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.
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!
Marcey Keehley
Marcey, the newest member of the GG Team, is a beautiful mother with an upbeat charm that is irresistible. This hard-working lady is currently earning her nursing degree, raising two awesome kids, caring for a menagerie of pets AND killing it at two jobs. This California Cool girl loves adventures, hiking and helping brides, especially when they are looking at jewelry. Book an appointment with Marcey and you will for sure make a new friend and you will most likely find the perfect dress and accessories, too!
Gibson Smith
Gibby is our most stylish stylist! Daughter of the owner of CLAIRE QUEISSER RUNWAY EVENTS, Gibby has grown up surrounded by all things fashionable. This lovely, smart lady is happily married to Jorge and works during the week at a law firm. She is also mommy to two adorable Tibetan Spaniels who she describes as, "cats in dog suits." Her fave part about working with brides? Getting to know all about them and their weddings, and translating that knowledge into the perfect wedding day look. We are extra lucky to have her on The Gilded Gown team!
Mary Blevins
East Tennessee native Mary is a happily married mother of two wonderful adult children and two adorable rescue dogs. Mary is a super-friendly people person who enjoys binge watching Netflix, and Maryville High School baseball. She loves beach vacations and summertime! Mary finds it very rewarding to help brides find the perfect dress. She especially loves it when their faces light up and that moment when a bride feels beautiful.
Billie Owens
Super hip Billie is a part-time stylist and a full-time jewelry designer. Her beautiful earrings are available at Fizz in Market Square and at private jewelry parties. One of our most interesting stylists, Billie possesses a vast knowledge of music, books and cool stuff. She is mother to a beautiful grown up daughter and several pets. She has tons of retail experience and has a great eye for the perfect style for every bride. If you have a Sunday appointment, be sure to spend some time with Billie.
Jess Hopkins
Knoxville native Jess is the newest face at The Gilded Gown. She has a very special connection with our brides, as she is a newlywed herself. Jess and her hubby, Cody, recently relocated back to Knoxville after a long stay in Nashville. A love of family drew them back home. A graduate of MTSU, Jess also has loads of experience as a wedding planner's assistant. Her hobbies include cats, playing with her dog Finn, country music, 80s rock and especially Aladdin. (Her instagram name is even @Aladdingirl) Jess loves being a bridal stylist. She says, "My job is fun and rewarding. Helping a bride find the dress for her wedding day is a really humbling experience, because I know how important it is."
Cameran McKenry
Prom Stylist
Beautiful Cam is one of our newest team members at The Gilded Gown. She just graduated Bearden High School and is headed to MTSU this fall. Cam is sporty and girly all rolled in to one. She is an avid softball player and is an outfielder on her team "White Lightening." We are all thrilled with her and you will be too.
Emily Larson
Emily, sister to Stylist Mary, has recently joined the GG team. She enjoys helping brides and prom girls find their perfect dresses. We love her already! Emily, on her off hours, loves spending time with her family. She is happily married to hubby Brian, and mom to beautiful daughter Olivia.
Miranda Kinkead
Lovely Miranda is a new stylist with The Gilded Gown. As a bride-to-be herself she really understands our brides She loves spending time with her adorable son and fiancee.