At just 15 years old, Designer Louanna Murphy got her first taste of the bridal industry after accepting a part time job in a local bridal shop. Fascinated by fashion from a young age, she jumped at the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the construction of each gown. She went on to study costume design at Dalhousie University and fashion & textiles at LaSalle College, The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and finally the College of Fine Arts via New South Wales University. After launching RTW womenswear line Dreamboat Lucy alongside her jewellery designing sister, Murphy has returned to her roots and ventured back into the world of bridal with brand Lou Atelier. The Lou bride , is not one to shy away from fashion risks. She is confident, effortlessly cool and a romantic at heart. Drawing inspiration from artists Mucha, Klimt and style icons such as Jane Birkin and David Bowie, Lou gowns are ethereal with an edge and often reflect the designer’s love for vintage clothing. Louanna's designs have been featured in Flare, Fashion Magazine, and she was a finalist in the Mercedes Benz Start up Competition for young designers. She currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she designs and produces each Lou Atelier gown.