Tami Parks

Experience

 

About

My husband Jeff and I live in West Michigan.  We have two sons who are in college. Creativity is important to me, so when I am not working with wedding gowns, you will find me knitting, embroidering, or learning something new.  I also love to read and play the piano. Business ownership brings a responsibility to be a blessing to one’s community and to always operate in an honest and ethical manner.  We strive to be environmentally responsible, socially conscious, and generous.

GREAT LAKES WEDDING GOWN SPECIALISTS

When a bride purchases a wedding gown, veil, or wedding jewelry, she’s purchasing a memory. I want to help her be sure the memory is beautiful, tells her story, and is preserved.

I grew up in the drycleaning industry and then owned a bridal boutique for seven years.  Great Lakes WGS allows me to use the skills I have learned in those previous businesses by cleaning, pressing, preserving, and restoring gowns, veils, and other special items.

We enjoy partnering with other bridal businesses that have the same values we do of honoring family stories, the environment, and being generous. We look for these hallmarks in our suppliers as well as in vendors we partner with for bridal shows and events.

 

Experience

Great Lakes wedding gown specialists, holland, michigan

January 2006 -present

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Greg scheer music, Grand Rapids, Michigan

January 2017 - July 2017

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september’s Bride, Holland, michigan

September 2007 - July 2014

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LEMON FRESH CLEANERS, HOLLAND, Michigan

June 1991 - May 2017

At Lemon Fresh, I learned the basics of both garment care and small business. I managed customer service, clothing care, the billing, and human resources during the years I spent with my family’s business.

 

Interests

Fashion History

Historical Costuming

Knitting

Embroidery

Piano