Hello! I’m Kari Hughes, the owner of Sage Bridal Studio.


I’m so glad you’re here!

The concept for Sage Bridal Studio was born in 2020 while searching for my own wedding dress. Finding few options in the surrounding area, Chicago and Indianapolis were the obvious locations to search for my dress. While those cities certainly had many options to choose from, I found myself wanting a more personal and intimate wedding dress shopping experience. To me, wedding dress shopping felt like dating:  I didn’t want a thousand options, I just wanted to find the one!

As a professional event planner with over a decade of experience working with many different types of clients, including brides, my passion is creating meaningful connections and experiences. I have been involved in the planning process for hundreds of weddings and have served as an on-site wedding attendant for many years. The most magical moments I witnessed were the quiet moments between the wedding couple and their friends and family. In creating Sage Bridal Studio, I want to create a space that is inclusive, welcoming, and relaxing for the bride and her tribe. I hope you choose to come in, sip some bubbly, and make unforgettable memories here!