In addition to running my business, I teach at Buffalo State University. I love cooking, yoga and binging a good show. I live to travel and share moments with my friends and family. I'm a skincare junkie and generally have to be *the best* at what I do - so you know that you're in good hands. ;)
A Buffalo native, I came back to establish my brand in 2010 after graduating from FIT and designing for Abercrombie and Fitch. The dream was always to start my own brand, and after 2 years in our boutique on Elmwood Avenue - we honed in on our bridal services and moved into the Hotel Lafayette.
we believe that every woman deserves to feel her best on the most special day of her life.
Creating and perfecting wedding gowns and custom attire for women around their unique personalities and bodies. You do not need to be a certain size to be beautiful - you already are. When you're wearing a garment that fits you perfectly - you look and feel your best.
We are all about those happy tears - so that's what we strive for.
The Little Club
Darwin Martin House
Anna Dusza graduated from Buffalo State University in 2016 and started working with anatomy in 2021. Anna has an amazingly unique design sense that sets her apart from the rest. She'll most likely become your best friend since she's so easy to get along with, and her sense of humor is unparalleled. When she isn't working on wedding gowns, she is creating her own small-batch, seasonal collections for her pop-up events at AVA Collective. In her spare time she likes to be in nature, eat good food and laugh a lot.
Elizabeth Acevedo is also a graduate of Buffalo State University and FIT, finishing her studies in NYC in 2022. Liz has an impeccable attention to detail and was born to work with fine fabrics and embellishments. She is our resident beading and embellishment specialist and has the kindest, biggest heart. She loves special occasion wear and costume. She is a self-proclaimed part-time cosplayer with a flair for the fantastical!
Celeste Cline is a Buffalo gal through and through. Graduated from - College in 2000-, Celeste is the tidy keeper and communicator that keeps our ship sailing. She is the perfect combination of type A and crafty - and she LOVES weddings! She and her husband are Bills super-fans. Really - ask to see her wedding photos. ;) She loves her two rambunctious dogs and keeps them busy with agility competitions.