Born into a family of painters and artists, bridal gown designer Sareh Nouri began to delve into the world of art from a very young age. In Tehran, she spent a good part of her childhood studying with renowned Iranian painter Abbas Katouzian, who mentored Ms. Nouri after she and her family left Iran to settle in the United States.
In 2009, after designing the ‘ideal’ gown of her dreams for her own wedding, Ms. Nouri decided to create a collection of bridal gowns for other brides-to-be who (like she once did) dream of walking down the aisle wearing a wedding dress that embodies their own, personal ‘ideal’ of romantic beauty. Today’s brides clearly enjoy Ms. Nouri’s ethereal couture aesthetic. Since the up-and-coming bridal designer formally debuted her wedding gown collection in June 2011, she has enjoyed a massive surge in both sales and popularity. Here, Ms. Nouri reflects on how her background in the arts and her Iranian-American heritage have influenced her bridal designs.