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.