“Love is the reason” we do what they do best. At Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo, our CEO and owner, Bree Gianassi, draws inspiration from her own wedding experience two decades ago to create a truly unique space and experience for our brides-to-be. With a finger on the pulse of the latest fashion trends, Bree travels to bridal markets across the country throughout the year, carefully curating collections that include the wedding dress of your dreams. Bree and her team of experienced stylists are passionate about helping brides create unforgettable moments, and they take pride in being part of their love stories. They understand that the journey to the aisle can be both exciting and overwhelming, which is why they're committed to guiding every bride through the process with care and expertise.

Our Team

Meet Bree Gianassi Little | CEO

As a multi-passionate wife, mother, and entrepreneur, I deeply believe that every woman deserves to feel beautiful - especially on her wedding day. I took over Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo over 13 years ago, when it was just a small shop tucked away from the main path. Starting as a one-woman show, I poured my heart and soul into creating a brand I could be proud of and growing the business into the successful multi-location enterprise it is today. But as much as I value my work, my real focus is always on being the best possible spouse, mother, and friend to those who matter most to me. Whether you've been styled by me personally or by one of my talented team members, my hope is that you felt empowered and confident. Looking ahead, I'm always searching for new opportunities to touch people's lives and create lasting memories. Whether you know me as a mom, step-mom, wife, mentor, entrepreneur, or even as Wonder Woman (as my son Hudson likes to call me), I'm determined to live up to those titles with confidence and integrity.

Favorite part of being a stylist is creating an environment and place that embraces and celebrates our clients beauty.


Meet Zoe | Sale Floor Manager & Bridal Stylist

Zoe is originally from Liverpool, England. She started traveling to the US in 2010 to see big cities like Seattle and Nashville, where she met new friends and satisfied her deep love for music. It was in Chicago that she met the love of her life, who lived here in Chico. When they got engaged, she stepped into Always Elegant Bridal in November 2017 in hopes of finding the dress (which of course, she did!) and they were married at Grey Whale Cove in Pacifica, CA the following May. When she saw A|E was hiring, she jumped at the opportunity to work with and style brides the way she had experienced. Months later she realized it had become her passion in life – empowering women to feel their most confident and beautiful through listening, understanding, and sharing her knowledge of the gorgeous gowns at her fingertips. Outside of A|E, she enjoys #vanlife adventures with her husband, watching live music, and FaceTimes with her family back home.

Starbucks Favorite – Americano | Nighttime Favorite – Martini (2 olives, no less) | Advice to Brides: Give yourself plenty of time for this process. And really trust in your stylist.. We put the time and effort in so you don’t have to! | Dream Wedding: “My wedding was an intimate family event with about 25 guests, on a cliff top overlooking the ocean. A grey whale swam by right before the ceremony began! Our reception was held on a beachfront hotel balcony at sunset. I loved every minute, even the things that went ‘wrong’. If I get the pleasure of styling you, ask me about my homemade wedding cake fiasco.”

Meet Mary | Bridal Stylist

Mary is a local, born and raised in Chico. She decided to go to school at Chico State, and pursue her degree in Psychology. When you don’t see her at Always Elegant, you can catch her at another downtown business, Crush Restaurant.

This is where she was introduced to our team one evening, and presented with an opportunity to make brides’ dreams come true. It felt like fate, as she was in the midst of searching for a way to better herself and those around her.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She also loves all things related to beauty, dogs, and TJ Maxx.

Go-to Starbucks Order: White chocolate mocha with coconut milk. 

Favorite drink: Any fruity cocktail, or a glass of red. Favorite thing about being an AEB Stylist? Being surrounded by a group of hardworking women who lift each other up is a dream.
"I feel so lucky to be a part of a team that empowers women and creates genuine connections with each bride. I love creating that bond with my brides, and helping them pick their dream dress for their special day!"

Meet Mikayla | Bridal Stylist

She is a former AE Bride who fell in love with her styling experience so much that she wanted to provide that same

From the bay to Chico, she was born and raised in San Jose. She moved to Chico after transferring from her community college to Chico State two years ago, and she graduates with her Bachelors in Psychology this May! She says most people are 99% water, but in her case she is 99% iced coffee. She loves to make a difference in peoples lives and chose to work at AE for that exact reason.

She is devoted to her major and it shows, and she loves to make a positive difference in everything she does. Especially in styling her fabulous brides! She wants nothing more than to create an environment where you feel comfortable, beautiful, and stress-free and will go that extra mile to give you the perfect experience you deserve. Some of her favorite things to do are go back to San Jose and visit her friends and family, hangout with her dogs, and go to Target. Her go-to Starbucks order: a vanilla iced coffee with almond milk and her favorite nightly drink is an ice cold 805.
"My favorite part about being a bridal stylist is getting to make connections with new people and be a friendly face during a time that can be a little overwhelming, and getting to see the smiles and looks of confidence our brides feel when they say yes to their dress."