Our Bridal Stylists cannot wait to show you our wedding dresses…
…and hear all about your wedding day!
Founder & Owner
The Wedding Shoppe was founded in 1999. With a small savings account, some credit cards, and an idea, Michelle did what no one ever does—quit her job and opened a bridal accessories store with absolutely no experience in the retail industry.
In the beginning, TWS only sold bridal accessories. Things really started to take off in 2008 after adding exclusive wedding dresses. That’s when TWS brides let us in on a little secret. The Wedding Shoppe was different. Very different. We made each and every bride feel comfortable, listened to, and cared about while she shopped. Our unique collection of dresses weren’t seen in all of the bridal magazines, on the internet, or in other local bridal shops. And the brides absolutely fell in love with The Wedding Shoppe experience.
Over 23 years later, we’ve had the pleasure of helping more than 12,000 brides find their dream dress and thousands of brides find the perfect accessories. And we’ve hand-curated a team that’s a lot more like family than anything else.
All united in the same vision to deliver an unforgettable shopping experience that makes every bride feel deeply valued, appreciated and cared for, we make shopping for your wedding dress one of your most treasured memories.
No longer a novice in the industry, Michelle is a leading expert in bridal retail. She’s the President of the Better Bridal Group, a 501c(3) non-profit dedicated to mentoring and training bridal store owners around the world on providing the best experience for their brides. She’s also co-founder and President of the National Bridal Retailers Association. The NBRA is also a 501c(6) non-profit focused on consolidating the voices of independent bridal store owners to effect change in our industry.
Danielle Simone has been with The Wedding Shoppe since day one. As the general manager, she oversees all of the employees, manages ordering, and travels the world searching for unique and beautiful gowns. Every Friday, Danielle leads staff meetings to ensure the team has gone above and beyond to service each and every customer. A self-proclaimed “complete opposite” of her sister, Wedding Shoppe founder Michelle, Danielle says they work really well as a team.
Meet our Stylists!
What an incredible time in your life and we get to be a part of it! Our Wedding Shoppe Matchmakers want to hear all the romantic details – how the love of your life popped the question and all the details about your dream wedding dress!
As your Matchmakers, our goal is to help you find “the one.” The dress that makes you feel stunning and beautiful is what warms our hearts each and every time.
We know how important it is to find the perfect dress for your special day. Our Matchmakers listen to every detail you give and use their wedded intuition to help find your best match. Not only will you feel comfortable and full of excitement, your bridal entourage will also be there to support you every step of the way.
While you might fall for the first dress you try on, you may even choose a style you didn’t expect to love. Either way, your Wedding Shoppe experience is all about the whirlwind love affair between you and your wedding gown!
Frequently found pinching herself to make sure she really has found her dream job, Manager Haley loves the fast pace of The Wedding Shoppe and the way we create magical experiences for every bride. Since 2014, Haley has been working one-on-one with brides to identify the intricate details of gowns that fully express who they are. Aside from the brides she meets, she says it’s the hard working, like-minded Wedding Shoppe team that makes her want to stay long term.
To Customer Service Manager Codi, there’s nothing better than making a bride’s vision come to life. A member of the TWS team since 2011, she says The Wedding Shoppe is a happy place to be. The unique dress selection and commitment to always going above and beyond makes The Wedding Shoppe different to Codi. A very empathetic person, she listens really well and, as a result, consistently delights her brides.
A fan of the popular TV show Say Yes To The Dress, Bridal Stylist, Rebecca, never knew how much she would love working in the bridal industry until she started doing it. She says The Wedding Shoppe is different because the team bends over backwards for every customer. A detail-oriented task management pro, she always makes the brides she serves her number one priority. Rebecca joined the TWS team in 2017.
As a Bridal Stylist, Cheri loves getting to know her brides and learning about their vision for their wedding day. To Cheri, The Wedding Shoppe brides are like family, with each one being loved and cared about from beginning to end. Since 2011, she has been helping brides find their perfect dress, regardless of their budget, while helping them to create unique bridal looks that set them apart.
With TWS since 2013, Bridal Stylist Jessica helps brides from the minute they walk in the door to the minute they walk out with their dream dress in hand. With more than 10 years of bridal industry experience, Jessica loves hearing a bride cry happy tears because she’s found the perfect gown. Often mentoring less experienced stylists, Jessica is proud to work for a company that’s dedicated to customer satisfaction.
Christina has been fitting and altering wedding gowns as an alterations specialist at The Wedding Shoppe since 2015. When asked why she chose to work at The Wedding Shoppe, she told us she was drawn to the kind and supportive atmosphere that allowed her to get to know each bride personally. Often praised for her calm demeanor, she works tirelessly to ensure every bride she serves has a happy and memorable experience.
Marina considers it a true pleasure and honor to help brides find their gown while creating memories that last a lifetime. In 2015, she joined our team as an experienced Bridal Stylist. To Marina, it’s business as usual at The Wedding Shoppe when the team is listening to the bride’s they service and focusing on their unique needs and wants instead of on making the sale. That’s simply the way good business is done!
Bridal Stylist Shawn joined The Wedding Shoppe team in 2016. A sales specialist, Shawn’s favorite part of her job is interacting with the brides. She says it was the reputation of The Wedding Shoppe that drew her to the job initially but it’s the people that prompt her to stay. Her uncanny ability to connect with brides plays a vital role in providing the excellent customer service she’s known for.
