We named this business The House of Bretón in the tradition
of all great fashion houses, but also for you.
This is our house. And in our house, you’ll always be accepted.
While so many wedding brands turn away queer, curvy, trans, non-binary, BIPOC, neurodivergent, and other people, we say, “welcome home.”
Meet the Designer
You’d think I would have embraced fashion at an early age, coming from a family of Colombian seamstresses and tailors. But instead of learning sewing from my parents, I taught myself in 2007 after getting an acting degree and trying to make my own costumes. I started The House of Bretón (formerly Curvy Custom Bride) in 2014 as a home for the queer and plus-size communities in the wedding industry.
I’m Lei Bretón and I’m calling “bullshit” on the bridal industry. They’ll tell you that your wedding day will be gorgeous and the best day of your life… except if you’re queer, plus-size, live in the Midwest, and make less than six figures. These are lies, my friend, and I’m using my business to spread the good word.
Emily Black | Stitcher
If the devil is in the details, then Emily must have horns. This woman can sew 50 buttons or line a suit like she was born with a needle in her hand. That, or she learned a hell of a lot getting her apparel design degree from Ball State University and from interning with us in 2019.
Emma Rund | Stitcher
You might think a costume design degree has nothing to do with wedding fashion design, but you’d be wrong. When we need a job done fast and done well, there’s only one person to call: Emma.