Verlon Ilene

Celebrate Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
February 22, 2019 | Austin American-Statesman

OWNER/DESIGNER MEAGAN WOODALL HAS HAD A LONG-TERM LOVE FOR BRIDAL AND BROUGHT VERLON ILENE TO LIFE IN 2017. VERLON ILENE IS NAMED AFTER MEAGAN’S GREAT GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS A STRONG EAST TEXAS SOUTHERN WOMAN. VERLON ILENE IS A YOUNG, GROWING, AND PROUD TEXAS BRIDAL BRAND. OUR PROCESS INCLUDES IMPECCABLE ATTENTION TO DETAIL, FRESH DESIGN AESTHETIC, AND ABILITY TO WORK WITH OUR CLIENT’S VISION. THESE ARE THE KEY DIFFERENTIATIONS THAT SETS OUR BRIDAL BRAND APART FROM OTHERS. IT IS VERLON ILENE’S VOW TO ENSURE OUR BRIDES FEEL AT HOME AND IN GOOD HANDS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

GROWING UP IN A SMALL TEXAS TOWN SOUTH OF FORT WORTH, MEAGAN HAS PAVED HER WAY THROUGH THE FASHION INDUSTRY. AS A YOUNG GIRL, SHE WAS CONSTANTLY SKETCHING DRESSES AND BUYING THRIFT STORE CLOTHING TO CUT AND REMAKE INTO SOMETHING UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL. SHE MADE HER DREAM INTO A REALITY AND GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS WITH HER BFA IN FASHION DESIGN. MEAGAN STARTED GAINING HER LOVE FOR CUSTOM FIT AND HIGH COUTURE SEWING BY WORKING AS AN INTERN IN SCHOOL. MEAGAN WORKED BESIDE HER MENTOR AND FRIEND LISA DOBSON, BY BEING A SEAMSTRESS FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS. WORKING IN THIS ROLE STARTED HER LOVE FOR DETAIL SEWING AND PERFECT CRAFTSMANSHIP. SHE THEN DECIDED TO TAKE ON THE BRIDAL WORLD AND IS NOW MAKING AUTHENTIC HANDMADE GOWNS FOR BRIDES ALL OVER TEXAS. WHILE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY SHE HAS ALSO WORKED FOR TAYLOR LANE DESIGN, JC PENNY HEADQUARTERS, AND A SOFT HOME BEDDING COMPANY.

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