Meet our team
Sarah, Store owner
Have you ever just known you would be good at something, that you could really be good at a job? That’s the way I felt when I walked into The Something Blue Shoppe, and learned it was for sale. I knew immediately that I wanted to buy the 20 year old business. I knew I would love working with brides and all things to do with brides. That was over 30 years ago, and I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve owned this store. The relationships made with our customers, their families, our amazing staff, and the wonderful designers I have the privilege of knowing has been a true blessing.
Being the mother of 3 daughters, I knew the importance of giving brides a quality product, at a fair price and treating them with the respect that every customer deserves. That was and has always been my goal. I want every bride who walks in our door to be treated as I would want my daughters treated.
Over the years, the bridal industry has undergone numerous changes. Styles changes, fabrics change and wedding ideas change, but brides still have a common goal. That is to find the perfect gown to wear when they marry the love of their life. I want brides to know they can trust us to protect and cherish that dream and all it entails, just as much as she does.
Being the manager of a bridal store was not what I thought my career would be, but once I stepped into Bridal, I knew my career path was forever altered. For 8 years I have had the pleasure to lead and grow what I consider to be one of the leading bridal and prom teams in the industry. I really enjoy going to see the new creations from the leading bridal and prom designers and manufacturers and choosing what gowns we will offer our brides and prom guests in The Something Blue Shoppe. The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing a bride fall in love with a gown that I handpicked for our store. When she says “yes”, I feel pride that I’ve played a part in making her dream wedding one step closer to reality.
Melanie, Office Manager
I am the office manager of The Something Blue Shoppe. While working at the shop I have also been the prom store manager as well as a bridal consultant. The most exciting thing about working here is that I have been able to see our customers transition from little girl pageant participants, to high school prom attendees and then on to be brides! Outside of work I am the mother of two and grandmother of five. I love to spend time with my family and I also love to watch college sports.
Bonnie, Something Blue Too manager, Prom Store
Wonderful staff and great customers is why I especially love Something Blue Too. I have a special place in my heart for Prom and Pageant girls. I started in Bridal and when I made the move to Prom and Pageant is when I really found my niche.
I’m married to Doug and we have a son and a daughter who both chose well when they married. We love and enjoy our 4 grandchildren, and our favorites thing to do is have them for a sleep over.
Vicki, Bridal Consultant
I am delighted to work at The Something Blue Shoppe. I love helping a bride find that special dress for her wedding day. It's so important for me to make all of my brides feel beautiful in the dress they choose to wear. I love helping her pick out accessories that compliment her dress perfectly. Outside of work I enjoy spending my spare time working on floral design, gardening and antique shopping with my husband.
Blake, Bridal Consultant
I’m a Hartselle native and love my hometown. I love helping our brides find everything they need to be wedding day ready! I have always been told I have an artistic eye for design and creativity, and I think this transpires nicely to helping brides find the perfect style for their special day. That’s why I love working as a bridal consultant at The Something Blue Shoppe.
Susie, Social Occasions/Bridesmaid Manager
I love helping a mother or grandmother find the perfect dress for her child's Big Day. Gala’s, parties and other social events are fun because finding the perfect dress is like playing dress up with a friend. I’m married to Nathan, and we have two sons, Logan and Emerson. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, and singing.
Melissa, Bridal Consultant
I have really enjoyed being a Bridal Consultant at The Something Blue Shoppe. I’m a typical Southern girl from Blount County, AL and the mother of 2 wonderful children. Working with brides has been a very rewarding experience in my life. Aside from being a Bridal Consultant, I was a Licensed Home Day Care provider for 10 years, and was a specialist at Michael Kors for 5 years. I have also been a member of the Diamond Council of America for the past 15 years.
Paige, Bridal Consultant
I have been a bridal consultant at The Something Blue Shoppe for 8 years and I love all of my brides! Seeing the look on the bride’s face when they find “the one”, makes this the happiest, most rewarding job I have ever had. I am a graduate from The University of Alabama Huntsville. I’ve been married for 29 years and have one daughter, a terrific son-in-law and a brand new grandson, Bryant. I love to come to work but when I’m not here, you can find me at home binge watching TV or relaxing.
Suzanne, Bridal Consultant
Having worked at The Something Blue Shoppe for 18 years, there is still no better feeling than helping a bride find her perfect dress. There’s a look that comes onto a woman’s face when she puts on that special gown that’s just different than any other. I really pride myself on seeing that special gleam in her eye and being the 1st to know “she’s found the one”. Married to my sweetheart, Robert, for 40 years, I am the mother to an amazing daughter and grand mom to 2 fur babies.
Mary, Store Assistant
Mary has worked at The Something Blue Shoppe, part time, for well over 30 years. She’s played a huge role in helping The Something Blue Shoppe become what it is today. Mary does a bit of any and everything that needs to be done in the daily life of the store. She picks up the slack and does those things that seem to be put on hold until “Mary’s day”. Working with Mary, all her co-workers agree, is a treat. She’s beautiful, skilled, funny, loves people almost as much as she loves dogs, and is very much loved in return.
Ashton, Front Desk Manager
Being the first point of contact, I strive to greet each individual that walks through our doors with a smile and warm welcome. I love getting to celebrate with our brides by taking their pictures with our “I found my Something Blue” plaque to complete their experience with us. I have been married to my husband, Michael, for 7 wonderful years. We have an English bulldog named Mayhem, who is no longer going to be an only child as we are expecting a baby boy in May 2022!
Jordan, Social Occasion Consultant
I feel so lucky to be able to say that I am part of The Something Blue Shoppe team. I could not have placed myself in a better spot than where I landed here. Social Occasions is such a versatile department that offers something new and exciting every day, and allows me to help a wide variety of clientele suit their formalwear needs. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures. I am also working on both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of North Alabama.
Whitney, Social Media Specialist
My job combines two of my favorite things; weddings and social media. There is nothing better than receiving pictures of our brides from their wedding day. I love getting to post our beautiful brides and the dresses they got from The Something Blue Shoppe. I always knew I wanted to work in bridal. I graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Outside of work I enjoy taking my dog, Kitt, for walks along the river and eating at Phil Sandoval’s with my friends.
Emily, Bridal Consultant
Hey, I'm Emily! I have two kittens named Skittles and Peach that I adore. I spend most of my time with my family, friends, and boyfriend. I began working at The Something Blue Shoppe hanging up dresses when I was 15. For the last two years I have been a consultant at prom and social occasions while training with our store manager, TJ, and other consultants in bridal. I am so excited to be a bridal consultant because I love seeing a bride light up when they find “THE" dress. The thing I love most about my job is helping my customers feel confident and beautiful while trying on dresses! This is honestly such an amazing job and I can’t wait to help my future brides say “yes to the dress!”
Tatum, Front Desk Coordinator
Our brides always make the comment “It must be wonderful to work somewhere like this!” and they are exactly right! I love getting to meet such amazing families everyday and getting to work with such a fun group of people. I have always been very social and it brings me so much joy to work the front desk at The Something Blue Shoppe. When I am not at work welcoming our beautiful brides to the shoppe, I am either taking my fur babies Maddie, Sully, and Bodhi on adventures or spending time with my family.
Katie, Social Occasion Consultant
Hey, I’m Katie! I have been working at The Something Blue Shoppe since the beginning of 2022 in Social Occasions and I love my job! Helping my customers feel beautiful for such a special day means so much to me. It is so much fun helping them find the perfect dress!