“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I couldn’t agree more. Hello! my name is Colleen Moore, designer and owner of White Orchid Bridal.
I often get asked how I began my journey designing and creating bridal gowns and accessories, and I like to think it had something to do with my first love, ballet. As a child I fell in love with the art form, and I fell even more in love with the costumes. I would frequently sneak into the back of the quaint dance studio where I studied to sneak a peak at all the costumes hanging upside down, and all of the boxes overflowing with fabrics. I was forever entranced. By my early teens I was designing and creating many of my own costumes and headpieces.
After earning a degree in dance, I knew my passion for sewing and design was where my future lay. Creating for bridal satisfied my desire to work with all the fabrics and materials I so fervently fell for as a child. I started White Orchid Bridal in 2004 and opened my first boutique in 2008. Here’s to many more!