"I want to help make that special day unforgettable," says Colorado native Maggie Burns, founder and head designer of Marie-Margot Couture. Maggie has been creating exceptional couture gowns for weddings and special occasions all of her adult life. Couture is her passion. She focuses on high-end "heirloom" dresses, whether they are destined for the altar or the red carpet. Maggie is especially at home with the exquisite fabrics – laces, silks, and satins – that are essential to the first-class wedding gown. In her words, "I listen to what the fabric is telling me." A master draper, Maggie designs gowns for "the woman who values elegance and individuality."
Well known in the Colorado community, where she shows her work at fashion shows, charitable events, and in her studio, Maggie's goal is to introduce a national line of ready-to-wear bridal gowns in 2013. In the meanwhile, she continues to design exclusive bridal and special occasion couture. It is not unusual for her to dress an entire wedding party, including the bride, her bridesmaids, her mother and even the flower girl.
Maggie is also branching out into a more extensive range of special occasion dresses, from the most formal gowns – recently her designs were seen on the red carpet at the Academy Awards – to cocktail dresses and garden party looks. In addition, Maggie is producing a line of fine lingerie under the Marie-Margot Couture name.