Mia Bridal Couture offers an inviting and personable boutique shopping environment shielded from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. Our designers’ inspiration, dedication to design, and couture craftsmanship result in a unique and distinct collection of gowns from acclaimed designers.
Mia Bridal Couture was created by a team of women passionate about providing a fresh approach to the Houston bridal experience, making it relaxed and personalized. Our goal is to bring the idea of being stunning and unique back to the forefront of bridal fashion.
Through our private appointments we dedicate time listening to your vision so we can assist in finding the ultimate gown that leaves you feeling confident and radiant.
Starla Flake, Owner
After a prosperous career in corporate finance and accounting, Starla began her bridal endeavor with the purchase of Brickhouse Bridal in 1998.
Utilizing her team building skills and entrepreneurial savvy, Starla has grown Brickhouse Bridal into a leading salon for mid-range gowns with a professional staff of fifteen.
As the spark that initiated the vision for Mia, Starla unites the team with her energy and experience.
Jill Ivers Nelson, Managing Owner
Jill focused her undergraduate work at University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Textile and Apparel Design. Her knowledge paired with a passion for the bridal industry made her professional path clear. Jill’s Texas career began over thirteen years ago as the manager for Brickhouse Bridal where she developed and trained the staff while cultivating the collections that are the current cornerstone of Brickhouse’s success.
Jill provides a keen eye for sellable silhouettes and a genuine understanding of the design process. Jill also completes all the ordering and logistics for Mia Bridal Couture.
Sarah Zarate, Bridal Consultant
Sarah’s energy as well as her love of fashion make her a strong asset to the Mia team. While her main focus is sales, she lends her creative and talented hand to the marketing side of Mia as well, specifically trunk show promotion and social media. Sarah thrives on creating a unique and special experience for each bride as they find their perfect wedding dress.
Melanie Jackson, Bridal Consultant
Melanie entered the bridal industry in 2013 after working as a cake artist. As a natural people person with a passion for helping people, Melanie thrives on finding “the one” that make her brides feel confident, beautiful and the very best version of themselves. She loves a challenge when it comes to body shaping; whether you want to look curvy and sexy or slim and tall Melanie has the knowledge and instinct to pull the right dress for your body type. With her creative eye and attentive demeanor she gives each bride the ultimate fun and exciting experience to find the gown of their dreams.
Brittany Willoughby, Bridal Consultant
Brittany stumbled into the bridal industry in 2014 and instantly fell in love. Her background in fitness provides her with a passion for helping people achieve their goals while working along side them to help them look and feel their best. There is nothing more fulfilling to her than helping a woman do just that in preparation for one of the most important days of her life. Brittany values the relationships she develops at Mia and cherishes every opportunity to meet and bond with her brides. She will soon graduate with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston