A few weeks ago, I had a lovely little visit with Melina Cristina of Melina Cristina Bridal Couture, a truly unique experience for Houston brides. Tucked away in River Oaks’ distinctive Artigiani Center, this boutique gives brides the red carpet treatment (that I've only really ever seen in the movies). If you are a fashion forward bride that wants to be a part of creating your own, one-of-a-kind couture gown...Melina Cristina is for you.
As soon as you walk in through the red doors, you are greeted with champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and a girly paradise of sparkly beads, and fine fabrics to inspire you...
Then you can try on various muslin samples (simple pattern dresses) of the Melina Cristina Couture and Dream lines collections. Slipping on these little patterns allows them to determine the absolute best fit and style for each individual bride.
Next, the bride will work with Melina Cristina and her illustrator to design your own personal dream gown! Once the dress design is finalized, measurements are taken, and a new muslin is made to the exact size of the bride. This allows the muslin to be altered and perfectly fitted to the bride's body before the actual fabric is cut.
As if Melina Cristina wasn't fabulous enough already, 20% of all Melina Cristina sales go directly to their charity People Helping People Worldwide, that drills water wells in Africa.
You can learn more about People Helping People on the Melina Cristina website.
Want to meet Melina in person? You can visit with her at the upcoming event Wedding Belles on September 6th. ✿B