About Celia Grace 

Exquisite wedding dresses, with a heartwarming story, for brides who are beautiful inside & out.

At Celia Grace we provide fun-loving and thoughtful brides with an exquisitely designed wedding dress that is ethically made to help women and families around the world.

Our dresses feature delicate laces, modern embroidery, luxe brocade, organic color, and light-as-air heirloom eco silks in romantic and flattering silhouettes.  Open backs, criss-cross straps, bridal separates and cool pockets give the gowns a modern feel, while ruffled skirts, classic  silhouettes, illusion lace and pretty details amp up the romance.

Each dress is designed with the bride's comfort in mind so she can laugh, hug, dance, and enjoy every minute of her celebration.

Each dress is as unique - and kind - as the bride who wears it.

It Began with a Love Story

In the autumn of 2009 the joy of Marcie's life, Brian, proposed to her while on a backpacking trip. The couple wanted to get married surrounded by their loved ones with a celebration that remained true to their values of human rights and environmental stewardship.

Ten months later they celebrated a wedding that was more magical and meaningful than either of them could have imagined. The only disappointment for Marcie was that she couldn't find an ethically made wedding dress. She wanted the dress of her dreams to bring joy not only to her but also to the people who made it. 

When Marcie couldn't find any wedding dresses that did that, the idea for Celia Grace was born - a wedding dress line dedicated to uncompromising style, helping women in developing countries, and environmental responsibility.

The women behind Celia Grace 

Marcie Muehlke, Co-Founder & CEO 

When Marcie couldn't find a wedding dress that matched her aesthetic and her values of sustainability and human rights she decided to create Celia Grace -- a line of wedding dresses that would be more meaningful for brides, seamstresses, and the environment.

Marcie earned her B.A. in International Development at Brown University, followed by her MBA and MPPA at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. To make her dream of a fair trade wedding dress line a reality Marcie has traveled the world to find ethical and highly skilled fabric and dress makers.

In addition to being head over heels for weddings, Marcie also enjoys backpacking, skating, traveling to out-of-the-way villages where silk has been woven for generations, and spending time with her growing family.

Alix Kivlin, Co-Founder & Head Designer

 

 

Fashion runs in the family for Alix: she has been involved in making clothing from an early age.  Alix's Italian grandmother--an exceptional seamstress--sparked Alix's interest in sewing and clothing design and instilled in her the value of a quality, handmade craft.  This creative trade, coupled with Alix's personal value to uphold ethical production standards makes Celia Grace a perfect fit.

Alix received her B.S. degrees in Fashion Design from the University of Wisconsin and the Fashion Institute of Technology and then spent a decade designing for some of America's top clothing lines before being captivated by Celia Grace. Throughout school and work, Alix has traveled the world meeting craft and sustainable producers, gathering textiles, and soaking up cultural inspiration.

When Alix isn't busy designing clothing and working with Celia Grace seamstresses she enjoys travel, hula hooping, cooking, biking the streets of Brooklyn, reading National Geographic, and adding spicy mustard to everything edible.

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