|Jamie in LulaKate, Christy dress at Bella Grand Opening|
BB: What were you doing before becoming a Bella Bridesmaid owner?
|Jamie wearing Amsale, her sister in Swoon|
BB: Why did you want to become part of the Bella franchise?
J: I knew I wanted to stay in the world of weddings but needed a change. I was in a wedding for a dear friend on 7/7/7 and we purchased our dresses from the Bella in San Francisco. I had a great experience and when I was searching for what my next move would be Bella Bridesmaid came up in conversation. From that minute on I could not stop thinking about opening a Bella here in Vegas, you could say I became obsessed. In talking with franchise owner, Bridget Brown and the other owners I knew it was a great fit for me, a lot of work, but also very rewarding. A year later we opened our doors and it has been an amazing adventure.
BB: What is the most memorable moment so far in your boutique?
J: There are too many to list... but I remember my first bride she emailed me every week to see if we were open yet and was so eager to see our boutique and what we had to offer. I contacted her when the doors opened and set up the appointment. She was the nicest and most organized bride. We had so much fun selecting her dresses, and remain in contact to this day. When she left the boutique I felt such a sense of accomplishment and joy all the hard work the year of pre-opening had paid off and the result was positive and a blast!
BB: What are your favorite bridesmaid dresses that are hanging in your personal closet?
|Jamie in TwoBirds Mini Rosette|
BB: Tell us about a favorite recent bride that has an interesting story/wedding
J: My baby sister is getting married so I am now Maid of Honor, Wedding Planner, and in charge of her bridesmaids apparel. It is such a great experience planning something so monumental with her and seeing the wedding through her eyes (but with my vision as well). I often work with the best vendors in town for all of our weddings but it is exciting to be on the other side again and help her wedding day dreams come true.
BB: What is your fave celebrity wedding dress?
|Image by Thomas Rabsch/Wire Image via Style News|
BB: What is your go to dress for a busy Saturday in the shop?
J: Right now I am eagerly awaiting some new frocks from Carol Hannah in Jersey. Since I am pregnant my closet of Bella dresses are not fitting but prior to the baby bump I rocked a Christy all the time almost every Saturday. I also love my Simple Silhouettes Aster. I wear my cowboy boots on the weekends they are the only shoe that is comfy all day when you are on your feet.
BB: What is the best wedding trend you've seen recently?
|Jamie pictured with her sister (in TwoBirds) and mom (in Alfred Sung)|
Thanks so much Jamie!