Once Upon a Story has been providing Sheridan with dresses and elegant wear for the better part of eight years. Once Upon A Story is owned and managed by Dawn Brehmer and she specializes in wedding dresses and formalwear.  Dawn caters to the whole experience when you shop at her store; from trying on and ordering to all alterations being done in-store, it’s all for you as a client. The cost for alterations is included in the purchase of the dress, which isn’t traditionally the case in special occasion stores. Once Upon a Story carries sizes 4-32 and can order as needed to accommodate customers and they carry styles for events like bridal, prom, formal, homecoming, and pageant. You can also find sundresses and some more casual pieces as well! Not only can you find dresses at the store, but they also offer suit and tux rentals that include shirts, pants, vests, and ties.

“We carry designers that you can’t get anywhere close to here!” Dawn said of the store’s selection of dresses. Once Upon a Story has beautiful Jonathan Kayne dresses. What is cool about Jonathan Kayne? Well, he was on Project Runway and designs bright-colored, more abstract dresses that are some serious show-stoppers! You can expect some new Jonathan Kayne dresses in the store very soon – this new line is special because they were created in collaboration with other project runway participants.

In addition to formalwear, you can find accessories like fun earrings, and necklaces at Once Upon a Story. If you’re looking for sparkle, lots of colors, and funky finds, definitely stop in for jewelry.

Dawn wanted to remind everyone to save the date for February 4th, 2024 when Once Upon a Story hosts their annual huge prom showcase! There are more details to come, but you can expect trunk shows and fashion shows that day all in the spirit of fundraising for local schools! It’s just $5 to get in and the proceeds get donated back to prom programs at schools in the Sheridan area.