Meet your A|E to Be Stylists...

During the last decade and a half, A|E Bridal has served over 7500 brides in the area of Northern California. That's not to say all of those brides came from NorCal. We have seen a growing number of women shop with us not just from around California, or even the west coast; but all around the United States and across the globe! To name but a few, we've styled brides from England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Peru and more. As our A|E Family grew and expanded, we started to wonder how we could better serve these beautiful brides to be when they couldn't make a visit to one of our two boutiques in Chico and Yuba City.

...cue A|E to Be.

At the core of what we do lies a passion for empowering women to have a deeper realization of their strength, worth and beauty. It's our hope that you don't simply find a wedding dress with us. We want to make your quest for the dress into a time of joy and excitement, landing on a timeless gown that makes your heart sing, whilst being fun and, most importantly, easy

Meet Bree Gianassi Little | CEO & Creative Director

I’m a multi-passionate wife, mama, and business owner that believes every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful every day but especially on her wedding day. I purchased Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo over 14 years ago when it was in a tiny location off the beating path. I was a one woman show for many years and focused on creating a brand I was proud of while growing the business into the multi-location success that it is today.

As much love and devotion that I put into my business, I remain focused on trying to be the best wife, mommy, and friend to the ones I cherish. Whether you have been styled by me or one of my stylists, my hope is you felt stronger and more empowered. I will forever be looking for my next big endeavor and searching for individuals I can touch and create a memory with. Mom, step-mom, wife, mentor, entrepreneur, or Wonder Woman {as my son Hudson calls me}; whatever you choose to call me I will do everything in my power to live up to it in confidence and integrity.


Meet Zoë Troutt | Co-Creative Director & Stylist

I'm originally from Liverpool, UK, and I first started coming to the US when I was 18 to visit big cities such as Seattle and Nashville. I have a deep-seated love for music, and always dreamed of visiting Nashville for that reason. So off I went, and in a destined chain of events over a few years, I eventually met my now husband in Chicago. He is ultimately the reason I found A|E Bridal, because he lived here in Chico, California and so as soon as I moved in 2017, I began wedding dress shopping right here.

Fast forward two years and I spend my days working alongside the amazing girls that helped me find my dream dress. Having been both a bride and now a bridal stylist, I have developed such an understanding of all the ins and outs of creating the perfect look for a perfect day. I'm passionate about making women feel beautiful and confident for the one time in their life where they get to celebrate their unique love, with the people they love most in the world. Planning for that day can often involve a little stress, but it is my aim to turn achieving your wedding day look into the most stress-free, effortless journey possible.


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