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 9 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.
Brigitte is a recent graduate with a fashion marketing degree. She has an extensive background in a variety of aspects of the fashion world. Although she is new to the bridal industry, she loves making a connection with the brides and helping them find their unique bridal look. She has a love and appreciation for luxurious fabrics and couture finishings and construction. If you have an eclectic style Brigitte is your girl!
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!
Alison is a recent graduate from Louisiana State University, and a smiling southern sweetheart. Alison previously worked in bridal back in Louisiana and after a short career switch realized bridal is where her true passion is! We are fortunate she chose to join the Serendipity team here in Austin. She’s a lover of all things lace, and especially loves helping brides find the perfect look – whether it be modern elegance or vintage classic, she will hone in on your style and find you the dress of your dreams!
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!