When did you first realize you wanted to be a part of weddings? One of my dearest friends owned a bridal salon. Although I was designing women’s sportswear at the time, I loved accessories and she would often ask me to meet with a bride to create a custom-designed headpiece, veil, and accessories. I fell in love working one on one and creating a fabulous finish for a bride and her gown. Thus, the story of Bellissima Veils and Headpieces began……
What is your background? I have a Fashion Design degree from the University of Cincinnati DAAP program. After graduation, my career began in New York City working for a couture one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory designer specializing in painted, hand-beaded suede, leather, and silks. It was fascinating! and I loved NYC! Then I landed an exciting job as a women’s sportswear designer with Perry Ellis. But as love would have it, after a few years, I made my way back to Ohio and eventually Bellissima Veils and Headpieces blossomed into the perfect fit for me.
What is your favorite part of a wedding? Working one on one with a bride and creating the perfect pieces to radiate her style and personality. Every Bride is Beautiful! Bellissima!
Where do you go for inspiration? Each bride is my inspiration! I create a vision and sketch ideas based on her gown selection, personality, and tone of the wedding.
What are your favorite upcoming trends? I love the variety of bridal styles today. Whether a bride chooses a romantic, vintage, opulent, or contemporary style gown, it allows for a lot of creativity in designing the perfect headpiece and veil. It is so exciting to see the eclectic mix of whimsical and sophisticated bridal fashion and use of accessories.
Anything else you want to share with us? I am excited to announce Bellissima Veils and Headpieces will be opening a new spacious yet intimate studio/showroom in the near future. It will be located at 8880 Cincinnati Dayton Road in the heart of Olde West Chester, Ohio. My website is in the works, so, as for now, I can be reached at 513-919-1967 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.