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Laura Whitney Couture is a awesome new line of indie bridal! Locally produced in Minneapolis, I need your help in order to launch!
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Laura Whitney Couture is a unique new bridal line by Minneapolis designer Laura Whitney (Me!). After several years working with local brides who were drowning in a sea of uninspired big-box bridal shops, I am finally launching my first full line of custom couture bridal gowns, destination gowns, and fine bridal accessories! Designs range from avant-garde to bohemian but are always utterly romantic! With increasing requests from local brides-to-be as well as successfully selling my handmade bridal accessories online the move to launch an independent bridal line is a natural one, helping to fill a huge gap in the mid-western wedding scene!

The inspiration for this project stems from the wonderful intelligent women I meet who are frustrated by typical traditional bridal shop offerings, women who don't want to look like an adult in a prom dress, women with distinct tastes & unique style, women who ultimately want to feel like a bride while still feeling like themselves! This collection is for all the women who want something different!

Sewing is my artistic medium, my way of expressing myself and contributing something beautiful to the world! I absolutely love what I do! That's why my standards for myself and my work are extremely high. My designs are made by hand in the USA and they always will be. This new line consists of sophisticated designs carried out with only the highest quality materials like natural silks & linens. Tiny glass beads and crystals are all applied by hand, one by one. All the cutting is carefully done by hand and gowns are built individually via the slow design method. In other words, this is couture in it's truest definition! Right now I am swiftly sewing away but I really need your help!

In order to complete the collection and fully realize it’s artistic concept, your generous donations are needed. So far I've been funding this project through it's sister e-business, Uptown Urban Craft, and through my own personal piggy bank. Your contribution will directly provide for the purchase of materials for garment samples, as well as allow me to hire models, a hair & make-up artist, & photographer (& to pay them what they're worth!) in order to fully promote and launch the line. My wonderful husband has been hard at work building the website and we're still on schedule to launch in early summer.

Please remember that every dollar helps! The more you donate the more you're makin' my dreams come true! In addition to pledging, please pass the word on to your family, your friends, your dentist, that guy at the bus stop, & post it on your facebook and twitter!

And above all... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

*Special thanks to our friend Sean Voysey-Olsen for making the wonderful film!*

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    and you'll get all the above plus Laura will come to your house and personally cook you a delicious dinner on a mutually convenient evening! (MN residents only)

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