Caroline De Villo

We’re inviting you behind the scenes at the 2011 National Bridal Market with Nordstrom Weddings Site Merchandiser Deniz Anders and National Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman as they share what they loved on the runways—and what’s coming to the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom this spring.

We stumbled into Caroline’s showroom after visiting our friends at Nina Accessories, and we knew it was meant to be within our first five minutes of chatting with her.

A delightful designer from Chicago, Caroline told us she worked at our Nordstrom Oakbrook store right out of college. A designer in the business for over nine years, her name is a Chicago institution—girls flock to her studio.

What did we love the most? D.I.Y! Design it yourself—or her I.D. line, Individual Design, as she refers to it. A bride can choose from a variety of skirts, bodice styles, sashes, jackets and other accessories, resulting in a bridal gown that fits her personal style.

Caroline is even working on a website so brides can “design” from home, and we all agreed that it would be a fabulous idea for our Nordstrom customers, too. Who wouldn’t love to be a part of the design process for the perfect dress, and then come into the Wedding Suite to try it on?

In stores for special order February, 2012.