Meet our team!

One of the most commonly heard phrases I hear at Bliss is “I cannot believe how easy this was”. We as women have programmed ourselves to assume it is going to be extremely difficult to find a wedding gown. Yes that is true to an extent; so many options to choose from, what shape is going to look best on the body, and of course pleasing the team of decision makers you have assembled to pick one. One thing we at Bliss pride ourselves on is our wonderful staff of consultants who are passionate about what they do. This I feel is what helps us stay current in a world where internet shopping has become so relevant. Our consultants make sure they do everything in their power to help each bride find exactly what they are looking for. That is why many of our brides feel that their experience is much easier than anticipated because they are working with consultants who love what they do and are skilled in their field. But enough about what I think, let’s meet them shall we?

 

Name: Tia Christensen

Years spent at Bliss: Less than 1

What you love about your job: I love helping people to feel more confident and beautiful!

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and playing sports.

Furbabies or Human babies: A dog named Moo, and a cat named Winston

Favourite Flower: Gerbera Daisy

Favourite TV Series: F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: FRAKAS

Diamonds or Pearls: Diamonds

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Kelly Clarkson’s

 

Name: Lindsay Trischuk

Years spent at Bliss: 2.5

What you love about your job: My amazing coworkers, such an incredible group of women!

Hobbies: Does chasing a toddler count as a hobby?

Furbabies or Human babies: One human baby (toddler) named Conrad, two fur baby cats Evelyn and Hugo

Favourite Flower: Roses

Favourite TV Series: Freaks and Geeks

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Sottero and Midgley

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: Oh! The Post!, Nooks Design, Ginger Lily

Diamonds or Pearls: Pearls

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Grace Kelly

 

Name: Malrie Stratford

Years spent at Bliss: 6+

What you love about your job: I love helping girls bring their bridal vision to life. Helping them feel beautiful, confident and amazing…And…I get to play dress up for a living!

Hobbies: Cooking, Yoga, Pilates, hiking, spending time with family and friends

Furbabies or Human babies: Shitzu named Coco who thinks she is more people than dog.

Favourite Flower: Peonies and dahliahs

Favourite TV Series: This is us, Suits, and anything with Gordon Ramsay

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: Bean Scene

Diamonds or Pearls: Both!

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Kate Middleton

 

Name: Emily Andrews

Years spent at Bliss: About a Year and Half

What you love about your job: I love so much about my job! It is really rewarding when my brides leave happy because I was able to create a great experience (especially for a bride who was nervous), and help them find their perfect dress that makes them feel beautiful on their wedding day.

Hobbies: Most of my time is spent reading as I am double majoring in Psychology and History, and of course binge-watching Netflix series! Around the holidays, when I have extra time, I like to scrapbook.

Furbabies or Human babies: I wish I had a furbaby! I’d love to get a dog in the next couple years, especially a Pitbull or Bernadoodle.

Favourite Flower: Red roses in the winter, and peonies in the summer.

Favourite TV Series: That’s a tough one, I’d have to go with Friends.

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Essense of Australia. Their dresses have a great fit, and beautiful lace with unique details. I also love that they have sizing options to fit every bride.

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: Lakeview Market, I have been going there ever since I can remember. The atmosphere is homey, the staff are sweet, and the bakery is delicious.

Diamonds or Pearls: Pearls, because everything is better under the sea!

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Tula’s dress in My Big Fat Greek Wedding… Just kidding. I really like the simplicity and soft lace details on Anna Camp’s wedding gown.

 

Name: Charlotte Broadbent

Years spent at Bliss: 10 months

What you love about your job: Making brides happy.

Hobbies: Hiking and Paddleboarding

Furbabies or Human babies: Knox (Chocolate Lab Puppy)

Favourite Flower: Plumeria

Favourite TV Series: Gilmore Girls, Greys Anatomy

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: Bai Tong

Diamonds or Pearls: Diamonds

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Pippa Middleton

 

Name: Julia Scott

Years spent at Bliss: Three Years!

What you love about your job: Finding someone their dream dress!

Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Traveling, Hiking, Yoga

Furbabies or human babies: Furbabies all the way

Favourite flower: Strelitzia (Bird of paradise)

Favourite TV series: Friends

Favourite wedding gown designer: Sottero and Midgley

Favourite Kelowna local business: Floatspace and Chaibaba

Diamonds or pearls: Pearls

Favourite celebrity wedding gown: Keyshia Ka’Oir

 

Name: Natasha Wright

Years spent at Bliss: 3ish I think

What you love about your job: being able to turn a vision into a reality

Hobbies: calligraphy, photography, travelling

Furbabies or human babies: Furbabies! I’m way too dog obsessed.

Favourite flower: Anemones! But not the kind in the ocean.

Favourite TV series: The office!

Favourite wedding gown designer: Maggie Sottero

Favourite Kelowna local business: Bean Scene

Diamonds or Pearls: Diamonds

Favourite celebrity wedding gown: Miranda Kerr

 

Name: Amethyst Lins

Years spent at Bliss: one month

What you love about your job: I love seeing the smile on a clients face when you know they found their dress.

Hobbies: sewing, painting, nails, gaming

Furbabies or Human babies: I have a cat that belongs to the neighbors across the street named the professor, but he likes coming over and hanging out with us.

Favourite Flower: roses because I can dry them and keep as memories.

Favourite TV Series: the big bang theory

Favourite Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias

Favourite Kelowna Local Business: The Hillcrest Cafe

Diamonds or Pearls: diamonds

Favourite Celebrity Wedding Gown: Kate Middleton

 

Name: Holly Hamilton

Years spent at Bliss: 0, but I am a monogamist so I plan on sticking around for awhile.

What you love about your job: Besides all the pretty dresses!? Hearing all the lovely stories from brides about how they met their fiancée or about the engagement or even something unique about their upcoming wedding.

Hobbies: Skiing, camping, working out, online shopping, reading, wine, and naps.

Furbabies or human babies: I have one of each. A 5 year old daughter named Tatum and a kitty named Luna.

Favourite Flower: Geraniums or orchids

Favourite TV series: Since I’ve been a stay at home mom, I’ve watched my share of TV so now I like too many to decide… Project Runway, Grey’s Anatomy, Suits, Walking Dead, MasterChef, and Friends.

Favourite wedding gown designer: I love the fashion forward, romantic styles of Calla Blanche as well as the unique timeless beauty of Maggie Sottero.

Favourite Kelowna local business: Wineries! I love wine and visiting the local wineries in the spring and fall to taste their new vintages. I highly recommend The Hatch, Kitch, Rollingdale, and a tasting and lunch on the patio at Quail’s Gate (ask for Amy).

Diamonds or Pearls: Diamonds.

Favourite celebrity wedding dress: Lauren Bush in Ralph Lauren

Our team is a very special group of women who work tirelessly every day to help find their brides the perfect gown. We are beyond lucky to have each and every one of them and we know you will feel the same. Give us a call to book an appointment and let us help you find the gown of your dreams!

 

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