Welcome to our blog and our first post for Beatrice Couture Designs! Before getting started with some of the exciting things going on with Beatrice Couture Designs, we wanted you to get to know us. Here is our family picture from a family reunion two years ago. My husband (of 43 years) and I are surrounded by our four children, their spouses and our 12 grandchildren. Since this picture was taken we have added one more grandson to the mix, who is now eight months old. We are blessed beyond measure to have such a loving and large family! “Ain’t nothin’ better!”
Personally, I have been involved in several different areas of design in the last forty years – from interior design to floral design, and now fashion design. For 25 years prior to starting in the bridal fashion industry, I co-owned and co-operated a silk floral business in the Chicago area, working with interior designers and decorators, as well as our own clients. In 2006 John and I moved to North Florida. It was shortly thereafter, when our youngest daughter, Lenna (Upper right-hand corner), was getting married that I realized how much I enjoyed working with bridal accessories. It was at that time, Lenna said, “Mom, you ought to start your own wedding accessory business.” And so I did! Since then, Lenna has joined me in the business, having grown up surrounded by and participating in many of my creative endeavors. She has come into her own personal design style and is a real asset to our bridal accessory business, which has evolved into Beatrice Couture Designs! The two of us are the sole designers, hand-making 98% of what we sell.
We have a wonderful partnership that modernizes vintage pieces and handmade creations. We specialize in custom, oftentimes one-of-a-kind headpieces, bridal veils, dress sashes, wedding garters, embellished vintage purses and cuff bracelets. Whatever you may be looking for to enhance your special day, we would love to have the honor of working with you. Be sure to check our website regularly, and follow us on Facebook and Pinterest so as to stay up-to-date with all that is happening and being created here at Beatrice Couture Designs.
More to come, so stay tuned!