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 styling brides, spending time with her family, and snuggling her dogs, Bruce and Chester.
Laney joined the Love family in 2015 as a part-time Bridal Consultant, before joining 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 with Melissa - Florida's only plus-size bridal boutique. 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 our Senior Bridal 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 our Senior Bridal Consultant, 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! Born and raised in Ponte Vedra Beach, Paige can often be found at the beach, spending time with her family, and shopping at local thrift and vintage stores.
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. She was married recently, in September 2020, so she also has a great understanding of the wedding planning process! Becca was born in Virginia, but as a the child of a military family, she has lived all over. She attended UCF and is a sister of Kappa Delta. Becca can often be found renovating her new home, spending time with her husband, and taking her two dogs to run out their energy at the beach!
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, playing tennis, and hanging out at Brewhound with her partner, Brandon, and Australian Shepard, Riley.
Erin joined the Love family in 2022 and has quickly become such a huge part of our family! After saying Yes to her dress here at Love in February, Erin reached out looking for a part-time job. She loved her experience and wanted to help other brides have the same magical moment. Originally from Orlando, Erin is also a talented photographer who stays busy photographing weddings, engagements, and college graduates. With her wedding this December, Erin has a unique perspective in relating to our brides and the excitement of wedding planning. Erin is incredibly kind, patient, and detail-oriented. In her free time Erin can often be found reading by the pool, taking lots of photos, and wedding planning with her fiancee Ryan.
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.