"A rose - sweet, romantic - it's delicate layers curve naturally like a lover's embrace."
Who is Curvy Rose?
Bridal gowns are our passion. From style to construction, we believe that what you wear on your wedding day sets the tone for everything else. At Curvy Rose we specialize in finding unique, quality wedding gowns that tell the story of your love.
Here you are empowered to be who you are - to speak your heart and be listened to. No pushy stylists or nosey brides in a gallery of mirrors waiting to see which wedding gown you'll choose next. Every private appointment is about you - the bride - and we prefer it that way.
We invite you to a personalized bridal experience that embraces your love and inspires your soul.
Kanika Riley, Owner
In her struggle to find the perfect dress as a curvy bride in 2008, Kanika traveled across two states looking for an on-trend gown that had the details and fabrication that made her curves look stunningly beautiful. Exasperated by the limited selection of gowns to choose from, rude salespeople and being squeezed into gowns that were just too small, her then fiancé, James, encouraged Kanika to help other curvy brides in their search. Being very much in-love and busy with their two small children, Kanika put the idea on the back burner. James passed away unexpectedly in 2013 and after being laid-off from a marketing position in the non-profit sector, the dream of serving curvy brides resurfaced. Fueled by her love of wedding gown designs, quality customer service and the unconditional love of her family, Curvy Rose was born in 2015. When she's not at Curvy Rose serving brides or partnering with new or existing vendors, Kanika enjoys binge watching the PBS drama, Downton Abbey. She lives in the Atlanta area with her two daughters.
Owner & Creative Director
Born and raised in Southern California, Chanza grew up without any expectation of working in the bridal industry. Chanza knew she loved fashion, after all, she had come from a long line of seamstresses. However, she always viewed fashion as a hobby and not a gift that she could share with others. As a child, she used to sit at her mother’s side, fascinated by how a few pieces of fabric and thread could be transformed into a fun costume or frilly dress. From clothing changes throughout the day, to finding the perfect outfit to roller skate in, Chanza always had a knack for expressing her creativity through fashion.
Before Curvy Rose, Chanza worked in varying industries including executive board management, human rights policy, and employment discrimination law. However, the long hours and time spent never gave her the fulfillment she dreamed of.
Fueled by her love of all things couture, she partnered with her sister Kanika’s vision to open a bridal shop focused on inclusion and empowerment. As Curvy Rose's Creative Director, she makes sure that every gown meets the cut, construction, quality and price point that today's brides are searching for. With expert tailoring, high fashion and customer service as her top priority, Chanza is the go-to person for all things on-trend.
Chanza holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Scripps College and attended Northwestern University toward a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. Combining her varying experiences in the corporate world and her desire to create a better customer experience, Chanza now manages Curvy Rose’s marketing, branding, graphic design, web-design and social media campaigns.