I grew up in Monroe, Wisconsin and followed my passion for fashion and pursued a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design at Illinois State University. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City and had a wonderful internship with Kenneth Cole where I learned so much! After that, I accepted a position with Macy’s West Corporate Offices in San Francisco. I loved learning more about fashion and living in San Francisco with all the wonderful things there were to offer – but I missed the Midwest, so I moved back to Wisconsin!
I wanted to wake up every morning and do something I loved, so I opened Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. in 2003. I felt the bridal market in Southern Wisconsin & Northern Illinois lacked customer service, and I wanted to make people feel special and important through their entire bridal shopping experience. Not only that, I wanted to bring fashion-forward gowns at very good prices to Wisconsin so brides did not have to travel to New York or L.A. to find them! With pricing in mind, I searched market after market in the US and Spain to find the most cutting edge styles at good price points. We offer many designers that you cannot find anywhere else in Wisconsin or Northern Illinois, so you will be an individual on your wedding day.
I live in New Glarus with my husband and two children. Our children are very active and love sports. My husband and I enjoy coaching our children's teams and helping kids. We love taking family vacations and attending every sporting event possible!