Meet the Team
Owner: Ashley Sipos
What is your favorite thing about being a bridal stylist? I love helping women find the confidence to try on gowns they'd never consider. There is absolutely nothing better than seeing a bride look at herself in the mirror and truly feel beautiful.
What has been your favorite bridal shopping moment so far? There are so many incredible moments but my favorite was watching four generations come together from all over the country to support this incredible bride...and then fight over who got to pay. LOL! Great Grandma quietly stated she had always dreamed of buying the bride's dress and, if they let her, all of her life's dreams will have come true. Everyone broke down in tears and finally let Great Grandma pay after her very convincing argument. Then Great Grandma gave me a little smirk and nudge and told me she's still got it!
Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds! I love seeing all of the unique rings come in the store.
Who is your favorite wedding gown designer? I am loving everything Martine Harris touches right now. She is the creative designer for our Stella York line and they are setting the bar for creating popular trends. They also pay special attention to how the gown feels on your body providing the perfect amount of support while using light fabrics that work well in Florida.
What do you love doing in your time off? I love spending time with my family and our 3 dogs, Paxton, Lucy and Ethel. I also love traveling and finding new things to try. My favorites this year were rock climbing, whale watching on the coast of Oregon and touring art galleries in Laguna Beach. Oh, and reading everything I can get my hands on - current fave: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
What's your best tip for brides beginning the wedding shopping adventure? Two things: 1. Don't overthink it but do a little research before you set out on foot. Have a budget in mind so we can be respectful of it but keep an open mind about the dress details. You may be surprised by what you like once you have it on. 2. If something online looks too good to be true it probably is. True handmade designer gowns take a very talented and skilled army to create. We see too many brides in our shop upset after wasting part of their budget on an online knock-off that fits horribly and is nothing like the photo they thought they were getting.
Best wedding themed movie? I love a having a good laugh so Bridesmaids will always be top of the list for me. "It's happening!" - Lillian - Bridesmaids
What do you wish every bride knew before coming in to shop? We have seen it all and we will walk you through every step of the bridal gown journey. If you have fears about your appointment reach out to us; there is a good chance we have already encountered whatever you are worried about and can ease your nerves. And, most importantly, you are beautiful just the way you are.
Bridal Stylist: Stephanie
What is your favorite thing about being a bridal stylist? My favorite thing about being a bridal stylist is getting to know the brides and their families. I love getting to be a part of their special day and making their experience one to remember!
What has been your favorite bridal shopping moment so far?I had a bride who had a previously disappointing experience at another retail store. She was convinced that we wouldn’t have a dress that she could love and had even considered making her wedding dress! I loved getting a sense of her quirky style and helping her find the perfect dress for her special day! She left the shop that day with a great experience and way more free time on her plate since she didn’t have to worry about making her dress!
Diamonds or pearls? Can’t a girl have both?
Who is your favorite wedding gown designer? I’m really enjoying the new Enzoani line! I’m all about the dramatic trains!
What do you love doing in your time off? I’m a mom of three boys, so I love spending time with my family and my two dogs!
What's your best tip for brides beginning the wedding shopping adventure? Try everything! Look at dress buying as part of your wedding adventure! Just because you THINK a style won’t work for your body, you’ll never know until you try it on!
Best wedding themed movie? My Best Friend’s Wedding. Hands down.
What do you wish every bride knew before coming in to shop? That their body is uniquely their own! Find a dress that you not only love, but that you are comfortable being yourself in! Don’t ever think that you won’t look beautiful on your big day! No matter what dress you choose, your fiancé will see YOU!