Monica’s has been serving the Chattanooga area for over 25 years. Starting as an exclusive ready-to-wear boutique, Monica’s began to shift its emphasis into social occasion dresses and completed the transition into the bridal scene in 1995. Our North Chattanooga location houses a full-service bridal salon that emphasizes personalized service from knowledgeable consultants who will guide you through the process of finding the gown of your dreams.
Stephanie has been a face of Monica’s since 2001. She applied for the job simply because it sounded fun- never imagining that within months she would decide that this is what would become her lifelong career. Over the past twenty years she has watched many of her flower girls and debutantes grow into brides, and has been able to play a part in dressing them for many of their big days in life. Stephanie wears many hats at Monica’s and loves being there for your YES moment as much as watching you see yourself ready to walk down the aisle at your final fitting. She has learned the bridal business from all aspects and continues to add to her arsenal of tricks up her sleeve for making your gown YOURS. She would not consider herself personally a “fashionista” though, and outside of business hours prefers jeans and flip-flops over heels. If you have had the opportunity to work with her in the store though you will see that she has a true passion for making everyone that walks through the door feel beautiful. While not being your Fairy Godmother at Monica’s she is involved in lots of fun things around town with her wife Jessie and her two sons Braiden and Tuff (The four-legger must be mentioned).
Allie truly grew up in the bridal business, and Monica’s has always been a home base for her. Her mom was the seamstress here for over 12 years, and Allie has been hanging around Monica’s since she was 10! After graduating from the University of Tennessee she went out to get some real world experience, but jumped at the opportunity to move home and pursue her dream of owning her own shop. The lessons she learned, along with those she picked up from her mom throughout the years have instilled a passion for all things bridal. Helping women feel beautiful is her favorite part of the job. Other favorite things include brunch, champagne and high heels. Her and her husband Josh are the proud parents of their daughter Noa and son Bobby.
Ashley has been in the bridal industry for over 20 years. Her journey began working on the sales floor and has taken her through manufacturer sales, gown design, store ownership and fashion show development around the country. Her Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design degree enhanced her creative talent and gave her a fantastic baseline in learning how to make a gown fit your body perfectly. She now leads our team as a manager and head seamstress. Outside of Monica’s Ashley feeds her creative side through her photography and stays busying keeping her three boys and husband in line.