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Meet Rachel Dickerson of Golden Style Brides in South Loop

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Dickerson.

Rachel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
It all started with my wedding. Besides marrying my best friend, there was only one detail that I cared about for my wedding, my dress. I wanted to create a breathtaking fashion moment when I walked down the aisle. Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite part of the wedding was seeing the doors opened to reveal the bride’s look as she walked down the aisle. I’ve always felt that moment should be magical for every bride.

For my wedding, I put all my effort into creating a stunning bridal moment. Little did I know, a few years later, this love for creating a special moment for brides, would actually turn into a business. After my wedding, I received such reviews about my dress from family, friends, and publications, I knew I might be on to something. I also received requests from family and friends asking if I could style them for their upcoming weddings and special events.

At the time, I was an attorney by trade and working a job that I did not find fulfilling. As I received more and more requests to style people, I felt that I could turn this into a business for myself and create my opportunity to do something I love. I enrolled in image consulting courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Fast forward almost two years later since leaving my job, my business is doing great and I’m so glad I made the decision to follow my passion.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It definitely has not been a smooth ride. Educating people on the importance and need for a bridal fashion stylist has been a challenge. It’s more than picking a white dress. I work with my clients to curate a bridal vision that intimately captures her personality and style while helping them navigate through attire selection, fit & construction, and accessory selections.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Golden Style Brides – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Golden Style Brides is a bridal styling firm that works with brides to curate a bridal vision that intimately captures their personality and style with their venue and theme for their special day. We specialize in handling everything from the booking of bridal appointments, shopping for accessories, hosting personal style sessions for engagement shoots, to being with our brides the day of their wedding to make sure their bridal vision is flawlessly maintained as you say “I do.”

What sets us apart from others is our attention to detail and our desire to go above and beyond for our clients to help them achieve the bridal look of their dreams.

We are most proud of our recent publication with Martha Stewart Weddings. It was an honor to have our Old World European inspired wedding styled shoot featured.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the future, we are looking forward to servicing fabulous Golden Style Brides to help them create the fashion moment of their dreams.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:

Ingrid Bonne Photography, For the “back photo” of long hair bride: Photography, – Bonphotage, Location – Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Event planning – Régine Danielle Events, Model – Seda Piazza, Dress – Mira Zwillinger via Ultimate Bride, For the photo with the three brides: Photography, – Bonphotage, Location – Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Event planning – Régine Danielle Events, Model – Seda Piazza, Model – Sidney Stutzman Hatchett, Model – Ashley Hesselman, Dress – Mira Zwillinger via Ultimate Bride, Dress – Berta via Ultimate Bride, Dress – Monique Lhuillier vis Ultimate Bride, For bride with curly hair: Photography – Bonphotage, Film lab – Richard Photo Lab, Location – Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Event planning – Régine Danielle Events, Flowers – Frontier Flowers of Fontana, Stationery – Love Offering, Cake – Julie Michelle Cakes, Stylist – Golden Style Consulting, Rentals – Relics Vintage Rentals, Linens – La Tavola, Rings – Mia Donna, Ring box – The Mrs. Box, Bride model – Sidney Stutzman Hatchet, Bride’s gown – Berta via Ultimate Bride, Bride’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin, Hair and Makeup – Kate Johnson Artistry, Groom model – Josh Sopa, Groom’s suit – Hugo Boss

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