From Prom Shopper to Bridal Stylist: Meet Summer, She’s Chill #BridalStylist #WeLoveSummer

Bridal & Prom Stylist Summer is super chill, kind, helpful, and beautiful. We are thrilled to have her in The Gilded Gown family. The youngest member of our team, Summer keeps us up to date on things we don’t understand (like Snapchat!) and brings her youthful enthusiasm and perspective to our shop. She has an excellent eye for fit & design and can steer brides to the most flattering styles. If you are looking for a laid back bridal stylist to help you find the perfect dress, schedule an appointment with Summer! Or, if you are a prom shopper, ask Summer to lend a hand, she knows what girls like and what looks fresh! And, please be sure to check back with our blog to learn more about our other ah-mazing stylists!

Summer has a fierce determination that we adore. For instance, Summer made up her mind that she wanted to be a bridal & prom stylist when she shopped at The Gilded Gown for her prom gown. She told herself as she was trying on dresses, “I’m going to work here one day.” Guess what? She made it happen! Here is her prom dress pick:

Summer is a graduate of Central High School with lots of country-girl hobbies. She loves to fish, hunt, four-wheel and camp. We love that when fellow outdoorsy girls shop, Summer can swap stories back and forth, about things like fishing line and football scores.

But Summer loves glitz and glam too. She cleans up nice!!! Modeling fancy dresses is second nature to her now! Check out our Instagram feed @thegildedgown and you’ll be sure to see her pic popping up! The other day a customer came in and said she recognized Summer from our feed! #precious

Summer loves her family and she is very close with both of her brothers. And, if you know Summer, you KNOW she is crazy about Austin, her awesome bf. (We like him too…He is the nicest guy who often stops by The Gilded Gown to visit her and always offers to take out our trash.)

This adorable couple has lots of fun together.


Summer has many talents. She is an award-winning Winter guard and Color guard girl! And, she has a photographic memory which comes in handy when we need to know a style number on a dress.

We sure do love Summer around here, and we’re sure you will too.




Get to know your Stylist: Grace and her beloved Blue Tick Hound “Jazz”



This is the story of Jazz and Grace. Grace found “Jazz”  wandering a deserted country road,  lonely and starving. Grace knew that she had to take her in, since she was also really sweet and pretty. Grace loaded her in the car that first day and took her straight to Seymour Vet Clinic to get checked out. They thought Jazz would be okay once she got fed regularly and had lots of affection. She got all her shots.

Here is Jazz on the day Grace found her. Grace knew they would be best friends when she laid down on the hula hoops. (Grace is also an avid hula-hooper.)


At first Jazz was timid and afraid of everything. She was afraid of walking on wood floors, ceiling fans and loud noises. She was afraid of a lot of things. She was absolutely starving. Gradually she began to gain confidence and strength. She got all the love and affection a dog could ever want. With proper nutrition and care she began to flourish.

She still really hates storms and fireworks and some loud noises, but what dog doesn’t?

jazz-skinny jazzy-after-a-week

Grace has now had her for two years. Graces says, “Jazz will eat ANYTHING. She’s really bouncy. She sleeps with me in my bed just like a person with her head on the pillow. She also has a crate that she loves to sleep in. She is a TAD spoiled as she has about a thousand toys, which she doesn’t chew up. She loves to enjoy a nice bowl of Blue Buffalo dog food.. She must smell everything. She loves to go outside. Go for car rides. To the horse farm where I rides horses as an eventer!”

Jazz also likes to visit The Gilded Gown where everyone adores her.

Grace describes her a typical day in the life of Jazz:

Jazz Wakes Up, Snuggles, Goes Outside, Comes inside to be harassed by our Jack Russell. She bugs Jacqui. And she just hangs out at the house for most of the day with the other dogs. They eat about five or six o’clock. When I comes home they go into the Palace (Grace’s Room) She hangs out, plays and sleeps. Pretty sweet life for a very sweet girl!







  • The Blue Tick Hound is one of the breeds that can claim to be “made in the USA.”
  • A Bluetick coat is a thickly mottled dark blue with black spots on the back, ears and sides.
  • The Bluetick is a cold-nosed dog, meaning he’s good at finding and following an old, or “cold,” trail.