I met Scott on my first day of public school in 2007, in homeroom at the beginning of our 8th grade year. Our seats were next to each other, and I remember him introducing himself to me on my very first day - aiding in calming my nerves about being the 'new kid'. I then moved away during the middle of our Freshman year, from Arizona to a small town in Illinois.
Fast forward 11 years: my husband and I moved BACK to Arizona, where Scott and some of our other Marshall Ranch Elementary School buddies welcomed me back even after all the years that had gone by.
I remember Scott telling me about Bri, saying that we needed to meet. After meeting her, I could immediately tell that they were 100% in Nichols-Sparks-Movie kind of love.
Today, I got to witness my friend of over 12 years propose to his now FIANCE. Man - it's so neat to see where life takes you. Congrats, Briana and Scott - I'm SO excited for you two!!!
#proposal #justengaged #surpriseproposal
🤣🤣🤣 slots are going fast for our bridal promo, just had another bride book! If you know someone getting married or you’re getting married, click the link in my bio! Don’t let this be you!
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“No, I didn't go to Harvard or Parsons like most successful startups or designers in the industry.
Having never been good in school, it is a wonderment how I am leading a team and changing the wedding industry with an e-commerce revolution. My dad couldn't be more proud of me since his go-to saying, in a loving way, is "I just never knew what you were going to do with yourself." He and my sister are doctors, after all, and I failed my home economics class. Granted, the teacher failed me for not following directions because I made our mid-term (a pair of shorts) from scratch instead of using a pattern. (Deserving of extra credit in MY opinion, but whatevs)
What I have always been good at is connecting people and using the golden rule. Plus, I had a tenacious as hell attitude and was willing to fight for my dream over and over again. I mean, I had to learn how to do my bookkeeping and accounting when I was a one-woman show, after all!
What I have learned is that you can teach yourself anything -- go get started NOW. I started Revelry my senior year in college and not knowing what I was going to do with myself, I figured I could get something made and start selling it. That worked with the friendship bracelets I made and sold in elementary school, after all. How different could it be?!
Revelry has changed a lot over the past decade, morphing from casual t-shirt and game-day dresses to the most prestigious form of garment: The Wedding Dress. What I have learned is if you are not always evolving, trying new things, expanding and creating then your business is dying. .
Big shout out to my mother, who taught me to embrace individuality and got me my own sewing machine so I would stop breaking hers every time I wanted a new tube top. Sorry and thank you at the same time!
What is comes down to is this: I can’t believe I get to wake up every day and design gowns for bridesmaids and now BRIDES around the world. It wasn't just a dream for me. It was everything. It truly is ME. I can't wait to share my entire collection with you on Jan. 22nd, and I look forward to all of the new, exciting, and beautiful ways Revelry will continue to evolve.” Xoxo, Michelle