Lynn Crandall’s life was forever changed when she stepped into a bridal shop to search for her own wedding dress. She was awed by the joy women experience in the magical moment of finding THE dress. While she completed her Master’s Degree in counseling, she got a job at a bridal shop and dreamed of opening her own bridal business. Her mom, GayLynn championed her cause, helping her craft a vision for what would become their shop. They envisioned a store that would:
- Make all brides feel beautiful and confident
- Build a team of inspiring, thoughtful women
- Create an environment of beauty and comfort
- Develop partnerships with designers known for quality
- Empower women locally and globally
On November 11th, 2000, Lynn and GayLynn’s dreams became a reality when they opened The Bridal Collection in South Denver. Now thousands of brides and two locations later, Lynn and Gay Lynn have built a successful business built on the foundation of their dream.
The Bridal Collection Team
Lynn grew up just south of Denver and attended Hastings College in Nebraska before coming home to Colorado for graduate school. While attending graduate school and working at a local bridal shop, Lynn discovered her passion for bridal fashion. So with her Master’s in counseling, her strong-willed determination and the support of her husband and family, Lynn set out to create Colorado’s premier bridal and social occasion shopping destination.
Lynn’s love for people and her genuine concern for the well-being of her staff and guests is reflected in every aspect of the business, making all who enter feel welcomed and valued. As a well respected leader in the bridal industry, Lynn is now coaching and teaching other store owners who wish to achieve the same success she has achieved with The Bridal Collection.
Married with a son and daughter, Lynn enjoys going on Jeep adventures in Utah and Colorado, hiking and exploring the incredible Rocky Mountains. She also spends time volunteering with her children’s activities including musical theatre, robotics and engineering, and football.
Wife, pre-school teacher, mother, Sunday School teacher, parent volunteer, botanical illustrator and master gardener. Who would have thought all of that would lead to bridal store owner? GayLynn sure didn’t! But when her eldest daughter was passionate about opening her own store, she was 100% on board.
Motivated by a desire to provide a safe working environment for her daughters and nieces, she never imagined the little boutique would grow into the business it is now.
Seventeen years and seven grandchildren later, GayLynn balances her time between family and The Bridal Collection, grateful for all of her many blessings.
Creative Director | Master Stylist
Jordan started her career in the bridal field in 2004 in San Francisco after two years of travel throughout Europe and Africa. Beginning as a stylist, her love and knowledge of the bridal industry grew quickly and she soon expanded into management. When she left Northern California for Denver, she was excited to join The Bridal Collection team and bring her skills to help expand the business.
While her role as Creative Director has given her the opportunity to take on more behind–the-scenes responsibilities for the store including digital marketing, branding, merchandising, special events and buying, most days you will find her working with brides to make their dream dress a reality.
In her spare time, Jordan, an avid outdoors person, loves to explore Colorado with her husband and spoil her two pugs.
Kelly discovered her passion for marketing and weddings in high school when she was tasked with creating a marketing plan for a wedding planning company as part of her business class. She joyfully spent hours researching the industry, creating advertising pieces and putting together budgets.
After graduating from Colorado State University (Go Rams!), Kelly worked in sales in marketing for retirement communities and for her husband’s wedding photography business, Elevate Photography. She now gets to live out her high school fantasies developing marketing strategies, overseeing social media, working with advertisers, writing copy and researching trends.
Kelly loves to spend time with her husband and two boys hiking, snowshoeing, cheering on the Nuggets and playing board games. She also recently started a service organization for kids.
Bridal Sales Manager
Krystle was raised in a small town of rural Kansas. As a farmer’s daughter she learned early in life the importance of honesty, integrity and treating others with respect. She moved to Colorado after earning her BA in Exercise Science from Fort Hays State University.
The Bridal Collection stole her away from the personal training industry after witnessing her amazing gift of blessing her team and exceptional customer service skills. Krystle is passionate about building long term customer relationships with a down to earth personal touch.
When not working she enjoys yoga, baking and spending family time with her husband and their son.
Abby grew up in Wyoming and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. She has been sewing professionally for nearly 20 years. She has worked in the alterations department of The Bridal Collection since 2007.
She loves that she has the opportunity to do creative work and is able to make wedding dreams come true.
She is happily married and has two beautiful children to keep her on her toes when not at work.
Betsy has been sewing for more than 30 years and has her MFA in Costume Design and Technology. She joined The Bridal Collection team in 2010. She loves helping tailor dresses to fulfill the dreams and needs for the joyous events of all our customers.
A Colorado native, Betsy lives in the north metro area with her husband and children and loves to attend the theater and watch her daughter perform Irish dancing.