My name is Tiffany Rottinghaus, I call Charles City home with my husband David, and our three sweet boys; Wesley, Grady and Ellis. We have fallen in love with our home on the river, and spend our days doing the things boy parents do (all the sports, nature-walks, and constant adventures). As both David and I are entrepreneurs, we love dreaming up new ideas, and volunteering our time - trying to make the world a little bit better. We also love a great glass of wine, and are foodies to the core.
Mara was named after the long line of females in my life who made an impression on the woman I am today. Nearly every key female in my family has a name that begins with "Mar" (Margaret, Mary Jo, Marie, Margo, etc.) So it seemed appropriate to name this 'new baby' after those influences. I am so honored to have such a strong line of female inspiration and support behind me. Thank you for allowing me to dream, and believing those dreams could be reality.
After earning my Bachelors in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing, I spent a decade in formalwear retail and wholesale. Working with bridal stores across the midwest, helping them to build their business, I fell in love with the industry, and the opportunity to celebrate love stories every day.
In 2017, we purchased this quaint home on Kelly Street and transformed it into the boutique that houses Mara. The store was designed for our brides and their families. It is our goal to create beautiful memories and a momentous occasion that is 'saying yes' to your bridal gown. We look forward to you sharing your love story with us, and finding the perfect dress to make it official!