Entrepreneur and bridal consultant Sabra Stutz brings the world of bridal and formal wear fashion straight to the Lowcountry, where she works closely with her clients to carefully design the right look for their event.
After more than 10 years working in the fashion industry, Stutz decided to channel her experience toward a new venture, Chicas Bridal Boutique in the Promenade in Old Town Bluffton.
Stutz was recently selected as the Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce's young professional of the year.
"I am honored to be chosen for the award," Stutz said ."It's an awesome opportunity for the continued success of the store and for me personally and professionally."
Thanks to her creative eye, many of Stutz' clients have asked her to design one of a kind dresses exclusively for them. Her approach is positive and attentive as she gauges the needs of each particular client.
Stutz has worked with some if the best names in the industry in order to further hone her skills. She has been a part of several selective groups asked by designers to preview their upcoming season to offer opinions and advice before the season's debut.
Some of the designers she has had the opportunity to see in action include Tony Bowls, Sherri Hill, Jovani, and MacDuggal.
Stutz is a third generation bridal store owner.
After obtaining a bachelor's degree in public relations from Valdosta State University, she decided to follow in the footsteps of her grandmother and mother by opening a bridal and formal wear boutique.
She was approached with the idea of relocating to the Lowcountry from Albany Ga., and agreed it was an area she could make her dream a reality.
At 23, Stutz moved to Bluffton opened a business in 2013, and purchased a home.
Since settling in, she has become active in her community, serving as the local executive director for the Miss America Organization preliminary, Miss Bluffton.
The oganization is the number one scholarship provider to young women in the United States, according to the Miss America group.
She was recently elected vice president of her sorority alumni chapter -- Zeta Tau Alpha.
As vice president, she is responsible for coordinating events, including those directly related to the national philanthropy Breast Cancer Awareness.