Our Story

Three weeks before Melissa’s wedding day, disaster struck at the final fitting, leaving her devastated and in need of a new wedding dress. Nervous breakdown aside, she and her mother, Lynn, began a frantic search for an off-the-rack alternative. Consignment was the obvious choice, as they had a beautiful designer dress that might be perfect for someone else and a tight budget and timeline for a new dress. With limited options for bridal consignment, they were doubtful about finding the perfect replacement dress. Luckily, another bride’s adored dress became her “yes” dress – and she couldn’t have been more happy.

Fast forward several months, and here we are! Serendipity partners, Melissa Jones, Lynn Trabbold and Christina Hodess are fueled by their passion to provide brides-to-be with great value and an exceptional experience, while offering former brides a hassle-free, efficient and safe opportunity for selling their beloved dress to another lucky bride!

Our Team

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Melissa Jones

Passionate about helping people, Melissa loves finding ways to make someone’s day. If she’s not working at Serendipity or screening the latest fashion trends, you can find her exploring new wines and cheeses.



Lynn Trabbold

Lynn, a hip mom of two (one of whom is Melissa), is always on the run. You can count on her to jump in and help out where needed, to get the job done. In her free time, she enjoys bike rides, catching up with friends and going shopping.

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Christina Hodess

Christina, aka Chrissy, is a retired medical professional, mom to three sons, a classically trained singer and lover of all things tennis. Her fashion motto has always been ``great style knows no price.”