Best of Boston

2008 Best Wedding Gowns, Designer

Ana Hernandez

A well-tailored $5,000 wedding dress is one thing; an actual couture gown is quite another. Hernandez has built her considerable reputation on the latter, starting with sketches and “test garments” before she tackles the real deal. It pays off: Meticulously crafted in opulent silks and laces, her finished creations flatter every curve.

165 Newbury St., Boston, 617-536-2500,