Meet the 826 Girls

Owner/Alterations Manager/Mommy to Theo!

Suzi Mijailovic joined the Weddings 826 team in 2003, took ownership in 2005 and turned 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! 



Manager/Bridal Stylist

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



Bridal Stylist/ Seamstress

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.



Bridal Stylist/Photographer

What is your favorite part about working in bridal?

Making my brides feel beautiful and confident. There is no better feeling than helping someone make their wedding day vision come to life! If my bride cries when she finds "the dress", there is a 100% chance I'm crying too. 

What would be your ideal day off?

Sleeping in, breakfast in bed, a nice long walk to the dog park with my puppy and boyfriend, video games and cooking something absolutely delicious for dinner. Finish up with endless puppy cuddles and a good movie. 

Favorite place in Chicago:

I have so many! I love being by the lake, no matter what the season may be. I also love walking around my neighborhood of Andersonville (I especially love all the cute little stores and restaurants that line Clark Street). 



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! :)



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!


Bridal Stylist/Mother

What has been the most rewarding about working in bridal?

Getting to be a part of a milestone even in everyone's life

What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

I’m looking forward to see if Matthew McConaughey still has is going on! Alright, alright, alright! On a serious note, I’m looking forward to raising my 3 sons, watching them grow from boys to men! I once read a quote from Jackie O that stated “Everything pales in comparison when it comes to raising your children”!

Favorite place in Chicago:

Three Arts Club- always leave feeling inspired!