Stylist of the year:

Patty Smulski

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To learn about why these amazing leading ladies love what they do, click on each of their pictures to hear directly from them!! Here at Do You Speak Bride, we are so blessed to call these ladies colleagues and friends. They consistently inspire us to be more, to reach deeper and to love stronger!

Impact Award:

Debra Farmer


"Debra was my stylist for my dress for my wedding last year and she was amazing! The stylists at other shops I had tried all were pushy about styles and things I wasn't really into but Debra was all into helping me find a nice tea-length dress. She was great and should be your stylist of the year! "               

"Debra is the sweetest person to walk the earth. I've never felt so comfortable and taken care of in my life. She truly cares about her clients." 

"I was an older plus sized bride. Debra was wonderful and treated me with much respect. I was nervous about choosing a dress. She completely put me at ease. I chose something entirely different then I thought I would. She is awesome!"           

"Debra was an absolute dream to work with & she was incredibly helpful in finding me the perfect dress for my wedding. I couldn’t have found it without her."      

"She is simply the best."       

Rising Star Award:

Meagan Bjornstad-Jimenez

"Meagan helped my find my dream dress! Her personality is contagious! She always has a smile on her face! She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! I have referred her to so many of my friends! Meagan is by far the #1 stylist!!!!"

"Meagan has been my favorite since I first came to charlottes she's always happy always willing to help anyone she is just all in all the best."      

"Meagan gives 100 percent in all she does, and has worked very hard these last couple of years to make every client feel like they're the most important person in the room."         

"Meagan helped me find my bridal gown in 2016.  She was patient, listened to me, and helped find my vision for my gown and big day.  I traveled to La Crosse where Charlotte's Bridal is located from Denver, CO.  She kept me up to date on my gown, was prompt to answer my questions, and did an amazing job with my bridesmaids too!  She is deserving of stylist of the year!"