“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 18 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 | AEB Sale Floor Manager/Master Stylist


Zoe is originally from Liverpool, England. She started traveling to the US in 2010 to see all the big cities, meeting new friends and satisfying 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 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 year. When she saw A|E was hiring, she jumped at the opportunity to work with and style brides the way she had experienced. Soon 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 bridal fashion. Outside of A|E, she enjoys adventures with her husband & puppy, seeing live music, and endless FaceTimes with her family back home.


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!


Meet Hope | AEB Lead Bridal Stylist


Born and raised in Las Vegas, Hope moved to Chico shortly after graduating college with her BA in English. She fell in love with the smaller-town charm and California’s natural beauty but misses the boundless shopping options of her hometown. Hope has a deep seated love for literature, travel and Taylor Swift- strike up a conversation with her about any of these and she will be your instant best friend! Be assured that if you are styled by Hope, she will pour her heart into making your experience a life moment you will cherish for years to come!


Advice to Brides: Come in with an open mind and really enjoy this process, it is so much fun! Also, trust your stylist- you never know what fun surprises they have up their sleeves!


Meet Kate | AEB Bridal Stylist


While searching for her wedding dress, Kate fell in love with the A|E atmosphere and knew that she would love to be a part of making every bride’s dress shopping experience as magical as hers! Kate is an Idaho native who moved to Chico in 2022 with her husband, Travis. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her miniature dachshund, Charlie Sue, golfing, or shopping! Kate loves to travel and see new places in the world, especially the ones with beaches!


Favorite part about being a stylist; is meeting all the new brides and to be able to make them feel like a queen on their big day! Being able to say you were apart of their special day is the best feeling!