It was when I was planning my own wedding in 1973, that I first fell in love with them. My gown and headpiece were purchased at the famous Kleinfeld Bridal, located in Brooklyn, NY. Miss Margaret assisted me in carefully choosing the perfect pieces. In the end, the pieces I fell in love with were out of my budget. Not to be deterred, I found a seamstress who was more affordable and she and I created the wedding ensemble of my dreams. I was hooked.

As a freelance makeup artist, I specialized in makeup application specifically for bridal photography and created a private label cosmetic line, “Francesca Cosmetics”. As more friends and family sought me out to help them choose their perfect look, and as I became more successful and renowned for my brides and their looks, I joined my brother,who is a wonderful clothing designer at Francesca Couture, a bridal salon in Brooklyn.

In my boutique, everything was handmade in house for each client. Our hats were carefully made in a process that involved measuring the bride’s head, thoughtfully choosing the fabric and decoration to complement her dress. When satin, lace, and beaded headpieces were chosen, those materials were also hand made. Veils were cut to specific measurements, hand tinted, hand embroidered, and hand beaded to match each gorgeous gown. Quite often I fabric wrapped and embellished shoes, handbags and gloves to finish the entire look.

I would love to assist you in choosing the right headpiece and veil to complement your face and wedding gown or dress. Every bride has a budget and every bride is beautiful. I can help you achieve the bridal look of your dreams with my unique, personal attention. I’m passionate about my brides and love to see the glowing, happy face of the bride, her groom and their families. I’m proud to say that my cherished brides and I form personal, friendly relationships, that last well after the wedding day.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you want to reflect the happiness and memories you had on your wedding day with your choices. When you look back at your photos on that special day, it’s your portrait that will reflect your happiness and excitement and your portrait will consist of your veil, your headpiece, your hair, makeup and most of all, your beautiful face. I would be honored to help you achieve the perfect look for you.    352-353-0232