Meet Our Team

 

 

Anne Franco - Owner (She/Her)

Anne started in the bridal industry 2001 and in 2003 starting at Fantasy Bridal working as a bridal consultant. She quickly rose up to become a buyer and selected the upcoming trends. After several years, she left to pursue other ventures. Taking a position with Dillard’s she quickly worked her way up to managing several departments before she left to return to her passion in bridal. She came back to Fantasy Bridal in January of 2015 as a manager and later becoming a partner in the business.

Sophia - Sales Manager

Sophia has been with us for as long as we can remember. She has an extensive background in all things bridal and absolutely loves helping each and every one of her brides. She has a passion for empowering women and helping train our bridal consultants to be the best team we could possibly have.

 

Tip for the Bride: Everything needs alterations; come prepared to use your imagination!

 

Favorite Bridal Trend: Bold and Playful Prints/Lace (ex. Stars, dots, birds, etc.)

Nichole – Marketing Manager

Nichole started out as a part-time bridal stylist while going to school at the University of Utah for her Communications degree. With her experience and education she transitioned into our Marketing Manager. She has a keen sense and attention to detail. She is the brains and machine to all our social media and marketing needs.

 

Tip for the Bride: Bring your best decision makers with you to your appointment. More guests = more opinions

 

Favorite Bridal Trend: Pearl veils and Mocknecks

Shelby – Alterations Manager

Shelby joined our team with a passion and background in fashion design. Her role is important because every gown is made in a size based on a size chart the designer sets. Every brides body is different and she insures that the gown will fit you like it was made for you. 

 

Tip for the Bride: Try on different styles other than what you think you want. Never compromise your style for someone else.

 

Favorite Bridal Trend: Minimal and Chic

Ashley – Inventory Manager

Ashley has been one of our key employees for as long as we can remember. She is sensitive and caring to every individual that enters the store. Initially starting out as a full-time stylist, Ashley was helping brides find their dream dress daily. With her key attention to detail, becoming our inventory specialist, Ashley fit the role perfectly. Anything that comes into the store or leaves the store is under her keen eye. 

 

Tip for the Bride: come open minded and ready to find your dress because it usually happens faster than you realize. Limit your group to those that will give you all your support.

 

Favorite Bridal Trend: Statement Sleeves and Unique Lace and a statement earring

Q – Senior Bridal Stylist

"Fantasy Bridal is the most amazing company to work for.  The team is supportive, loving and will hype each other up.  We all try to be better and do better and help each other be the best we can."

 

Fun Fact: I studied fashion design in Europe and went to the same school as Armani.  

 

Tip for the Bride: Come prepared to find your dress! It really can be a fun and easy experience. Be honest about everything and we are here to help you! 

 

Favorite Dress: Norvinia (black) by Sottero and Midgley

Alitzah – Senior Bridal Stylist

"My favorite part about working at Fantasy Bridal is being surrounded by such amazing people. I love forming connections and friendships with the amazing brides I get to work with."

 

Fun Fact: I love traveling, watching anime, and spending time with my husband and son.

 

Tip for the Bride: Bring your best decision makers! No need to try and please 20 people. 

 

Favorite Dress: I don't have a favorite dress specifically! It seems I have a different favorite dress every week.

Claire - Bridal Stylist

" I love working here because we are such an inclusive store in all aspects. It gives me the opportunity to help each bride feel good about themselves and supporting and uplifting women."

 

Fun Fact: I have 9 siblings and I toured Italy in a dance team representing America

 

Tip for the Bride: Trust the process! Your consultant has got your back. You may end up liking something you never thought you would end up liking.

 

Favorite Dress: Christina by Abella

Miriam - Bridal Consultant

"I love helping brides find a dress that matches their personality, but still checking all the boxes that they have for their dream wedding dress. Working at a place that has a great variety of dresses like Fantasy Bridal is allowing me to have fun and a great experience." 

