One of my biggest inspirations is Wendy Rivera. I love her positive energy and her passion for every single bride. I also find daily inspiration from my coworkers - I love how we support each other.
I think the most iconic bride, or bride that many talk about is Kate Middleton or Princess Diana. However, my personal favorite wedding dress is Angelina Jolie. I love that she didn't go with some over the top design, but a simple gown with drawings from her children. Too cute!
When I connect with a bride so much that I get teary-eyed along with her as she is visualizing her wedding day. I also like getting brides who have had bad experiences at other places because I like to show them what this experience SHOULD be like. When I was pregnant and found out the gender, the nurse ruined my experience by acting like the experience was no big deal. I never want my brides to feel like they haven’t had the moment they deserve.
I love Anya because we are not your average boutique. I like that the company started in warehouse, because when you start at the bottom I feel like you don't ever forget that and you don't take any customer for granted. I think it's great how we can come in one day and they'll be filming a show, or how we get the opportunity to meet a world-renowned designer, or guest speakers like Wendy. I love that when I get to work and get started with a bride, I am in that moment fully. Of course, any job can feel like work sometimes - but I love that 98% of the time my job does not feel like work, it feels like I just contributed to someone's life. I love our Anya Staff. Most of all I just love helping my brides find their dream gown and seeing them truly happy.
Every day is different for me and out of the 11 years of being a Bridal Stylist I am still amazed and moved by the excitement a bride has when she finds her perfect dress. As a mother of five adult daughters, I’m very aware of what a woman wants on her wedding day. It brings me so much joy to be a part of one of the most important decisions a bride will make.
Millie Taylor-Morrison who was recently married surely got my attention. She is 86 years old and made for one of the most stunning brides I have seen in a long time.
Oh my, so many to choose from as each bride has always giving me so much to remember them by, but I would have to say when my bride has a story so touching that it makes me cry and gives me goose bumps.
The reason I like working at Anya Bridal is because each stylist here has a different approach to working with brides but I see the same result, when the brides leaves here feeling wonderful about her gown choice, each stylist makes a bride feel like they are the only bride in the room even if the store is filled with people. I like being surrounded by talented stylists who have just as much passion as I do.
Art and Design have always been a topic of interest for me. Anything from being on paper to an expression of clothing. My initial career path, after deciding that I'm not cut out to witness blood (I thought I wanted to be a doctor), was to have my own clothing design company. I love to bring that creativity to work everyday.
Elizabeth Taylor, because she did it 8 times and she never gave up on love!
My favorite moment with an Anya bride ironically was someone I didn't help find a dress. She informed me her appointment would be a mock appointment while her mother and grandmother would attend. An hour before the appointment her maid of honor brings me a garment bag with a gown already inside! It was placed out of sight. Our appointment was all set to go, we tried on a number of gowns she actually loved, and finally she puts the mystery garment on and it was her great grandmothers dress revamped! It was a beautiful emotional moment. The dress is something precious to the family and will be worn for 4 generations.
I love working at Anya because it has improved my life. Love really does exist and I see it every day in MANY shapes and forms. I have a better understanding of different cultures, traditions, and even people. Each season I am submerged in a collection of gowns by dozens of talented designers. Being given the ability to translate a person’s personal taste and beauty into a dress they wear on their very special day; to help them embark on a journey of life, love and family, is a huge reward.
Love is what inspired me to be in the bridal industry. I am a hopeless romantic and I love to see people in love. It brings joy to me to know I helped make one of the most important days in a woman's life truly special.
I LOVE Sophia Vergara's dress in her 2015 wedding to Joe Manganiello. Her dress was a gorgeous blend of sexy meets princess, which is what I ideally want for my dress.
I had a bride that came to Anya as her second stop of dress shopping for the day. She ended up having a terrible experience at the previous store she went to and was looking for her day to turn around. She was so sweet and funny and a pleasure to work with. At the end of the appointment we ended up finding a dress in her budget that she loved. She was so appreciative, that she broke down crying. .and that really touched me.
I love working at Anya, because the large variety of inventory allows me to find the perfect dress for my brides, without them having to go to several stores. We take care of not only the bride, but the whole wedding party, making Anya Bridal a one-stop-shop. I love that it’s an experience when you come to Anya Bridal, there is an energy that you can feel as soon as you walk in the store. You won’t find that anywhere else – I promise you.