Over the years, I have watched September become the most desirable wedding month of the year. Venues are booked years in advance, and our busy time reaches its peak. The fact that my wedding anniversary also is in September is the cherry on top. To me, it’s a month filled with so much love, happiness, and amazing weather.
Since launching the Katie Fong brand in 2013, we’ve grown to a customer base that extends from Massachusetts to Tennessee, and have made gowns for weddings hosted in our hometown of Greenwich as well as exotic international destinations such as Uruguay. We’ve dressed elegant ladies of all ages -- even one who celebrated turning 100.
It’s been an incredible experience making each one of our customers feel beautiful. None of this would have been possible without my team who works with me behind the scenes. That includes New York City factories who have produced complete made to measure gowns in under a month, my seamstress Liliana who has been with me since I was working full time in Manhattan and all of my AMAZING interns from FIT, Parsons, and Greenwich High School. Most recently, Miami University of Ohio graduate Ali McCann, joined the Katie Fong Team as our Sales and Production assistant.
Many of you have had or will have the opportunity of working with Ali, who is one of the most kind-hearted, sophisticated, and intelligent women I know. I am so grateful to have her with us!
This past Labor Day weekend, my friend Mackenzie Horan, founder of the blog Design Darling, married the love of her life. I felt lucky to have the opportunity to design a custom jumpsuit for her wedding after-party. You can see a video of it here. The wedding took place in Nantucket, MA, one of my favorite places in the world. My husband and I go every summer, and it just so happened that our last two trips involved KF Brides! The island is also one of my favorite places for inspiration: the town’s history, people, and beaches… Nantucket just oozes style feeling timeless, elegant, and chic.
I hope you all enjoy the last month of the warmer weather, as we head into Fall. As always, our time invites you to stop by the store anytime to just say hello (you might be greeted by my dog Tucker) as well as check out our new accessories shipments and customizable silk basics in more than 300 colors for your fall and winter occasions!