Marisa's founders, Lee Fein and Ron Colnick envision their company as a “bridge line,” between the price range gap. Veterans of the bridal business, Fein and Colnick spotted a void in the bridal market in the 80's: there were plenty of cheap, and cheaply made, dresses under $1000 and plenty of high-quality couture designs with price tags over $2000. In 1988, the team started Marisa with the mission to create high-quality gowns sewn in the US that are priced between the low and high end ($1000 to $2000). The company owns its own factory and uses modernized production techniques to keep costs down.
Marisa offers contemporary gowns that have an excellent fit for the fashionable bride with a moderate price point. Marisa's young designer Tamara Kristen, originally from New England, already had experience at Galina and Carmi Couture before joining the company. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York, Tamara's goal is “understated elegance,” with an emphasis on body shaping instead of overdone detail. Her gowns are known for their pure silks and stunning silhouettes.
Marisa wedding dresses are never overdone with distracting sleeves or embroidery. Instead every detail is well thought out and tasteful. Many of Solutions consultants have chosen Marisa for their own wedding gowns.
Perfect for the bride looking for affordable with a high fashionable look.