Ask an Ette Bride: Taylor!

Ask an Ette Bride: Taylor!

As one of our very first Ette brides, who even attended our opening launch party, Taylor truly is the quintessential Ette bride—sentimental but a little nontraditional, interested in standing out, supporting small women-owned businesses, and above all FUN as is clear from the photos of her jumping into the pool at her reception in her gown!! Her gorgeous Costa Rican wedding to her lovely husband Luke is truly the stuff of dreams, and we are so grateful she shared her gorgeous photos from Sylvia Guardia of their big day! Scroll through to read about Taylor’s experiences with planning her wedding, and see photos of the fitting to real wedding process!

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Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Eva!

Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Eva!

We were so lucky to have Eva join us this year! Her years of experience running the alterations department at Bloomingdale’s has been such a great addition to the team. Her attention to detail, passion for all things fashion-related and all of her beautiful hand-made outfits have made her an irreplaceable fixture in our workroom!

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Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Kpoene!

Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Kpoene!

Kpoene' started Mignonette Bridal  in 2011 as a romantic, feminine wedding gown design label for individualist brides. Shortly after assembling her workroom she realized there was something missing in the alterations world--a boutique atmosphere with skilled seamstresses trained in complicated, custom gown-making. The Mignonette team started offering alterations services to other wedding shops around town, and grew into what Ette has become today!

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Ask an Ette Bride: Cate!

Ask an Ette Bride: Cate!

Real bride Cate shares her experience planning her wedding, finding a gown, and getting it tailored with us! “Coming in for alternations changed my complete vision of my gown. I did not think I would love the alternations process, but I had more fun with that then I did purchasing. It was fun to come in and see the progress; I fell in love with my dress all over again. The women I worked with also made my confidence sky rocket as their work and vision was beautiful. Never once did I doubt that my gown would turn out amazing. “

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Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Dani!

Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Dani!

Chicago and the Ette team are lucky to have had Dani join us last year. Her warmth and laughter never fails to brighten the room, and we knew she had to be a permanent member of our team as soon as we met her! Her non-traditional path the bridal alterations has given her such a variety of unique skills that we are awfully lucky to have around! Recently engaged herself, Dani loves non-traditional wedding elements, and can truly put any bride at ease. 

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Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Moriah

Meet the Team Behind the Seams: Moriah

Moriah joined the team a year ago for the busy wedding season, and we knew she was the perfect fit immediately. You'll be seeing more of this talented fitter and seamstress this summer as she's joining the team full-time! She's the youngest member of our team, but she has packed in a truly impressive amount of experience, having run her own alterations and dance costume design company for years. Her creativity and enthusiasm for sewing is contagious and we are so lucky to have her on our team!

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A Peak Behind the Seams!

A Peak Behind the Seams!

We had the amazing privilege of having Meg Adamik take photos of our staff and space a couple weeks ago, and we are so excited to share! After launching as the new brand in February, we needed to change up the space to serve more Chicago brides with our alterations services, and really focus on what we wanted Ette to be about. And we are so grateful to Meg for capturing the details of it all so beautifully. 

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