Kisses for the Bride founders, Kathi Wood and Heather Grant first met on the front steps of Savannah’s Christ Church in November 2008. At the time, Heather and her now husband, Brian were only dating and Kathi was coordinating the wedding of Brian’s brother. Since the doors of the church were not yet unlocked, the three struck up a conversation and made the normal introductions. Just a few minutes are all it took for Heather to know that Kathi is one of those exuberant people whose personality you can’t help but love. In the midst of conversation, Kathi asked, “So how long have you two been married,” to which Heather and Brian, not even engaged at the time, bashfully replied, “We’re just dating.”
A mere two months later, Heather would see Kathi again, this time at Kathi’s bridal boutique, The Gingerbread House Bridal and Tuxedo Designs, wearing her new engagement ring and looking for a dress of her own. Kathi recalls that moment saying, “They just seemed so natural together when I first met them I just knew they were married so it was no surprise when Heather walked in the shop that day.”
Kathi not only had the perfect dress, but proved to be the perfect coordinator as well. A few months after Heather and Brian wed in August of 2008, Kathi called upon Heather to use her marketing background and assist with a rebranding of the Boutique.
Their professional connection soon turned into friendship and over lunch one day, Heather just happened to mention the idea of Kisses for the Bride to Kathi. “She said yes with no hesitation and I knew it was meant to be,” says Heather.
Today, the combination of Kathi’s wedding expertise and Heather’s creative insights have culminated into KissesfortheBride.com, an undertaking that the two have vowed to be a source where brides can find expert help all while having a genuinely good time.