Melissa has been a bridal stylist at The Wedding Shoppe since 2017. Drawn to the job because of The Wedding Shoppe’s impeccable reputation, she loves being part of a bride’s story. Gifted at authentically connecting with the brides she serves, Melissa says The Wedding Shoppe is different because they anticipate and solve problems before they happen. You’re most likely to see Melissa helping brides find their dream wedding gown. Melissa has been a Bridal Stylist for over 20 years!
Dressmaker and seamstress Elisa is the visionary behind some of our most stunning dresses. With a keen eye for detail, Elisa sought out her position at The Wedding Shoppe because of it’s reputation for being the most beautiful, fashion forward store. For more than 20 years she’s been a head seamstress in top bridal stores throughout east Michigan and we were fortunate to welcome her to The Wedding Shoppe in 2017.
When Brittany joined the TWS team in 2018 as a Bridal Stylist, she was ready for a big change. She was excited to work in a supportive environment that would allow her to grow. She loves our focus on the bride and providing each one the most amazing experience possible. She likes to make her appointments laid back, relaxed, and memorable for the bride and her guests. For Brittany, watching a bride have her “bridal moment” as she falls in love with her wedding dress is what she loves most about her job.
Danielle joined the TWS Team in 2019. With experience in the wedding and event industry, she jumped right in to help our brides look smashing for their upcoming weddings. Our brides adore her calm demeanor. She loves taking the time to connect with our guests on the phone and in person.
Stacey has been with TWS since 2019 being our back of house specialist. She inspects all bridal gowns and accessories ensuring they are to our standards, from hem to embellishments making sure not a button or thread is out of place. Stacey has the delight to make our bride’s day after inspection by passing gowns to be called for try-on. Although you rarely see Stacey upfront, she is a very important part of our bride’s journey.
Seamstress Van was trained at a French Tailoring School and owned a vibrant garment business in her native country of Vietnam. Upon arriving to the US and marrying her husband, she quickly learned that her knowledge of garment construction and sewing techniques fit perfectly with performing bridal alterations. She worked her way up to Head Seamstress at various bridal stores in Metro Detroit. For over 20 years, she continues every day to make “the bride’s dream come true.” We welcomed her to The Wedding Shoppe in 2019.
Having only started at The Wedding Shoppe in 2021, you would of thought she was a part of the team for years. Nicole welcomes every bride with her exceptional charm and warm, friendly attitude. She has an inquisitive mind that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to asking the right questions for the best and most accurate style. When faced with a challenge, Nicole never shies away and always presents a bright, positive outlook. She makes the experience effortless and exciting with a personal touch so every bride’s dream comes true.
Getting her start by making costumes for herself, Bevin’s passion for sewing inspired her to hone her skills through academia. She has earned a BS from Eastern Michigan University and a MFA from Wayne State University for costume design and construction. Bevin has now been sewing for over 15 years and has worked on costumes for countless theatrical productions. When asked why she likes working at The Wedding Shoppe, Bevin said “A wedding can be the most important production in a person’s life and by working here I always get to take care of the leading lady and make sure every bride feels like a star!”
Alie started in competitive costume design and absolutely loves the attention to detail that goes into every garment. When she found that bridal apparel requires the same amount of precision, she immediately started to look into being a wedding gown seamstress, and stumbled upon The Wedding Shoppe. She was blown away with how many amazing reviews TWS had, and knew she wanted to join. As soon as she walked through the doors, Alie knew this was her place and would never want to leave because of the super heavy emphasis on the happiness of both the customers and the employees and it creates a super positive, loving environment. Alie absolutely loves being a part of an extremely important moment of someone’s life and can’t wait to help you with yours!
Kim joined TWS in 2019, from wedding cakes to bridal photography she has had her hands in it all, even owning her own bridal boutique for 8 years. Owning her own bridal boutique taught her that her real passion is helping brides by customizing and altering dresses to fulfill their vision for their special day. With over 30 years of alteration experience, Kim is always striving to help her brides look their best.
Geena says it never gets old seeing the excitement in a bride’s eyes when she finds the one! As a bridal consultant, she works with brides to make their vision come true. She has always had a passion to work in the wedding industry and thought it was a dream come true when she joined our team! She loves the family atmosphere that we have here and loves helping the social media team with Tiktok videos and Reels.
If you’re looking for a good laugh, a great time and upbeat energy, Katy is sure to be your go-to gal. She joined The Wedding Shoppe team in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. Katy’s energy and positivity brings such a light hearted atmosphere to her appointments that leave her brides with all smiles with an unforgettable memory.
An enthusiast of big sparkly earrings and poufy dresses, Rita is a bridal stylist that wants her brides to have a fun, comfortable, and relaxing experience. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, she specialized in designing Bridal and Evening gowns. After dipping her toes into bridal sales in college, she was eager to join a supportive and heartwarming team like The Wedding Shoppe. She loves to use her design knowledge to help brides customize their dresses and make them extra special. The Wedding Shoppe feels like home and Rita is touched to work with a team of wonderful ladies who genuinely care about their brides. “Whether you’re getting married in 2 weeks or 2 years, let’s find the one!”
We hold our team members to the highest standards because our clients deserve the very best. YOU are The Wedding Shoppe. Learn more about open positions at our Shoppe and join the team!