Jessica has been the driving force behind Serendipity Bridal since 2006 when she and her father, Tom, took over ownership. Upon his retirement in 2010, Jessica continued the family business by teaming up with her husband Josh as new co-owners of Serendipity. Jessica is involved in many aspects of the store, from traveling to New York and hand selecting pieces from our designers’ newest collections, to consulting with brides and debutantes. As bridal shop owner, speech pathologist and mother of two, Jessica still finds time to pursue her creative passion with the accessory line she co-designs with long time friend and colleague, Lacy Pool. Grayson Elise is lovingly named to honor both of their daughters.
Josh began his adventure in bridal ownership in 2010, when he joined up with his wife, and existing co-owner, Jessica. As a recently graduated Valedictorian of his MBA class at Acton Business School, it was a natural fit for Josh to join the family business and bring his keen business eye to Serendipity. In his “free time” Josh is also a full time corporate lawyer and father of two. If you join us on a Saturday, you will have the pleasure of enjoying one of Josh’s famous mimosas – an art he has perfected over the years, earning him the coveted title, “Mimosa Master”.
Kayte joined the Serendipity team (and Austin) the summer of 2014. As a NY transplant, Kayte has brought a fresh perspective and unique vision to our shop, striving to create a truly superior experience. Kayte’s extensive experience in bridal, artisan retail, project management and marketing have made her a natural fit to head up the amazing Serendipity team. With 7 years experience as a Buyer and General Manager of her previous shop beginning in 2001, Kayte has truly enjoyed watching the bridal industry evolve over the last decade and a half. After a extreme career change, to an Account/Project Manager for a creative agency, Kayte realized her true calling was woven in bridal and returned to find a perfect fit here at Serendipity.
Lacy is a pillar of the Serendipity team. With over 8 years with the shop, Lacy has been instrumental in creating the foundation of what Serendipity is and shaping our vision. Lacy is known for discovering new talent and seeking out designers on the cusp of stardom. Lacy has an exceptionally keen eye for construction and forecasting industry trends. She brings us all the latest and greatest designers and styles, while still hand selecting the timeless pieces from our tried and true staple design houses. In addition to being a buying guru, Lacy is also a marathon runner, tennis aficionado and devout mother of two.
Rosie has been tailoring wedding gowns for close to 30 years and has been with Serendipity since its infancy. Rosie emanates the true essence of love for this industry. “Talented” doesn’t even begin to describe the pure magic that Rosie has with a garment. Her outstanding construction ability is only surpassed by her genuine love of her brides (and work) and kind spirit. Rosie has won the hearts of thousands of brides over the years with her calm nature, kindness, expert advice and magic fingers. When not sewing away or saving the day, Rosie enjoys gardening and even mows her own lawn!
Meredith is a veteran of the bridal world with over 3 years experience helping brides select the perfect gown for their wedding day. Meredith’s extensive product knowledge, eye for silhouettes and calm demeanor have made her a favorite of Serendipity brides. Meredith loves luxurious fabrics, impeccable construction and all things Texas!
Sarah’s favorite part of the process is acting as a “Sherlock Holmes” of bridal consultants. She loves asking questions to help piece together the brides vision and coming up with clever problem- solving solutions. In her former professional lives Sarah has been a bird-watcher, farmer, yoga instructor and massage therapist. Her ability to nurture and exercise patience, that she has cultivated along her winding way, certainly come into play working in bridal today!
New to the bridal industry, but no stranger to fashion, Vannessa has found a new home at Serendipity, a natural fit with her love of all things beautiful and feminine. “The thing I like the most about working in the bridal industry is all the intricate details. Each hand crafted piece adds a special and unique touch, creating a one of kind event. Bridal has become synonymous with fashion and I love every bit of it. I come to work and I’m surrounded by beautiful things, who wouldn’t love that?” Vannessa’s infectious smile, constant positive vibe and meticulous attention to detail make her an integral part of our team!
Kristin is the perfect example of our serendipitous moments! Kristin, an LPN, was in need of a career change as a new mom. While reflecting on some her happiest times Kristin remembers how much she enjoyed planing her wedding and being a bride. Among those memories, her experience shopping for and selecting her gown at Serendipity ranked among the highest. On a whim Kristin reached out about becoming part of our team. With no previous experience but a clear passion for all things bridal, Kristin transitioned to her new surroundings with ease, a true natural!