Meet Our Team

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Dimitra Mandalas
CEO Owner

Welcome! I am Dimitra of Dimitra Designs. My whole life has been preparation to my destiny which is the Dimitra Designs brand. I started out small- working from home with one of kind custom designs until I had enough clientele to open a store. I have been in business for over 30 years and I believe part of that reason is because I take my time when selecting someone to represent my brand. 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 me. Meet my staff who will assist me in welcoming you as your become a part of our Legacy.

Jessica Williams

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.

“I am definitely a people person and genuinely care for my brides”

Jasmine Sheppard

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.

“I hope that every bride leaves looking at themselves the way that God and their fiancé sees them: beautiful”

Mary Grace Thomas

Bridal Consultant

Mary Grace is from Eastover, SC. She has a very bubbly personality and always greets customers with a smile. She attended the University of South Carolina where she majored in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. While in college, she worked part time as a sales associate for a tanning corporation in addition to being a waitress. After helping both her older sisters plan their weddings and beginning to plan her own, Mary Grace quickly grew an interest in working in the bridal industry. We are so excited to welcome Mary Grace as the newest member of our Dimitra Designs family!

I always listen to every detail about my brides’ weddings because every detail counts towards my goal of finding their dream dress. I really enjoy working here!”.

Natalie Moston

Senior Bridal Consultant

Natalie is from Long Island, NY and went to business school in Maine. While in college, she began a modeling career that led her to Florida. She moved to Greenville, SC in 2010 working in retail management where she specialized in makeup and beauty. After working as a top seller for Zales’ Jewelers, Natalie’s excitement for helping facilitate happy engagements brought her to Dimitra Designs. Natalie eats, sleeps, and breathes FITNESS, FASHION, and the LORD. Natalie wants each bride to find what is flattering and fashionable, yet authentic to them. She loves creating the complete package for the bride and her wedding party.

“It’s personal, so I want them to feel that finding the dress is just as memorable as their wedding day. I hope that each client turns into a lasting friendship”.

Kim Holloway

Senior Bridal Consultant

Her name is Ms. Kim, but we call her Ms. Magic. She is a native of Greenville, SC and a mother of three beautiful girls. Ms. Kim has over 25 years of experience in the pageant industry at both State and National levels. Over the years she has participated as a pageant mom, consumer, consultant, and coach. Ms. Kim was introduced to Dimitra when she was searching for a custom pageant dress, and they have been like sisters ever since! She is also the neatest and most organized person in the store. Don’t come to her house making a mess or you will surely get put out (LOL). Come in and check out her trophy cabinet that features some of her winning clients.

“They call me Ms. Magic because I can look at a girl and know what size she is and what dress she will win in”.

Susan Plumblee

Bridesmaids & Mothers Stylist

Susan was born in Fairfax, Virginia. Susan began working with Dimitra during her senior year of high school. She is currently finishing up her studies at North Greenville University in hopes to become a Spanish teacher. Susan loves to go hiking, paint, do missionary work, and cheer for Clemson football (sorry not sorry). Susan has a knack for making each customer feel special. She truly cares to meet everyone’s expectations, many times going out of her way to provide those essential details needed to tie everything together.

“I feel awesome knowing that my contributions will ensure a pleasant experience”.

Hope Vandiver

Senior Tuxedo Consultant

Hope is an Anderson South Carolina native. She is the mother of 3. Hope has AA Degree in Marketing/Management and Certificate in Fashion Merchandising. She has had a flair for fashion since a very young age. She has worked in the fashion industry over 40 years at many capacities. Hope is known by many as Ms. Tuxedo or the Color Queen. Ms. Hope strives to give her customer the ultimate look of uniqueness and distinction and to make sure that they are comfortable with their attire to give them the desired look need to spearhead their magical occasion.

“It’s personal, so I want them to feel that finding the dress is just as memorable as their wedding day. I hope that each client turns into a lasting friendship”.

Justin Leuthiphonh

Tuxedo Stylist Coordinator

Justin was born in Salina, Kansas and moved to South Carolina when he was in first grade. In his spare time he likes to shoot amazing videography and photography, play guitar, and go on trips (his favorite being Oxford, England). Justin when to USC Upstate where he majored in an Interdisciplinary Study with a Concentration in Film and English Writing and minored in Spanish. In addition to Justin working in our tuxedo department, he is using his creativity to shoot videos and photograph some of the featured items at Dimitra Designs.

“I love getting to know our customers and working in such a diverse environment”

The Twins

Prom & Pageant Stylists

Kimdra and Kensley have grown up here at Dimitra Designs. Starting out as dress hangers, everyone at Dimitra Designs quickly realized that were also born with the “gift of magic”. Their style is undeniable! They have personally worked with Dimitra to pick out the best prom gowns off the runway. Their perceptiveness and knowledge of current trends when choosing new styles guarantee our store is stocked with must have-styles. The twins only recently graduated from Woodmont High School, but they have already developed a successful fashion career as merchandise buyers for Dimitra Designs. Come let them style you this prom season!

Alterations Team


Dimitra takes great pride in selecting each seamstress based off their skillset and experience. Our highly qualified seamstresses take their time to execute each detail imagined by the bride. These trusted individuals can take the gown of your imaginations and make it a reality.

Nicole Hester

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!

“It fills me with so much joy to know that what I do can help the bride feel confident as she reaches her wedding date”

Diana Mazo

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.

“I feel blessed to work with Dimitra because I can use my creativity to further grow this business but still be great at my most important job of being a parent”

Liz Browning

Online Consultant & Social Media

Liz is from Florida and graduated in 2019 from Flagler College with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations. She is a social media queen with a passion for fashion, an eye for style, and a classy aesthetic. Liz has a unique fashion background including her internship, where she traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to intern for Liz Mitchell, a Bespoke bridal designer. Her experiences have allowed her to appreciate quality designs and a desire to help the fashion industry become more sustainable and ethically sourced.

“Fashion is my Passion”