Melissa attended Florida State University and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor in Business and Fashion Merchandising. Shortly after, she received a call from longtime friend and then Store Manager, Liza Griffis, that Love was searching for a new Bridal Consultant. Melissa jumped at the opportunity to have her dream job - working within the bridal industry. After six years of running the store, Melissa along with husband, Sean, purchased Love from founder Nancy Love. 2017 saw all of Melissa's dreams come true - becoming a business owner as well as a mother. The Moneypenny's welcomed their first child, Sean Jr., known as SJ in June 2017. Their daughter, Brady, was born next, in January of 2019. Melissa also owns One Love Bridal Outlet located in Jacksonville Beach and Curve Bridal Collection located in Atlantic Beach. She can often be found volunteering as Room Mom for her children's classes, spending time with her family, and snuggling her dog, Chester.
Laney joined the Love family in 2015 as a part-time Bridal Consultant, figuring she would have a fun job in bridal before moving on to her chosen profession full time. After falling in love with the bridal industry, Laney decided to take the leap of faith and join Love full-time as Store Manager. She attended University of North Florida, where she was a student-athlete, graduating in 2015 with a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Laney strives to empower every bride and help them see how beautiful they are, right here and now. Laney also owns Curve Bridal Collection in Atlantic Beach alongside Melissa - Florida's only plus-size exclusive bridal boutique. She also runs the social media accounts for Love, Curve, and One Love Bridal Outlet. Laney can often be found training for her next marathon, shoe shopping at Nordstrom Rack, and enjoying the beach with her partner, Jordan.
Paige joined the Love family in early 2018 as a part time stylist before joining full time as a Senior Stylist in 2020! Paige combines her love of fashion and love of people to create a fun environment for all of her brides. She has a unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable and understood. As a Senior Stylist, Paige is extremely knowledgeable about each designer and customization options! Many of her brides say she is a mind-reader, helping them find the dress of their dreams they couldn't even describe! She is patient, funny, and extremely hard-working. Born and raised in Ponte Vedra Beach, Paige can often be found at the beach, cooking new recipes, and preparing for her own wedding this November to her fiancee Alex.
Becca joined the Love family in 2021 and quickly became a favorite stylist among our brides! With a background in bridal, Becca is extremely knowledgeable about shapes, styles, and accessories and is the sweetest person you'll ever meet. In 2023 Becca was promoted to Senior Stylist after helping hundreds of brides say YES. Becca was born in Virginia, but as a the child of a military family, she has lived all over. Becca, alongside her husband, founded the Diamond Project; a non-profit that works to advocate for those impacted by human trafficking and extreme poverty. Love is proud to support the Diamond Project by providing discounts to those who choose to donate! When she isn't at work, Becca can be found with her two dogs at the beach, enjoying a margarita at TacoLu, and of course, working for her non-profit.
Katie joined the Love family in 2017 while attending University of North Florida! After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, she spread her wings and left Love to explore the world. We couldn't have been happier to welcome her back full-time to the Love team in 2022. Katie, originally from Ormond Beach, is truly everyone's best friend. She has a joyful spirit that fills up a room and loves getting to know each of her brides. In her free time Katie can often be found hunting for shark's teeth with her dog Riley, playing tennis, and planning for her own wedding in March of 2024 to her fiancee Brandon.
Shelby joined the Love family in early 2023 after relocating to Florida from her home state of New Jersey! Shelby has a ton of experience in retail and styling. She owned her own beachwear boutique in New Jersey, and knows firsthand the ins and outs of retail. Shelby has a background in sewing and construction and has a keen eye for proper fit! Shelby has quickly become a beloved part of the Love team. She has an infectious laugh and a unique ability to connect with anyone and everyone. When she isn't styling brides, Shelby can be found on the beach, decorating her brand new home, or working at her other job - local restaurant AB Kitchen!
Sean met Melissa while attending FSU, where he earned his Master's in Economics. He has worked in the financial industry ever since. While Sean does not work in the store day-to-day with brides, he provides invaluable support surrounding the store's financials and accounting. Sean can often be found crunching numbers, watching FSU football, and mastering the art of Jui-Jitsu.
Erin joined the Love family in early 2023 and has become an irreplaceable team member! Erin, a Jacksonville native, is currently studying Psychology at the University of North Florida. Erin provides integral support to our team by knowing our gowns inside and out, assisting stylists during their bridal appointments, and running our brides pick-up appointments! She is an expert on our accessories including veils, belts and earrings. Erin is kind, patient, and a true girls girl! When she isn't at work Erin can be found studying for her classes, nannying for multiple families in Jacksonville, and enjoying the sunshine at the beach!