, and Sophia Bush.

At Heart to Heart Bridal, our focus is on the bride. We only sell wedding dresses and bridal accessories such as veils, headpieces, and sashes. Our samples range in size from 6-24. Our price range is from $748-$2,398 while the majority of our dresses fall in the $1,200 to $1,500 range. We also have clearance dresses available for brides on tighter budgets. Visit our Pinterest Board to view our current clearance dresses.

Heart to Heart Bridal in Manchester is conveniently located on Rt. 21, 1 mile south of Thruway exit 43.

Our Mission

To give brides the experience of a lifetime, while providing excellent customer service and helping brides find the dress of their dreams.


I loved that you all gave me insight where to find everything and provided some suggestions, but allowed me to look through all the dresses and independently tried them on. You all provided great feedback on the dresses I tried on. You contacted me when a new dress came in that you thought I might like and were able to schedule an appointment quickly. Everyone was so friendly and kind.
— Annie Richter


All photography provided by Callie Lauren Photography