From a young age, Emma always knew she wanted to run her own company, she just wasn’t quite sure exactly what that company would do. So when she’d had enough of her role as a solicitor at a top law firm she put her mind to find the perfect opportunity and along came Maria Modes.
Established for over 10 years at the time, and with a great foundation to work with Emma knew she’d found her dream project. Yes, she wanted to be challenged and use her business skills but why couldn’t that also involve fun, creativity and lots of pretty? Helping Brides & Grooms seemed much more positive than dealing with court cases and she hasn’t looked back since.
She runs Maria Modes with an infectious enthusiasm and hands-on approach. When not at work, she has her hands full looking after her baby boy, Joshua and golden labrador, Jenson.
As the only male in the team, Jeff’s role not only includes heading up our Menswear department but all the ‘blue jobs’ too! He has an eye for the latest trends and ensures our menswear offering is kept up to date with the addition of new lines on a regular basis. He’s also Emma’s husband, sounding board and general IT consultant, helping to improve the way we work to ultimately enhance our customer offering. His hobbies include Golf, Cycling and keeping baby boy Joshua entertained on Saturdays whilst Emma’s at work!
Our longest standing team member Sandra’s wealth of knowledge and calming persona always puts our customers at ease. Nothing is ever too much trouble and if you’re having a meltdown, Sandra is the one to help get you through it. She’s also our queen fashionista so if you have a certain look in mind, she’s the one to help you achieve it. Outside of hours, Sandra is a keen gardener and proud Grandmother to Violet.
Hands down the biggest joker at Maria Modes, Steph’s bubbly and down to earth personality immediately has our customers relaxed and welcomed from the moment they arrive. Steph likes to think outside of the box and bring new ideas to life so will always go that extra mile for our customers. Away from Maria Modes, she is busy renovating her house and keeping tabs on her two fur babies, Benson and Sasha.
Our little superstar in the making, Jade is our Junior Bridal Consultant and social media guru. Having been at Maria Modes for over four years she’s worked her way up from Saturday girl, making drinks and tidying dresses to now conducting appointments. Her youthful and positive attitude rubs off on staff and customers alike and you just can’t help but get along with her. Whilst working at Maria Modes part time Jade is also studying Fashion Design at College.