Our Story

From then to Now

The One was born from a love for all things of beauty. What is more beautiful than celebrating a person’s authentic self and helping them feel loved and empowered on one of the most important days in their life? That is the driving force behind the vision for creating The One. It is a kindred love for celebrating the beauty in all of us that binds #TheOneBrides as a community.

I founded The One in 2020 with my husband, Russ. After more than a year of listening to my new and brilliant ideas for a bridal store, my husband looked at me one day and said, “Let’s make it happen”, in his always supportive fashion.

So, in February of 2020 I set out to create the perfect bridal experience. I searched for the perfect location and sought designers all over the world to create a truly diverse collection of the most beautiful dresses. I focused on mostly designers with small ateliers where we could fully customize dresses for brides while keeping the experience simple and attainable. Emphasizing the importance of lace placement, cut and material, we curated a collection of dresses that accentuate the beauty of a woman’s shape, and are made to measure for the perfect fit for all shapes and sizes. We also added on-site alterations, accessories and wedding party attire to round out the full bridal experience and eliminate the need to shop multiple places. This allows us to curate a fully coordinated bridal attire collection.

Then came the global pandemic that would change the wedding world for some time. We decided to press-on, but pivot to create a safe environment that was more flexible to the changing landscape. We added more square footage so we could create larger, more private suites that would allow brides and their loved ones to view dresses with minimal interaction from others. We installed state-of-the-art HVAC systems with exhaust from each suite and virus-killing UV light filers. We created protocols and processes for sanitizing rooms and dresses between appointments and invested in high temperature steamers to kill anything that could linger. We added a line of new dresses available in multiple sizes for immediate online purchase for brides who had to alter their wedding planning timeline, and we now offer virtual appointments and in-home concierge service where we bring the bridal experience to you.

This is an exciting new chapter for our family. When I am not toiling over every detail of our store I am with my supportive husband, our four kids and our dog, Ruby, either at home, or on one of our many adventures! We love to travel and collect new experiences and memories.

I am so excited to share our amazing collection of designers in our beautiful new space. This has truly been a labor of love and I cannot wait to help you on your journey to find ‘The One’!

The One was born from a love for all things of beauty. What is more beautiful than celebrating a person’s authentic self and helping them feel loved and empowered on one of the most important days in their life? That is the driving force behind the vision for creating The One. It is a kindred love for celebrating the beauty in all of us that binds #TheOneBrides as a community.
I founded The One in 2020 with my husband, Russ. After more than a year of listening to my new and brilliant ideas for a bridal store, my husband looked at me one day and said, “Let’s make it happen”, in his always supportive fashion.
So, in February of 2020 I set out to create the perfect bridal experience. I searched for the perfect location and sought designers all over the world to create a truly diverse collection of the most beautiful dresses. I focused on mostly designers with small ateliers where we could fully customize dresses for brides while keeping the experience simple and attainable. Emphasizing the importance of lace placement, cut and material, we curated a collection of dresses that accentuate the beauty of a woman’s shape, and are made to measure for the perfect fit for all shapes and sizes. We also added on-site alterations, accessories and wedding party attire to round out the full bridal experience and eliminate the need to shop multiple places. This allows us to curate a fully coordinated bridal attire collection.
Then came the global pandemic that would change the wedding world for some time. We decided to press-on, but pivot to create a safe environment that was more flexible to the changing landscape. We added more square footage so we could create larger, more private suites that would allow brides and their loved ones to view dresses with minimal interaction from others. We installed state-of-the-art HVAC systems with exhaust from each suite and virus-killing UV light filers. We created protocols and processes for sanitizing rooms and dresses between appointments and invested in high temperature steamers to kill anything that could linger. We added a line of new dresses available in multiple sizes for immediate online purchase for brides who had to alter their wedding planning timeline, and we now offer virtual appointments and in-home concierge service where we bring the bridal experience to you.
This is an exciting new chapter for our family. When I am not toiling over every detail of our store I am with my supportive husband, our four kids and our dog, Ruby, either at home, or on one of our many adventures! We love to travel and collect new experiences and memories.
I am so excited to share our amazing collection of designers in our beautiful new space. This has truly been a labor of love and I cannot wait to help you on your journey to find ‘The One’!

