DownTown Gowns from Dream to Reality
It was a calling from God for Lynne to start a bridal store. Before her time at DownTown Gowns, Lynne worked alongside her husband as a construction engineer. Lynne eventually joined the staff at The University of West Georgia where she met Amy Kent, and their friendship developed. After seven years at West Georgia, Lynne’s entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and she decided it was time to follow her calling and open the bridal store that God visualized for her to own.
Amy toyed with the idea of opening a bridal store for more than 20 years, however felt too intimidated to open a business by herself. In the summer of 2016, Lynne announced she was planning to open a bridal store and Amy took this as a sign to follow her dream. After much discussion with her family, Amy asked Lynne if she would like a partner. Lynne quickly replied “YES”. They soon began researching and traveling the country as countless ideas ran through their heads all trying to create the ideal place for brides-to-be. Within perfect timing, the newly renovated NAPA Auto Parts building became Lynne and Amy’s. With this, Downtown Gowns was created with lots of hard work, prayer, and friendship.
DownTown Gowns is truly a family and faith based business! Lynne and Amy both felt the calling from God to open the store and to create a natural sanctuary to help all brides. With the DownTown Gowns staff, we chose to pray daily and help maintain the environment and atmosphere that God intended. Both Lynne and Amy are truly blessed to have overwhelming support from their friends, family, and community.
Their style is “feminine industrial” since they maintained the integrity of the building and the business that began there. The name DownTown Gowns was created by Lynne’s daughter, Meredith. After 2 years of hard work, the doors to DownTown Gowns were open in October of 2017!
Since opening, part of DownTown Gowns’ mission is to be active in the Carrollton community. We have had the privilege to be involved with the Circles of West Georgia, The Autism Foundation, Carroll County and Carrollton City athletics programs, The Pilot Club, Ladies Night Out Fashion Show benefiting PASS, Central High School, Temple, and Central Band programs, Carrollton Main Street, and the Carroll County Chamber. Through this, our store deeply values working within the community and strengthening local businesses.
DownTown Gowns strives to make every appointment a celebration by providing personal touches that keep both the bride and family calm, yet enthusiastic throughout their appointment. The goal of our store is to have a true relationship with each bride and her guests. We try to make everyone feel welcome by providing food, drinks, music, and so much more!
Amy Kent (Founder) and Lynne Sammon (Owner) are living their best lives at DownTown Gowns, located in the heart of Carrollton, Georgia.