HOUGHTON
Price Range: $2,400-$9,000
We envision this collection for: The modern, city-chic bride
Designer: Katharine Polk

ABOUT THE DESIGNER 
What inspires the bride that you design for? 
My friends and the New York Woman. She doesn’t want to be a “Fairytale Bride”. She wants to be chic and wear something sexy and comfortable yet timeless. I thought there was a huge gap in the market for her and I wanted to create not just a collection but an environment for her to shop. At Houghton she and her friends can drink champagne, listen to rock n roll and shop in peace!

What initially drew you to bridal?
Nothing really.. ha.. It was more about creating a Ready-to-Wear collection that you “Could” get married in. Almost an Anti Bridal collection. 

If you could describe your brand in 3 words, what would they be?
Sexy, Chic and Comfortable

Best/worst dating story? 
OOO Lord… the stories… I cant kiss and tell.

Who is your Style icon/muse?
Katharine Hepburn

If you weren't designing dresses, what would you be doing?
I’d love to be a 1st grade teacher or be a horse trainer

Favorite quote?
“If you obey the rules you miss all the fun” – Katharine Hepburn

Fun fact that people wouldn't guess?
I love rodeo’s, gardening and am a die hard Lakers fan

The best city you’ve traveled to is… NYC

What’s your current happy music?
Always love Sublime, Rolling Stones, Kid Rock, M83 and some Micky Avalon

Favorite film & why? 
Harold and Maud and Devil Wears Prada ; Because they're amazing! 

If you could host a dinner with anyone (alive or deceased), whom would it be with? 
Id have to say it would be my closest friends that I don’t get to see enough of like my baby god daughter who lives in Cali and my Best friend who lives in Chicago. I miss them so much and just wish I could see so much more of them. 

What’s the best thing about your job? 
Its not 9-5 and the crazier I am the better my work. I can be nocturnal and make my own hours. I meet amazingly creative and special people that don’t exist in other “normal” jobs. And the #1 thing is that Jonesy my bulldog is with me at work everyday.

Advice to LOHO brides:
Be yourself on your wedding day and wear something that really expresses your true style. Remember to have fun.. isn’t that the whole point?