Ever After Bridal pairs passion with expertise to ensure our brides have an unforgettable experience finding the dress of their dreams.


We strive to shine light in everything we do while cultivating meaningful and lasting relationships with our customers.

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Rebecca Hake

Cleveland Manager

Rebecca Hake has claimed Cleveland, TN for 26 years and joined the Ever After Bridal team in 2017 as the EA Cleveland Manager. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Lee University in 2014.

She has a passion for empowering women and helping them feel their most confident & beautiful for their wedding day. Rebecca has been with Ever After for 8 years and loves helping her customers and creating friendships.

Kendra Collins,

The Boss, Owner

Kendra Collins, owner of Ever After Bridal, was born and raised in California before moving to Cleveland, Tenn. A powerhouse in the wedding industry – she opened her first location in Cleveland, Tenn. in 2006 where she has created thousands of unforgettable experiences for happy brides. Kendra has built her brand from the ground up and expanded to a second location to Downtown Chattanooga in 2016.

As the owner Kendra wears many hats, but you will see her working with brides to find the dress of their dreams as that is the favorite part of her business. She also will ensure her bride’s big day is completely stress free as the best wedding director in the business.

Catilyn Howze

Chattanooga Manager

Catilyn Howze graduated from Lee University with a degree in PR. Upon graduation, she took a special interest in wedding planning which ultimately led to her Managing our Chattanooga location in 2016. What started as a part-time hobby quickly became her lifelong passion. 

Catilyn is also a newlywed, and of course she is an Ever After Bride. She was even featured on Sottero and Midgley’s social media showcasing her wedding day look. 

Caroline Harris

Marketing and Events Coordinator 

Caroline was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., and joined the Ever After Bridal team in March of 2020 as the Marketing and Events Coordinator. She is a UTK alumni and is currently getting her masters from Lee University.

Caroline worked at a Public Relations firm in Nashville, before making the move back to her hometown. Fun fact: She started working at EAB in 2013 and has remained involved  prior to accepting her current role.  

Emmy Owens

Social Media Manager

A Lee University alum, she is using her degree in Business Administration to grow into her role of Assistant Manager. She wears more Ever After hats than anyone and is the actual bomb at every thing.  She began her journey as a prom specialist her senior year of High School, and from there the rest is history! 

Emmy can be found creating content, helping brides find their dream dress, or randomly dancing . She loves making others smile and she loves being an Ever After Babe

Lexi Baley


Lexi started a bridal makeup business at the age of 16 and plans to continue in the wedding industry after college.


She is currently a Junior at Lee University studying Business Marketing. Her favorite part about the wedding industry is building relationships with each bride and making her big day exactly what she has envisioned all her life. 

Raylee Evens

Prom Specialist

Raylee Evans was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. She is a ray of sunshine and she loves being apart of your special day. 

She quite literally "runs on dunkin" as she has to have an iced coffee every day.

Carissa Leonhardt


Carissa calls Fort Mill, South Carolina home, but loves living in Cleveland as she studies Elementary Education at Lee University.


She became an Ever After Babe last fall and has loved every second of it. She loves being around people, trying new foods, and watching a good movie.

Kate Hime

Lead Stylist

Kate Hime has been a part of the Ever After Bridal team since August 2019. She is currently attending school at Lee University and will graduate with a Marketing degree in May 2021. Kate is originally from Cumming, GA and is a Georgia peach at heart.

 Kate is so grateful for a job that she loves and gets to serve people through daily!

Andra Van Der Mer

Andras Finds Tailoring

Ever After Chattanooga


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Maycee Henry


Maycee henry was born in Dayton, TN and now calls Cleveland and Lee University home. She's studying psychology and loves all the self care and pampering things. 

She is the newest addition to the Ever After team she has became an absolute rockstar when it comes to finding your dream dress.

Summer Strickland

Fitted Stitches

Ever After Cleveland