My Story

Once upon a time ... a long time ago ... a little girl sat under the graceful enveloping branches of a majestic weeping willow tree in her front yard - her black vinyl Barbie case wide open, which on one tiny plastic hanger, a white satin and lace wedding gown gently displayed.  She wondered and wished if someday, she too, would be wearing such a lovely gown on her wedding day. Under the watchful eye of her adoring Father, Susie gazed up at him lovingly.  Little did she know, nor would she have ever imagined, that her vinyl Barbie case would be transformed into her very own bridal boutique many decades later... 


My life certainly has been a delightful and unexpected journey - from obtaining my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, to working in public relations, to being a stay-at-home mom to my precious daughter, to returning to school to obtain my multiple subject credential in elementary education and being a teacher to my most wonderful students  for 20 years, I have now made the most unlikely, but most delightful, career change in becoming a business owner. 


As fate would have it, I was able to purchase Bridal By Marie in 2017, which also happened to be the very same bridal boutique where my daughter purchased her gown when she got married in 2014.  Some may call this fate, luck, a serendipitous coincidence, but I simply consider this a blessing! I am honored to be a part of a bride's most special purchase.  My goal is, and always has been, to provide my brides with an experience rather than just a "shopping trip."  Each and every bride works directly with me during her completely private appointment.  


It is my absolute pleasure and joy to be a part of your special day. Thank you so much!


And that little girl ~ well, her wish eventually came true ~  she grew up to wear own satin and lace gown and marry the man of her dreams! 


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