Mélange Bridal is one of the only bridal salons in Austin, Texas, where you can both purchase a designer wedding dress and get in-house alterations. Proprietor Ivana Hernandez owned her own bridal business in Croatia for over ten years before she took over Mélange Bridal in 2012. When she purchased the business, it was bleeding money and on the verge of closure. As the new owner, Hernandez has turned the business around.
Hernandez initially sought advice about buying the business and her mentor, Cellia Bell, both encouraged her and pointed out potential trouble spots. Bell also helped Hernandez become familiar with how business is done in the U.S.