Welcome! I am Dimitra Mandalas Owner/ CEO of Dimitra Designs. My whole life has been preparing me for my destiny which is the Dimitra Designs brand. I started out small- working from home making one of a kind custom designs until I had enough clientele to open a retail store in 1995. I have been in business for over 30 years and I believe part of that reason is because I take my time when selecting brands to represent Dimitra Designs. Many of my loyal customers have worked with me from selecting their pageant dresses to their wedding gowns, and everything in between! Their daughters became pageant girls who grew up to brides, who now have daughters beginning their journey in the pageant/prom world. Creating that family atmosphere is important to me.
Meet my staff who will assist me in welcoming you as your become a part of our Legacy.
Senior Bridal Consultant
Jessica was born in Mississippi and moved to Atlanta at the age of 5. Her family settled in Greenville in 2001 and she has worked with Dimitra since 2004. Jessica, having a servant’s heart, loves giving a joyful bridal experience to each bride she helps. Creating the whole “look” for the bride is what she does best! Aside from being a Senior Bridal Consultant, she has had the pleasure of singing at some her brides’ weddings. She is a lover of dogs, babies, and dancing.
Senior Bridal Consultant
Jasmine is also from Atlanta, GA moving here in 2001 at the age of 15. She has been working with brides since 2005 and recently got married. Jasmine never meets a stranger. She has a very happy and bubbly personality. You will experience true southern hospitality with every encounter you have with her. She is a shining light here at Dimitra Designs. Jasmine is a fan of 80’s movies, loves playing vintage video games, loves to cook, and draw in her spare time. Jasmine’s main concern is developing a relationship with each and every bride.
Cheryl is a native of Pennsylvania’s metropolitan area where she studied at the University of Pittsburgh before relocating to the Southeast. Her service background comes from years of working as a flight attendant for a major airline as well as her extensive background in fine apparel working for such upscale department stores as Neiman Marcus, Max Mara, and Ralph Lauren. She came to us after a successful career with Patricia’s South of Plantation, an upscale bridal salon on Florida’s coast. Cheryl enjoys spending the evenings with her best friend, Freedom, a stunning Boston Terrier puppy and reading, particularly spiritually enriching periodicals.
Britthany is Honduran and American. She was born in Greenville, SC but was raised in Honduras. Her passion is modeling and fashion. With discipline, responsibility and consistency she won The Miss Grand Honduras 2023. Britthany teaches modeling and goes to college for business.
Mary Grace Thomas
Mary Grace is from Eastover, SC. She has a warm personality and always greets customers with a smile. She attended the University of South Carolina where she majored in Psychology. While in college, she worked part time as a sales associate for a tanning company and also worked as a waitress. After helping both her older sisters plan their weddings she quickly became interested in the bridal industry. Mary Grace enjoys working in the tuxedo department because she has a fine eye for detail and style.
Ordering & Logistics
Nicole is from Anderson, SC. She has an undergraduate degree from Lander University and is currently working on her master’s degree at Anderson University. She is a very family-oriented person who enjoys movies and loves to keep up with the latest pop culture. Nicole also loves fashion and arts and crafts.
She is all about business! Nicole’s job is to make sure that each detail that the bride communicated with the consultants is conveyed in their wedding gown, bridesmaids order, and special occasion gowns. Nicole is an organized and detail-orientated worker. She checks, double checks, and often triple checks each order because once the gowns are ordered, there’s no going back!
Operations & Marketing
Diana is from Medellin, Colombia. She moved here in 2004 and started working with Dimitra in 2006. She has a wonderful son who is the love of her life. She takes her job very seriously but is the jokester in the office. Diana finished her schooling with a degree in graphic design. She later decided to pursue a master’s degree in marketing and international business. Diana is a very organized and determined worker. Her ability to see the final product of a project before it even begins, truly makes her a great blessing to the business.