All About Us

If I were to give a quick analysis of who I am it would begin with the hopeless romantic who always had a dream and then decided to make that dream come true. Every family has a story and this is ours:

I was fortunate enough to be part of a bridal business started by my mother, Dale, and her best friend Nancy. Children, family, church, friends, teaching, and a career in a publishing corporation were my daily focus for 25 years. Then one day I decided after diving in head first with my own daughter’s wedding in Natchez that I would allow many of our heirloom and vintage items to be used for rental for wedding events. Southern Elegance Event Design and Rental has grown and accentuates memories all over the south. Being featured in national blogs, magazines, and newspapers is a dream come true but now I am ready for the full blown fairy tale. My love for all things beautiful and romantic, paired with my extensive experience in publishing, marketing and years of pageants allows me to bring a new perspective to the bridal industry in Mississippi.

Lace is a true Bridal Experience allowing brides to select their dress, theme, coordinator, and accent elements in one stop. I am extremely lucky to have my husband Tommy working with me hand in hand as we build our dream. Our children Mollie and Joseph are 20 somethings who are married and you will hopefully meet them as they stop by the store.Eliza is my sweet granddaughter and she spends some days with us. For sure you can meet our new children Ellie Mae – our Boxer and Briscoe Darlin my little pekingese. Come by for a visit and have a glass of punch.