Nicky Mayers is a lover of fashion for as long as she can remember. A native of Panama she grew up dressing her dolls with her grandmother’s help by making them clothes from fabric scraps. While growing up, she participated in church plays, modeling, and dancing, and quickly realized that she preferred designing and making the
costumes, rather than being up-front and on stage. By the age of 12, she attended her first sewing class and learn the fundamentals of taking measurements, making flat patterns and garment construction. By the age of 18, she debuted her first collection in a runway show in Panama City.
After arriving in the United States, her sewing skills were utilized for alterations, as clothes just never fit her perfectly. With her grandmother's help, and guidance her sewing skills were perfected in the areas of construction, redesign and pattern making. After having to wear a lavender satin bridesmaid dress in her cousin wedding, she identified a need in the industry for bridesmaid dresses, and she launched "Your Wedding Affair" in 2007. By early 2008 she launched Harlem Weddings, a bridal trade show to showcase her bridesmaid and formal wear dresses.