Meet the Team

Get to know your consultants!

Jose & Mirta Garcia, Owners

Jose and Mirta Garcia have owned and operated The Golden Needle for the past 30 years! They have been married over 65 years and are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet! Mirta has been doing alterations since she was a young girl. She is our primary seamstress and does the most beautiful work. She takes pride in making sure every alteration is perfect! They appreciate all of their customers and look forward to many more years.

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Meara-Lynn Carter

Meara-Lynn is our Store Manager! She loves every aspect of weddings and helping her brides look and feel gorgeous on their big day! Her favorite gown is designed by Allure style 3057 (This was her wedding gown so it has to be her favorite)! Meara-Lynn's favorite part of being a Bridal Consultant is helping her brides choose their accessories! She has a keen eye for Jewelry and can not wait to help style many more Brides!

Get to know Meara-Lynn

Who are you rooting for on game day? I am not a sports fan, my husband is a Florida State fan so you can find me in garnet and gold on game days!

​Favorite Quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind" -Unknown


Favorite Wedding Colors: Blush with any neutral colors!


Favorite Designer: Allure (Bridal), Jovani (Formal)


Dream Vacation Spot: Any island resort!

3 Things I Love: My wonderful family, Fashion, Make-Up.


Favorite Starbucks drink: White mocha iced extra whip!


Guilty Pleasure: Krispy Kreme- you HAVE TO stop if the hot sign is on! 

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Buie Summerlin

Buie is one of our Formal Wear consultants. From Tuxedos to Flower Girl dresses she has got you covered! Buie has a keen eye for style and loves styling customers for all of their important events! 

Get to know Buie

Who are you rooting for on game day? The Gators!

​Favorite Quote: "Difficult Roads often lead to beautiful destinations." -Author Unknown


Favorite Wedding Colors: Lavender & Navy!


Favorite Designer: Madison James (Bridal), Sherri Hill (Formal).


Dream Vacation Spot: Bali, Indonesia

3 Things I Love: Shopping, Getting Dressed up, My family.


Favorite Starbucks drink: Frozen White Mocha with Whip


Guilty Pleasure: Hot Fresh Chocolate Cookies, YUM!