V.B. Rose Employees
Ageha is the heroine of this manga who has a huge sister complex at the beginning of the series and loves to make bags. Her bags were so famous that they got the name the "Ageha Series", mainly of its leather butterfly trademark. Her personality is very honest when she gets mad (including blowing her top and the only one who argue back to Yukari) and very apoligetic when she does something wrong (apologizing the second after she makes a mistake). In order to get her to accept her abrupt wedding, her sister takes her to Velvet Blue Rose, where she meets Yukari Arisaka and Mitsuya Kuromine. Ageha quickly becomes fond of the shop and finally decides to support her sister's wedding by helping make her dress. She then continues on to work in the shop as a part-time employee. Her best friend Mamoru Sakashita, goes to Houjou High school rather than the private all-girls school, Nishimiya High school, Ageha attends. Ageha is also close to her friend's little brother Nagare, who she calls "Nat-chan". Later on in the series Ageha starts to fall in love with Yukari, but will not confess her feelings in fear of losing her place in V.B.Rose, and due to the fear of being rejected. She is oblivious about love, not noticing Nagare's obvious feelings and Yukari's as well. One day though, Nagare confesses his feelings for her, with Yukari listening accidentally over the phone. This causes Ageha to become confused, and Yukari mad. However, she and Yukari confess to loving each other in a nearby park, and they become an official couple. She helps Yukari to reunite with his estranged mother, the actress Ran Kashiwagi, who he had not seen for eighteen years. Ageha is shown to get along well with children, such as making handmade toys for her niece Madoka and becoming attached to Sakura and Maki and Kazuha's daughter, Hina.
The owner of V.B.Rose despite being 22 years old. His relationship with Ageha is negative at the beginning of the story, often violently hitting her and even physically throwing her out of V.B.Rose on two occasions. However, as the story progresses, Yukari begins to accept Ageha as a fellow designer. Despite, seeming to be rude and violent, Yukari is actually a kind person who greatly treasures those close to him. Yukari inherited the shop after his father, Aoi Arisaka died of illness two years prior to the beginning of the series. Two years before his death, Yukari's father married Ririko from the bridal shop Rosa, which is closely aligned with V.B.R. She then gave birth to Sakura, Yukari's young half-brother. Yukari and Sakura have practically the same face, which is also strikingly similar to their father's. In later parts of the series, Yukari realize he is in love with Ageha. However, he is afraid she doesn't feel the same way about him so refrains from showing any signs of his love. Yukari's old girlfriend is Kana Hirose from high school, now a corsage maker. Yukari often feels traumatized by their relationship when thinking about Ageha. He is often jealous of Nagare Sakashita or any male who happens to look in Ageha's direction. When Yukari overhears Nagare telling Ageha that he loves her while she was talking to Yukari over the phone, causing him to get jealous and angry. However, the two manage to confess to one another and become an official couple. Mitsuya makes him red rice, which he "happily" eats. A while into the series after that, his estranged mother, Ran Kashiwagi, arrives at VB Rose, presenting Yukari with a new car. He refuses to take it, and she offers to buy newer furniture for the inside of the shop. She finds it humorous that Ririko had not grown since the last time that she had saw her, and believed that Sakura was a miniature Yukari and that Yukari himself was Aoi. Yukari tries to push her away but he eventually reconciles with his mother, to Ageha's relief. He is shown becoming more afraid of Nagare and Mamoru Sakashita each time they appear, reffe.
A fellow designer at V.B.Rose and one of Yukari's only friends. At V.B. Rose, he is the one in charge of bringing the designs of wedding dresses that Yukari designs from a 2-D object to a 3-D object. He is often viewed as a pervert, especially by Ageha, who is constantly hit on and hugged by him. In return, she would hit him, violently sometimes. He tries to hug her so many times, that Ageha even developed a strategy to flip him on his back when he comes near her with that intention. Despite being a flirt, Mitsuya is often the person that both Yukari and Ageha talk to about their feelings for each other. Like Yukari, he is skilled at making clothing and is extremely passionate about his work, enough to drop out of college to work at V.B.Rose. He is very fond of his younger brother Shizuya and enjoys teasing him whenever he gets the chance. He is considered an in-between, as he knows of Ageha and Yukari's feelings towards one another, though he cannot tell one or the other about their feelings. On many occasions he tries to push Yukari and Ageha together to get the chemistry going. He does the cooking in the V.B. Rose household since Yukari can't cook. He was friends with Ichihashi when they were children, and when they reunited, thanks to Yukari, he began to treat her differently. She loves him, however, and finds his menacing behavior intriguing and it is implied that he has feelings for her as well. He also smokes cigarettes, and wears cologne to block the smell. He manages to help Yukari with his love issues by telling him where to find Ageha after she ran out of V.B. Rose crying, and makes him red rice when he returns with victory in winning Ageha's heart. Makoto Ohara was his sempai in high school.
