Meet The Bridal Gallery Team
And find out who we are!!!
Above all at The Bridal Gallery, we are very personal and family oriented. As a result, our staff takes pleasure in sharing something personal and letting people know who we are.
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. As a result, she immediately decided that “I was the one” but I wasn’t so sure. So after landing a different job back in my familiar world of banking, Suzanne convinced me to give it a try. For that reason, three months was all she asked for. Finally, 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.
The rest of the story…
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 with the help of my brothers. 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.
When I veg on the sofa I watch: Private Practice.
What I do in my free time: Cooking and Baking (Do I really have time for a hobby when I have 3 kids??!)
What I love about my job: Building relationships with my brides!
My most memorable bride: It’s difficult to pick just one as I’ve been fortunate to work with so many people in over a decade of consulting. I think my most treasured moments happen when I am able to sell sisters over the years…It makes feel very honored that after working with one, they want to come back and work with me.
favorite food: i love macaroni and cheese!!!
favorite hobby: i love to bake!!
favorite thing about working here: i was welcomed in like family!! also, i used to work at disneyworld, so making magic for brides 🙂
My Favorite food: Anything my husband cooks! Not just because it means I don’t have to cook- but because it’s delicious and one of the many reasons I love him.
What do I like to do in my free time?
I spend all my time with my boys enjoying all the best that Oregon has to offer. You can find us at the coast, silver falls or a play ground.
My Favorite thing about working here:
I love that I get to be a part of such an incredibly special time in someones life. I’m a romantic, who loves a happy ending and a happy bride.
Favorite food: I Love Ice Cream!!!
Favorite hobby: I love the outdoors and spending time with my wonderful boyfriend Coby and our new dog Nala.
What is your favorite thing about working here : I grew up in this business so it’s really fun for me to work brides now that “i’m tall enough to reach the dresses”!!
Favorite food: Greek food!!!
Favorite hobby: Spending time with family and friends. My two dogs. Riding ATV’s.
What is your favorite thing about working here : Being with my second family–the staff at The Bridal Gallery. Bonding with my cutomers and helping them feel beautiful and confident for their special day. ALL THE GORGEOUS DRESSES!!