We wish you the
grace and strength of
our grandmothers.


The Inspiration Behind Annie & Isabel

The Story Behind the Gowns

All of our gowns are named after people who have inspired us. We are so proud to introduce our gowns and tell you the stories of the amazing men and women who influenced our lives.

The Annie

Annie was our great-grandmother and lived to be almost 98 years old. She was born to immigrant parents and lived at a time when nothing came easy. Life was never taken for granted and with hard work came reward. Annie’s whole focus in life was to love and serve her family. She gave us the values of the past. She was spunky, selfless, and fun. This pink gown is in honor of Annie. It is a happy gown and reminds us of her spirited personality.


The Isabel

Isabel was our maternal grandmother. She was tall, beautiful, intelligent and sophisticated. She was a leader before women were leaders. We lost her to pancreatic cancer before we were ready to give her up. She was valiant throughout her illness and inspired us to pursue careers in nursing.


The Anita

Anita was Anna’s godmother and our great-aunt. She loved to cook and plan for the holidays. She was always a comfort with her calming demeanor. She had all the qualities of “Home Sweet Home”.


The Elizabeth

This gown was named in honor of our grandmother, Elizabeth. She was strong, brave, and resilient during her battle with breast cancer. She was a fighter and refused to ever stop planning for her future. She was also very stylish throughout her life and she would have loved to have had her very own designer gown.


The Susan

This gown is named after our mother and best friend, Susan. Her world revolves around family, both past and present. Her love of genealogy has given us a sense of who we are as women in a continuum of strong family ties. Susan values the unconditional love that she received from those who nurtured her as the greatest gift in her life, and she, in turn, has given that gift to us.


The Evelyn

Evelyn was Selena’s godmother and our great-aunt. When Evelyn walked into a room, you could feel her optimistic and happy presence. She loved to laugh and we laughed with her. She was sunshine and this cheerful gown reminds us of her.


The Arlene

Arlene was co-owner Selena's mother-in-law. Arlene taught Kindergarten for 28 years and delighted in and cherished the innocence of childhood. She had an eye for design, was always stylish, read every fashion magazine, and was equally in her element covered in finger paint. Arlene was an optimist who ignored the negatives and looked to the beautiful positives.


The David

This hospital gown is named after our father, our hero, our leader in life, David. He is a lover of people and the town where he grew up. He is loyal and witty and likes to have fun. His world is quite ordered…. yes, neat as a pin. “Work hard, be compassionate, be generous…. and honesty is a must.” He showed us the way. He has loved us, believed in us, and imparted his strength.


The Jack

Jack was our paternal grandfather. Boston born and bred, he was New England proper in all that he did. A lover of books, a master of ceremonies, a leader, respected and respectful of all. A flashing smile, a kind heart... all of this was our “gentleman Jack.”


The Ernest

Ernie was our maternal grandfather. He was a man's man and a welder by trade. Whatever was broken, our grandpa could fix. He served his country with pride, but we remember our hero from his later days when we sat on his lap. A man with nine lives, he was a survivor extraordinaire. He told stories to tell wide eyed grandchildren of typhoons at sea, motorcycle accidents, falls from tall ladders, the loss of a thumb, and a heart attack or two.