Meet the 826 Girls

Suzi
Boutique Owner/Buyer


Suzi Mijailovic started her love of fashion at a young age. Playing with clothes, mix and matching patterns and driving her mom crazy because she needed the perfect shoes to complete her look. She attended the International Academy of Design & Technology majoring in Fashion Design. She soon learned that sewing was not what she enjoyed most about the fashion industry and focused on the business side. She joined the Weddings 826 team in 2003 and found her niche. Taking ownership in 2005 and making Weddings 826 into the unique and renowned bridal boutique in the heart of Lincoln Park it is today. For her own wedding, Suzi decided to elope with her husband Mike. They are now parents to their adorable little man, Theo! 

 

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Kristina

Boutique Manager/Buyer

Why did you choose Weddings 826?

I loved the vibe of the shop. I don't like to be a pushy sales person, I just want to give everyone a great experience and help them to find their perfect dress. Weddings 826 lets me do that! 

Where do you want to travel to next?

Paris, Amsterdam, Greece, Bali.... The list goes on. 

Favorite place in Chicago:

Anywhere by the lake

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Kayla

Alterations Manager/Bridal Stylist

What do you love most about Weddings 826?

The calming atmosphere and unique dress styles are very alluring! I also love the fun team dynamic!

What made you move to Chicago?

I moved here from a tiny man made Island at the tip of Upper Michigan to Illinois to attend collage.

Favorite place in Chicago:

My favorite place in Chicago is any beach on Lake Michigan! I love swimming and collecting beach glass with friends.

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Summer

Shop Dog/Greeter

What do you love most about Weddings 826?

I love making brides feel welcome and happy when they come into the shop!

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere that I can watch squirrels 

Favorite place in Chicago:

Montrose dog beach! :)

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Alexis

Part-time Bridal Stylist

What has been the most rewarding about working in bridal?

I have always loved all things weddings! Helping brides find their dream wedding dress and chat about their wedding has been a dream job for me. Plus all these amazing woman working here is just a blast! 

Favorite place in Chicago:

Anywhere I’m with my friends, it’s a great time in Chicago! 

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Danika

Part-time Bridal Stylist

What is your favorite aspect of the bridal industry?

I love watching all the aspects of the wedding-planning process come together on the Big Day! From the venue to the decor to the dress, it’s always amazing to see a couple’s style and personalities shine through.

What TV shows are you currently into?

I have so many favorite TV shows-probably too many! I just finished Big Little Lies, and I’m so sad it’s over. I also love The Good Place, Yellowstone, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Insecure, The Handmaid’s Tale, the list goes on!

Favorite place in Chicago:

My favorite place in Chicago has to be Millennium Park. I love going to the free concerts and movies in the park in the summer and ice skating in the winter!