our style team
Want to know just who you will be shopping with when you visit The White Dress? Read along to get to know more about the gals at The White Dress. And because we just love nicknames, we call ourselves, the TWD-ettes. Feel free to call us the bridal dream team if you wish.
Kristy, Owner and Bridal Style Expert
Kristy has been dreaming of wedding dresses since she was a little girl. Never once did she think she would be lucky enough to be surrounded by their beauty on a daily basis. But after lots of hard work, and a little bit of fate, her dream came true when she opened up The White Dress in 2011. Though she loves all aspects of running her boutique, her favorite part is working with brides. “Seeing the dresses come to life and be loved by another is so rewarding. And making their dream dress a reality is the best!” Kristy’s loves outside of weddings? Puppies, chocolate, and all things pink!
Marissa, Shop Manager
Marissa is one of the friendly gals that makes up our team and has worked at The White Dress since 2012. She wears many hats here at TWD, and is meticulous not only when it comes to keeping the boutique looking its best, but also keeping things organized behind the scenes as well. Her favorite part about working at TWD? “I love seeing the brides in all the dresses, especially when they have the dress on – they just glow!” Marissa is also a dance teacher and spends time each week working with young dancers. Outside of all of this, Marissa spends any remaining spare time with family! In fact, Marissa, along with her husband and daughter, keep a travel vlog where they travel to amusement parks across the USA!
Meg, Shop Manager + Bridal Style Expert
Meg is another friendly face that will greet you at The White Dress. Brides love her positive and calming energy during bridal appointments – which is perfect for those brides that may be a bit nervous when trying on dresses for the first time. But calm you will be with Meg at the helm of your appointment. Her main goal? “I just want to make each and every bride have a dream wedding dress shopping experience! Every girl deserves to feel like a princess during their quest to find the perfect dress and I love to be able treat them that way.” Outside of TWD, Meg likes to hang out with her husband and two adorable daughters. And when she can, she finds time to hunt down some fashion bargains! (Talk about a master shopper!)
Annie, Shop Manager + Bridal Style Expert
If you are looking for someone who was born to be in the bridal industry (really!), then Annie is your gal! Annie joined the TWD team in 2014, but has been part of the bridal world since she was a little girl when her mother owned a local bridal boutique. She learned at a very young age all the ins and outs of wedding dresses, the various customizations that can be done, and most importantly, just how very special being a bride actually is! Annie is the perfect gal to guide you on your wedding dress journey – she has a vast knowledge of dress silhouettes, fabric types, and is oftentimes using that knowledge to pull the perfect dress for her brides. Her interests outside of TWD include dance, crafting, and hanging out with her husband and two sweet little boys.
Ashley, Bridal Style Expert
Ashley is another fabulous TWD-ette and Bridal Style Expert that you will meet when you come to our boutique. Ashley has loved weddings since she was a little girl and has a stack of bridal magazines that will rival any wedding-enthusiast! Her passion for bridal fashion shines through when helping our brides on their wedding dress journey – she has a knack for making everyone around her feels comfortable, especially the bride! And we can bet that by the end of your appointment with Ashley, you will feel like you just had a fun time hanging out with a friend! And that is what Ashley loves best about working at TWD – working with each bride to help find that dream dress by listening to each bride’s likes, dislikes, needs, and wants. Fun fact about Ashley? She adores all animals and is even a foster parent to rescue dogs and cats!
Katelyn, Bridal Style Expert
Meet Katelyn, another member of the TWD Bridal Style Team! Her high energy and love for bridal is apparent from the moment you meet her. “Wedding dress shopping should be fun!” she says. This positive mentality always makes her appointments big on the fun-factor and low on the stress-factor. Her favorite part about working with brides is, of course, that moment when the bride finds the one! “I just love to see the emotion on a bride’s face – whether it is tears of joy or just that lit up bright and excited smile – it makes me feel honored to have been part of such a major moment in her life!” Outside of TWD, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her husband and children.
Nerissa, Bridal Style Expert
Nerissa started working at TWD in the Fall of 2018. Because this gal has so much love and zest for the wedding industry, she decided to dedicate a few Saturdays a month at TWD, on top of her 40-hour a week “regular” job! She absolutely loves working one-on-one with brides and is great at really listening to their bridal vision. Her brides love her attentiveness and friendly nature, so much so that by the end of the appointment, they truly feel like they have been shopping with a new friend! “Being able to help women pick out their dream dress brings me as much joy as they have for their dress. Knowing that I helped them find a dress that makes them look and feel their absolute best is an indescribable feeling!” In her spare time – when she has it! – Nerissa loves going to concerts and taking barre classes at The Barre Code.
