I’ve worked at Charlotte’s since June of 2014 and I absolutely love being a part of such an exciting experience! Finding your dream gown is a big deal and the fact that I get to help brides find it is an incredible feeling. My favorite part about helping brides is when I can see that they found their dress before they even have to say it. Sometimes it’s been a difficult process of eliminating gowns and then suddenly, the bride’s face changes and her body language says it all: she’s found her dress! It makes me so happy to know that I helped make that moment happen!
Do you have a favorite moment/story from working at Charlotte’s?
I took an appointment once where I really thought I recognized the bride and it turned out she was the older sister of an old friend of mine! It was such a joyful experience and the reaction her family had when she tried on “the dress” was beautiful to see. The bride cried as she pictured herself getting married in the gown and her family was overwhelmed with how incredibly beautiful she looked! I will always remember that appointment and be thankful I could be a part of such an important day for her and her family.
What kind of advice would you give your brides about dress shopping?
The best advice I can give is that it is important to have a general idea of what you want in a gown, but stay as open minded as possible. Dresses don’t always look the same on your body as they do on the models or in pictures you find on Pinterest. It’s really important that you feel beautiful and comfortable in your dress, and that might be something totally different that you weren’t even thinking you would like. Most of all relax and trust your consultant! She is there to help you and the more you communicate with her, the better able she is to bring your perfect gown in for you to find.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Charlotte’s?
Spending time with my family and friends is the most important thing to me. I love doing anything with them, even if it’s just spending a rainy day inside watching movies. I like taking trips to the beach and anywhere relaxing away from the city. Music is a huge part of my life; I sing, dance, and play some guitar. On my days off you can find me baking while singing and dancing in my kitchen! Last, but not least, I have a 2 year-old son who loves to dance and sing with me. We like to color, read books, and explore nature together!