STYLISTS

Jacqui Wadsworth
Proprietor
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
Stylist
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
Stylist
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
Stylist
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.
Summer Lane
Stylist
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. A valued 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!
Miranda Evans
Stylist

Gorgeous Miranda is an accomplished bridal stylist with The Gilded Gown. As a recent bride herself she really understands and connects with our brides. She loves spending time with her adorable son and hubby. And we love spending time with her! If you are searching for a wedding or prom dress, Miranda is the perfect guide. Miranda is a fabulous addition to our GG Fam. She brings a great spirit, mad sewing skills and a soft-spoken strength. And, she can solve problems and fix things like nobody's business.

Tequila Young
Stylist
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.
K.C. Stockard
Stylist
Adorably eccentric Kellie is a Louisiana native. An avid seamstress and costumer, she has a true appreciation for the superior construction of our bridal gowns. She loves helping girls find the perfect dress for their special occasions. In her free time her favorite thing is spending time with her husband and kitty Allie.
Cam McKenry
Stylist

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
Stylist

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
Stylist

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
Stylist

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.