A glimpse into the bridal designer's aesthetic

The countdown to the CMH Fashion Week Bridal Show and Finale Runway Show is on. We're profiling the designers whose work you will see-and giving you a sneak peek of what will walk the runway. The bridal show is Oct. 11, and the finale Oct. 12; tickets are available at CMHFashionWeek.com. Today, meet Jennifer Kessler of Ghinda.

CMH Fashion Week: Meet the Bridal Designers

Name: Jennifer Kessler

Age: 26

Residence:Downtown Columbus

Credentials: Accademia Italiana in Florence, Italy for fashion design

My story: Ghinda is a couture bridal house that believes in the beauty of casual elegance. We create collection and custom bridal gowns with an emphasis on destination weddings. Ghinda resonates with the life of the easy, breezy bohemian girl!

Personal style: #minimal #casual #comfortable #barefoot #mooddriven

Style icon: Phoebe Philo

Favorite designers: Phoebe Philo, Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Tom Ford, John Galliano

Favorite three pieces in your closet right now: Prada dress, yoga pants, Chuck Taylors

True style is...unquestionable confidence.

This collection: I was inspired by the opulence of the Rococo time period, in particular the furniture. This collection is exploring the darker side of that French grandiloquence. Through this collection, we're exploring a modern visual depiction of how that opulence came to be.

Are items shown in this collection for sale? If so, what are the price points? Yes, our price point is $1,200-$3,500.

Do you do custom work? If so, what are the price points? Yes, this depends on what a bride is looking for.

Personal website and/or contact info: www.byghinda.com, jennifer@byghinda.com, phone: 614-440-0544

Photos courtesyScott Cunningham