About Francesca’s Atelier
Francesca’s Atelier is a luxury boutique consisting of highly trained consultants and seamstresses who will assist you with exceptional customer service. At Francesca’s you will find formal and semi-formal dresses for mother of the bride/groom, wedding guest and galas as well as other special occasions and events.
Francesca, along with her daughters and staff, have assisted women with formal wear for 20 years. In addition to the Atelier which opened in the Fall of 2014, their sister store Francesca’s Bridal opened in 2000 and is just 4 stores away!
We are passionate about fashion and we strive to ensure that every customer has an enjoyable experience with us.
“My daughters grew up in the business and understand everything from the customer service aspect, to construction of the garments, fabrication and more. When we have clients it’s like they are in our home and it’s very personal for them. This business is very close to their hearts. They are part of the history of very talented women in the family.”
I started working for Francesca’s in 2012. My favorite part of my job is helping customers celebrate happy occasions. Whether it’s a wedding, 50th anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, graduation or Cotillion, we get to play a part in some of the biggest milestones in life. In today’s world, it’s important to emphasize these joyous moments.
At the final fitting I am as excited as they are to see the final look. It is our job to find women the perfect dress that will compliment their body giving them the confidence they never knew they had. When our client steps into her dress at the final fitting you can see the glow in her face and the strut in her step. She is ready for the big day!
When Francesca started modeling in 1974, fashion automatically became a passion and the most influential part of her life. But her experience started even before that; Francesca came from a long line of seamstresses and was taught by her European mother at a very young age. She learned the different concepts of fit, construction and the fabrication of dresses along with the understanding of tailoring.
After Francesca modeled for several years, she built her experience by working in prominent dress shops in Baltimore where quality counts and customer relationships come first. Before Francesca took ownership of Francesca’s Bridal, she previously managed two other bridal salons for a combination of ten years. In addition, Francesca has directed over thirty bridal shows.
In 2000, Francesca took ownership of a bridal salon, which has been flourishing and ever-growing for nineteen years. In the Fall of 2014 Francesca opened Francesca’s Atelier, an additional boutique catering to women in need of gowns or cocktail dresses for formal occasions. One year later, in the Fall of 2015 Francesca opened a second bridal salon at Green Spring Station. Francesca’s background in fashion, along with her knowledge and experience, are the foundations of her successful business. Francesca’s Bridal has received a number of awards and recognitions, and has been involved in many events over the years. Awards were given by Wedding Wire, The Knot and Enzoani, along with recognitions from Engaged Magazine!, My Day, Wedding 411 and many more. The salon has been a part of many events including shows at the Four Seasons, The Oaks at St.Michaels, Baltimore Country Club, Tremont Grand and Chesapeake Bay Beach Club.
Victoria, Francesca and Kara
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