“We believe in dressing up in gorgeously impractical things like tulle, sequins, sparkles and lace”
At Gown Boutique of Charleston, we are obsessed with everything bridal--we are crazy about fashion, live for special moments and believe in happily ever after. A wedding is one of the most important days in a couples life, and we feel so honored to be a part of it. We cherish the relationships we build throughout the process. We start by getting to know our brides — their style, their wedding theme, their dress likes and dislikes. Then, we get to work, hand-selecting gowns from our curated collection of designers. Our favorite moment is watching a bride’s face light up because she has found THE ONE! That’s when we pop the champagne and throw confetti!
GBC has been a Charleston leader in the bridal experience for over 15 years. Janet took over the reigns in 2018 with a spirited passion to bring a relaxed, fun and memorable shopping experience to every bride that walks through the GBC doors. She envisioned every bride enjoying a once in a lifetime experience--which now defines the GBC difference.
Owning a bridal boutique was something I have always dreamed of. I remember sketching wedding dresses as a teenager, I have always loved all things bridal. I married my highschool sweetheart and have two beautiful teenage girls (Lord, help me!). We are Northern Virginia transplants but found our true home when we landed in Charleston 5 years ago. In addition to our girls, we have two fur babies that I am o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d with! When I am not at the store, you can find me watching dog videos at home, sipping on Starbucks, or binging on Netflix. I LOVE my job and still have to pinch myself to know it's real...I get to be a part of so many special moments! I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
I am “that girl” that was born and raised in the North and escaped to the South. Moving to and from three different states in the last three years, I am so happy to finally be settled in Charleston, working my dream job and living my best life with my wonderful fiance and fur baby, Kessel Phil. I strive to live a healthy lifestyle, but love me some pizza, mexican, and a Peanut Butter and Jelly Beer from Edmund’s Oast Exchange. On Sunday’s you can find me at the beach, but during football season, glued to the couch cheering on my favorite teams! I am so full of energy (no caffeine necessary), and it shows when working with my brides. To me saying “YES!” to your wedding dress is the most exciting part of wedding planning so don’t judge me when I start tearing up with the rest of your fam when we you find the one!
Pretty sure I’m known for the bun I rock on top of my head. The bridal industry has been something I’ve been very passionate for a long time, but it is just the tip of the iceberg for things I love. I have three dogs that are my children. I recently built my own workshed where I build things, but no, it is not a she shed. I might as well have an IV of coffee running through my veins because I drink it so often. Come six oclock though, I’ll take a glass of wine. If I am not working, I am building, reading, hanging at home, or at the local VFW...I may be in my thirties, but I have an old soul that enjoys the simple things.
While most young children grow up wanting to be a rockstar, my ideal job at a young age was to somehow be apart of weddings! My secret talents include the ability to text EXACTLY how I talk and knowing EVERYTHING about the show Friends. I’m a little goofy and will randomly break out in song...but not A song, just my words turn into a melody. I’m a Georgia Peach who loves UGA and the Braves! Craft beers, my husband, and my golden, Sammy, have my heart. If you want a good marg or some baked goods, I’m your go to girl.
At GBC, our Charleston staff goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and confident, creating an encouraging environment suited to your exact needs. Our relationship with our brides starts the moment we make your appointment and continues through the day you pick up your wedding dress. We want every bride to have their moment and remember this once in a lifetime experience forever. Our passion for bridal and the connections we make with our brides is what we call the GBC difference. As a store we strive to listen, to help and to celebrate you as we strive to exceed your wedding dress shopping experience.
GBC made the entire gown shopping experience absolutely amazing. The staff became like good friends and were always as excited about my wedding as I was! I cannot begin to tell you how many people stopped me on my dress, completely gushing over it!