About The Steel Magnolia

Bride and Groom — Simple wedding dresses in Somerset, KY
The Steel Magnolia opened it's doors in November 2015. Located in the heart of historic downtown Somerset, The Steel Magnolia is Main Street's newest boutique , offering private appointments to customers. The historic building at 114 N Main St was built in 1886, and still boasts it's original pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Newly updated with timeless sophistication, from the ornate ceilings to the soft lighting chandeliers… the atmosphere offered makes for an unforgettable bridal experience.
Owner, Lacy Dixon, opened The Steel Magnolia with hopes of catering to each customer on a personal level. She states, “When I opened the doors, people were confused as to why I only have one dressing room. That's all I need. We handle our brides one at a time here. Each woman is given her time, with her family, in a private and comfortable setting. This makes the experience more memorable for the bride. There is no awkward sitting with strangers… just you and your loved ones. Each customer gets undivided attention and we can listen to her and her concerns. This is why we do private appointments. We do take walk-ins if we have an open slot, of course. But with the growing popularity of our shopping experience, availability is sometimes limited”.

Meet Our Team


Lacy Dixon

Lacy Dixon owns and operates The Steel Magnolia. After working as a registered nurse for 10+ years, she longed for a career filled with joy, love, and passion. She opened the doors to The Steel Magnolia in 2015 and never looked back. Her vision was to create a memorable and intimate shopping experience for brides and their loved ones. With a love for uniquely beautiful gowns, she plunged into the bridal world with a mission to provide the best customer service and a memorable experience. "I love that I can be a part of such a milestone for so many women. It's truly the most important garment one will ever wear, and I'm flattered to be here for that. My goal is to keep every bride in a private and comfortable setting, surrounded by family and friends. This is the only way to find the dress you start the rest of your life in!"

Olivia Russell

Olivia Russell is the manager for The Steel Magnolia. She started in 2015 and has since grown to be an experienced and dedicated part of our boutique. Her helpful and understanding attitude make her a vital part of the team. Brides absolutely rave over her customer service and willingness to listen to their concerns. Olivia herself became a TSM bride when she married her husband, Matt in September of 2017. "My favorite part of this job is helping the brides find the dress that speaks to them... to find that gown that has been the vision they have had since childhood. I love that!"