Meet Our Design Team
How would you like a bride to feel when she is wearing one of your designs?
“My hope is for each bride to feel gorgeous in a Disney gown that has a beautiful fit, which compliments her figure. With soft romantic fabrics and hand crafted details, the Disney bride should feel stunning, wrapped in luxury!”
Which is your favorite Disney Princess to design for?
“One of my favorite Disney princesses is Belle, because of her independent and determined personality. She is intelligent, fearless and dreams of adventure, making her relevant to today’s woman. She shows a strong sense of loyalty towards her father, and ultimately shows love and compassion, towards the Beast. Belle’s style is feminine and romantic, reflective of her French background.”
What are some ways that a bride can add her own personal touch to her wedding day look?
“The contemporary bride can add a beautiful embellished veil, for a dimensional, layered look, over her ornate dress with a froth of tulle. Add some sparkle with a headpiece, with an exquisite tiara, crystal headband or jeweled comb. For a soft romantic look, the bride could have her hairdresser weave silk or fresh flowers into her hair. Pick your wedding day jewels, whether it is gold or silver, bold or demure, there are many beautiful necklaces, earrings and bracelets to enhance your gown.”
With over 35 years of experience at Alfred Angelo, Marian has designed for each of the four bridal collections during her tenure, as well as Bridesmaids and Special Occasion. Currently, she is responsible for the sophisticated happily ever after gowns for the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo collection. She also leads the design’s technical team, working closely with pre-production. Marian earned a BS degree in Fashion Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. Her inspiration for new designs is gathered during her travels, both in the United States and Asia, following current trends, as well as exploring boutiques, vintage shops and museums.