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Charlotte Guernsey - Owner

Charlotte grew up in nearby Garrison, New York before receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, where her studies included illustration, oil painting, and the history of fashion. She returned to the Hudson Valley after graduating to pursue her passions of real estate, painting, and horse riding. She founded her own real estate agency, Gate House Realty, in 2001 on Beacon's Main Street. Charlotte has sold many prominent properties in Beacon, including 1 East Main building where the bridal boutique now resides. Learn more about the real estate agency at gatehouserealty.com.

In 2003, Charlotte purchased 10 acres of raw land overlooking Beacon, the Hudson River, and the surrounding valley. She and her husband, Dennis Vetrano, began building their residence on this property in 2006. After hosting their own wedding on the property in 2007, Charlotte and Dennis incorporated Lambs Hill, LLC and began sharing their property for others to get married there as well. This romantic and rustic chic event venue has been designed to look a hundred years old. The stone and brick barn is made of reclaimed materials and is home to their Icelandic horses and miniature donkeys. On the upper level of the barn is a luxurious guest suite that is rented on Airbnb. Charlotte won a style award for her equestrian suite and barn from Hudson Valley Style Magazine. For more information about the property and venue, go to lambshill.com

The president of Justin Alexander Bridal reached out to Charlotte after seeing photos of Lambs Hill in the Gate House Realty office window. The company photographed their Lillian West line at the venue in 2016. In 2017, inspired by the beautiful commercial condos she was selling at 1 East Main, Charlotte purchased a couple of condos and created Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique, a spin-off of the venue. She began by carrying the Lillian West line, and after seeing rapid success, expanded the shop’s selection to several designers (as well as expanding the shop itself twice!). All of the architecture and interior design inside the boutique was created by Charlotte, and her 2018 holiday window display won an international award from Justin Alexander.

Charlotte studied classical plein air oil painting both privately and while attending college. She paints portraits, landscapes and still lives and loves to paint animals (especially horses). She has taught painting at the Rye Arts Center as well as the Garrison Arts Center, and she has won numerous awards for her work. Her paintings are hanging at the office of Gate House Realty as well as a series of equestrian paintings at Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique. More about her paintings and fine art background can be found at charlotteguernsey.com

Joana Rigol - Manager

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Joana graduated with an MFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. She has a strong design and tailoring background in the Bridal Industry, with over 5 years of experience. With her keen eye for detail, and being a multi-medium artist, Joana makes for an easy and relaxed experience for the overwhelmed bride and the off-beat bride.

Casey Morris - Marketing Director / Stylist

Casey is originally from Guilderland, New York, which despite sounding like a fairytale village is just a suburb of Albany. After studying directing in the Theatre Arts program at SUNY New Paltz, she drove across the country to work in Entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort, then returned to the Hudson Valley to develop her marketing and design skills. Casey maintains the online presence for both the boutique and Lambs Hill Venue, giving her an expansive knowledge of our inventory and the needs of our brides. She has a passion for creating memorable experiences and making people happy, making weddings a perfect fit.

In her free time, Casey writes and directs plays, listens to podcasts, and takes too many pictures of her food. 

Jess Lyke - Stylist

Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Jess has had a passion for design and styling from a young age. Her favorite person to style was her dad; he is still always the second best dressed at family holiday parties. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz where she worked in the costume shop while studying acting. Passionate about making all women from all walks of life feel beautiful and confident, she finds great joy in making your experience fun, easy, and unforgettable.

In her free time, Jess enjoys being outside, going to concerts, reading, and staring at the moon.

Julia Henriques - Stylist

After becoming a student ambassador and traveling through Europe, Julia soon realized she wanted to enter into the world of fashion. Her degrees in Fashion Merchandising Management from FIT and Public Relations from SUNY New Paltz have allowed her to experience the business side as well as the customer's point of view in the bridal industry. Numerous years of retail experience and having worked in a wedding hall has also helped her understand more about how the bride feels and what she is looking for while planning her special day.

During her free time, Julia enjoys going to concerts and Broadway shows, hiking, attending classic car shows, and shopping.

Maggie Berke - Stylist

Originally from Long Island, Maggie fell for the Hudson Valley while attending Bard College. After graduating in 2017, with a degree in environmental and urban studies and gender and sexuality studies, Maggie worked as a cultural competency educator, and advocate for the LGBT+ community on Long Island. Passionate about making women feel amazing about themselves, Maggie cherishes the opportunity to specialize her appointments to your unique vision.

In her free time, Maggie writes poetry, spots patterns, reads, bakes bread, and watches over a gaggle of dogs

Deanna Horton - Stylist

A Hudson Valley native, Deanna graduated Cum Laude from Iona College with a BBA in International Business. After her own wedding gown purchase for her upcoming nuptials, Deanna quickly realized she had a passion for weddings and decided to dive into the industry. She subsequently linked up with Lambs Hill Bridal Boutique after falling in love with the shop where she can channel her inner Lori Allen from Say Yes to the Dress and help other future brides find the dress of their dreams.

Deanna loves hiking the Hudson Valley, traveling and exploring new cities, shopping, country music, and staying active through fitness classes.

Breanna Marinaccio - Stylist

Breanna grew up in the Hudson Valley and studied fashion at Maryland Institute College of Art. She holds a Bachelors in Fibers with a Concentration in Experimental Fashion and works for an apparel designer in Newburgh in addition to being a stylist at Lambs Hill. With her strong background in fashion and a sharp eye for detail, she loves helping brides look and feel their best for their weddings.

Kyla Wedenko - Stylist

Kyla is a trained ballet dancer and yoga instructor based in the Hudson Valley. She previously worked for two years as a bridal attendant and photographer's assistant, working directly with brides to help them feel their best on their special day. Her diverse background also includes reiki, esthetics, and retail sales. 

Alessia Milanese - Stylist

Alessia is a seamstress currently studying Haute Couture techniques at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also has experience in event design and styling, skills she's using to plan her own wedding (for which she designed her own dress).

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