We are so excited and proud toÂ announceÂ that we will beÂ carryingÂ an amazing new designer, Chaviano Couture
! Everything about this collection is beautiful and pure- from its made to order designs, to its charitable donations and heart warming beginnings.
Currently, we have two amazing creations coming
to the boutique. The beautiful 'Ginny', a V-neck fit to flare lace confection with beautiful details and 'Kristy', a very special gown co-designed with artist Kristy Rice of Momental Design
, who hand paints each gown order with beautiful flowers in pale ivory and blush- there is truly nothing
Chaviano couture is designed and run by Annette Thurman, a wonderful woman who's passion for creating custom gowns was inspired by her parents hard work and determination. The couple immigratedÂ from Cuba 30 years ago instilled great pride and love within their daughter, which is why her maiden name, Chaviano, became the name of the company.Â When Â Annette could not find a wedding gown she loved for her wedding in 2006 she designed her own gown. From there the dream for Chaviano Couture was born. Since 2009 she has designed gowns for brides from all around the world. Each gown is hand crafted and made to the unique measurements and personality of the bride. It is an unforgettable experience.
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Annette on her wedding day in 2006. She wed Jared, a wonderful guy, who even joins her at bridal market- we love the supportive bond they share![/caption]
isn't just about creating beautiful gowns, its about giving back. 20% of gown proceeds are donated to young women in need across the globe. For sales of the 2013 Collection, the donation is going to the girls below, each of whom lives in an orphanage in Haiti.
How incredible is that?!
Chavino Couture also designed custom ceramic tags byÂ Paloma's NestÂ (home of the ring bearer bowl), which adorn each of her samples. We can't stand how amazing this is.
There is one last thing we just have to mention.Â Annette takes real pride in her business, she sent us the sweetest handwritten card in the most beautiful calligraphy we have ever seen! We just can't get over her generosity... and her calligraphy. She believes your gown shouldn't just be something you wear, it should be anÂ experience.Â Â Annette, we couldn't agree more!
We look forward to many creative collaborations with this amazing design house based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Be sure to visit Chaviano Couture's website for even more inspiration. Stay tuned for upcoming trunk show announcements!