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by Julie Tu

Seeing is truly believing, which is why we are so appreciative of our Henkaa Retailers who not only spread the Henkaa love with brides and bridesmaids all across the world, but they also put their very own twists on styling experiences, ensuring that every visit at their boutique is nothing short of an amazing one.

We love our retailers and are so excited to be featuring the fabulous mother and daughter duo, Anna and Olivia Fasullo of Bella Mia Bridal in Hamilton, Ontario.  Together, they run a plus sized bridal boutique, catering to women from all walks of life, pursuing their dreams and building their successful business, one wedding at a time.

Hi ladies, thank you for being a part of our Inspiring Women series! Tell us a bit about yourselves.

We’re a mother-daughter team in Hamilton Ontario. Our bridal shop specializes in plus size and we have been featured in the Hamilton Spectator and on CHCH Morning Live. Our store is like our second home and we treat all our brides and bridesmaids like family.


How did your journey start with Bella Mia Bridal and why did you choose to embark on an adventure in the bridal industry?

I [Anna] had been in bridal for about 10 years in different capacities while Olivia was growing up. I always knew I wanted to open up a bridal shop but I knew that I wanted it to be a plus size bridal shop. A lot of bridal shops have sample sizes that do not fit plus size women. I knew that being plus size should not affect a women’s journey to finding the dress of her dreams. As well, I knew that if Olivia was to get married, she would not have a place to try on gowns and find a wedding gown. As she got older, Olivia decided to help me start this amazing business venture and give plus size women an opportunity to find the perfect wedding dress.

Bella Mia Bridal has such great reviews on social media! Why is this important to you and what would you say you is one of the secrets behind your success?

Social media is a huge part of our business, but I think it’s an important aspect for any business who wants to connect with their clientele in the age of the Internet. The only thing we ask of our clients when they tell us how grateful they are for our store is to spread the word. We are still a relatively young business and every voice from a happy client helps for our name and brand to grow.  I think one secret to our success is our gratitude to our clients. We are aware that they could have gone to another store but they put their trust with us. Each bride and bridesmaid is important and valued and that comes through in our customer service. Whether their budget is $200 or $2000, we treat every client the same. We treat each person who walks through the door as family, and we help them through this process, providing a service and expertise as if we were blood relatives.

We know that you give a little added touch to your Henkaa garments.  What makes purchasing Henkaa at Bella Mia so special?

There are a couple of things at Bella Mia that we do to make Henkaa special. We have our own custom additions to style Henkaa dresses and we have a master Henkaa stylist. I always say that Olivia is a ‘master wrapper’.  She is amazing at perfecting Henkaa styles or coming up with new and inventive ways to style Henkaa for our clients. We also offer a service where we will come and style a bridal party’s Henkaa dresses on the big day. This helps to make the wedding day a little less stressful and pampers the bridesmaids as well.

Who do you look up to as a mentor/role model and why?

I’m not sure if we have one specific role model but we do admire many successful and innovative business people. We admire people who look at the world and come up with new and inventive ways to change the world. Business does not stay the same and so we really take the time to look at how other businesses deal with changing industries.

What is a memorable piece of wisdom that you were given and has stuck with you?  

The best piece of wisdom I have ever received is pretty simple but important. Treat people the way you would want to be treated. Honestly, we’re pretty straight forward people.  We want everyone to feel valued and respected. There will always be people in this world who may not treat you with the same attitude but no one can ever fault you for treating people with respect.

What advice would you give those who want to start their own business in the retail world?

Do your research and then be prepared to know nothing.

Bella Mia Bridal has been with Henkaa for about a year and a half now!  Why did you choose to add Henkaa to to your bridesmaid collection?

Honestly, we heard about Henkaa through a bride and her bridesmaids and they told us we had to carry these dresses. Once we saw them, we knew we had to have them. They are simply an amazing and inventive product.

 

Visit Bella Mia Bridal located on 1001 Rymal Rd E #13, Hamilton, ON, to experience their perfect rating for yourself, meet the fabulous Anna and be personally styled by 'Master Wrapper', Olivia!

Julie Tu
Julie Tu



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