Telling your wedding story... A note from the designer
"It started with a call from one of my closest friends, asking me to design a bridal dress for her big day. I was euphoric. This was a girl I had known since I was 12 years old, a girl with whom I had shared so many special moments, joys, and tears. To take such a big part in her wedding was not only a thrill for me but simply an honor. She had roamed through thousands of bridal stores, but being a very petite size, she was not able to find anything that fit her body or style. The boutique stores, which she had visited and which specialized in custom-made bridal dresses, were virtually beyond her budget. She was desperately in need of a helping hand; she was desperately in need of an old friend.
The time that we spent together, while planning and working on the dress, was remarkable. The process was fun, comfortable, and exciting; the memories will stay with us forever. When my friend’s wedding was over, I was determined to bring this same experience to other women as well. I wanted to make the experience of finding a dress enjoyable rather than stressful. I wanted to provide every girl the chance to wear her dream wedding dress ..."
Nathalie Kraynina attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and then received her training with prominent designers, such as Badgley Mischka and Michael Kors. In 2009 she launched her own ready-to-wear label. Her contemporary elegant fashions were sold in specialty boutiques and online marketplaces such as farfetch.com and ASOS. She was featured as "Designer To Watch" on Refinery 29 and her clothes received dazzling reviews by Vogue, Elle, Zink, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, and more.
In 2013 Nathalie Kraynina created “NK Bride” - a bespoke bridal service that focused solely on custom wedding attire. NK Bride caters to clients who desire a wedding gown with couture-like quality and innovative design, but with the ease and price of a ready-to-wear wedding dress. Nathalie's bridal creations reflect her lifelong love of fashion, and celebrate the spirit of today's modern bride.
Her couture atelier and workroom is based in Brooklyn NY, where all of NK Bride’s creations are made to order by hand. Nathalie’s focus is on exceptional fit and modern design, complemented by embellished and embroidered details that offer brides a glamorous and special wedding day look. The NK Bride is both stylish and sophisticated and a little bit badass.