Meet our fearless leaders of a&bé, Anna & Breanna

meet anna & breanna, the kick-ass duo behind all things a&bé. they are our owners & to know them is to love them so we thought you deserved a chance to know them a little better. we sat down to chat a little and here is the result! 

meet the boss babes...

bre on the left & anna on the right

bre on the left & anna on the right

Anna—

what are you most proud of in regards to a&bé?
I am most proud of the community that we have built - not just in our local markets but connecting across cities, connecting with the coolest brides, and some seriously kick-ass designers. 

how would you describe your personal style?
hmmm... sadly, I'm generally trying to guilt myself into getting a workout squeezed in so it involves some sort of athletic-inspired wear. but, when I am pulled together I tend to have a soft spot for 60s and 70s inspired clothing and love dresses. dresses all day, every day.

can we take a moment to talk about your kids?
always. I have a son who is entering the tween years so there's a lot of texting, youtube and fortnite. he is an adventurous, curious, lovable kid who I think is truly hilarious. he's also wildly opinionated about the business and doesn't hesitate to share his input.

what's your ideal weekend away?
crested butte. it's my favorite place - about a 3.5 hour drive from denver and it's just magical. if you haven't been there, go now. the weekend would include lots of great hiking, biking around town, having a cocktail at elk avenue prime and hanging with friends. 

what are you excited about?
today? The Avs who are fighting for a playoff spot (that's the NHL for all of you non-hockey folks).  but generally speaking: family, work, and hockey are pretty much where all of my energy goes! I feel lucky to have a job I love, a family that puts up with the hours I work, and understand how much I love to work, and a son who loves to play hockey as much as I love to watch him play. 

what's an unexpected quirk of yours?
I'm a total insomniac - maybe that's not unexpected but generally speaking there's a good chance I'm awake from 2 am - 4am. it's when I do all of my netflix watching. 

do you have a signature scent?
nope. occasionally I steal the hubs old spice deodorant. 

how do you like your coffee?
black

signature drink? 
black coffee (maybe that has to do with the insomnia) but I also love a good old fashioned or glass of red wine 

favorite spot in your city, denver?
denver is the best - there are so many great spots but one of my favorites may be Red Rocks 

what makes you two such a kickass team?
bre.

 

Breanna—

what are you most proud of in regards to a&bé?
our values: what we stand for as a company. our focus on the bride and service. 

how would you describe your personal style? 
i would describe my aspirational style as understated, simple, elegant with a little bit of sexy but mostly comfortable, in mostly neutral tones. that I actually accomplish this style aspiration in my everyday life, is very slim. 

can we take a moment to talk about your kids? 
all day. i can talk all day about my kids but i'll try to keep it short. 

sam is 4. he's a capricorn. he LOVES to read books (he can't read yet but loves to be read to), climb everything in site, loves pretend play (currently pretending to be on a ship to save the orca whales), and is strangely very good at navigation. like way better than me. 

leo is 2.5. he's a libra. He's a charmer. he calls tofu, tofood and sings mary had a little lamp. could spend all day on a beach throwing rocks/sticks in the ocean, loves to be outside and has an adorable happy dance. 

what's your ideal weekend away?
these days my ideal weekend away is in mexico either by myself or with a girlfriend or in the mountains somewhere.

what are you excited about?
list of things that comes to mind today: interior design. graphic design. blooming trees. my indoor plants still being alive. sunsets. orca whales. my husband. my children's smiles and hugs. sunshine. 

what's an unexpected quirk of yours?
i have been known in the company to do a hurky to help celebrate a win. you might ask yourself - why would she do this? was she a cheerleader? nope. is she particularly good at hurkies? heck, no. can i see this hurky? only if you do something really awesome. ;) 

do you have a signature scent?
a la natural. scents make me nauseous. 

how do you like your coffee?
I'm a black tea kinda girl. 

signature drink?
i'm a fancy beer kinda gal. 

favorite spot in your city, seattle?
golden gardens. i just moved to seattle from denver about two years ago and it still blows my mind that i live 10 minutes from an amazing beach where i can go to have a picnic while watching the sunset. 

what makes you two such a kickass team?
for sure anna! 

anna and I's strengths compliment each other but still after 13+ years of working together, I'm still learning to try not to compare myself to anna and recognize my own strengths and also celebrate hers. 

I also think we have learned to listen to each other and prioritize taking care of each other. 

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any specific questions for these babes? there is a lot to know (and while they are too humble to say it themselves) a lot of wisdom and know-how they have collected over the years of running this show and leading us into the a&bé we all love and know today! direct message us on instagram with any questions & we will feature them next time.