Maria Graziano, Owner; Bliss Bridal Boutique
Coach/Partner with Jamie Cubero and Samantha Sambrielaz; Latineque Dance Studio
Kelowna native Maria Graziano is an energetic Italian who has had a passion for dancing from an early age. As a highland dancer, Maria has always been a big supporter of local community events. Her outgoing personality, tireless work ethic, and passion for a positive work environment has made her a pillar in the community. At 23, she headed to Victoria & completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Royal Roads University. Upon returning to the Okanagan, UBC Kelowna welcomed Maria to the Student Services department where she happily spent the next 10 years. A new opportunity presented itself five years ago. With her mother and sister, Maria purchased Bliss Bridal and became operating manager of the business. Immediately she slipped into her role of managing staff, working with brides, and shaping the business to work with the community for special occasions. While most of her days are spent at Bliss, she finds time to spend with her husband of 5 years and their 3 dogs where they reside in East Kelowna. It is the goal of Bliss Bridal to give back to the community and all the families that have come through the boutique for their special occasions. When the opportunity to raise money and awareness of the work of COHA in support of Hospice was presented to Maria, she knew right away she wanted to say… Yes!