Our Services


We know finding ‘The One’ is not the only part of your wedding dress planning journey and you have a lot to manage. Our goal is to make the wedding attire portion of your event flawless. We handle all aspects of the dress shopping experience for you and yours from start to finish with a full suite of services.

  • One of the largest and most diverse selection of designers in Kansas City for the most complete shopping experience.

 

  • Carefully curated collection of global designers. Most of our dresses are hand-made in intimate ateliers in the US, Canada, Spain, Israel, Lebanon, Poland and Australia, providing you the opportunity to create a truly bespoke work of art for your wedding day. We can work with you in our design studio to make your vision a reality.

 

  • A dedicated bridal stylist for every aspect of your wedding attire needs to ensure continuity and oversight.

 

  • Champagne and small bites in our large, beautifully appointed personal dressing suites for you and yours to create a memorable day.

 

  • We manage your complete wedding day style from start to finish with in-house alterations, complimentary storage and gown steaming,
    gown preservation, bridal accessories, jewelry and shoes, and bridal party attire for the bridesmaids and mothers.

 

  • Brand new off-the-rack dress options for when your planning timeline is shortened, or you are looking for a deal. These are NOT sample dresses. We stock a line of dresses available in multiple sizes you can take home today, eliminating the need for cleaning and extensive alterations.

 

  • In-home concierge service for wedding dress try-on parties

Our Services


We know finding ‘The One’ is not the only part of your wedding dress planning journey and you have a lot to manage. Our goal is to make the wedding attire portion of your event flawless. We handle all aspects of the dress shopping experience for you and yours from start to finish with a full suite of services.

  • One of the largest and most diverse selection of designers in Kansas City for the most complete shopping experience.

 

  • Carefully curated collection of global designers. Most of our dresses are hand-made in intimate ateliers in the US, Canada, Spain, Israel, Lebanon, Poland and Australia, providing you the opportunity to create a truly bespoke work of art for your wedding day. We can work with you in our design studio to make your vision a reality.

 

  • A dedicated bridal stylist for every aspect of your wedding attire needs to ensure continuity and oversight.

 

  • Champagne and small bites in our large, beautifully appointed personal dressing suites for you and yours to create a memorable day.

 

  • We manage your complete wedding day style from start to finish with in-house alterations, complimentary storage and gown steaming,
    gown preservation, bridal accessories, jewelry and shoes, and bridal party attire for the bridesmaids and mothers.

 

  • Brand new off-the-rack dress options for when your planning timeline is shortened, or you are looking for a deal. These are NOT sample dresses. We stock a line of dresses available in multiple sizes you can take home today, eliminating the need for cleaning and extensive alterations.

 

  • In-home concierge service for wedding dress try-on parties

Meet Your Stylist

The One Stylists are masters at turning your wedding dress dreams into reality. We work closely with our designers and receive extensive training on the latest wedding dress styles and trends. Each stylist is a highly trained expert on dress silhouette, construction, fabric, and lace. Our passion is creating a truly memorable experience and helping you find the dress that perfectly fits you and your authentic love story.

 

Theresa

Theresa

Stylist

Theresa’s love for all things creative makes her the perfect wedding stylist! Music, coffee, reading and Paris top Theresa’s list of favorite things. Her extensive training with our designers and ability to truly listen to brides and understand exactly what they are looking for makes her an invaluable part of any wedding planning experience.

My advice for brides is try not to overwhelm yourself. There are a lot of styles to choose from. Do some research ahead of time and try to determine what is most important to you on your wedding day. You can run all over town and try on 100 dresses, but in the end, you will just be left confused and lost. Work with your stylist to quickly eliminate the dresses that are not it and pay attention to how you feel in the dress. That will help you determine which one is The One!”

