Meet the GB Gals!

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AUDREY

PRESIDENT, CEO

President of Gracious Bridal Design House, and also Brenda’s daughter.  She took over the helm in 2010.  An elegant leader with a background in Corporate Communications from University of Texas and a foreground of fabulousness, Audrey runs the Austin Texas design studio with style.  This prolific multi-tasker manages her endless to-do tasks as gracefully as she manages her team.  Whether she is working with celebrity event planners from across the US, corporate clients or a single bride in the studio, she gives each her creative style and undivided attention with a personalized approach to their needs.

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BRENDA

FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Founder of Gracious Bridal and keeper of the vision.  Brenda’s creativity and exuberance imbues our GB Design House.  Possessing an endless wealth of fabulous ideas, and a keen eye for design, she will take the simplest of details and elevate them to give stylishness to your event.  With her Southern upbringing, and a lifetime of entertaining, Brenda has the expertise to give that effortlessly elegant look to your event.  Whether painting in her home studio or designing and creating for Gracious Bridal Design House, she is happiest with a brush or stylus in hand.

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ALLISON

DESIGN GURU, WEB DEVELOPER, PHOTOGRAPHER

A Texas native and our resident photographer, Allison captures the GB Design House style on camera, but that’s only the beginning.  She wears many hats.  Whether coding for the website or designing for a client, she never wavers from her devoted attention to detail.  Her fervor for problem-solving makes her the go-to guru on, well, anything. Not sure to put an apostrophe in that last name — just ask Allison.  Need to know how to do something — just ask Allison.  If she doesn’t know, she will figure it out.  Definitely a first draft pick for any zombie apocalypse team!

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CAROLINA

DESIGN GURU, CAPTIVATING CAPTIONER

Born in Argentina, but proudly raised in Texas, Carolina is our jetsetter.  Fresh out of college in 2010, she joined the GB team and through the years has worked from such far-flung places as the Salt Flats in Brazil, the Amazon (river, that is), Indonesia, London, and currently Germany.  With a masterfully descriptive vocabulary, she brings our products to life.  And that doesn’t even begin to describe her design skills, her wit, and her infectious laugh.  Known as the resident ranting-feminist and low-key hippie, Carolina enjoys adding a touch of personality and a lot of enthusiasm to her work.

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MORGAN

DESIGN GURU, SOCIAL MEDIA

Morgan is a designer extraordinaire hailing from San Antonio. She will take your vision and run with it.  She is also our resident model.  Those hands holding a custom napkin… Morgan’s.  Those demure eyes peeking over a personalized cup… Morgan’s.  And lest you think she is just another pretty face (or pair of hands), she is part of our Marketing team in charge of Social Media, wielding her swift and clever genius.  Follow @GraciousBridal on Instagram to see what she does.

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KATIE

DESIGN GURU, MARKETING

Katie has been a GB Gal since 2011 while still an undergrad at the University of Texas.  An asset to both our Marketing and Design teams, she is totally unflappable.  Serene charm is the name of the game with this brilliant gal.  Katie can juggle several projects at once with perfect calm and fabulous ideas.  In addition to creating designs that enchant the most harried of brides, she also enjoys live music, practicing yoga and learning new recipes!

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MICHELLE

DESIGN GURU, CUSTOMER SERVICE

Michelle joined our team in 2017.  Her Croatian blue eyes hide a devilish charm and a quick wit.  We tolerate her love of heavy metal music because she organizes our studio with finesse and is a stickler for dotting the I's and crossing the T’s before products go into production. Her Anthropology degree always comes in handy on our GB Trivial Pursuit team!  Always helpful, Michelle is quick to lend a hand when you phone our Design Studio.

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AVERY

DESIGN GURU, CUSTOMER SERVICE

Also hailing from the Lone Star State, Avery is originally from Houston, but moved to Austin after a 4 year stint at Furman University in Greenville, SC.  She stumbled into a workout class, met Audrey, and started her career at Gracious Bridal a couple of weeks later.  We can always count on her happy, smiling face when we enter the studio. She's a breath of fresh air and ray of sunshine in one mighty, lil' package. That cheerful voice on the other end when you call us? Avery!  Recently blessed with gorgeous baby Leo, her Netflix binges have been put on hold, but she will be back to eating fine cheeses and living an adventuresome life in no time!