Our Stylists

Come meet our bridal team!

Owner Samantha Back & her dream team will make your dreams come true! The dream of making every bride as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.  We hear from our Brides all the time about how patient we are, but patience isn’t even something we have to think about…I guess when you love what you do it just comes naturally. Come steal our ideas and share your joy. Let us help you find the perfect dress. Plus we’ll help you select the perfect jewelry, headpieces, veils, gifts for your bridal party and more.

Buyer And Owner

Samantha Back

Samantha Back is the Owner and Buyer for The Princess Bridal. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Stephen, and they have two beautiful children.  She was born in Southern California and then, as a teenager, moved to Houston with her family. When Samantha was eight, for Halloween, she dressed up as a bride and that is when the dream of one day owning a Bridal Boutique entered her mind.  Samantha is ready, with her amazing staff, to make all your dreams come true in the quest for the perfect dress!

Manager and Stylist

Tonya Richardson

Tonya has been working at the shop since we first opened! At first we were her extra job, the one she loved…then in 2016 she came on full time. Tonya is in college to finish her Business Adminstration degree but right now she loves helping Brides so much that she is here every day! Tonya is married to the love of her life & has one Daughter. When a Bride asks Tonya what she loves about her job here…she says ” It is like dressing up a different Barbie doll every day!” Tonya is sassy & fun & yes, she will tell your entourage like it is..she is always Team Bride!


Melissa Maer

Melissa came to us after having worked at another Bridal shop & then at Black House White Market…she was missing the Brides so much that she just had to get back to bridal. Melissa is quiet, reserved & the sweetest of sweet but very attentive to the Brides needs & wants. Melissa is married & the Mother to two beautiful girls that are the light of her life!


Brooke Gilliam

Brooke came to us with a retail background but knew she wanted to work in bridal after helping plan her cousin’s wedding. Brooke is sweet & soft spoken but with a great personal style…she can help a Bride who is struggling with indecision, she draws them out & listens to their vision & helps them find the right dress.


Glenna Gonzalez

Glenna Gonzalez has been a stylist for us off & on for years. Glenna has three beautiful children and one grandson!  She loves to cook & is a Foodie, so ask her where to take your sweetie for a great date night experience.  Glenna is here at the shop because she loves helping Brides find the dress that makes them look and feel like the Bride.


Ollie White

Ollie White became a stylist at The Princess Bridal by default, her best friend is Tonya!  One crazy busy Saturday, we were short-handed so we called Ollie who had worked at David’s previously and thankfully she came in to help us out.  Fast forward, four years later…Ollie keeps trying to get her weekends back but our Brides love her straight forward, direct way of styling and just won’t let her go.  Ollie will help you find your dress but if you are too sassy….Watch out!


Savaeda Phillips

Savaeda has a true passion for all things wedding! She is her friends first go to resource for wedding planning & help. She has worked at the shop as her extra job, she is in college to become a nurse & currently works full time for a Doctor. Savaeda is quirky & fun, a little boisterous but she definitely Loves helping Brides! Savaeda is able discern her Brides style and help them to stretch a little to find the perfect gown.