Madison

Madison

Stylist

Madison is a doer! Her hands-on, can-do attitude means she will look high and low to find you the perfect dress. Madison is especially tight with her family and describes her mom as her best friend. She understands the importance of your big day for you and those you hold near and dear and provides exceptional service to our brides and their guests. When Madison isn’t at The One, she teaches special education at local school districts and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Boduke.

“My advice to brides is to think about how your dress will look in photographs. Your wedding may last one day, but your photos will last a lifetime and be cherished by your children and grandchildren long into the future.”

Ashley

Ashley

Stylist

Ashley has spent the last decade helping brides on their wedding day as a catering manager at Hilton. She knows and understands the importance of the dress in the overall wedding aesthetic and will help you navigate the ins and outs of what works best on the big day. Ashley is also a fashion fanatic and has an amazing sense of style. In her free time, Ashley likes to bake, travel, and spend time with her adorable daughter.

“My advice for brides is to focus on how you feel in the dress you love, because that is how you will feel on your wedding day. Buying a wedding dress is an emotional experience. If you go home and focus on the pictures you will start to use logic to pick each dress apart. Select your dress while you are IN it and feeling the emotions. That will never steer you wrong.”

Peyton

Peyton

Stylist

Peyton has been a bridal stylist for the past three years and loves building a connection with the brides she helps. She takes the time to get to know you and really listens to what matters most so she can help you find your true authentic wedding style. Don’t be surprised if you end up inviting her to the wedding! Peyton is also a master mixologist and can give you some great cocktail ideas. She loves her German Shepard, Kaiser, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

“My advice to brides is to not put too much pressure on yourself. This should be a fun process. Trust your instincts and ride the wave of emotion. You know what makes you feel your best.”

Kayla

Kayla

Stylist

Kayla has spent the last five years dressing brides in the Kansas City area and is an expert on all things bridal. She knows exactly how to pin-point the dress you describe. Kayla is a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail, making her your strongest asset while on the hunt for your dress. She is a home decorating aficionado, new mom, and foster to rescue dogs.

“My advice for brides is to enjoy the experience. This is such an exciting time in your life! We will help guide you through the process and make your dress buying experience a memory you will cherish.”

Madysson

Madysson

Stylist

Madysson’s day job is as a Talent Development Specialist in the HR department at a large corporation. That means she is specifically trained to listen and help people acheive their best, which works perfectly in bridal! Brides appreciate her keen listening skills and ability to truly understand what is most important to them. Madysson is married to her high school sweetheart and enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

My advice to brides is don’t feel like you must go to several stores before you can find “The One”. You’ll get stressed! Lots of brides buy at their first appointment. When you know, you know!”

Amy

Amy

Front Desk/Operations

Amy is the friendly voice when you call and the happy smile when you walk in our door. She keeps track of when your dress will arrive and makes sure everything is on schedule and perfect. You can call her any time with questions, and she is quick to help. Amy enjoys spending time with her three kids and anything KU!

“My advice is for the mother of the bride or groom – Savor the moment!”

Hailey

Hailey

Store Manager

Hi, I’m Hailey! Nothing brings me more joy then helping you see your wedding dreams come to fruition! From our designers, to our stylists, to the seasonal cocktails served in your appointment, I can ensure you won’t experience anything else like this. There is a lot of thought, care, and love put into every single decision we make– as it should! I continually work with our stylists to provide on-going training, offer support, and work one on one with our designers. When I’m not at The One, I’m either chasing my Goldendoodle Bodie around, reading, or listening to the newest podcast.

“My advice for brides would be to forget the notion that you should “sleep on it.” This is an emotional experience; sleeping on it doesn’t change how you feel when you have your gown on. I always tell my brides to make the decision when they have a dress on, even if that means you come back. You’ll know it’s your gown while you’re wearing it!”