Style to the Aisle Magazine Spring/Summer 2015 - Page 42

SPOTLIGHT ANNETTE THURMON OF CHAVIANO COUTURE DESIGNER What inspired you to be a designer? 42 STYLE TO THE AISLE I dreamed of wedding gowns and all things pretty since childhood, but it wasn’t until I got engaged and started searching for a gown that my inspiration grew. I could not find a gown I loved for my own wedding so I designed my dress and from there the idea for Chaviano Couture was born. What is the best part of your job? I love 2 aspects of it. 1, seeing the happiness in a brides face when she see’s her final gown! Second, all the people I have met in this industry that I now call friends. What is your favorite trend right now? I try to not focus on trends per say. I like to stick more to an idea of timelessness. I would say however that a few “trends” I have loved are colored wedding gowns and lace sleeves. What do you love about brides? Their excitement and love for their fiancée. It’s fun to get excited with them about their important day. SPRING/SUMMER 2015 43