Our Story

From our family to yours

The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe began in 2011…


From the beginning, we have believed that EVERY bride deserves to have the experience of a lifetime as she searches for the dress of her dreams.  Our mission, our day to day, our everything is because of that belief.  From the intimate atmosphere of our boutique to the way that we encourage our brides, we are here to serve wholeheartedly. We love being able to help brides find the gown they will wear when they say, “I do!”

We are a family and veteran owned business proud to serve our local community. Melissa Estess, founder and co-owner, married in 2009 shortly after graduating from Louisiana State University. Melissa’s bridal shopping experienced was less than desirable, and she saw the need for a new bridal boutique to open in the area that offered a memorable experience and focused on outstanding customer service… hello The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe!

Since opening the boutique in 2011, Melissa’s parents, Alan and Jeannine Harris, have joined the team as co-owners, MaeMe has doubled in size, and we opened a second location for our alterations department: The Alteration Shoppe.

Alan and Jeannine were born and raised in New Orleans and have been married for 36 years. Alan graduated from Tulane University in Engineering and Computer Science and owns his own Consulting company. Jeannine graduated from Nicholls State University with a bachelor in education. Together, the three owners run the day to day operations of the business, keeping marriage and family values at the heart of MaeMe.

Marriage is a sacred institution, and we are humbled to be given the opportunity every single day to celebrate LOVE with brides preparing to take one of the most exciting steps in life!

Come see us soon, and find out for yourself what it means to become a “MaeMe bride!”