I never pictured myself doing something so girly…I fell into bridal merely by chance when I interviewed for a retail sales job with then owner Suzanne. She immediately decided that “I was the one” but I wasn’t so sure. After landing a different job back in my familiar world of banking, Suzanne convinced me to give it a try…three months was all she asked for…within two weeks I knew I was destined for this business!
My kids were young when I decided to buy the store from her. It was terrifying but I knew I could do it. I remember the first morning that I walked into the store as the owner…the store smelled like lemon lavender and I had no idea how I’d ever make rent! Every Sunday afternoon we would come to the store directly after church where my son would work on his homework and my two young daughters and I painted every pink stripe in the store by hand.
Within a couple of years, I had added a full service alterations department, built from the ground up with help from my dad. A couple of years later, we took over the neighboring space and doubled our size, adding a prom and pageant department. My goal for The Bridal Gallery was to build the “Nordstrom” of bridal in my town.
Little by little, I’ve seen that dream come true. I’m forever learning as I go and I strive to offer a unique experience in our store…you can relax and HAVE FUN…we laugh a lot…we are silly and we are REAL. There will be at least one time that you think to yourself “I can’t believe she said that” and you laugh out loud. You will experience honesty when we share our opinion…My staff will tell you that if you ask my opinion, you will definitely get it, so prepare yourself! At the Bridal Gallery, we are family – when you visit, you are too.
I would like to personally invite you to come in and spend some time with us. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles! Trust us a little bit! We really have been doing this for awhile and we can help you look and feel amazing on your wedding day…After all, this is the most important dress you will ever wear – don’t just leave it to chance, leave it to us. You won’t be disappointed.