I live in a quiet, sleepy town in the Midwest. People know you, they know your family. It feels safe and warm. Business owners are the local historians because they have either owned or been part of their business since they were young.
And then you have people who come in and shake things up a bit, who bring to the table a breath of fresh air. Or a challenge to established businesses. That would definitely have to be Mara. A new dress shop that opened up on Thanksgiving weekend. The owner, Tiffany sat down with me just as the project was being launched and she told me her hopes and dreams for Mara. And I loved every second of it. To help build an experience for brides, family members, mother of the brides, bridesmaids, girls getting ready for prom, and even little girls looking at the beautiful sparkly dresses.
This is an experience more than just a store. It's a dream becoming a reality rather than just a dress. Tiffany has cultivated an experience from the moment you pull up to this converted two-story house to the beautiful gown greeting you in the window. You open the doors and are welcomed with friendly smiles and a warm, classy atmosphere. This woman works in the details, as everything has been converted to match the vision she has for Mara. Their dress fitters are knowledgeable and friendly and will work to make this experience the best it can be.
And the bridal dress room might be my favorite place in the entire town. The light casts down on the beautiful lace and tulle, and it is breath-taking. Imagining being a soon-to-be-bride and walking in this room knowing that "the one" might lie in this room gives it alost a gift like appearance.
If you haven't had a chance to check out Mara, please do!