Karson – Stylist
Karson is new to the Strut Team. We met her when she was a model for one of our prom photo shoots. She was so fun we just had to bring her on board! Karson loves being able to meet new brides and help make their wedding day more special. She said, “I love working in bridal because it’s different every day.” She added, “I’ve been more positive about my body since working here and doing the photo shoot, which made me feel amazing, and I love helping brides feel beautiful and confident, too.” When she’s not at work or finishing up school she is going to the mall or any clothes store nearby looking for new and spunky outfits.
Stefani – Inventory Manager + Stylist
Although Stefani is new to the bridal industry, she is already in love. She came to us with a ton of customer service experience, so her transition into bridal was an easy one. She says that her favorite part of a new bride’s experience is the look in her and her family’s eyes when she finds THE dress. She loves it even more when she reads emails from brides telling us that their partner cried a little. Who doesn’t love happy tears? “I love that there’s a place in town where women who typically feel uncomfortable shopping, can go to find a dress for one of the most important days of their lives. They get to feel gorgeous, because in the words of Earl Dibbles Jr, ‘girls are like country roads, the best ones got curves!'” When Stefani isn’t at Strut, she is playing fetch with her two puppies at the dog park, or indulging in a scoop of ice cream with her boyfriend.
Ronnie – Senior Stylist
Brooke – Senior Stylist
Meet Brooke! When her friends think of Brooke they think of “Bridal” because that’s how much bridal is a part of her life! She loves her job and helping make brides dreams come true. She truly feels so honored to share her passion with every bride and bridal party that she comes across! Brooke said, “I believe that as a consultant that we should be so honored to help be a part of this moment, to help be a part of finding them their dream dress!” As of 2018 Brooke has been in the bridal industry for over six years and she’s just getting started! Brooke is super creative and wants to find a solution for any bride’s challenge. On her off days she is normally outside walking a trail with her little puppy or attempting to be crafty with DIY projects!
Ann – Owner + Senior Stylist
Ann is the co-owner of Strut and splits her time between the Long Beach and Tempe locations. Still, she loves working hands-on with brides and keeping current on bridal trends. Ann was inspired to open Strut after her own disappointing wedding dress shopping experience years ago. Now she’s happy to be a Strut Bride who rocked a fitted gown for her five year vow renewal in October 2014. “I just think every woman, regardless of their size, has the right to have the full bride experience, to try on amazing, current, trendy wedding dresses. We all deserve to look and feel amazing on our wedding day.” Her favorite website for wedding planning inspiration is Off Beat Bride. “I get so excited when one of our brides is featured on that site!” When Ann isn’t working, she spends time with her husband and crazy rescue dog, Chauncey. She tries every new restaurant in town, so if you’re looking for something yummy to eat in the Phoenix area, ask Ann!