We know shopping for a gown is a personal experience, and with that we want to share some personal things about who we are!
Here are some fun facts about each staff member on our team. Just like
we want to get to know you during your visits at our store, here's an
opportunity for you to get to know us! Can you believe that we are ALL family??
That's right - we are a fully family owned business!
“I began my love for this business right after high school graduation. As a part time job, I started modeling for a local bridal shop. Continuing with this path, I started working part time in the bridal salon. This is where I developed a love of weddings and a passion for working with brides and their wedding party."
"After marrying, I continued to work until I had children. When a friend of mine decided to sell her bridal business I knew, without a doubt in my mind, that this was my calling! That was over 33 years ago!! I love this business as much as I did when I was just 19. When, and if, I ever retire I know the passion and commitment will continue in the hands of my daughter, Kelsey. I pride myself with having sisters, a sister-in-law, as well as a life-long friend working by my side each day. We truly are a family business, and for that I am grateful!”
Favorite Foods: Pizza and Pasta
Favorite Hobbies: I enjoy watching movies, reading, and travel planning.
What I like to do in my free time: I love to spend my free time with my family, especially my grandchildren. I love to travel, and I am an avid cruiser.
Favorite part of owning the business: I love getting to know our brides on a personal level during the whole process and then getting to see their faces light up when they find “the one”
“For as long as I can remember, the “Shoppe” has been in my life. Whether it was taking a trip back to the store with my mom and dad when I was little, answering the phone when calls were transferred to our house, or hiding in a closet after school doing my homework, this place has been a huge part of who I am today. I saw my mom work hard and put everything she had into this business, and because of that, I have such great work ethic as an adult."
"Throughout college I never expected myself to be working in the store. I had other plans. I wanted to be a teacher, then changed my major to Financial Services with a Business Degree. Right out of college I got a job at a local Law Firm and thought my life was perfect. Little did I know then, but it ended up not being the job for me, calling my mom and saying I am coming to work at the shoppe. She responded with, “Well the only thing I need help with is sewing.” I took that as a challenge and quickly learned the ins and outs of alterations. Before I knew it my mom would be the one asking me the questions!"
"Sewing is niche that not all people have. I always tell people, “you either have it, or you don’t.” Fortunately, I had it. Now after almost 10 years into being a seamstress, I couldn’t imagine my life any other way. It is such a rewarding feeling getting to finish a gown and know that it fits my customer like it should. I pride myself in the work that I do, the effort I put into it, and the commitment I have to making your gown perfect!”
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Mexican, Tacos, and Ice Cream
Favorite Hobbies: I love spending time with my family, my husband, Brandon, and our two dogs, Arvi and Josi!
"I started working with my sister-in-law (Cindy) with fashion shows long before I started working at the shoppe. In 2002 I was laid off. It just so happened that a job opening became available at the store and Cindy offered it to me. The rest was history!"
"My favorite part of my job is getting to meet new people. While helping brides find their dream dress, I love getting to know them personally."
Favorite Foods: Ice Cream, any kind of Soup, and watermelon
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Bridesmaids, Food Network, HGTV
What I like to do in my free time: Making Soup, walking my dog, Luna, and spending time with my family
“I started working at Tunis in February of 1989 after the birth of my oldest son. I joined my sister (Cindy) and my oldest sister, Bonnie, in helping brides and their wedding parties find the perfect dresses!"
"My favorite part of working in this business is talking to the customers and working through the process of finding 'THE' one, whether it be the bride, a group of bridesmaids, or a mom. I especially like working with moms!"
"Our customers are so appreciative of the time that we give them. That is such an important part of being their consultant! I love hearing their stories and all the plans for their big day!"
Favorite Foods: Seafood, ANY kind of desserts, and a nice glass of wine!
Favorite Hobbies: Going on walks everyday, reading Harry Potter books, listening to old time music and spending time with my family
Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Harry Potter Movies, Sappy love stories and Broadway. Newest favorite movie is The Greatest Showman