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The Process

A chat over coffee

The first step always includes the time to share a cup of coffee and get to know each other. We'll talk about the details and vibe of your wedding, your budget, and most importantly, we'll explore your vision of how you want to feel that day.

We'll chat about your dreams for your wedding dress, your ideas, preferences, needs, fears, likes, dislikes, and wishes...to be transformed in the next step into a selection of gowns designed by hand, just for you.

This appointment is available in person in our atelier, or via video call.

Choose your design

The next step sees all your wishes meet design features that are right for you, your body, and your wedding. The result is a series of inspired-by-you designs that explore options and variations for you to choose from.

During your second appointment we'll review your designs and together, we'll choose which perfect gown we'll bring to life. Once we've selected your gown, we'll take a full set of measurements and begin crafting your dream dress.

If you are placing your order over the internet, we will guide you in taking your measurements.

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La mano della stilista Angelina Haole è mostrata mentre tiene un'illustrazione di moda sopra un tavolo con pezzi di cartamodelli, campioni di tessuto e altri disegni.

Saying yes to the dress

Once you've decided to work with us and have selected your dress, you'll receive an invitation to a private online portal where you'll find your contract and invoice.

Your order is confirmed with a 50% deposit with several payment options available.

Choosing fabrics and materials

Next, we'll choose your fabrics, a process driven by us but guided by your preferences.

Fit to deliver

Once our team has drafted your pattern, we'll prepare a sample for you to try on, helping us perfect the cut before moving forward and giving us an opportunity to make adjustments.

Your dress is perfected fitting by fitting until it is delivered to you, perfect in every way.

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Questions & Answers

Where will my appointments be held?

Your first appointment will be in our atelier in the historic city center of Soave, unless you request a first appointment online or in another location.

It is assumed that your fittings will generally be hosted in our atelier, but we can come to you upon request.

Do you only make wedding dresses?

We specialize in fabulous dresses for every occasion. Red carpet events, social events and of course, weddings... also for other important wedding guests.

For our most selective clients we are happy to create pieces for everyday use.

How much and when do I pay for my dress?

During your first appointment you will give us a budget to work within and we will let you know if we think it works for your needs. Your budget will be used to its fullest capacity and will guide our options.

Only after selecting a design, you make a 50% deposit on your dress with final payment due upon delivery of your dress.

Do I have to know what I want or choose fabrics?

While we will always ask for your opinion along the way, it is Angelina's job to listen to what you want and understand what you need. We are also here to choose the right fabrics to get the best results for you, your figure and the style of your event.

Of course, if you have photos, sketches, ideas or a mood board to share, we'd love to see them.

How much time will it take?

Contact us as soon as possible to start the creative process. More time means more time to design, choose each perfect element, and to enjoy the process!

In case you have an urgent need, we will always do our best to accommodate you. Get in touch to tell us what you need and by when and we'll do our best to say yes!

12-18 months - plenty of time
6-12 months - right time
3-6 months - just right time
< 3 months - we like a challenge

About Angelina

La Dolce Vita

Californian of origin, Italian by adoption.

Her love brought her to Italy and today it is her love for Soave, as a home for her, for her son, and her atelier.

A love for the bride

Angelina became a wedding dress designer almost by accident... but it seems it was always meant to be.

Even before she could sew, she drew tirelessly and designed evening gowns, without any concept of how they were made. When she finally went to fashion school, she passionately threw herself into complex gowns, more difficult fabrics and corsetry.

It was immediate and profound, her love for evening gowns. And while it's wonderful to dress a woman for fabulous event, most women will never walk a red carpet... but many, if not most, will experience being a bride.

Focusing on wedding dresses means connecting with women at a very special moment in their lives and then making a dress for them and sharing with them an experience they will never forget.

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California girl

Angelina was born and raised in California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Working with both the glamour of Los Angeles and side by side with the creativity of the minds and culture of Silicon Valley, has created a truly unique mix of experiences and inspirations that shape our atelier to this day.

The best of the best

From the best in the tech industry (Google, Facebook, Apple...) to the top names in California sport (49ers, Warriors...) Angelina has dressed the best in the bay area in every lane.

Red carpet queen

Red Carpets from Hollywood to New York City…

Angelina and her dresses have also appeared on multiple occasions on American national TV, important magazines, and many, many red carpets.

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Red carpet worthy

Contact us

Questions or requests?
Send us a message, give us a call, or even contact us via Whatsapp.

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