"I have been a lifetime resident of Tipton, and developed an interest in retail at a young age. I assisted at a ladies ready-to-wear store throughout my teenage years. After graduating from Tipton High School in 1967, I pursued an education from Mid-Continent Career College in Kansas City. While attending college, I worked at Wolf Brothers and gained exposure to the bridal industry. After receiving a degree in Fashion Merchandising, I moved back to Tipton. At that time, I began working at Jacque's in Jefferson City as a bridal consultant. Once I married in 1970, in order to raise a family and continue my career, I decided to open my own business. Assisted by my mother, Dala's Bridal Boutique opened on August 2, 1971. Upon my daughter's college graduation, my mother decided to retire. I continue to work with my daughter in the business; and many brides that I service say "you make this so much fun!" I think it is because even after 45 years, I have retained an excitement for helping brides find the perfect gown.
I believe a wedding is a special day, a bride is a special person, and they should be treated that way. I truly appreciate the opportunity I have had to work with so many brides throughout the years, and I would like to invite you to our store in Tipton. We at Dala's would be delighted to help you select the gown of your dreams." - Dala