Founder & Creative Director
Laura Nell Burton was born to a passionate textile artist and an accomplished litigator who spent his weekends gardening and cooking, and reared to value creativity, a fierce work ethic, self-sufficiency, and the art of Southern hospitality. Inherently, she has a deep appreciation of exquisite details and knack for making magic out of the otherwise mundane. Laura Nell believes that the juxtaposition of high and low, and old and new is central to loveliness. She mixes styles, colors, and textures—often incorporating her own passed-down treasures—to create rich, layered tablescapes and spaces.
The University of Texas at Austin graduate’s education and experience run the gamut of interior design, public relations, advertising and marketing. After a fruitful career at some of the most well-respected global companies, Laura Nell decided to leverage her years of leadership in the corporate world to co-found Cloche Designs with best friend Christin Gish in their hometown of San Antonio in 2017.
Laura Nell is a devoted wife, mother of three and believer of making every occasion a gracious celebration. Entertaining is one of her greatest joys, and she cherishes each opportunity to curate all the lovely details for her clients’ events.
Founder & Chief Operations Officer
From an early age, Christin Gish realized an aptitude for creativity and throughout her lifetime has found more than just one artistic niche ranging from visual arts and graphic design, to public relations and advertising. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. After more than a decade of corporate level event management for highly sophisticated and demanding clients, Christin has cultivated an extensive knowledge of production logistics for events on every scale, an invaluable asset she brings to each Cloche Designs event. Her career has rendered her no stranger to both the long hours and meticulous attention to detail required to pull off every event to perfection.
Christin, a musical theater veteran, is also a self-taught photographer who nurtures a love affair with all things paper—understanding the impact of a beautiful invitation as a guest’s first impression of any event.
Wife and loving mother to two children, Christin brings her nurturing skills to every job. Her ever-positive personality, sense of humor, and calm demeanor help her clients relax as she effortlessly delivers joy-filled client service every step of the way.
Events & Marketing Associate
A creator from day one, Carolina Roberts graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.F.A. in Visual Arts Studies. She is a native of San Antonio and comes from a long line of artists, writers, culinary experts, and interior designers. Her family has significantly shaped her artistic perspective.
Her background in art inspires her passion for event planning and in her role at Cloche Designs, Carolina also manages the company’s social media platforms and marketing. She has traveled both near and far to Italy, Argentina, Africa, France, England, Mexico and all over the United States where she has gained much creative inspiration as well as a trustworthy and worldly knowledge of food, drink, and all things celebratory.
Growing up with a passion for collecting wedding magazines, Reese Ward joined Cloche Designs in the fall of 2017, beginning with after-school errands and then expanding into assisting at events. She is currently a senior at Alamo Heights High School. Reese is a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Soccer, Future Business Leaders of America, Business Incubator, and Young Texans Against Cancer. Reese was granted a school-approved work permit to devote her mornings to Cloche Designs where she strives to help curate all the lovely details of every event.
In the fall of 2019, Reese will attend Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! She plans on returning home to San Antonio during college breaks to continue her work with Cloche Designs.