Angela Santoro, owner and founder of
Le Spose Di Angela, (Angela's Brides translated into English), believes in fantasy; that is, bridal fantasy! Graduating from Western Michigan University with degrees in both Fashion Merchandising and Communications, Angela’s vision of creating the perfect bridal emporium has been realized. “The wedding has remained an enduring institution, its popularity undiminished over time,” says Angela. “Yet, she continues, “each bride projects her own fantasies into her wedding dream, and that vision most always begins with her gown.”
Angela jokes that she has always been fascinated by weddings. “You know, she laughs, I was that little girl prancing around in my mother’s dresses and jewelry, creating my own bouquet from the vase of fresh flowers typically sitting on the kitchen table!”
Yet, Angela has seen many brides excitement quickly turn to dismay. “I have spoken with numerous brides throughout the years who, when attempting to find that ‘perfect dress,’ felt their personal needs and desires were not addressed. This is the exact premise that Le Spose Di Angela set out not to replicate. That is why Angela takes such care to put her clients at ease, and why she takes a one-on-one approach with brides. Since consultations and fittings are done by appointment only (although anyone can browse through the showroom models during regular business hours), brides are assured that Angela's attention will be solely on them. Le Spose Di Angela contends that not only must a bridal gown harmonize with the surroundings in which the bride is to be married, but through personal attention and diversity of choice,each bride must have the luxury of expressing her personal style through her gown.
Angela’s Italian heritage allowed her the possibility to spend a great deal of time within Europe. Her eyes opened to a whole new concept of bridal fashion and dressing while abroad. From old world elegance to innovative designs that embody traditional chic with the au courant, the European Bridal market is luxury, craftsmanship and, most importantly, beautiful dressing at its finest.