Jacqui Wadsworth
Jacqui Wadsworth is an expert in the textile industry. After years successfully negotiating thread and fabric contracts with mills and factories across the world Jacqui was offered a deal on a lot of wholesale wedding gowns. Since she was getting married, she thought, "Why not?" That fateful deal produced the perfect dress for her own wedding and instilled in her a love of all things bridal. By 2006 she opened the first Gilded Gown on Chapman Highway. That award winning boutique has since grown into the 6400 square foot emporium currently located in Knoxville Center Mall. Jacqui loves to share the beautifully curated dresses, stunning jewelry and sparkling prom gowns that she sources at market each season.
Grace Alexander
Grace, the daughter of proprietor Jacqui Wadsworth, has grown up immersed in the bridal world. She has worked at The Gilded Gown since its inception and is highly knowledgeable about bridal design, fit and silhouettes. She especially enjoys working with clients to find their perfect dress and accessories. Grace is a successful model, having appeared in numerous fashion shows, magazine ads, television commercials and photo shoots. In her spare time she is an avid equestrian with a love for the hunter jumper world. Grace has many gifts -- she is a world class barista, hoola hooper and vegetarian chef.
Emily Muse
Emily Muse is about the sweetest person you'll ever meet. She's been a welcome addition to the Gilded Gown team. Emily is always willing to lend a hand and a kind word. A talented model and actress represented by Talent Trek Agency, Emily was most recently filmed for a part in "Saving Faith." She appears in local print media and television commercials too. A proud wife and mother, Emily has a strong and beautiful faith in God.
Elizabeth Ethridge
Elizabeth, sister of Proprietor Jacqui Wadsworth, has a lifelong love of retail. She previously owned and operated two home decor stores in Knoxville: Eden and Jambalaya Upscale Thrift. Elizabeth helped Jacqui with The Gilded Gown at its inception and during the Chapman Highway days. She is thrilled to be back at The Gilded Gown helping clients and sharing in their happy moments. With a background in Visual Merchandising, Elizabeth loves to work on displays at the store. Happily married, her hobbies include thrift store trips, travel, hanging out by the pool and most of all spending time with friends and family.
Heather Lynn
Heather brings her professional cred, boundless energy and Jersey Girl enthusiasm to the team. Heather, a proud mother, also runs her own wedding planning business "Simplicity Event Planners." Vivacious and energetic, Heather loves helping girls find their dress and the perfect corresponding accessories.
Andrea Yeager
A wonderfully talented photographer, Andrea has beautifully documented numerous weddings and portraits in East Tennessee, With her love of nature ever-present in her work and her knack for capturing the details we are thrilled to have her skills on board. Andrea, when she is not snapping awesome pics for the Gilded Gown, brings a light-hearted and friendly vibe to shop. She is an expert bridal stylist, with an eye for finding the best dress silhouette for each client. She works tirelessly with brides and their support teams. After a bridal appointment, her brides are often found giving Andrea a hug. Andrea, happy wife and mother to four children, currently resides in Rockford TN and is also a licensed massage therapist at Massage Envy.
Jori Winkle
Beautiful Jori is a wonderful addition to the GG team. She is tireless in helping girls find their dream dresses and always has a smile on her face. She sometimes channels Beyonce, she loves to dine with captains on cruise ships, and she knows all the words to Shania Twain songs. A reformed over-apologizer, she now simply says, "Snap!" instead of "Sorry!" Jori is a proud mother and loves spending time with her friends and family.
Summer Lane
Summer, our resident country girl, loves Color Guard, cowboy boots, hunting, four wheeling, fishing and anything outdoorsy. She loves fashion and likes spending one-on-one time with clients. The youngest member of the Gilded Gown team, Summer likes helping her peers boost their self-esteem by helping them find just the RIGHT dress. Her favorite quote is by Coco Chanel, "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous!" We agree!
Tori Burchfield
Tennessee native Tori, is a happy mother of two who loves reading, cooking and traveling. She loves to help girls find their perfect "Barbie" dresses. Tori also enjoys baseball, tap dancing and is The Gilded Gown's best practitioner of sarcasm. For example, she said when asked about this bio, "I like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain." We LOVE her sass, and you will too!
Jill Sublett
Boston native Jill has a sunny smile and mad baking skills. She delivers expert styling advice with an adorable accent and a super-sweet disposition to our Gilded Gown Girls! Jill is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful children and several pets. She is also a friendly face at Ijams Nature Center during the week.
Beth Moore
Beth, who is studying Special Education in college, finds time to work as a part time stylist at The Gilded Gown. We are so happy she does, as she brings loads of retail experience and a great eye for detail to our clients. She is also a great listener with loads of patience. Beth, an East Tennessee girl, enjoys playing the clarinet, spending time with her friends and family and Karaoke.
Hannah Burchfield
Born and bred in East Tennessee, beautiful Hannah is as outdoorsy as they come. She loves camping, hiking and rock climbing, and, as she says, "gettin' muddy." She is also a top-notch equestrian, and she enjoys showing Tennessee Walking Horses. Hannah knows her stuff when it comes to dressing things up a bit, too. Her favorite part of being a stylist is seeing everyone's happy expressions when they find their dresses! A fun side note: Hannah shopped for her own prom gowns at The Gilded Gown when she was younger. We are so proud of the wonderful young woman she has grown into!