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At Dress Gallery, we pride ourselves on having a diverse group of highly trained consultants who are prepared to help any bride with all of her wedding needs. From the bridal gown to bridesmaids to tuxes, each consultant is passionate about the industry and ready to turn a bride’s vision into reality!

April

April is the founding owner and manager of Dress Gallery. Retail is her passion, and she loves the ever-changing environment bridal presents. As the owner, April has seen the industry change and evolve rapidly. “Bridal changes all the time,” April says. “New brides bring new style ideas, options, and opportunities to be creative. I embrace that.” April has been through a renovation and expansion of Dress Gallery and has helped the business grow to be the #1 ranked bridal store in the state of Kansas. Originally from Taiwan, April has an MBA from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. She and her husband Jason enjoy their life in Mulvane, Kansas.

EXPERTISE: Customer Service, Prom Buyer, Mother’s of the Wedding, Menswear, Human Resources, Pageants

DEGREE: Master’s of Business Administration, Pittsburg State University, 2000

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 10+

Katie

Katie started at Dress Gallery in the summer of 2014 as an intern. She graduated from K-State in December 2014 with a degree in apparel and textiles specializing in design and production. She started sewing and designing clothes as a child, and is currently working on her own bridal gown designs. Katie’s favorite thing about her job is making a special connection to her brides. “I love getting to be a part of such a special experience. There is nothing more incredible than getting to see the glow on a bride’s face when she’s found the dress she’ll marry the love of her life in.” Katie also loves creating custom elements for brides and their gowns. “Designing is what I do, and I love helping each bride achieve their own unique bridal look.”

EXPERTISE: Bridal, Plus Size Trained, Bridesmaids, Color Palettes, Garment Repair, Accessory Design

DEGREE: Apparel and Textiles, Kansas State University, 2014

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 4+

Book an appointment with Katie for bridal or bridesmaids.

Jillian

Jillian has been in bridal since 2007. Her heart lies in fashion and weddings, and how weddings change family history and individuals. Her best day is when she can make a bride and her family supremely happy. “Finding a dress is an emotional and beautiful experience,” Jillian says. “It’s the most important garment a woman will ever wear and it’s an honor to help women choose the dress that will impact their lives so greatly.” Her husband Cody is a nurse practitioner and they have a daughter, Phoebe.

EXPERTISE: Bridal, Plus Size Trained, Mother’s of the Wedding, Bridesmaids, Buyer, Trend Prediction, Social Media, Problem Solver

DEGREE: Master’s in Public History, WSU, 2012; Communication & History, McPherson College, 2010

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 11+

FAVORITE TRENDS: Nature inspired, Floral anything, Bohemian, Pink bridal gowns

Book an appointment with Jillian for bridal, bridesmaids, or mother’s gowns. 

Kayla

Kayla has been at Dress Gallery since summer 2015. She graduated from Sterling College with her Bachelor’s in Technical Theatre and Costume Design where she designed numerous shows. Before coming to Dress Gallery, she worked as a Wardrobe Assistant for Music Theatre of Wichita where she helped the designers with alterations as well as running and prepping the costumes for performances. These experiences give her a unique perspective to help brides step into the reality of their own special day, much like an actor becomes their character when they put on their costume. Kayla celebrated her marriage to her husband Mark Alan on June 3, 2016.

EXPERTISE: Bridal, Plus Size Trained, Bridesmaids, Dress Gallery Double Check, Creative Thinking, Customer Service

DEGREE: Technical Theatre & Costume Design, Sterling College, 2015

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 3+

FAVORITE TRENDS: Pink bridal gowns, Pearls, Soft and flowy gowns, Minimalist gowns

Book an appointment with Kayla for bridal or bridesmaids.

Alex

Alex started at Dress Gallery in 2017 as a multi talented consultant: she’s a pro at tuxes, formals, and fits bridesmaids and brides with ease. Her art background is showcased in Dress Gallery’s window designs and marketing materials. “My art background helps me think outside of the box when it comes to styling customers,” Alex says. “I love putting creative combinations together for people.” Alex’s passions include coffee, her two dogs, and her high school sweetheart Austin, who she married in 2014.

EXPERTISE: Menswear, Mothers of the Wedding, Prom, Trend Prediction, Prom Social Media, Instagram, Menswear Trends, Window Displays

DEGREE: Art, in progress, Wichita State University

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 3+

FAVORITE TRENDS: Llamas at weddings, Fun prints, Menswear for women, Ruffles

Book an appointment with Alex for menswear or mother’s of the wedding.

Hunter

Hunter is a prom and formal wear expert. Trendy, up-and-coming styles are her thing. Helping prom shoppers and their families find the perfect fit is what she loves most about working at DG. Her expertise in knowing colorways, styles, and shapes that work on different body types sets her apart. Hunter’s one-on-one attention to her customers is impeccable.

EXPERTISE: Customer Service, Prom, Mother’s of the Wedding, Pageants, Instagram for DG’s Prom

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 2+

Courtney

Courtney is a specialty retail guru. And her energy level and attention to detail are what customers notice most. In her bridal appointments, Courtney remembers the smallest things that make each bride unique. And she uses that information to find the perfect gown – while also becoming a trusted friend.

EXPERTISE: Customer Service, Bridal, Bridesmaids, Menswear, Blogging

DEGREE: Bachelor’s of Arts in Creative Writing, Wichita State University

YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 1+

Bridal appointments are necessary so call 316-264-6688 to reserve your spot now!