Jillian, Bridal Style Expert
Jillian is another TWD Bride turned TWD-ette! She joined our team in early 2019 after visiting TWD several times shopping for wedding gowns for both herself and several of her friends. She enjoyed her experience so much that she decided to apply for our bridal stylist position, and we couldn’t have found a more perfect and fun and friendly gal to help you find “the one”! She has both a very calm demeanor and spunky energy that her brides love. And you can bet that she will be almost as excited as you when you find your dream dress! “I absolutely love working with people, so being able to work with brides and help them find their perfect dress is such a special job to have. There is nothing quite like witnessing that “yes” moment and all the joy that follows!” Outside of her job at TWD, she works at a law firm. But her true joy is hanging out with her friends, family, and husband, snuggling with her two adorable pups, going to musicals, and exercising. She also loves pasta and a donut…or four…
Corrie, Bridal Style Expert
Corrie is one of TWD’s spunky bridal experts. Her high energy always makes for an enjoyable and fun-filled appointment. From the time her brides walk in the door and throughout the appointment, you are sure to feel at home, comfortable, and as if you are hanging out with one of your new close friends. Corrie found her way to TWD as one of our very own brides (and was married in October of 2020!), so she knows exactly what it is like for all the gals she helps on a day to day basis, and is great at providing advice on the wedding dress search! From her perspective, “I love hearing all the wedding details of the brides I work with – and of course, being able to help our brides not only find their dream dress, but also to give them an experience unlike any other is amazing! I also very much enjoy my fellow TWD-ettes; they already feel like a second family to me!” Outside of TWD, Corrie enjoys playing with her two cute pups – Bailey and Hammy – and can be found kayaking, hiking, hanging out with family and friends, and watching Michigan football!
Rachel, Bridal Style Expert
As someone who has always loved weddings and, most especially wedding dresses, Rachel has a natural passion for helping brides find “the one”. Plus, her decisiveness and logical thinking skills really help brides hone in on what they are truly loving in gowns, ultimately leading to that “yes!” moment. “Working with the bride is the absolute best part of the job – I love getting to know about her and her fiancé and hearing all about her wedding style. It’s all an important part of the experience. Plus, there is something so magical about seeing the bride’s face light up when she sees THE dress. I want to make sure that they feel that when they come to TWD.” Rachel loves being outside! She spends most of her time (especially in the summer) hiking, camping, and kayaking. She is also an avid traveler. And when she is not doing any of those things, hanging out with her husband, two dogs, and watching The Office is where you’ll most likely find her!
Brittany, Bridal Style Expert
Another friendly face you’ll find at TWD is Brittany! She’s been on the team since January 2021 and we know you’ll love her positive, bubbly personality! Brittany has a passion for working with brides and she really knows how to hone in on what her brides are looking for, all the while giving them the fun-filled experience our brides expect. “I love working with brides to help them find their perfect dress. Besides the added bonus that we get to hear so many love stories on a daily basis, working with brides and helping their vision come to life is the absolute best!” Some of Brittany’s favorite things to do outside of work are baking, crafting, and traveling as much as possible. She also relishes time spent with her husband and dog, Remington.
Hannah, Steaming and Receiving
Meet Hannah! She became an official TWD-ette in June 2018. And – fun fact – she is yet another TWD team member who was an “official TWD bride” before becoming an “official TWD-ette”! Her work behind-the-scenes is vitally important as she is one of our “TWD Steam Queens” and ensures all our client’s dresses look perfectly pressed. Her favorite part about working at TWD? “Helping be a part of the TWD Experience and making each bride’s dress perfect for them! Even though I don’t meet a lot of our customers face-to-face, I love helping their dresses look amazing!” Outside of work, Hannah enjoys hanging out with family and hiking the beautiful outdoors.
Rhiannon, Steaming and Receiving + Shop Admin
Rhiannon started at TWD in 2018 as a student intern from Brighton High School and is now a college student at Oakland Community College. She is the queen of making our shop look perfect and you will find her tirelessly straightening our dresses and making all our “things” look great, especially on a busy Saturday. Over the years, she has taken on lots of duties around the shop and has been able to touch many aspects of the bride’s experience at TWD! “I love spending my day keeping the shop nice and neat while also getting to see so many brides’ days made when they finally find ‘the one’.” Outside of work and school, Rhiannon has continued her love and support for the BHS Musical and helps out behind the scenes. She is also a social media brand ambassador for a local business that creates custom personalized products.
Grace, Steaming and Receiving + Shop Intern
Where would we be without our hard working behind-the-scenes gals?! Grace joined the TWD team in June 2020 and she has really taken to all the various job duties of working in a bridal shop – from steaming wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and veils….to cleaning, organizing, and the occasional crafting , she does a lot to help TWD run smoothly and keep it looking picture perfect! “I love the bridal world! One of the most magical parts is making the bride’s gowns look perfect for their big day! I love being a part of this once in a lifetime experience.” Outside of TWD, Grace is an avid writer and reader of fantasy books, has been a pianist since the age of 6, and loves classical music. And like many little girls, she always loved dressing up and playing princesses, so in the real world, TWD is as close to that as you can get!
Evelyn, Shop Intern
One of the gals who you’ll see making TWD look great is Evelyn, who is one of our interns! She is a busy bee here at TWD and really makes a difference keep our boutique look its best! One of the reasons she loves working at TWD? “It is such a welcoming environment! Plus, it is so special working behind the scenes to make someone’s wedding dress shopping day special. I love hearing bride’s plans for their wedding and witnessing some of the most important pieces come together for the big day!” Outside of TWD, Evelyn is a senior at CSPA, is an avid dancer, teaches piano, loves to draw and read, and in the summer, you’ll find her boating!