What started with a few handmade special occasion dresses for friends and family in California caught on in a big way. By the late '80s Watters was a household word in the bridal industry. After 20 years, Vatana Watters continues to be at the heart of the company and is passionately involved in setting the design tone. Her inspirations emanate from her heritage, experience on both coasts and desire to reflect the spirit of the times. Vatana recognizes that design is where it starts, but not where it ends. The other hats she wears help the company to continue to be appreciated for being a cut above for quality and responsiveness. Over the years Watters Bridal been fortunate to receive design awards for innovation, rave reviews in the press and to be chosen for quite a few celebrity weddings.