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 13000 square foot emporium  located at 8435 Kingston Pike. 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 vegan chef. She is currently taking classes in herbalism and making her own Kombucha.

Emily Muse
Emily Muse is about the sweetest person you'll ever meet. She's a treasured member of Team Gilded Gown. Emily is always willing to lend a hand and a kind word. She's also ready to laugh, have fun, sing and/or dance. If you are looking for a partner in crime, she's your stylist! 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.
Tequila Young
Glamorous Tequila (with an awesome, unforgettable name) has been working with The Gilded Gown since our Chapman Highway days. Her easy going personality, impeccable taste and beauty instantly captivate our clients. Tequila loves spending time with her family and friends. And we LOVE spending time with her. Book an appointment with Tequila and you are assured a wonderful experience.
Cam McKenry

We are thrilled to have gorgeous Cam back at The Gilded Gown. She worked as a stylist with us last summer before starting college and was very popular with both our brides and prom girls.

She now has the first year of college at ETSU under her belt and she's home for the summer. An avid softball player Cam is also super glamorous with a love for all things fashion. 

With her keen eye for style, she gives great advice for brides looking for the best cut and fit for their figures.


Darby Frazier

We recruited our newest stylist, Darby, when she visited The Gilded Gown to buy her own wedding dress. We loved her great personality, style and sense of fun. As a bride-to-be herself, we knew Darby would bring a special understanding of what brides are looking for their wedding day look.

Darby grew up in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Vermont. She moved to Tennessee to attend college and she now calls our state home. Darby has a huge heart and loves her family which includes her parents, as well as her three younger brothers. Her roomie and bestie, Alexis, stands in as a "sister from another mister."

She's engaged to an accounting major, Joshua, from Oak Ridge, TN, who is as she describes, "a major geek, smarter than most people, very passionate, and sweet."

Darby just graduated in Photography and Communications from Carson Newman University. She is an avid photographer and is available for weddings. Her company is "Imprinted Memories Photography." Her mission is to capture a brides' essence in their perfect moment while she expresses herself in the work as an artist. 

Darby also looks forward to being a Mom in the near future. Her biggest hobby is one we can all relate to: Netflix!

Darby loves being a stylist at The Gilded Gown and becoming immersed in our "world of girls." She loves to relate to her brides, hear their stories and capture their shopping experience on film. 

Abbi Cravens

Exuberant Abbi is an amazing asset to Team GG! Hailing from Cookeville, TN she joined our team as a part-time stylist while she is attending college. She is currently getting her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Tennesse with a minor Child and Family Studies. Engaged to her true love Will Smith (no, not THAT Will Smith lol!) Abbi is planning a Spring wedding in May of 2021. 

She is an amazing stylist who loves having fun with her brides! As a bride herself, she can totally relate!

Her hobbies include crochet, books, and anything crafty. Her fave food is Pizza. Fave TV show is "Jane the Virgin."

Watch for her joyful Facebook Lives on our two pages The Gilded Gown and Gilded Curvy.

Kendall Faircloth

The newest addition to our staff is darling Kendall. She is a schoolteacher from Murphy, North Carolina who exudes Southern charm. She recently relocated to Oak Ridge with her firefighter boyfriend Matthew.

We are so thrilled to have her onboard. Teachers are such a treasure!

Kendall is a natural at helping brides find their dream dresses. She loves to help brides have that fairytale experience while they find their dresses.

She loves traveling and watching movies. Her favorite thing, though is spending time with her two puppies: an Australian Shepard named Marshal and Maui her Golden.

Lakesha Reeves-McKnight

Lovable LaKesha is a part-time stylist with The Gilded Gown and we are thrilled to have her with us on the weekends.. LaKesha loves working with brides so much that she actually works on her days off from her full-time job just to experience bridal stylist life! Her bright smile and happy personality absolutely lights up the store. Brides looking for an appointment with lots of laughter should request her.

LaKesha loves spending time with her friends and family and is looking forward to a new grandbaby girl on the way! 

Kati Major

One of our newest team members, Kati, is a Knoxville native. She spent the past few years in towns as far flung as Asheville, North Carolina and Alburquerque, New Mexico working with companies like H&M and Anthropologie. She has an amazing sense of style and a background in visual merchandising.

Kati recently moved back home to be closer to her family and we are so happy she has joined our Gilded Gown family!

She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina with a degree in Philosophy. Her passions include hanging out in coffee shops, working on costumes for theatre, and looking for Mr. Right. She doesn't have any pets but is seriously considering adopting a beta fish.

She likes getting to know her brides' personal style and seeing how that translates to the dress they end up choosing. 

Her deepest wish is, "to find a rich husband and travel the world on the seven seas in a sailboat."

Gabby Hutton
Prom Stylist

Prom Stylist Gabby attends The University of Tennessee where she is currently pursuing a BS in Animal Science. She is a member of Sigma Alpha sorority. Gabby loves to travel, read and spend time with her family and friends. (She is roommates and besties with GG Stylist Joshalyn.)

She loves helping Gilded Gown girls find a prom dress that perfectly fits their personality.

Gabby has four dogs and seven birds and is from the very small town of Andersonville, TN. 

Her fave food is pizza. Dream vacation spot is Italy, because,

Diane Whiteside
Autumn Davis
Kellie Stockard
Joshalyn Harmon
Taylor White
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