A bead specialist who is an old friend of Mitsuya and Yukari. Tsuyu went to the same elementary school as Mitsuya describing him as "a very mature, kind, helpful boy then" but shortly moved before graduation becuase her father divorced her mother who was constantly mentally abusing her. Mitsuya had confessed his feelings to her and kissed her earlier. She said that she was overjoyed that he liked her but had no confidence that he would still like her if she moved far away. So she left without telling him she was going or where she was going. Tsuyu then befriended Yukari in high school and was introduced to his friend who turned out to be Mitsuya. Despite his being a "kind boy", from then on Mitsuya shows a sadistic side around her, always teasing her when he has the chance, making sure he doesn't lose her for a second time. Despite this Tsuyu still is in love with Mitsuya, and finds this new sadistic side of him quite intriguing. She thinks that Yukari and Ageha are beautiful people and loves being in their presence. She loves beautiful people and calls Ageha a "big breasted beauty" upon meeting. She becomes Ageha's friend over time and they often meet at a cafe to eat sweets and talk. She is also good friends friends with Kana Hirose. She and Ageha promised not to give up in their pursuits of love. Later in the story, she gets into an arranged marriage, made by her matchmaing aunt. Mitsuya gets a cold upon hearing that and Tsuyu comes to visit him where he tells her he loves her and kisses her. After that, the entire staff of V.B.R. (Ageha, Yukari, and Mitsuya) resolve to "rescue" her from the arranged marriage meeting so she and Mitsuya can be together, and succeed in doing so.
She is Yukari's ex-girlfriend, co-worker, and one of his really good friends. She is the corsage maker of V.B.R. Her current relationship with Yukari is one with constant bickering, though Ageha notes that she is in his inner circle. At first glance, she appears to hate Ageha because of her relationship with Yukari. However, it turns out she is completely over Yukari and initially disliked her because she over uses the word "cute" and is too happy all the time. She is glad that she is going out with Yukari and tells her that she will need good luck. She is friends with Tsuyu and this is one of the reasons she is disdainful of Mitsuya. She said that she went out with Yukari because she was attracted to his pain, though broke up with him because they had no connection and because it was too easy to be together, and that made things painful. She often stayed with her aunt because that place was like a getaway from her parents and school. She eventually befriends Ageha, despite her shyness.
Yukari's father, who first created the shop Velvet Blue Rose. Yukari explains to Ageha that his father told him that he name the shop for the "blue of possibility" in the hopes that it would tell customers that the employees were willing to achieve the impossible. When he was 21 years old, he met Yukari's mother, 18-year-old Ran Kahiwagi, and they fell in love. When Ran became pregnant with Yukari, Aoi hugged and thanked her because they were now a family. They married after that and Ran gave birth to Yukari soon after. When Yukari was five, however, Aoi divorced Ran for being careless enough to risk their son's life. Some years later Aoi married Ririko and they had Sakura. Both Ran and Ririko were known for saying that they wanted to find features like theirs in their babies' faces because both Sakura and Yukari look so much like their father. Two years after Sakura's birth, Aoi died of an illness and the shop was left to Yukari to manage. He is alluded many times throughout the series.
Sakura's mother and Yukari's step mother. She is thought more of as an older sister because of her loud and excited manner, while also not as much as a displining mother. She also laughs a lot and likes to pick on Yukari about his girlish looks by calling him a "sister" or a "daughter" although sometimes she may cry because his appearance reminds her so much of her dead husband Aoi. Her parents own a flower shop and she had known Yukari and Aoi since she was a small child. She is only six years older than Yukari, though, and married Aoi when she was only 26, and Aoi was 42. She is also pursued most of the time by Kyouichi Sekiguchi, who is the heir to the marriage hall that Ageha's sister got married in. He calls her "Lily" and is prone to doing what she tells him to because of his love for her, bearing with her continuous abuse to him. She doesn't have kind feelings toward Ran because she felt that Ran was a liar as a mother and never kept her promises to Yukari. She was also the one who found Yukari when he almost froze to death 18 years earlier. She works as one of the clerks in Rosa Bridal shop.
Maki and Kazuha Sugimoto
Maki and Kazuha are the makeup artists of VBR and also get hired for many other jobs involving the need of a professional makeup artist. Maki takes care of the facial makeup while Kazuha takes care of the hair. They married when Kazuha was nineteen and were married for eight years. Maki first appears in the story as Hibari's wedding makeup artist, and fixes Ageha to look more proper at the wedding. They appear later in Sekiguchi's wedding villa, where he fixes model's hair and Kazuha helps him. They give birth to a young daughter named Hina at the same time as Hibari. In a side bar, it is stated that Kazuha refuses to call her husband by his first name and as 'Sugimoto' forever, mostly due to a habit she had since they were dating. Rei Akiyoshi, Kazuha's brother, bears a striking resemblance to his sister, in which Ageha mistakes her for Rei when the first meet.