Bridal Chateau became established in 1975, around when Ellen’s daughter was getting married. After her husband had a heart attack, he was no longer able to run their meat market and had to give it up. That’s when Ellen decided to take lead. She had learned to sew at the Vareska School of Design and had a passion for creating designs, so she decided to found the Bridal Chateau from within her house. The little business boomed and within a few years they had to move to the Wehrle Drive location we are located at now.
We have been a family run business from the beginning, with her daughter Debbie stepping into her role here when the business started booming. Debbie has grown into our head-seamstress that many of our brides have been fortunate enough to work with.
Then the third generation joined the business early in her working career. Beth Clark has blossomed into this industry. She has been the co-host for Wedding Planning Weekly that airs on Sunday nights on the CW23 during the first quarter of the year, is on multiple committees for planning and producing wedding shows, conferences, etc. , and is one of the main fashion buyers for the company.
This trio has always stayed true to their family and community. We’ve ‘adopted’ all of our employees and are truly happy with being a part of one of a woman’s most special days in her life. Come to Bridal Chateau and find out why our customers become family as well!