Caroline bought Carriage House Weddings in 2004, and after 15 years as its owner, she still finds inspiration and happiness in helping brides make one of the most important decisions for their wedding. Caroline loves the customer service aspect of her work, and she has built the Carriage House experience around listening, friendship, fashion, and joy.
It's the connection with people and unique beauty of wedding gowns that drew Caroline into the wedding business. With a background in finance and fashion, she also loves traveling to New York and Europe to curate the most exquisite collection of gowns for Carriage House brides.
One of the things Caroline is most proud of is the team she's built. She's brought young, energetic, fashion-forward women to her team who each add quality and expertise to the team.
Caroline is also a mom to beautiful twins, Adele and Beau, and she gracefully gives her heart to her family while also leading the team and overall experience at Carriage House in Mountain Brook, AL.
When helping a bride "find the one," Kelly Michelle likes to ask one simple question, "does this dress help you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself?" From traveling across Europe and living in London, Australia, and Singapore, she has seen an amazing array of bridal fashion and has learned to recognize when a bride feels beautiful and confident.
She also enjoys getting to be part of one of the happiest times in a woman's life, and finds that her brides end up feeling like friends. Kelly Michelle is her best when she's helping brides think outside the box to create a bridal look that is distinct and personalized.
When it comes to her dream dress, Kelly Michelle loves a timeless, traditional, and sophisticated dress with a modern twist like adding a detachable bow or skirt-nothing too trendy, but something unique that she will love for years to come.
One of our favorite things about Kelly Michelle is whenever she visits a European city, she purchases a bridal magazine to see what the latest bridal trends are in that place. Her unique perspective is such an asset to the Carriage House team.
When Melanie sits down with a bride, she can't wait to show her all the exciting, unique, and beautiful options Carriage House has to offer. She feels confident styling each bride, knowing Carriage House has something special for each one. Melanie says, it is so rewarding to watch each bride's face light up when she says "yes" to her perfect gown! Melanie studied Apparel Merchandising and Product Management at Auburn University, making her the perfect go-to girl for all your bridal fashion needs. Melanie's dream gown would be something very timeless with a cool, chic twist. Her number one piece of advice for brides is to enjoy every moment of the process!
As a bridal consultant and the social media manager for Carriage House, Julie finds her sweet spot by listening well, being creative, and being kind. She feels pretty lucky to have this job, and she delights in making her brides and their families feel welcome, loved, and celebrated.
Her love for fashion and serving others is what drew her to the Carriage House team. She wants every bride to leave their appointment feeling beautiful and so, so happy. She knows that sometimes this means giving them exactly what they came looking for, and sometimes it means trying something different "just for fun" that might end up being the one!
Personally, Julie is drawn to a classic bridal style. For her own wedding, she chose a gown that is elegant and timeless. And when it comes to helping her brides choose for themselves, she says to think about how each dress fits into the vision of their wedding day as a whole.
Ashley adds joy and love to every bride's experience. She loves getting to know her brides and watching their face light up when they "find the one"! Ashley was a marketing major at The University of Alabama and joined our team in the summer of 2023. Ashley's number one piece of advice to brides, is to bring people with you who are going to make you feel special. She says, one of the best parts of her day is seeing how excited family and friends get for their bride. Ashley says, "It makes such a difference on the overall vibe of your appointment along with making the bride feel more comfortable." Ashley's dream dress would be something classic, with a fun twist! Come try on gowns with Ashley by visiting the "book an appointment" page!