My transition from architecture to bridal fashion
Me? A bride?
Before getting married I could not imagine ever wearing a wedding dress myself. I was convinced I would feel dressed up. It doesn’t suit me. That wouldn’t be me. When I met my husband and we decided to take that important step of getting married, I started to question how I could dress as a bride and yet still feel authentic.
Since I am an architect and have learned how to shape ideas into draft and design, I decided to create my own wedding dress based on my own ideas.
I’ll never forget my excitement when I discovered the fabric for my dress. In months of anticipation, my dress started to take shape within my hands. Piece by piece, I designed and bought the matching accessories. I got to know people who inspired me, encouraged me and supported me to achieve exactly what I had in mind – to feel like a bride and yet 100% myself.
Not only perfect but also “me”
The rest is “history”: the process of designing and creating was so rewarding that I chose to continue pursuing this passion. Today I accompany other brides as they develop their own road map that leads them to a big destination: not only to look beautiful on their wedding day, but to also feel confident. The women that get married today have their individual style and taste and above all want to express that through their bridal look.
With Zauberbraut*Berlin, I can provide the space, the concept and the necessary support and expertise to make this wish come true.
Passion and professionalism – can’t beat that combination
Zauberbraut*Berlin doesn’t only represent a passionate motivation, but also has a very professional approach and years of experience with bridal fashion and styling:
Training & Certification
- Training as Fashion Consultant and Certification as Bridal Stylist
(Fashion Stylist Institute, San Francisco)
- Training as Style Consultant in Berlin
- Member AICI (Association of Image Consultants International)
- Various Seminars, e.g Fashion Consulting, pattern making for dresses, etc.
Experience in practice
- Workshop- Internship at a Bridal Fashion Studio in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg
- Fashion consulting and Sales at Bridal Fashion Label for customizable Wedding Dresses in Berlin
- Design and Custom-tailoring & refining of Wedding dresses and vintage dresses in close cooperation with Fashion Designer (FIT) for Bridal- and Evening Gowns
- Bridal Trade Shows: Consulting at various Bridal Trade Shows in Berlin
- Collaboration with further Seamstresses and Designers
- Styling for Weddings and Photo shoots
- 2016: founding of Zauberbraut*Berlin – Personal Wedding Stylist – and Style Consultation
- Since 2017: Studio in Berlin Lichterfelde West
Manager with instinctive feeling
With years of experience in project management, I am skilled at dividing a complex task, such as planning and realizing, into manageable single steps – that’s exactly the skill that is needed to prepare, choose and arrange the wedding outfit during the intense preparation of a wedding.
For several years, I have also engaged in community service by mentoring and job-coaching younger women. This has enhanced my instinctive feeling in guiding through emotionally charged decisions.
I frequently get asked:
„Why should I consider a Personal Wedding Stylist ?“
For their own wedding, each Bride is highly focused on every detail. She wants to feel mesmerizingly beautiful and yet stay true to her own style. Because of these high expectations, many describe the search for a wedding dress as difficult and complicated. A huge choice of retailers and dress styles is added to a stack of unanswered questions:
Which dress suits my body shape?
Which dress enhances my personal style?
How does the dress match our wedding theme?
Can I wear several looks with the same dress during the wedding day?
As a certified bridal stylist and a style consultant I could gain experience in bridal fashion and bridal styling in last couple of years. I know which showrooms, designers or seamstresses offer which style and quality. With my trained eye I can help you to find or make your perfect dress. To complete your total look, I support the you in deciding on a harmonizing style for hairdo and make-up and assembling the matching accessories.
„What is the benefit of a personal consultation?“
A professional support in all styling matters saves time, effort and disappointments – this way your wedding preparations remain a joyful journey. A detailed consultation in my studio will help you to merge your ideas and individual aspects into a creative process. This will help you to get a closer idea of the fabric, cut and style your dress should resemble. Through all this we won’t lose sight of your overall appearance, your budget and your time frame.
„Wouldn’t I get a consultation in a bridal store as well?“
I am an independent consultant; my motivation is not drawn by a sales interest of a certain brand or designer etc. Through a detailed consultation you will also know what to look for and execute the purchase more directed. Also, you won’t be pushed to make a quick decision – unlike in a store where the appointment time is mostly limited.