“My experience surpassed anything I could have hoped for! The private dressing rooms made for an intimate and personal experience. My stylist was amazing and really took her time to figure out what I was looking for. She was so patient and knowledgeable and had a great eye for dresses she thought would work. We ended up finding the one in just a little over an hour. My dress shopping experience was such a fun memory I will cherish for many years. Thank you Charlotte’s!”
Charlotte’s has been in business for over 25 years. The original owner named Charlotte, started the business out of her home with only one designer and soon after moved into our current location and opened a full service bridal boutique.
In June of 2007, Charlotte decided to retire and sell the store to one of her employees.
The store has been reinvented with a newly renovated and expanded boutique in 2010 with 9 bridal suites, 8 smaller rooms for bridesmaids and moms. It has exclusive designers found nowhere else in Portland and the surrounding areas. It remains a full service boutique known for its great customer service, knowledgeable staff and the bridal shop to go to when wanting the ultimate gown shopping experience. Charlotte’s has become one of the top destinations to find your wedding gown in the Pacific Northwest.
A lifelong Oregonian, Krysta earned a degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and Advertising from Portland State University. After an early stint in the corporate business world, Krysta soon realized she wanted a career that better suited her passions. Her attention to detail and knack for event planning led her to pursue a career in the bridal industry.
In December of 2005 she started working as a stylist for Charlotte’s and quickly found she loved her job. “It’s such an honor to be a part of this incredible journey with your bride. You really get to connect and get to know her while helping her find the wedding gown of her dreams. It’s a special memory that we get to be a part of and that’s what makes this job so amazing.”
In June of 2007, she pursued her passion even further by purchasing Charlotte’s and making it her own. Krysta has spent years working to improve the level of service Charlotte’s provides and enhance the look and feel of the store. She also coaches other bridal shops across the country in growing their business. She speaks on a national level and is a Pro Educator for The Knot.
When Krysta isn’t at Charlotte’s she is spending time with her two young boys, traveling, enjoying time with family and friends, wine tasting, and planning her next big adventure!