As of Thursday, the company is apparently closing its doors. Clerks at U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida said nothing had been filed as of Friday morning.
She found out all about this while watching FOX 5 News at the gym Thursday evening and immediately headed over to the Springfield store.
Brides had less than 12 hours to get their dresses before the store locked up, and employees had the same amount of time to process they were out of a job. "I vomited on my way here. you know, the usual for brides", Carline Pierre said.
Lofton's wedding is 100 days away.
While it appears at least some anxious brides will receive their dresses from the Boardman Alfred Angelo, Englert has apparently lost her job, along with the rest of the employees - two full-time and eight part-time. But she was frantic when she arrived at the store. Some said they had made full payment for their gowns and were awaiting the delivery.
They say all balances that were due are now zeroed out.
Her staff is scrambling to find alternatives for their brides.
People like her were told to call the company's attorney for more help.
Rick Philpot, of Monroe, said he is out several bridesmaid's dresses. That woman, too shaken to speak to 8News, said one employee slammed her arm in the door.
One worker at the Riverside store said they were caught off-guard.
"I drove all the way here from work", said one customer at the Springfield, Virginia location.
Some who were at the store within the past month, wonder why the company continued to take new dress orders.
"You're pulling on emotional heart strings and that's just not right", said Jones.
The Post reported that by Thursday, the corporate offices in Delray were empty, but some offices still had desks and supplies and wedding pictures hung on the walls.