Shel’s Bridal is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Kenosha Bank Building in Downtown Kenosha. They are proud to be a full service wedding, prom, pageant boutique and more.
We sat down with owner Shel Parham for an exclusive Q&A.
Q. What services does Shel’s Bridal provide?
A. Shel’s Bridal is a full service wedding, prom and pageant boutique. We provide everything from pageant training to wedding coordinating, alterations and custom design along with some of the most amazing gowns.
Q. Shel can you tell us how you got into bridal sales?
A. I was modeling for bridal shows and one of the boutiques kept asking for me. About 6 years ago she offered me a job Which I absolutely loved and when she closed her placed I was compelled to open my own place . Somewhere that was homey and inviting with prices that worked for our market.
Q. How many years have you been at your current location?
A. Shel’s has been in Downtown Kenosha for 3 years. It’s home, we love it.
A. Great customer service, a small family boutique, and a friendly smile every single time. We pride ourselves in providing a true bridal experience for the bride and her entire party. Designer gowns, one of a kind gowns, veils, and our own original designs, all at a price any bride can afford.
Q. Tell us about your modeling/acting and pageant work?
Q. Can people shop for dresses at Shelsbridal.com?
A. They can, but honestly stop in and try stuff on. You deserve that experience and you may love something you never even thought of. Online shopping is really not the way to go for weddings. You just never know.
Q. What can you tell us about the 2020 Bridal show that you are organizing & putting on?
A. I direct the Kenosha Bridal Network Bridal show and expo twice a year, though covid hurt is a little this year. The event is all local wedding experts and some truly amazing bridal gowns all worn by local models. It’s a great opportunity to see what Kenosha offers and since we ask for food donations, it helps the Shalom Center too. Our next one will be in February at our new venue The Vault.
Q. Have any bridzilla stories you’d like to tell us?
A. Nope 😉 no such thing. Treat people right and they are usually pretty great to work with.
A. Our pageantry includes one on one training for girls starting at age two and we have women in their 60s competing this year. We also sponsor many local queens, including several of our Miss Kenosha contestants. Great bucket list addition! Everyone should get to be a queen 💕.
262- 484-2037 or 815-901-7280