What is your favorite part about helping brides and working for Charlotte’s Weddings? How long have you worked here?
I’ve been working at Charlotte’s since November 2016. My favorite part about being a bridal consultant is getting to be a part of such a happy and joyful time in a bride’s life! It is always so rewarding to help a bride find the gown that puts a smile on her face and makes her feel beautiful. By the end of an appointment I feel more like a friend or a sister than a bridal consultant!
Do you have a favorite moment/story from working at Charlotte’s?
I have had so many wonderful moments working at Chatlotte’s, but my favorite recent memory was helping my older sister find her wedding gown. As young girls, we use to dream, plan, and play out our future weddings together. It brought me so much joy to be able to find her the perfect gown to match her personality and style and see that sparkle in her eye when she put on “the dress.” It was truly a magical moment that brought me back to spending our summers as kids, designing wedding dresses out of old Mickey Mouse beach towels in our backyard. I loved helping my sister find her dream dress and I am so excited to get to do that for all my clients!
What kind of advice would you give your brides about dress shopping?
Gown shopping is incredibly exciting but can easily become overwhelming if you let it, so most importantly, relax! Research gowns and styles you think you might like, but be open to the idea of finding something completely different as well. Plan to bring only a few supportive friends or family and space out your appointments with time for coffee or a meal in between. Trust your bridal consultant, but more importantly trust yourself, you’ll know when you’ve found “the dress!”
What do you like to do when you aren’t working at Charlotte’s?
When I’m not at Charlotte’s, I stay busy rehearsing and performing in musical theater productions throughout the Portland area. I live for coffee and breakfast food, world travel, cooking, and spending time with my wonderful friends and family!