Founder and Designer
I have over 20 years of experience designing, making, and altering wedding dresses. I used to own a bridal store by the Caspian Sea, and couldn't resist form starting another here in Vancouver after I moved here.
What makes me happiest is helping people feel and look amazing on their special days.
My grandfather was a tailor, so my exposure to clothes-making started young. Eventually, as a teenager, I taught myself to sew by reading magazines and brochues about fashion design and sewing. I spent a lot of my free time altering my own clothes as practice, and I eventually made my own clothes.
In my twenties, I used to teach a sewing and clothes-making class. More than 10 years of teaching later, I finally started my own wedding dress boutique in my hometown by the Caspian Sea. I personally designed and custom-made dresses for hundreds of people for 12 years.
In May 2018, I opened Alma Bridal in Downtown Vancouver to continue chasing my passion–to help people feel beautiful on their special days.