One of our favorite things about going to market in Chicago and New York each year is meeting new designers and bringing their best styles home for our Milwaukee brides… especially when those designers hail from right here in the midwest!
Earlier this spring, we had the pleasure of meeting with Kelly Faetanini and Randy Fenoli (a name you may recognize from the smash hit program “Say Yes to the Dress“). We could not be more excited to announce our exclusive partnership with both of these incredible individuals!
Kelly’s passion for fashion began when she learned the art of tailoring from her grandmother in Sandusky, Ohio. Staying right in the heart of the Great Lakes states, Kelly enrolled in the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago where she graduated with a degree in Fashion Design in 2006.
Her eponymous brand launched in 2012 and has since become synonymous with femininity, elegance and the essence of a classic soul with a modern twist. Keeping her customers in mind, many of her gowns feature customizable beading, detachable necklines, and special corsetry technology for the perfect fit.
White Dress is proud to be an official Kelly Faetanini Bridal Location with styles from her newest collection, as well as top styles from 2016 and 2015, arriving this fall!
Kelly’s sole mission is to ‘To make every bride’s dream come true / To inspire moments of optimism and happiness / To create value and make a difference’ …need we say more?!
Randy Fenoli in person is everything you would expect and more! Greeted with an exuberant “Hello, Beautiful!” and the cutest little poochie smiling back at us, we were smitten. Randy’s charm is simply infectious and his dresses are simply stunning.
Just a few hours south of Milwaukee, on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois, Randy taught himself to sew at the early age of 9. Since then, he has become one of the most trusted sources in the entire bridal industry. And, for good reason! Randy graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology with a number of awards in tow. Adding to his awards shelf, he received two DEBI (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry) awards for his first two garment collections. From 2007-2012 Randy worked as Fashion Director at New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Salon where he would consult with nearly 15,000 brides a year. Today, he is seen by millions of viewers every week as the star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”, “Big Bliss”, “Randy Knows Best”, and “Randy to the Rescue”.
It only makes sense that, earlier this year, Randy launched his first eponymous wedding dress collection, Randy Fenoli Bridal. The glamorous gowns feature luxe embellishments, like tonal beading, and soft, flowing layers. “A wedding gown is the most important piece of clothing a woman will ever wear, so to be able to create something she loves is the most rewarding feeling for me. My deep connection to brides inspired each piece in my premiere collection, and I am truly honored to be a part of making a woman feel her most beautiful,” Fenoli says.
Styles from both designers’ newest collections will be arriving at White Dress Bridal Boutique Fall 2017. Be sure to follow our blog weekly for – you guessed it – the details!