Contestant's Case to Win
This is based on the number of votes received.
AmericanBridal.com was started by one womanâ€™s love of helping customers create their dream weddings. Be it career, motherhood or just the way the stars line up, women today wait longer than previous generations to wed. So when this very special occasion comes along, brides deserve perfection. Whatever it is that defines a dream wedding, Shirley Tan and her team at AmericanBridal.com is there to help.
As a wife and mother of three, Shirley has always appreciated the importance of family and tradition. Despite the fact that she struggled through an rough childhood, Shirley never lost sight of creating a better life. As a mom to Ethan 7, Aly 9, Jon 17 she manages a successful business and a warm, loving home that Shirley always longed for growing up. With her AmericanBridal.com family, Shirley has built one of the industryâ€™s most respected and successful wedding ecommerce businesses.
Have you ever had the experience of finding just the right gift for that special person in your life? The incredibly emotionally rewarding and satisfying process of shopping for, finding and wrapping the perfect gift. Do you find yourself savoring the excitement and anticipation of the recipientâ€™s reaction upon opening your gift? In these instances, being the giver is almost as good as being the recipient and that is the essence of what drives Shirley to run her business with the uncompromising values.
In 2005, American Bridal help raised over $20,000 towards the relief effort for Hurricane Katrina. In 2007 American Bridal was award "Regional Retailer of the year by MBDA, an agency of the US Department of Commerce.
It is the same dedication, hard work and inspiration that helped Shirley overcome hardship and choosing not to remain a victim that has led to accomplishments both personal and professional. If you ask her, Shirley would view her achievements as unremarkable, but through the nomination for this award, we are paying tribute to her victories and to the triumph of all moms whoâ€™ve overcome their battles.
Your vote for AmericanBridal.com and Shirley Tan is a salute to all those who struggle to overcome obstacles and is sincerely appreciated.