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Hi there lovely! I'm Katherine, designer & stylist just outside of NYC! I help brides and entrepreneurs find elegance (& simplicity!) in an industry filled with overwhelming options and quick-dissolve trends. Here on the blog you'll find the behind the scenes of our joy-filled studio, special peeks into the bridal collections, bits of education for designers, and the style secrets I've curated over a decade long love affair with French life & style (and y'know it's the real deal when it comes with a French husband and bilingual littles...).

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This summer, I’m headed back to France with two custom gowns, and an incredibly full heart as Abby Grace Photography and I launch The Signature Atelier; an intimate destination workshop for photographers just outside of Paris, France. We’re hosting 10 lovely photographers for a week of education, being inspired by Paris, delicious meals taken together, and a […]

This custom wedding dress for a beautiful & intimate wedding just outside Paris, France is one for the books. I adore all of my brides, and I’ve been blessed to have some pretty incredible ones, but this one… I don’t even know how to put it into words. Réanna is like a sister. She and […]

If you have ever considered a tulle skirt fort your wedding attire, then I can’t wait for you to see the pictures below!! When I designed my first tulle skirt a few years ago, I never imagined that eventually they would be part of a bridal collection as well, but this bridal tulle skirt is […]

Dear K, I want a wedding dress plus a reception dress. Can they be completely different, or do I need to make sure there’s continuity between the two gowns? Sincerely, Overwhelmed-and-confused-with-all-the-options.   Dear Overwhelmed-and-confused-with-all-the-options, I hear you! There are SO many different styles of wedding gowns out there, and when you consider a reception gown […]

Every girl who has ever been a bridesmaid has most likely at least once looked at at least one of their bridesmaids dresses and thought, where will I ever wear this again? You know the thought right?! All the dresses look beautiful lined up next to the bride, but most are worn once and forgotten. […]

One of the first questions I hear during each and every consult with my brides is, “What will the dress be made out of?” They want to know whether it’s silk or polyester, what the fabric will feel like, what it will look like, and how it will move. And most importantly, whether or not […]

Dear K, I’ve been dreaming of a gown that buttons all the way up the back, but I’m not sure I trust my husband enough to unbutton it safely without damaging the dress. Plus, he’s going to complain. What do I do?! Sincerely, Dreaming Of My Perfect Dress   Ok friend, I totally feel you […]

“It was the legacy of love and marriage, manifested in a gown” – Amy Demos Jordan Demos and his sweet wife Amy reached out to me to design a custom heirloom gown for their destination vow renewal, planned to take place in a lavender field just outside of Aix-en-Provence in France. When they were married seven years […]

When I sat down to design this collection, the original intent was to create portfolio work, along with website content. I wasn’t sure whether I would ever “launch” it as a collection and release the designs to be created for brides. But when I started sketching out the concepts for the Classic Collection, this was the gown […]

If you read last week’s installment of the Paris Travelogue + City Guide, you’ve actually already met the beautiful bride that I get to introduce you to today! I lived with Réanna and her family the year that I spent in France, and now I am SO excited that I get to design her wedding […]

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