Ramona Southard Love andLace

Ramona Southard | Salon Owner

If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be?
“What the hell, just go for it!”

If you could shop in any celebrity’s closet, whose would it be?
I love Blake Lively’s style, mixed in with something funky and throw in some animal print for good measure!

What topic could you give a 20-minute presentation with no preparation?
Besides anything bridal-gown related, I could go on and on about living your truth and doing what makes you happy! I am a big proponent (and a real-life example) of not being afraid to change course in life when you feel unhappy and stuck! Find your passion and jump in whole heartedly! Don’t overthink it because otherwise you will never do it!

How long do you try putting together IKEA furniture before giving up/phoning a friend?
I don’t even try putting stuff like that together. I am the worst at following directions and assembling something step by step. If I can’t figure it out just by looking at it, I move on and have my husband do it!

What is the worst fashion trend you participated in?
There were so many!! Cutoff jean overall shorts with my dad’s oversized blazer and nice big (frizzy) hair is probably the one that comes to mind. But the good thing is that I rocked each trend and thought I was the bomb every time! No regrets, only in hindsight!

What is your enneagram? Do you agree with it?
I am a type 8, with a wing 7. Sure, I agree with it, as it is mostly right on point! To be honest, I am not very familiar with the test but ALL the rest of my stylists swear by it, so therefore I am a forced fan, haha!

Why bridal? Why do you what you do?
Because it allows me to express my creativity in terms of the gowns/designers I choose, but it also allows me to be around women at one of their most emotional and memorable time of their lives. It is beyond humbling to see the amount of brides we have had over the years and it truly makes me cry (happy tears) when I have past brides come back with their family or friends. I love my brides, my salons and above all, my stylists!

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