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the knot 2012the knot 2013   The Knot - Best of Weddings
  We are proud to announce that Memories Bridal & Evening Wear has been rated by Michigan brides and voted “The Knot Magazine’s” Best of Weddings FIVE YEARS IN ROW! Thank you all of our Memories Brides for to making this happen. It is a true honor.  
   
Wedding Wire 2012Wedding Wire 2013   Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award
For the last three years in a row, Memories Bridal & Evening Wear has recieved Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award! This means brides everywhere have ranked us in the top 5% of wedding pros NATIONWIDE! Thank you, to all of our happy brides who helped make this happen!
   
Readers Choice 2010Readers Choice 2011   Readers' Choice Awards
For ALL THREE years that the Kalamazoo Gazetee held it's Reader's Choice Awards, Memories has won both the Best Women's Clothing Store AND the Best Boutique. Thank you to all our Fans!
  • 2011 Kalamazoo's Best Women's Clothing Store
  • 2011 Kalamazoo's Best Boutique
  • 2010 Kalamazoo's Best Women's Clothing Store
  • 2010 Kalamazoo's Best Boutique
  • 2009 Kalamazoo's Best Women's Clothing Store
  • 2009 Kalamazoo's Best Boutique
 
   
Formalwear Retailer of the Year   Tuxedo Retailer of the Year
  This recognition is given by Jim’s Formal Wear, the Nation’s largest tuxedo distributor, based on volume and fitting expertise. Since our Grand Opening, Memories has received this recognition each and every year we’ve been in Kalamazoo!  
       
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Catching Up With: Derek Wissner of Memories Bridal & Evening Wear in downtown Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette – June 5, 2011

KALAMAZOO - "My passion in this industry is in creating a company that runs like a clock and makes thousands of women very, very happy," says Derek Wissner, owner of Memories Bridal & Evening Wear, 203 E. Michigan Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo."

Somewhere in Time: It's about helping women feel really good about themselves
Encore Magazine– April 2011

KALAMAZOO - “THE CONCEPT OF TRANSFORMATION applies in multiple ways to Derek and Adrienne Wissner, a young couple whose easy-going manner and self-depreciating sense of humor belie the formality of their business. They are the owners of Memories Bridal and Evening Wear, a boutique of wedding, prom and pageant dresses in Downtown Kalamazoo."

Early shoppers share the spirit: Families brave cold, crowds on Black Friday
Kalamazoo Gazette – November 27, 2010

PORTAGE - “As a small business owner, I’m certainly a fan of the Small Business Saturday concept,” said Derek Wissner, owner of Memories Bridal & Evening Wear, at 203 E. Michigan Ave., and president of the Downtown Kalamazoo Retail & Restaurant Association. “I hope it’s something that can gain some traction and move forward as Black Friday and Cyber Monday have.”

2010 Best Women's Clothing Store AND Best Boutique
Kalamazoo Gazette – October 31, 2010

KALAMAZOO - These are the results of the Kalamazoo Gazette’s third annual Readers’ Choice Awards where our readers select the best of the best of Southwest Michigan.

Kalamazoo bridal shop unveils new facade; says it will donate 100 dresses
Kalamazoo Gazette – September 16, 2010

KALAMAZOO - Memories Bridal & Evening Wear in downtown Kalamazoo recently completied work to revovate the store's facade on East Michigan Avenue.

Memories Bridal & Evening Wear: The perfect "fit"
MI Biz - August 30, 2010

KALAMAZOO - Adrienne and Derek Wissner are in the business of making others look good. Five years after openining Memories, a special occasion gown and tuxedo shop on E. Michigan Avenue, the couple is making the city's downtown retail center look good, said Kenneth Nacci, president of Downtown Kalamazoo, Inc.

Featured Vendor: Memories Bridal & Evening Wear
Shore Magazine Bride- April 13, 2010

NORTHWEST INDIANA & SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN- Memories Bridal & Evening Wear is a full-service bridal salon featuring distinctive attire for the entire wedding party, including wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses, tuxedo rental and accessories.

'Unique to Kalamazoo': Local dresses, flowers and more give fashion Show one-of-a-kind feel
Kalamazoo Gazette - January 20, 2010

KALAMAZOO - A selection of Kalamazoo’s best bridal gowns, jewelry, flowers and much more will be on display at the Bridal Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Wine Loft, 161 E. Michigan Ave.

2009 Best Women's Clothing Store AND Best Boutique
Kalamazoo Gazette – October 25, 2009

KALAMAZOO - More than 1,500 people participated in the second Kalamazoo Gazette Readers’ Choice Awards, where you vote for the best aspects ofSouthwest Michigan, everything from florists to oil change shops. Here are the Shopping results:

The Wedding Story of...Derek & Adrienne Wissner
Wedding Day Online – 2009

Adrienne Wissner, owner of Memories Bridal and Evening Wear in both Stevensville and Kalamazoo, has had a lot of experience in selecting the perfect gown for other brides! It wasn't until April 2004, upon her engagement to Derek Wissner, that Adrienne began to visualize herself in one of the beautiful dresses her boutique offered.

Cinderella Project gives free prom dresses to local students,
Kalamazoo Gazette – April 14, 2008

KALAMAZOO - Standing on a pedestal facing two large mirrors, 16-year-old Kristin Lawrence twirled slowly in circles as she looked at the teal gown she wore.

 

 
 
 
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