Born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska, owner, Megan Goeke and her sister, Jenna Lukasiewicz, have pursued a lifelong goal of opening a bridal and formal wear shop in their hometown. They share a love of specialty retail and all things bridal. Their goal is help brides find a gown that is unique, comfortable, and perfectly reflects them! Through diligent sourcing (shopping!) for incredible designers that weren’t previously available in Central Nebraska, and a talent for customizing everything, they are offering brides an opportunity to shop local – skip the big city pricing, and get a gorgeous gown in a great budget.
Meet the Team
Megan, Owner of Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear
Favorite Bridal Look: Sleek & Modern
Favorite Food: Tacos, Nachos, Chips & Salsa….there’s a theme here!
Favorite Drink: Giuliana Prosecco or Black Rifle Coffee
Travel Bucket List: Fiji
Favorite Flower: Yellow Rose
Favorite Dress Designer: Lillian West
Favorite Love Quote: “Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Advice from Her Wedding Day Experience: 8 weeks before my husband and I got married, our wedding venue blew away in a big storm. We had to find a new venue and reprint our invitations in a matter of days. It didn’t really matter where we got married, we just wanted to be married. Looking back, I realize how perfect our second venue turned out to be and what a special place it holds in our hearts now. Unexpected things happen that will completely change the vision of your wedding day. Don’t lose sleep over it. Just focus on one another, a wedding is one day, your marriage is meant for a lifetime.
Advice for Bridal Shoppers: Find what makes you most comfortable – don’t shop for the idea of you, but a reflection of an elevated you. When your gown is comfortable, you’ll be free to focus on the most important experience in your life, saying “I do.”
Jenna, Boutique & Alterations Manager
Favorite Bridal Look: Detailed, long train
Favorite Food: Steak, Tacos, pickles, olives
Favorite Drink: Sonic Cherry Coke
Travel Bucket List: Australia
Favorite Flower: Calla Lily
Favorite Dress Designer: Rebecca Ingram
Favorite Love Quote: 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 (My husband’s Grandma read this at our wedding!) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Advice from her Wedding Day Experience: My husband and I created a day that was uniquely our own. From visiting the swimming pool for pictures on the high dive (where I spent all my summers) to giving flip flops as our guest favors, and having a family catered meal for supper, our day was totally us and it was amazing!
Advice for Bridal Shoppers: Come into your appointment with an open mind and willingness to try on different styles. Plan on alterations – every body is unique and we will make sure your gown fits you beautifully!