When Francesca started modeling in 1974, fashion automatically became a passion and the most influential part of her life. But her experience started even before that; Francesca came from a long line of seamstresses and was taught by her European mother at a very young age. She learned the different concepts of fit, construction and the fabrication of dresses along with the understanding of tailoring.
After Francesca modeled for several years, she built her experience by working in prominent dress shops in Baltimore where quality counts and customer relationships come first. Before Francesca took ownership of Francesca’s Bridal, she previously managed two other bridal salons for a combination of ten years. In addition, Francesca has directed over thirty bridal shows.
In 2000, Francesca took ownership of a bridal salon, which has been flourishing and ever-growing for fifteen years. In the Fall of 2014 Francesca opened Francesca’s Atelier, an additional boutique catering to women in need of gowns or cocktail dresses for formal occasions. One year later, in the Fall of 2015 Francesca opened a second bridal salon at Green Spring Station. Francesca’s background in fashion, along with her knowledge and experience, are the foundations of her successful business. Francesca’s Bridal has received a number of awards and recognitions, and has been involved in many events over the years. Awards were given by Wedding Wire, The Knot and Enzoani, along with recognitions from Engaged Magazine!, My Day, Wedding 411 and many more. The salon has been a part of many events including shows at the Four Seasons, The Oaks at St.Michaels, Baltimore Country Club, Tremont Grand and Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
Photo Credit: Renee Michele Photography