 

Fun Fact: I like getting into new hobbies when I can such as archery, paddle boarding and jewelry making

 

Tip for the Bride:  Stay true to your self and don't second guess yourself. You want to be you and feel good in your wedding dress , so allow your self to have those feelings of realization, cause you may be a personal that cries or you may not be, but you are gonna realize either way that this is the way you want to look in you special day.

 

Favorite Dress: Britney by Maggie Sottero

 

*Spanish speaking*

Emily - Bridal Consultant

"I love working at Fantasy Bridal because I love working with women in a fun and positive environment making their dream wedding dress dreams a reality. I also love the creativity and fashion aspect of this job."

 

Fun Fact: I have a fur baby that takes up all of my time outside of helping brides find their dream wedding dress

 

Tip for the Bride: How you feel in the dress is the most important thing, so I always recommend making a decision while you are in the dress.

 

Favorite Dress: Zartasha by Sottero and Midgley

Jordyn - Bridal Consultant

"I love making new best friends everyday and making people feel beautiful for their special day!"

 

Fun Fact: I'm studying to be a behavioral analysis for the FBI  

 

Tip for the Bride: It's never too early to shop for your dress! The earlier the better that way you have time to look at different colors, sizes, etc!

 

Favorite Dress: C634 by Allure

Arianne - Bridal Consultant

"I love when a bride is nervous and expects to be disappointed but instead she finds the dress of her dreams! She's so relieved and happy. This is what being a bridal consultant at Fantasy Bridal gives me joy."

 

Fun Fact: I've lived in four different countries and traveled to 5 continents! I also love to golf.

 

Tip for the bride: Be open to loving something different than you thought you would. 80% of brides leave with something different than what they thought they would

 

Favorite Dress: Selena by Maggie Sottero

Kyann - Bridal Consultant

"I love making people feel beautiful in their wedding dress. I love how I get to meet so many people from varying backgrounds and then becoming friends at the end of it."

 

Fun Fact: I love to crochet, sew and watercolor paint. I have also built 2 ukuleles.

 

Tip for the Bride: Get excited!! It's much less stressful than you think and have fun while you're here!

 

Favorite Dress: Julia by Oksana Mukha

In Loving Memory:

 

Mallory Bair - Owner

 

Mallory Bair has worked with Fantasy Bridal since April of 2013. Starting as a sales consultant, she quickly moved up within the company. While working sales, she took on the responsibility of managing and receiving all merchandise inventory. In 2015, she contributed in relocating the store from Taylorsville to Murray.

 

After the move, she transitioned away from sales and into our Alterations Fitting Specialist. Because of her college and personal experience in clothing construction and design this was an advantageous promotion.  At the retirement of the previous owner, she was then promoted, again, to Alterations/Back of House Manager in which she overlooked, trained and managed our Back of House team.

 

In 2019, Anne and Mallory purchased the company from the previous owner and created what Fantasy Bridal is today. Her and Anne's vision helped remodel the store in 2020, despite the struggles that the pandemic placed on everyone.

 

Mallory was known for her headstrong, business-minded personality that always knew the right moves for the business. Even with her business-driven mind, she always knew how to have fun while doing it. 

 

Her laugh was contagious and you knew you could always have a good time in her presence. Mallory had a love for high-end fashion and you could always see her sporting a new pair of shoes around the store.  If you knew Mallory, you knew her love for Harry Potter was endearing and no one could challenge her to a game of trivia. She was also known for being the DIY queen and knew how to fix just about anything.  Her love for the military always encouraged her to give back and her favorite holiday was easily Memorial Day.  She was always thinking of others and had their best interest at heart.

 

In September of 2021, she married the love of her life sporting her Maggie Sottero wedding dress. 

 

At the beginning of 2022, Mallory passed away, but will forever be remembered as a part of our Fantasy Bridal family and her vision lives on throughout the store.

 

We love and will forever miss you Mallory. ❤️

 

Love, 

The Fantasy Bridal Family