Meet us…

We love deep, and strive to display kindness in every aspect of our lives. We are givers of grace because of the abundant, covenant-keeping grace we’ve been given. We are grateful & humbled to uplift, encourage, and serve women on their journey towards developing meaningful marriages. In the end, we believe what matters most is building a love story that is timeless, unforgettable and eternal.


Simply Blush Bridal is the culmination of the life experiences of owners Tracy Alford and Amy Turner. They lived behind one another for a little over three years and never met. It was only by a “chance encounter” that this creative team turned into a uniquely made friendship and partnership. They each bring exceptional ideas that contribute their unique fingerprint to what makes Simply Blush Bridal so special.

Amy Turner


Amy is a loving mother to four human kids and four fur grand-babies. Raising one son and three daughters has given her a passion for giving ladies confidence, and encouraging them to be the best they can be. Amy’s love for all things wedding started off at a young age when she first watched Princess Diana’s wedding. She entered the wedding world at age 18 when she began working in a bridal store hemming dresses! She then changed directions into wedding photography, where for eleven years, she helped her brides feel confident and beautiful on their wedding day. She is so excited to bring her love for empowering all woman, and her knowledge of the wedding industry into helping brides find their perfect dress at Simply Blush Bridal.

Tracy is a true artist with a servant’s heart. Tracy’s degree and early career work was in graphic design, youth ministry and art education. It was in highschool, while working at The Town Shoppe and Bridal Boutique of Clayton, that she found her over-riding passion of helping others find their distinctive style and perfect dress. Brides and others alike, will instantly feel the warmth and friendly spirit that she offers, letting you know that she has your very best interest at heart. Tracy knows the importance of cherishing love and living each day to the fullest.

Tracy Alford


Lindsey Kosydar

Manager/Master Bridal Stylist

Lindsey considers herself to be an East Coast wanderer! She is originally from Asheville, but has lived in SC, VA, WV, and MD before finally settling back in her home state! She attended West Virginia University where she majored in Fashion Design and Merchandising. While at school, Lindsey was heavily involved in the Pride of West Virginia marching band as a member of the color guard for four years, then as instructor for three. It was in the band that she met her husband, Andrew (he was a drummer, and who doesn’t love a drummer?). After graduation, they moved to his home state of Maryland where she worked at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. She learned so much about the bridal industry from working with Betsy and the rest of the staff, and it solidified the fact that bridal was where she was supposed to be. Andrew and Lindsey moved to NC in 2013 and have loved every minute of it! They have two human kids, Corinne and Harrison, and two fur kids, Piper (a Pitbull/boxer mix) and Gia (… a cat.)! They have kept music in their life through their involvement with Wake & District Pipes and Drums, a Scottish bagpipe and drum organization based in Raleigh. Simply Blush came into Lindsey’s life by happy accident and she could not be more excited to be a part of this family! It exemplifies what she always dreamed bridal could be – fun, loving, and family-oriented with an undying passion for finding the perfect dress for each bride that walks through the door!

Kenan is a local girl through and through. She grew up on her family’s tobacco farm, where she learned the value of hard work and optimism. She was lucky enough to find a husband who shared her love for the farm just as much as she did. They are now happily married and they have tons of cows! Planning and having her own wedding is what truly inspired her passion and love for weddings. That year, including her own, she was a bridesmaid/maid of honor in 7 weddings and attended 9 weddings and she never got enough. She is always excited to see all the little details that she knows each bride has put into her special day. Kenan is a true people person and we know all of her experiences have created just the right mix of passion, creativity, kindness, and drive to make a stylist who will be happy to see you and who will work hard to find you that perfect dress.

Kenan Pope

Bridal Stylist

Susie Cunningham

Bridal Stylist

Susie continues to follow her dreams and passions of working with brides and weddings. Originally from Northern Virginia where she met her husband, Greg, they moved to NC in 2005 with their two daughters.  Susie received her bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in Communications. When not working with brides, Susie loves hanging out with family, friends and their three fur babies as much as possible. She also loves travelling and discussing different books with her book club. She is beyond thrilled to be part of the Simply Blush Bridal family after 4 years as a bridal consultant, associate and same-day wedding coordinator. Susie is extremely personable and loves connecting with her brides

Coming Soon!!

Haley Poole Bridal Stylist

Gaby Toussaint

Creative Media Stylist

Gaby is new to the bridal world and is absolutely loving it! She is finishing up college at UNCW with her bachelors in Communication Studies and Business Administration. Gaby has been working with businesses on their social media and marketing and is now Simply Blush’s creative media stylist! Gaby loves her puppy Shiloh, going out to dinner with friends, and traveling! She has been lucky to travel to 12 counties and 4 continents so far! Gaby feels that the best part of her job is helping women feel beautiful and confident in their own skin, while finding the dress they’ve always dreamed of!

Katie is a first year student at Princeton University majoring in psychology! She started with Simply Blush when she was 16, and has been a part of our bridal family ever since. She is now our Bridal Assistant Coordinator, and keeps the Simply Blush ladies sane! Katie loves playing golf, exploring new cafes, and getting involved with asylum advocacy on campus. If you see her in the store, be sure to say “Hey!”

Katie Horan

Bridal Assistant Coordinator

Madison Radford

Bridal Assistant

Madison is a junior at East Wake Academy and is planning to, one day, pursue her passion of going into the medical field to work in pediatrics. She is very involved in school from being on her school’s dance team, to being an officer in student council, and much more. Madison loves playing the piano, reading, doing art, eating sushi, and traveling, but pursuing her love for Jesus always comes first! She loves her sweet dogs Maggie, Elly May, and Juno, and her fierce cat, Midnight, with her whole heart. Working at SBB is a dream come true for Madison! Getting to see tons of beautiful women come in and find their perfect dress is so rewarding. Madison feels that the most amazing part of her job is getting to be a part of such an uplifting and loving work family, who does everything to make people feel welcome and know they are cared about!

Kristine is a senior at Hunt High School, and is planning to attend a four-year college. She is originally from New Jersey, but has been living in North Carolina most of her life. She was born a city girl, but loves her small-town home in Bailey. Kristine is a dedicated student that has big dreams in life. She represents kindness, a hard work ethic, and leadership in both school and work. When Kristine is not at work or studying, she is volunteering in the community, spending time with friends, or at Starbucks. Her love for coffee and her dog, Bruno, is like no other!! The one thing she loves the most is giving people a reason to smile, and being at SBB is the best place to do that. Being a part of the SBB team has given her an opportunity to see beautiful brides at their happiest. Kristine loves Simply Blush because she is always interacting with diverse people with amazing stories, and there’s no place she’d rather be.

Kristine Ramirez

 Bridal Assistant

Sophia Privette

Bridal Assistant

Sophia was born and raised in Zebulon. She’s an honor student at East Wake Academy. She plans to get her nursing degree after high school specializing in Labor and Delivery and become a travel nurse. In her free time, she enjoys helping out her community’s families by babysitting and dog sitting. She also scoops ice cream at Sunset Slush during the summer. She loves to travel and meet new people!