Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
Today, we highlight Bree Gianassi Little of Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo and Wedding Tulle. If you look up multi-tasker in the dictionary, you’ll likely see a picture of Bree next to the definition! Not only does she have one of the Sacramento area’s best wedding boutiques with her Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, but she owns Wedding Tulle, a wedding stationery and accessories resource. Yeah, we think she’s pretty darned talented, too! And, if all of that wasn’t enough, she’s just one super nice and extremely gracious gal.
Take it away Bree!
Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo
Specialty? Anything and everything bridal!
When did you establish your business? I have been in the wedding industry for over 16 years (I started young), but just a short five years ago I purchased Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo and Wedding Tulle.
What sets you apart from your competition? Our customer service and the amount of time spent on the details to make sure their day is even more special.
Where do you find inspiration? To be honest, my brides inspire me to be better at what I do. I am able to provide each of my potential brides with an boutique experience that I am very proud of.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? Honesty, compassion and dedication.
Do you have any hidden talents? I am full of them! I am not only a bridal stylist, I am a wedding designer. When they come into my store I want to have an understanding of what they envision is for their wedding day. If they are lacking and need guidance I am here to develop a color and design scheme for their wedding attire that can bring the entire wedding together. I am also a graphic designer (self taught) and so I can allow this to flow into their wedding stationery, starting from their save the dates and follow through to their thank yous. My friends say I am a great entertainer (cooking and planning) and interior designer. I guess I am blessed with a vision for color and design with anything I touch.
What color(s) gives you the most joy? The entire rainbow…I love the possibilities it gives me.
Cake, Cupcakes or Cookies? All the above but don’t forget “cocktails.”
What is your favorite flower? The classic Peony.
Do you regularly blog? What’s your blog site? Of course, who doesn’t these days! It is weddingtulle.blogspot.com.
Where is your favorite place to travel? Europe (London and Paris)
What’s your favorite local restaurant? City Cafe in Yuba City
What’s your favorite local charity? At the moment it is We Love Nolan.
If you weren’t in the wedding industry, what would you be doing? I have no idea, because weddings are life. More than likely exploring my desire of traveling and cooking.
What three things are you most grateful for in life? My family, health and friends.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element would be most important to you? My dress, of course! My husband and I discuss this often. I look back and regret my dress now. I loved it at the time of purchase but now that I eat, breathe and sleep wedding gowns, I see what my options are. We will be renewing soon…
What is the best advice you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Don’t forget why you are getting married. Stay focused on each other and the love you have.
To find out more about Bree and Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo, visit her Web site or call her at 530-755-4282.
Photo of Bree courtesy of Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo.