Meet The Team

COURTNEY

OWNER

 

Courtney has worked with brides for 30 years. She was born into the business and was taught by the best- her parents! “I had the honor to work side by side with my amazing mother, Elaine, up until the time that she retired.” Courtney feels privileged to be a part of the most special day of a persons life. “To have helped different generations of one family is special beyond words.” Courtney describes her personal style as feminine and girly with a little bit of boho. She is currently obsessed with Love Shack Fancy. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys meditation, travel, friends, gardening, and cats!

 

JORDAN

OWNER

Jordan joined the family business 18 years ago. His dedication to his family led him into the world of bridal! “I love Pearl’s Place and am proud that we have served the New Orleans community for 50 years. I love making people smile.” Jordan truly enjoys meeting people. He wants everyone who walks through the door of Pearl’s Place to feel welcome and have a good experience. He works carefully with his sales staff to make sure that dreams come true. Jordan handles business! Jordan is married (to Jessica) with a daughter (10) and a son (6). Jordan is a sports enthusiast, foodie, and collector.

 

JESSICA

OWNER

Jessica entered into the family business 16 years ago and had the honor of apprenticing under her mother-in-law Elaine Schulman. “Elaine was such a Bridal pioneer, hard worker, and savvy business woman. She cared about her employees and brides like no other, and I am lucky to have learned so much under her leadership. She truly shaped me into who I am today.” Jessica loves watching dreams come true and loves making everything around her beautiful. “I live for the moments where happy tears are shed and applause fills the store!” Jessica feeds off of the high energy of Pearl’s Place. Her primary focus is marketing, customer service, and setting the right mood for magic to happen! “My personal style would best be described as ‘classic’ on the regular, but I definitely don’t miss the chance to get glammed up when the moment is right.” Away from work Jessica enjoys making memories with her two children and husband (Jordan), cooking, gardening, and volunteering for charities.

 

DONNA

SENIOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS EXECUTIVE

Donna is our original OG. Donna has been with Pearl’s Place for nearly 18 years. Donna specializes in Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses but works with anyone needing a Special Occasion gown. Donna has dressed countless prom goers, homecoming girls, flower girls, debutantes, wedding guests, ball/gala guests, and Mardi Gras queens over the years. “I know that it is an important day, and I take it very seriously. I listen to their needs and guide the way. My goal is to make the client look and feel beautiful on that memorable day.” Away from work, Donna enjoys spending time with her son, cooking, and baking.

 

LISA

SENIOR BRIDAL EXECUTIVE

Lisa came to Pearl’s Place 18 years ago to purchase her bridal gown. She was impressed with the shop, and she decided to join the team! Lisa is a bridal expert. She apprenticed closely under Elaine Schulman, and Pearl’s Place soon became her second family. Lisa brings fun to the bridal shopping experience! She describes her style as a 1950’s vintage, but comfort is key. Lisa enjoys helping brides because “it’s a chance to be a part of a new beginning, a new life, a new chapter. There is so much hope and happiness. What’s not to like?” Lisa is married with a teenage daughter. Her interests outside of work include art, reading, writing, and Netflix!

 

BRITTANY

BRIDAL EXECUTIVE

Brittany came to Pearl’s Place from another bridal boutique 4 years ago. Brittany loved that Pearl’s Place had such a big selection that catered to brides who wanted high-end gowns as well as reasonably priced gowns. She felt good about being able to meet every bride’s needs whether it be budget, size, or style! “I had to be a part of the team (family)!” Brittany loves, lives, and breathes fashion. “It’s part of my DNA! I can and would rock anything! Whether it is from Walmart or Neiman Marcus, it would look like grace and class.” Brittany loves keeping up with the latest trends and also bringing vintage trends to present life. Away from work, Brittany creates memories with her husband and 4 children. She loves traveling, having new experiences, and shopping. “Retail therapy saves lives!!”

 

DANNY

BRIDAL EXECUTIVE

Danny has been with Pearl’s Place for one year, but he has been working with brides for over 40 years! Danny retired from owning a wedding venue and floral shop, but his passion for working with brides and making things beautiful led him straight to Pearl’s Place! Danny loves seeing brides “wedding dreams come true.” Danny describes his personal style as “classic, good taste, and high maintenance.” Danny loves working with brides, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride/grooms. Danny has one daughter. In his free time, he enjoys watersports, cooking, gardening, movies, walks on the beach, and a good glass of wine!

 

AMANDA

 
Bridal Executive

Amanda has been working with brides for 5 years. She came to us from another bridal shop, and we could not be more thrilled to have her. Amanda’s passion and enthusiasm shows through with every bride that she assists! Amanda loves working with brides because of the “versatility of the job.” She loves “the look on a girl's face when she found the one!” Amanda knows that choosing your bridal gown is a big decision. She says “it is nice knowing that I helped make a brides big day special.” Amanda’s style is classic but with an edge while always comfy. Outside of work Amanda enjoys drinks with friends and going to concerts.

DESMOND

 
Bridal Executive

 

Desmond has been working with brides for 5 years. He is an excellent addition to our team and his patience and passion shines through. He loves making a bride feel and look special as they embark on their next journey. It makes him feel great inside just knowing that he was able to make a memorable moment for a bride. Desmond describes his style as simple but unique. “I’m more of a detailed person when it comes to style. I love coordination.” Outside of dressing brides Desmond enjoys decorating weddings, interior design, and shopping!

 

KENDRA

 
Bridal Executive

 

We are so fortunate to have Kendra on our team! Kendra has been working in Bridal for 7 years. Kendra loves meeting different people. She loves "to make the vision of the bride become reality." She loves watching the smiles and the happy tears when a bride finds the perfect dress. Kendra describes her working relationship with brides as a "trust," and she likes knowing that she helped to put a smile on the brides face as she walks down the aisle. Kendra describes herself as "kind and patient with a loving heart." She believes that all you need is love to make this world a better place. Kendra's personal style is feminine, elegant, and sophisticated. Outside of work, Kendra enjoys spending quality time with her children, cooking, football, softball, and working on cars. Kendra goes from dressing brides to changing motors!