Lisa and Mike started Ella Park Bridal in late 2004. Forced to vacate their start-up location due to road construction, they moved their business back to Newburgh where they have lived for 20+ years.
In late 2009, Ella Park Bridal purchased their current location on Bell Oaks Drive in Newburgh. With the experiences of the past few years, Ella Park Bridal has grown to become well recognized for their unique store format, beautiful wedding gowns and 1-on-1 service.
When time permits, Lisa enjoys creative projects around the house and watching her favorite show “Say YES to the DRESS!”. Mike is the handy man around the house and enjoys an occasional round of golf or following the St. Louis Cardinals. They have 3 grown children, each who’ve played a unique role in helping Ella Park Bridal grow into the company it is today!
“Lisa is incredibly helpful, personable, and knowledgeable about her products. I would recommend Ella Park to anyone planning their wedding. ~ Jamie Newburgh”
Dana, a Bridal Consultant for several years, prides herself in finding just the right wedding gown for her brides. She really listens to what the bride is looking for and will actively inject her gown picking skill. Dana states, “It’s not about what I like but more importantly what the bride likes!”
Dana volunteers by fostering pets through an Evansville organization, “Another Chance For Animals”.
Now engaged, Dana spends most of her free time planning her Spring 2014 wedding.
Dana works every Wednesday thru Sunday. If you want one of our best Bridal Consultants, be sure and ask for Dana.
“I knew I wanted to come to Ella Park, can’t remember how I found your guys but your dresses are so very beautiful. Dana helped me and she was great. She listened and found my perfect dress! Easy to get along with and so friendly, great consultant :) ~ Elizabeth, Evansville”
Katie joined Ella Park Bridal as a Bridal Consultant in 2011. Katie’s past experience in a floral shop gave her an insight into the industry. She is adept at choosing bridal gowns that really flatter the brides needs and her body and really enjoys working with brides.
Katie is currently enrolled at USI majoring in Psychology. As a senior, she looks to graduate in 2014. Katie has shown an interest in furthering her career in the bridal industry in some capacity in the future.
Katie, a bride-to-be, has decided on her special wedding gown. No surprises here as Katie selected one of our top wedding gowns.
Katie works Monday, Friday and most week-ends. If you are looking for someone with a flare, ask for Katie.
“Katie was an amazing consultant! She helped me find the perfect dress and helped me stay within my budget. Out of all of the bridal shops I went to, Ella Park was by far my favorite. ~ Sarah, Evansville”
Michelle joined Ella Park Bridal as a bridal consultant in late 2012. A native of Atlanta, Michelle went to North Carolina and graduated in 2008. After brief stays at Ball State and Indianapolis, Michelle and husband Adam moved to Evansville so Adam could enroll in grad school at UE.
Michelle and husband are die-hard Tar Heel fans. You can’t miss her blue NC earrings she wears on game day.
Michelle says her greatest strength is her compassion to help everyone. Working out, eating healthy and staying in shape keeps her busy along with her work here.
Michelle works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call Michelle when you want a friend to help you select the gown of your dreams!
“The entire experience at Ella Park was wonderful. Michelle was very friendly, knowledgeable and could not have been more helpful. She was so sweet and kind. I am extremely pleased with the guidance she gave. I love my Christina Wu gown! ~Courtney, Evanston”
Alicen joined our growing team in 2013 and loves adding “southern flair” to her appointments. She hails from the bayous of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is currently planning her own Spring 2014 wedding.
“I like to have FUN with my brides! It’s important that they have the bridal experience they’ve always dreamed of, so I make it a point to keep every bride smiling and enjoying this special time in their lives.”
Alicen can be found spending lots of time at AnyTime Fitness where she works part-time as an instructor and marketing coordinator.
In her spare time, Alicen enjoys cooking, spending time with her dog Tyson, and running a side business selling candles.
Alicen works Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays y’all!
“Up until today i’d had terrible luck finding a dress. Your staff was so friendly, helpful and patient and the dresses were beautiful. It was a great experience and I will recommend you to everyone. Thank you Alicen! ~Ashley, Evansville”
Melissa, Scottish born but nationalized American joined the Ella Park Bridal team in late spring of 2013.
Melissa is presently studying at USI, graduating in December 2013 in both psychology and art studio. Her focus is in sculpting, with her winning merit awards in the past.
Melissa loves the classic look with a modern twist when it comes to bridal gowns. She wants your dress to feel timeless and more importantly allow you to feel your best on your special day.
Mixing her great communication skills with her creative side, Melissa is the perfect combination for helping brides find their dream dress.
Melissa works Monday, Thursday, and most week-ends. If you’re looking for someone to make your wedding a work of art, ask for Melissa.
Sharon, manages Ella Park Bridal’s alterations business and has over 25 years of experience in bridal and formal wear.
You will find Sharon to be very knowledgeable, creative and easy-going with a customer focused approach.
An employee with Ella Park Bridal since 2010, Sharon has a southern flare that cannot be denied. From her country sound to the big smile on her face, Sharon will become your friend as soon as you meet her.
Sharon loves gardening, cooking and all types of creative projects around the house.
Sharon and husband have 2 grown sons.
“Thanks again, Sharon and the entire Ella Park team for outfitting us for our special day on Feb 18, 2012. The wedding date changed 3 times because my then fiance’, now husband is in the military. We appreciated the flexibility and care from Sharon and EVERYONE who helped us @ EP…! thanks :) ~Rachel, Evansville”