Meet the Designer

AMANDA ERGEN-JENNINGS, MinkMaids Designer/Owner

Hello! I am Amanda – I proudly come from a long line of Midwestern artisans. I’ve been crafting and sewing since before I can remember – grandma always had me making something! My rich family history of creativity and craftsmanship instilled a love for building that runs deep… I just happen to ‘build’ with fabric! I specialize in designing for the fun, fearless, fashionable bride – a woman who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and break a few rules.

When I’m not busy creating gowns for my fabulous brides you can catch me out enjoying live music with my husband at any of the amazing venues around Milwaukee while we add to our concert poster collection – then grabbing a night cap (and late night dessert) on the way home.


Our gowns are inspired by the modern, down to earth, fashionable woman – a gal who’s sweet…but not too sweet. MinkMaids was formed in 2009 with the purpose of bringing authentic, passionately made special occasion apparel to its equally passionate and authentic clients. Your bridal attire should represent who YOU are, instead of the iconic idea of what a bride should wear. You’re no princess, you’re a partner, and your wedding look should reflect your personal style and tell your story of strength and independence.


Each MinkMaids dress is lovingly made by hand in our Bay View studio.  A limited number of bespoke bridal clients are taken on as our production schedule permits. Please contact us if you are interested in a custom designed gown.

MinkMaids Collection – $1800-$4000
Custom Designs – Starting at $2500