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Design + Personal Attention = Bridal Bliss
Davia Mara began her career as a high-end women’s wear designer, spending over 5 years designing for companies such as Michael Kors, Kay Unger and Macy's. Throughout that time, she was the stylist of choice for friends, family, and acquaintances planning their upcoming weddings. From 2013-2016, Davia worked full-time in the bridal industry, helping brides-to-be choose just the right gown to fit their visions, bodies, and budgets. Davia combines her design education and experience with her generous, friendly, and accessible nature to make the wedding-styling and -planning process feel personal, joyful, and stress-free.
Bride, Groom and Wedding Party Styling
The Modest Bride
Coming in from out of town?
Let Davia make the New York gown experience a day to remember. Davia will have a pre-visit phone consultation to best understand your style, and will schedule appointments accordingly. You’ll enjoy lunch, car service, and all the best salons that New York has to offer. All the details will be taken care of, right down to the champagne toast when you find your perfect dress!
Every person has personal touches that they wants to include in their wedding to make the day unique. From save-the-dates to dessert platters and honeymoon wardrobes, Davia will help you design a one-of-a-kind look and feel for your wedding, that will make it truly your own.
Modest Bridal Styling
Bridal Hair and Makeup Styling
Modest Bridal Styling
I've never thought about weddings before I decided to propose to my wife. It's a daunting thing for someone to think about, and I had difficulty wrapping my head around it. Luckily I knew Davia, who worked with me to tackle the process of planning and proposing in a manageable way. She is meticulous in the most wonderful way imaginable, and a great listener. I felt like she really listened to the priorities of me and my partner, and went through great lengths to provide us with options despite our many constraints. Davia is a passionate bridal consultant, and a true artist in her craft!
- Eddie Y.
When I couldn't find the kind of dress I wanted in the stores, Davia designed a custom dress that fit perfectly and helped me to look like myself -- but a million times better -- on my wedding day. I loved working with her, and I loved the end result.
- Lily R.
Davia was the MOST wonderful, useful resource to have on my wedding team! Honestly, I could not have imagined that I would find someone this outstanding, genuine, and loving in the process that can be so stressful. She was thoughtful, caring, and informative throughout the whole process: from initial thoughts on a dress all the way through alterations. Davia was incredibly supportive of my choices and gave me great questions to think about that guided my process, helping me think about what was important to me in my wedding dress.
- Sarit H.
Davia was a dream to work with! Not only did she schedule all my appointments, she worked around my tight budget and the fact that I didn't want something traditional. Davia's experience as a designer and her work in bridal retail make her an expert consultant. I ended up with an awesome, affordable dress that I would've never found on my own.
- Katya H,
Davia was warm, friendly, encouraging, and so helpful to me in finding my wedding dress. Before we met, I gave her a little bit of an idea of what I was after and she had already picked out a couple of options to show me when we met in person that she thought would work for me. But what was most awesome about our time together was that she helped me understand the technical things about the different dresses that I liked and did not like on my body. She even suggested she could help me work with a dressmaker which is not something I would have had the confidence to do alone, but would have absolutely done with her by my side.
- Gabrielle S.
I had a lovely experience shopping with my daughter for her wedding dress. Davia set up a full day of appointments in places that covered all styles and prices, from vintage to very modern. What could have been a challenging shopping day turned out to be fun and productive. Davia is a real pro, she knows not only the stores to visit, but the more technical details — fabric, dress construction, possibilities for alternations and accessorizing. At one point she had my daughter turn a dress inside out and try it on that way, which sounds crazy but it looked fantastic. My daughter’s final choice was wonderful — a dress that wasn’t just great on the hanger, but was perfect on her.