The story of margaret Ellen bridal...
Margaret Ellen Bridal is a wedding gown boutique in Inlet Beach, Florida, along the world renowned coastal highway of 30A. MEB strives to offer the most memorable gown shopping experience and provide impeccable service for every girl that enters their wooden door. Each bride will have the boutique exclusively for two hours, making their appointment relaxed and intimate while sharing with their closest family and friends. My name is Maggie Matthews. I am Mississippi raised, the mother of Deaton, the wife of Tyler, and a girl that has been in love with wedding gowns since I was a little girl.
It all began when I was a young, elementary student who dreamed of becoming a wedding gown designer after watching the Parent Trap numerous times. OH, the dreams of a little girl! My mother, Barbara, a lifelong educator and counselor bought me my first sewing machine and set out to teach me the lessons of sewing. Time passed, and I quickly grew older and was faced with the decision of a career choice. Having both of my parents in the field of education and my love for kids, I chose to major in elementary education. Before long I realized that the classroom was not where I belonged. I was in prayer for years that God would lead me to a profession where I would be completely satisfied - one in which I could begin each morning with excitement; one that would give me independence; one that would bring me happiness and fulfillment; and one that would help others.
The dream of opening and running a bridal boutique came when I went wedding gown shopping with my best friend, Molly. After the appointment, I knew immediately that I wanted to pursue a career involving wedding gowns as I did as a little girl. I shared my dream with my friend and supporter, Ashley, who told me to "Go for it!", and that is exactly what I have done ever since that day. Together with my mom, Barbara, resident of coastal highway 30A, we have worked hard to bring the dream to life to provide the absolute best experience for Margaret Ellen brides.
Maggie Matthews, owner
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