We caught up with Bridget, owner of our lovely new Pittsburgh boutique about her decision to open a Bella Bridesmaid! Here is what she had to say…
BB: What was your career before becoming a Bella Bridesmaid owner, and what attracted you to the franchise?
Prior to joining Bella I worked in marketing for Heinz North America. I enjoyed my job, but I always wanted to own a business. I shopped at Bella Bridesmaid in Nashville for my wedding, and I always thought it was such a great business model – and looked like fun! Last year I had a baby and that put my career into a whole new perspective! Once I started researching the Pittsburgh bridal market it quickly became obvious to me that the city desperately needed a Bella Bridesmaid. I’ve only been open for a few months and I’ve already seen many brides who are so excited that they can finally find all of these great designers in their hometown.
BB: What are you most looking forward to with owning your own boutique?
I love the feeling of true ownership. It really makes your job fun! I also love working with the brides and seeing how their faces light up when they find that perfect dress. I am looking forward to seeing their wedding pictures!
BB: What is your idea of a perfect night out on the town? Which one of our dresses would you wear, and how would you style it?
My husband and I are foodies, especially after both working at Heinz. We love to try out new restaurants and luckily Pittsburgh has a good culinary scene. I am completely obsessed with Ceremony by Joanna August, so I’d wear the Dani Long dress in I Want Candy and accessorize with Kendra Scott’s Danielle earrings. Perfect for spring and summer!
BB: Fave celebrity wedding dresses?
I loved Jessica Simpson’s Vera Wang lace gown, so much so that I wore a similar one for my own wedding (Vera’s “Stephanie”). I also love Ivanka Trump’s gown – so elegant and timeless. Clearly, I’m a lace gal!
BB: How would you describe your own personal style?
Classic and colorful! I love bright, bold colors! I try to be hip and cool but I always end up reverting back to J.Crew. I like to wear classic pieces with trendy accessories.
BB: Favorite place traveled?
Las Ventanas in Cabo San Lucas. We went there for our honeymoon, and every day I think to myself, when can we go back?
BB: Beauty product you can’t live without?
Good skin makes for an easy palette, so I splurged on La Mer face products a few months ago and I will never use any other brand. It’s pricey, but it’s 100% worth it!
BB: Favorite real housewife?
There are too many to choose from! I watch all of the shows (major guilty pleasure). It’s like trying to pick a favorite child. If I must choose, I do love Lisa Vanderpump. Her one-liners are impeccably timed, dahhling.
BB: Everyday wear item? ie: pair of earrings, fave cardigan, scarf?
I love arm candy, and I don’t leave home without my J. Crew pave link bracelet. I also have a collection of Bar III boyfriend blazers from Macy’s. Perfect to wear over many of my Bella dresses!
BB: Favorite quote or expression?
“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” — Bob Knight