A curated, one-stop style precursor for chic bride-to-be looks.
The Afterwhite is your one-stop style precursor with easeful, intuitive selection and honest guidance – our stamp on your dream form and fit. Because you’re the bride who carries status beyond convention, refusing the notion of a wedding-day facade.
With a select lineup of emerging and coveted designers, we’re placing runway style within every bride’s reach. Discover a novel, modern edit for every moment to the main event – your antidote to endless scouring for shades of white and the in-between.
How did you get started in the wedding industry? As a third-generation female entrepreneur, bridalwear is in Raquelle Kilotaitis’ DNA. Raquelle is a proponent for textile quality and sustainability, meanwhile democratizing chic, runway-calibre bridal fashion - a unique authority she’s proud to own. Raquelle grew up surrounded by luxury textiles and lace at her grandmother’s shop, Olga’s Fabric Lane, a specialty fabric shop nearing half a century in business. Raquelle’s early education in weddings didn’t end there; she moonlit as a ceremony and reception planner in her teenage years, successfully executing more than 15 weddings by her 20th birthday. In 2016, Raquelle joined Daphne Newman as Brand Director, bringing a contemporary perspective to the coveted namesake. Together, Raquelle and Daphne set out to redefine the opinion of the bridal veil, and evolve its outdated reputation as a necessary but overlooked accessory.
Where do you find your design inspiration? Travel, editorial photography, vintage fashion, runways.
What is your favorite part about a wedding? The getting ready process. It's those final moments where you get to relax and let it all soak in.
Where are you originally from? Calgary