As you may or may not know, Uptown Gowns is the newest bridal boutique in the Columbus, Georgia area! We thought we would use this time to tell you a little bit about ourselves as we are often asked “What made y’all want to open a bridal boutique?” and no, they answer is not “Because we woke up one day and decided it was a good idea!”
Uptown Gowns is more than just a boutique, it is a family business. We are all sisters with a love for Jesus,for people-YOU, and pretty things-i.e. our beautiful designer gowns. Our parents were blessed (they may use another word if you ask them) with four daughters: Jenni (28), Sarah (24), Abigail (19), and Hannah (17) and over the years you can imagine how many dresses that equates to. Growing up we have always talked about owning our own dress boutique, but did we think that we would actually own one? I certainly did not.
Years later, when I (Sarah) started a family with my hero of a husband, I started to feel the Lord calling me to do something more than being a housewife and stay at home mother. Which do not get me wrong, I LOVE both of those privileges, but I can only share so much Jesus in the comfort of our home. Nope, the Lord wanted me out of my comfort zone and I am here to tell you, most days- it is not comfortable. Opening a store at 23 with two children 2 years old and 2 months old and a husband who is often in a foreign country on the front lines doesn’t sound crazy at all does it?
Over a year of diligently praying and carefully planning, we opened our doors! What an honor it is to dress brides in beautiful gowns that clothe them with strength and dignity (Proverbs 31:25) and to see their reaction as they see the bride in the mirror they have always dreamed of being! The goose bumps we get from watching tears fall or smiles so big your cheeks hurt when we ask them “Do you see yourself getting married to your prince charming in this gown? That is just a fraction of why we do what we do. You ladies come in our doors and let us love on you, you share your love stories, your families, you open up to us and then most times before you leave you give us a hug! YOU are the reason we opened our doors! Thank you for taking time to visit our social pages and our boutique and if you haven’t come in yet, please do! We would love you meet you and get to spend a little time with you, too!