The Team

Founded with love almost 40 years ago, Bridal Fantasy has always carried a team of individuals that compliment each other and work together with the same love the company was founded on. Like a strong marriage our team is held together with love, humility, patience, and selflessness.


Gay Derk

Founder & Editor in Chief

Gay Derk is the CEO of Derks Fine Group and Founder and Editor in Chief of Bridal Fantasy Magazine & Tradeshows. Gay started Bridal Fantasy as an exciting idea that has now created a new energy in the bridal market. Bridal Fantasy's mission is to empower today's engaged couple by connecting them with the wedding and lifestyle resources that relate to their needs. She enjoys painting, writing, traveling, swimming, cooking, jewelry making, as well as her favorite project, her grandchildren.

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Kihya McComb

Promotions & Relationship Director

Kihya has been a part of Bridal Fantasy for the last few years. While she has taken some time to spread her wings, she's returned to our family to help us grow and create new experiences while strengthening our relationship with our partners. She will also focus on creating new and exciting opportunities for our partners through unique shows, educational platforms, and more. Kihya's extensive background will provide a fresh, new outlook to our team and our future offerings.


Erin Brewer

Executive Assistant & Sponsorship Coordinator

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