Designer #2- Vatana Watters
Vatana started making a few handmade special occasion dresses for friends and family in California and by the late '80s Watters was a household word in the bridal industry.
In 1986 Neiman Marcus became the first national retailer to carry Watters designs. Wtoo line was introduced in 1999 to offer more contemporary, yet affordable designs. Watters Brides was launched in 2002 to fill a niche for well-designed, attractively-priced bridal gowns.
Watters just celebrated their 20th year with 5 commemorative special occasion styles called Collection 20.
After 20 years, Vatana Watters continues to be at the heart of the company and is passionately involved in setting the design tone. Her inspirations emanate from her heritage, experience on both coasts and desire to reflect the spirit of the times. Vatana recognizes that design is where it starts, but not where it ends. The other hats she wears help the company to continue to be appreciated for being a cut above for quality and responsiveness.
Vatana is married to Steve, a landscape designer and together they have a daughter, Sydney, who loves fashion and can be seen on the Watters website modeling the Flower Girls & Junior Bridesmaids collection.
The bride looking for more of simple, with a little modern twist should look at Watters website.