Bernadette Coveney Smith, Marketing Director
Bernadette Coveney Smith is founder and president of 14 Stories, the first company in the U.S. specializing in planning legal same-sex weddings. 14 Stories started in 2004 and has offices in Boston and New York. Bernadette is author of the book Gay Wedding Confidential and the upcoming book, The Lesbian Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Bernadette wore a white suit on her July 3, 2009 wedding to Jen.
Marialexandra Garcia, Creative Director
Marialexandra Garcia is a bridal designer with over 20 years of experience designing high-end couture evening wear and bridal gowns sold though out the US and Latin America under her namesake line, Marialexandra. Her passion is in wedding attire and she is thrilled to provide a product for this underserved market. Marialexandra designed all of the garments in our line and has become an absolute expert in fashion for our clients.
Neyda Estrella, Director of Apparel Operations
Neyda Estrella, a pattern-maker by trade, owned her own garment manufacturing business in New York after years of gaining experience alongside greats like Oscar De La Renta, Calvin Klein, and Geoffrey Beene. She and Marialexandra have worked together for years on bridal ware and Neyda is thrilled to bring her skills in perfectly produced garments to Fourteen.