In 2011, Blaine and Corie Walters were engaged to be married and unsuccessful in finding the perfect place to outfit their wedding party and themselves. The couple realized they were not just searching for a bridal/tux store, but rather, a wedding experience. Combining Blaine’s retail background and Corie’s pageant history, the two set out on a quest to develop an environment where brides and grooms alike would feel special, have wonderful selections, and enjoy their wedding-attire shopping experience. Following their dream, Blaine and Corie traveled to New York Bridal Market and brought back hundreds of beautiful gowns. They also purchased House of Tux, a staple since 1973, and moved the business to a gorgeous building located in the heart of Historic Downtown Columbus, Mississippi. This combination created The Bride & Groom: Bridal Boutique and House of Tux. The Bride & Groom opened its doors in January of 2012 and has since provided hundreds of customers from all over with the experience they deserve for the day they have always dreamed!