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Kelly Faetanini’s dresses are classically beautiful, yet always interesting. As the former fashion editor of The Knot, when it came time for my own wedding I knew exactly who to wear! Her blush ombré gown, Eden, managed to feel timeless and at the same time totally on trend.
— Jennie

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The Company

The Kelly Faetanini brand has become synonymous with femininity, romance and the essence of a classic soul with a modern twist. Keeping her customers in mind, many of her gowns feature customizable beading, detachable necklines, and special corsetry technology for the perfect fit. The collection retails between $2,300-$5,000.

At Kelly Faetanini, everything we do in our business is focused on creating a better experience for our bride. To ensure that not only does she feel complete satisfaction with her dress but that she feels we are there for her every step of the way. We want our bride to know that she isn’t just a “sale” but that she has become a part of the Kelly Faetanini family.

Our mission

To create trust, certainty and transparency

To make every brides dream come true

To inspire moments of optimism and happiness

To create value and make a difference


Our Vision

Our vision serves as the framework for our road map and guides every aspect of our business.   

  • People: A great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.

  • Portfolio: Bring to the world a portfolio of quality wedding gowns that anticipate and satisfy brides’ desires and needs.

  • Partners: Nurture a winning network of customers and suppliers. Together we create mutual, enduring value.

  • Planet: Be a responsible business that makes a difference by helping reduce our carbon footprint.

The Designer


Have you ever cared about something so much that you felt the passion and energy of that very thing, run through your body like electricity?


When I discovered the world of weddings at the very young age of 18, I knew it my calling in life. Being a wedding dress designer was my way to touch women around the world. This was so crystal clear that doing nothing else in my life would suffice.

At the age of 19, I created and sold my first wedding gown to a bride in Chicago. The overwhelming feeling of honor and pure joy that I felt seeing how my creation made someone feel so beautiful and happy was a feeling I will never forget. It’s the feeling that motivates me and it has powered me up to this day.

Fashion isn’t an easy industry to get into. After a couple years of relentlessly fighting for a foot in the door in bridal, I became an assistant designer at the renowned Priscilla of Boston bridal brand. I knew I had so much more to offer to brides around the world. I spent everyday proving to everyone around me that I could do just that. At the age of 23, I became the youngest wedding gown designer on the runway at New York Bridal Fashion Week. But I very quickly realized that I never wanted to just design wedding gowns. It was so much more than that for me. I wanted to make a difference and create an impact.

In 2012, I knew it was my time to step up and create a brand that truly cared about each and every one of their brides and not just the "sale" of the dress. Anyone can design and sell wedding gowns. But not everyone has the heart and soul with the intentions the way I do. 

We welcome you to the Kelly Faetanini family with honesty, trust and an unparalleled customer experience.