Our Bliss Bride Camalla and her girlfriends are the epitome #friendshipgoals! On the Wednesday before Camalla’s scheduled Saturday bridal appointment, we received a call from her friend Nikki letting us know that she needed our help planning a surprise for Camalla. Nikki told us that she and 2 of Camalla’s other girlfriends wanted to contribute to her bridal gown purchase! We told Nikki that we would LOVE to help them pull off such a kind gesture! Read on to see Camalla explain how their friendship developed and how the surprise went down! After you read about these ladies’ friendship we’re sure you’ll be ready to go shopping and grab a cocktail with them.
“I have worked with Katie, Nikki, and Lori (aka the “The Glam Squad”) for over 6 years now. I’m originally from Birmingham, and don’t have close family in New Orleans. These ladies, however, have truly become my family. I consider them the sisters that I do not have, and admire their impeccable sense of style (hence why I affectionately named them “The Glam Squad”). “
“When I was overwhelmed about the prospect of choosing a wedding dress, they took it upon themselves to schedule appointments for me, and also took time out of their busy schedules to accompany me to bridal shops on two separate Saturdays. At my appointment with Bliss Bridal, I instantly fell in love with the “Brooke” gown, but wanted to wait until my parents came in town before officially saying “yes” to the dress. After I said “yes,” Ms. Connie told me she had a surprise at the register. I thought it was champagne to toast to the big decision, but instead, I learned that on the day before, the ladies delivered an envelope to Bliss Bridal with contributions from each of them to the purchase of my gown!”
“They went above and beyond and I am so grateful and appreciative of their kind gesture. Whenever I think of them this quote comes to mind: Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. I can’t wait to marry the love of my life in the presence of God, family, friends, and The Glam Squad!”