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The Knot – Best of Weddings

The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick

We are proud to announce that Memories Bridal & Evening Wear has been rated by Michigan brides and voted “The Knot Magazine’s” Best of Weddings store FIVE YEARS IN ROW! Thank you all of our Memories Brides for to making this happen. It is a true honor.

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award 2014   WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards 2013

For the last three years in a row, Memories Bridal & Evening Wear has received Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice Award! This means brides everywhere have ranked us in the top 5% of wedding stores NATIONWIDE! Thank you, to all of our happy brides who helped make this happen!

Readers’ Choice Awards

Kalamazoo Gazette Reader's Choice Awards 2011Kalamazoo Gazette Reader's Choice Awards 2010

For ALL THREE years that the Kalamazoo Gazette held it’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Memories has won both the Best Women’s Clothing Store AND the Best Boutique. Thank you to all our Fans!
2011 Kalamazoo’s Best Women’s Clothing Store
2011 Kalamazoo’s Best Boutique
2010 Kalamazoo’s Best Women’s Clothing Store
2010 Kalamazoo’s Best Boutique
2009 Kalamazoo’s Best Women’s Clothing Store
2009 Kalamazoo’s Best Boutique

Tuxedo Retailer of the Year

Jim's Formal Wear Retailer of the Year

This recognition is given by Jim’s Formal Wear, the Nation’s largest tuxedo distributor, based on volume and fitting expertise. Since our Grand Opening, Memories has received this recognition each and every year we have been in Kalamazoo!


Cinderella Project gives away hundreds of prom dresses to Michigan teens
MLive - Kalamazoo, Michigan (March 22, 2015)

Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo lets girls feel like a princess on prom night
MLive - Kalamazoo, Michigan (February 24, 2015)

Lori Moore features the Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo Michigan
CW7 - Lori Moore Show (February 20, 2015)

eightWest Features The Prom Shop by Memories
WOOD TV8 - eightWest (February 19, 2015)

Memories Bridal and Evening Wear collecting Prom Dresses for underprivileged (February 15, 2015)

What’s trending for 2015 bridal accessories in Kalamazoo
MLive - Kalamazoo, Michigan (January 05, 2015)

Memories Bridal Donating Dresses to Military Brides
WOOD TV8 - eightWest (November 26, 2014)

Memories Bridal & Evening Wear hosting wedding dress donation drive for military brides
Kalamazoo Gazette (November 26, 2014)

Dozens of girls and their families look for prom magic at Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo Michigan (March 29, 2014)

Wanted: Prom dresses in all sizes for Cinderella Project of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo Michigan (March 23, 2014)

Prom Trends to Watch
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo, Michigan (April 18, 2014)

Interview: Derek and Adrienne Wissner
Kzoo Uncaged (May 07, 2014)

2010 Best Women’s Clothing Store AND Best Boutique
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo, Michigan (October 31, 2010)

Kalamazoo bridal shop unveils new facade; says it will donate 100 dresses
Kalamazoo Gazette (September 16, 2010)

Memories Bridal & Evening Wear: The perfect “fit”
MiBiz (August 30, 2010)

‘Unique to Kalamazoo’: Local dresses, flowers and more give fashion Show one-of-a-kind feel
Kalamazoo Gazette (January 20, 2010)

2009 Best Women’s Clothing Store AND Best Boutique
MLive - Kalamazoo, Michigan (October 25, 2009)

The Wedding Story of…Derek & Adrienne Wissner
Wedding Day Online (September 05, 2005)

Cinderella Project gives free prom dresses to local students
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo, Michigan (April 14, 2008)

Early shoppers share the spirit: Families brave cold, crowds on Black Friday
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo, MIchigan (November 27, 2010)

Somewhere in Time: It’s about helping women feel really good about themselves
Encore Magazine (April 02, 2011)

Catching Up With: Derek Wissner of Memories Bridal & Evening Wear in downtown Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo, Michigan (June 05, 2011)


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