Melissa Sweet is a premiere wedding dress designer with success in combining whimsical and elegance in every dress created. She was born in Kentucky and found her love for sewing at a very young age. When other girls were playing house or with dolls Melissa was honing her talent stitching clothes under the supervision of your grandmother. During classes she would sketch dress designs and often created her own cloths setting fashion trends at her school!
During the summer Melissa took some summer courses at Parsons School of Design. She then went on to Bauder College in Atlanta and received a bachelor's degree from the university. In 1996 Melissa opened her first boutique with a new mix of elegant and whimsical designs. Sweet's eye for modern designs and vintage glamour set her apart from the competition. This fresh look began to catch on gaining attention from Georgia's 22-28 aged new bride to-bees. As her dresses gain popularity she began selling them to national bridal boutiques across the country.
As Melissa Sweet's gowns created more buzz she was able to showcase her designs on the Today Show. Shortly after being on the show she was approached by a representative of Priscilla of Boston who wanted to buy her business. Being a business woman she sold her company to them in 2005 however was recruited to stay on as the director of design, overseeing the classic Pricilla of Boston collection and the Melissa Sweet line. Today the Melissa Sweet collection is sold nationwide at more than ten Pricilla locations as well as department stores such as Saks Fifth Ave. and Neiman Marcus.
So what is new for Melissa Sweet and her fabulous dress designs? Well this season she will be focusing her new line to incorporate more sheer fabrics like silk Garze and organza. When layered together it creates the effect of subtle movement in the flowers when they are in bloom. It is a quite elegant finish to a wedding gown. This silhouette combined with a flowing perfectly white dress radiates pure sophistication.