– MEET US –

At the heart of the Always Elegant Bridal experience, just like the wedding itself, is the bride. Our passion and promise is to make sure that every bride has the perfect wedding dress for her perfect day, and we do so by providing the utmost in personal attention. The dedicated and talented team of stylists here at Always Elegant Bridal will provide you with an one-on-one personal styling experience by appointment, to unite you with a gown that celebrates and complements your individual beauty and personal style.

Because just as we believe your wedding day should truly be the happiest day of your life, we believe that the right wedding dress is essential in making it so.

– OUR TEAM –

Meet Bree Gianassi Little | CEO 

I’m a multi-passionate wife, mama, and business owner that believes every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful every day but especially on her wedding day. I purchased Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo over 13 years ago when it was in a tiny location off the beating path. I was a one woman show for many years and focused on creating a brand I was proud of while growing the business into the multi-location success that it is today. As much love and devotion that I put into my business, I remain focus on trying to be the best wife, mommy, and friend to the ones I cherish. Whether you have been styled by me or one of my stylists, my hope is you felt stronger and more empowered. I will forever be looking for my next big endeavor and searching for individuals I can touch and create a memory with. Mom, step-mom, wife, mentor, entrepreneur, or Wonder Woman {as my son Hudson calls me}; whatever you choose to call me I will do everything in my power to live up to it in confidence and integrity.

– OUR YUBA CITY STORE –

Meet Gabby | Lead Stylist
If you’re looking for someone to make you feel like a member of your family throughout your dress journey, this is your girl. Her big beautiful eyes is only the doorway to an even more beautiful heart. She’s found her calling in the bridal world and the pure happiness and excitement she gains from helping someone find their dream dress is something every woman fantasizes about experiencing. Her true passion in life is her friends, family, and champagne. Gabby is the type of person that’s willing to give everything she has to help someone in need and it’s only a small part of the many reasons she’s such an essential part of our team. If you’re ever in need of a laugh, a hug, or any shade of lipstick out of her extensive collection she will be the first person reaching out a pretty manicured hand to help you out. We love our Gabby and we LOVE the relationships she builds with each one of our brides. To know her is to love her, and to be styled by her is even more special. We cherish every moment with Gabby and we can’t wait to see the wonderful things that life brings to her.

Meet Jenn| Lead Stylist

She is originally from California but is a southern girl at heart. She lives in Sutter with her husband and two boys. She is a lover of all things fashion and believes in the power of accessorizing; she always has the cutest outfits and jewelry! Ask her where she got her earrings and she’ll point you to our Kinsley Armelle collection (the girl has good taste). Her passion for making women feel beautiful shows throughout her hard work ethic, but she’ll make sure she’s having the most fun possible while doing so. Outside of work you will find her spending her mornings drinking coffee or tea on her porch swing, or entertaining her two boys, age 11 and 13, with bike rides and basketball. She enjoys going on walks with friends and a relaxed afternoon listening to music.

Starbucks Favorite: Chai Tea Latte | Nighttime Favorite: Movies of any kind. | Advice to brides: Listen to your heart and inner voice. You know more than anyone when it’s right and it will show. | Dream Wedding: Simple ceremony, elegant dress, good food, great friends and endless dancing!

– OUR CHICO STORE –

Meet Zoe | Sale Floor Manager & Bridal Stylist 

Zoe is originally from Liverpool, England. She started traveling to the US in 2010 to see big cities like Seattle and Nashville, where she met new friends and satisfied her deep love for music. It was in Chicago that she met the love of her life, who lived here in Chico. When they got engaged, she stepped into Always Elegant Bridal in November 2017 in hopes of finding the dress (which of course, she did!) and they were married at Grey Whale Cove in Pacifica, CA the following May. When she saw A|E was hiring, she jumped at the opportunity to work with and style brides the way she had experienced. Months later she realized it had become her passion in life – empowering women to feel their most confident and beautiful through listening, understanding, and sharing her knowledge of the gorgeous gowns at her fingertips. Outside of A|E, she enjoys #vanlife adventures with her husband, watching live music, and FaceTimes with her family back home.

Starbucks Favorite – Americano | Nighttime Favorite – Martini (2 olives, no less) | Advice to Brides: Give yourself plenty of time for this process. And really trust in your stylist.. We put the time and effort in so you don’t have to! | Dream Wedding: “My wedding was an intimate family event with about 25 guests, on a cliff top overlooking the ocean. A grey whale swam by right before the ceremony began! Our reception was held on a beachfront hotel balcony at sunset. I loved every minute, even the things that went ‘wrong’. If I get the pleasure of styling you, ask me about my homemade wedding cake fiasco.”

Meet Mary | Bridal Stylist

Mary is a local, born and raised in Chico. She decided to go to school at Chico State, and pursue her degree in Psychology. When you don’t see her at Always Elegant, you can catch her at another downtown business, Crush Restaurant. This is where she was introduced to our team one evening, and presented with an opportunity to make brides’ dreams come true. It felt like fate, as she was in the midst of searching for a way to better herself and those around her.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She also loves all things related to beauty, dogs, and TJ Maxx. Go-to Starbucks Order: White chocolate mocha with coconut milk. Favorite drink: Any fruity cocktail, or a glass of red. Favorite thing about being an AEB Stylist? Being surrounded by a group of hardworking women who lift each other up is a dream. I feel so lucky to be a part of a team that empowers women and creates genuine connections with each bride. I love creating that bond with my brides, and helping them pick their dream dress for their special day!

Meet Mikayla | Bridal Stylist

From the bay to Chico, she was born and raised in San Jose. She moved to Chico after transferring from her community college to Chico State two years ago, and she graduates with her Bachelors in Psychology this May! She says most people are 99% water, but in her case she is 99% iced coffee. She loves to make a difference in peoples lives and chose to work at AE for that exact reason.

She is devoted to her major and it shows, and she loves to make a positive difference in everything she does. Especially in styling her fabulous brides! She wants nothing more than to create an environment where you feel comfortable, beautiful, and stress-free and will go that extra mile to give you the perfect experience you deserve.  Some of her favorite things to do are go back to San Jose and visit her friends and family, hangout with her dogs, and go to Target. Her go-to Starbucks order: a vanilla iced coffee with almond milk and her favorite nightly drink is an ice cold 805. My favorite part about being a bridal stylist is getting to make connections with new people and be a friendly face during a time that can be a little overwhelming, and getting to see the smiles and looks of confidence our brides feel when they say yes to their dress.

Meet Rebecca | Bridal Stylist

Rebecca (or ‘Becca) is another Chico local! She moved up to Magalia with her (now) husband Michael in the spring of 2017. They can still be found in their cabin up there with their three dogs, (Kevin, Ruby and Daryl) but ‘Becca is in Chico most every day whether it be at AEB styling brides or coordinating business for the sales teams at Build.com. ‘Becca was introduced to Always Elegant when she was a bride herself, and it was here that she fell in love with not only her dress but the process and the amazingly supportive team of women behind it! She is always on the go, but loves her days off at home with a good show to binge or a daytrip to the ocean with a good trail. If you catch her with coffee it’ll probably be a hot white mocha with almond milk and if you see her out on the town she’ll probably have a vodka soda with extra lime. She loves being a part of a team of empowering women and the ability to make dreams come true for each and every one of our brides! 

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