With a passion for fashion and a love of everything bridal, Maya knew she had to open a bridal boutique someday. In 2011, she obtained a broadcast journalism degree with a concentration in fashion from Columbia College. However, soon after graduation she married, had two children, and didn’t have the time to pursue any major career leaps. For 10 years she lead a successful trucking business with her family where she managed finances. Still, her heart always yearned for a career change. She promised herself one day she would follow her dreams, and as her two children were getting more independent, the time came. Putting together her experience of business management and her degree in fashion journalism her dreams of owning a bridal boutique came to fruition.

Remembering her lackluster experience 5 years ago when she was wedding gown shopping, she instantly knew what she had to do to make a bride’s experience unforgettable.

“You shouldn’t have to travel downtown to get top-notch service and every bride should have a great experience regardless of their budget.”

With that mindset, and training staff with customer satisfaction as a first priority, Maya & her team have garnered hundreds of 5 star reviews since opening in 2016. Even though her team and store have grown, the goal remains the same: provide a unique and intimate experience where a bride can feel comfortable and find her dream dress. 


Assistant Manager & Lead Stylist

Monika has been with Genevieve’s since opening day in September 2016. She started out as a part-time stylist on weekends while attending UIC. After graduating in 2019 she realized that bridal was her passion and she joined Genevieve’s full-time. Since then, she has been promoted to assistant manager and lead stylist. Monika has made thousands of bride’s dreams come true, and has received endless rave reviews. She maintains a professional demeanor while being able to connect with brides on a personal level. She is a true All Star in the bridal world.

“every girl deserves to feel like a princess, no matter her budget”

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