Our Staff


David Bruening, Owner/Managing Partner

david@candlelitebridal.com

 

David is the eldest son of Candlelite Bridal's co-founder Virginia Bruening, and serves as owner/managing partner of our shop. David's involvement with the shop has always been in a support role having designed, constructed, and painted of our shop's original decor. 

Holding a BA in History and a M.Ed. in School Administration, he will tell you cannot believe where he presently works and neither can his friends. He retired from teaching history at Avon High School in the spring of 2015 and when Virginia suddenly fell ill April of 2017, David stepped in to keep the family's interests on solid ground. 

His favorite post-graduate study has been in the area of art history. He has had a great amount of experience in digital media including the use of technology in the workplace and truly enjoys meeting people and learning their stories. These areas of interest have become the solid foundation for his vision of how Candlelite Bridal will evolve into a modern bridal boutique. He along with his brother and sister are dedicated to maintaining the small shop atmosphere. 

David is in the process of redesigning and rebuilding the shop for the first time in 20 years. When not at the shop, you will find him working on the family's acreage in Avon, engaged in some outdoor activity. 

David wishes to thank all the families who have trusted Candlelite Bridal in making their events special and hopes that they continue to visit us as the second and third generation steps up to serve our dedicated customers. 

Cameron St. Clair-Bridal Consultant

cameron@candlelitebridal.com

Cameron is a graduate of Kent State University where she studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. She aspires to go back to school to get her MBA. Cameron's favorite part of her job is making the website look perfect and hosting private bridal parties. In her free time, Cameron likes to go out to brunch, shop, and watch Harry Potter movies endlessly. She is so excited to help all of the brides find their dream dress. 

Mackenzie Piett-Bridal Consultant

mackenzie@candlelitebridal.com

MacKenzie graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science. She recently relocated to Ohio and is adjusting to the experience of a change in season and lower winter temperatures. MacKenzie has more than 10 years experience in the retail industry and always strives to put her customers first. In her spare time, she is busy planning her own wedding in May of 2019 with her fiance. On her days off you can find her shopping with her mother or catching up on her favorite television shows with her dog, Petey, not far behind. MacKenzie is eager to conquer the bridal world and help brides find a magical gown for their big day.

Tori Tillison- Bridal Consultant

tori@candlelitebridal.com

Tori is the granddaughter of Candlelite Bridal co-founder Donnie Tillison. She grew up in the shop participating in bridal shows for years before finally settling into her position as a bridal consultant. Tori also works as an event coordinator where she gets to make her clients' dreams come true. When she's not working she enjoys acting, dancing, singing karaoke, laying out on the beach, and spending time with her boyfriend and her pomeranian "Duchess." She is so excited to help find that one of a kind dress for your big day.