Come See Me at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge Open House on Aug. 24

Come see me at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge Bohemian Open House on August 24th, 2019

from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm! You will get to meet some AMAZING Austin wedding

professionals, enjoy live music, and eat delicious food! Snag your free tickets here bit.ly/VCLBohoOpenHouse

#austinbride #austinbridaldesigner #austintexas #austinwedding #ido #engaged #austinvenue

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Summer Styled Shoot at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge

Another amazing styled shoot with the talented event planner Jazmin Leslie with Events by Leslie.

I LOVE Texas Wildflowers! It is one of my favorite parts about Texas. So you can imagine how much I love these photos from Alexis Julia Photography!

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How perfect is the Michaela dress  with Scavenged Vintage rentals? Love all the wheat and the GoT goblets!

How perfect is the Michaela dress with Scavenged Vintage rentals? Love all the wheat and the GoT goblets!

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Coordinator: @eventsbyleaslietx https://www.eventsbyleslietx.com/
Photographer: @alexisjuliaphoto
Venue: @thevineyardsatchappellodge
Florist: @whishandwhimsyfloral
Rentals: @scavengedvintage
Calligraphy: @evensocalligraphyco
Hair/Makeup: @makeupatx
Dress: @desireemariedesign
Models: @simplybreezy_ and @Tyler_summerbell



Felicity-New Maternity Dress

Felicity is defined as intense happiness. So it seemed like the perfect name for my new maternity dress because the light airy material, colorful embroidery, and cute pom poms put a smile on your face, and the strong women who will be wearing this dress will be very happy because they are about to welcome a new family member into their lives.

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Made with a beautiful textured rayon fabric, and fully lined.

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Photography by Aubre Salas with Gypc Girl Photography

Model + HMUA Samantha Joann Cronk -SC Beauty

Video of the Kayla dress at woodbine mansion

How amazing does the Kayla dress look at this gorgeous location? Jonathan captures the whimsy of the dress perfectly, watch below, and let us know what you think.


Event Planner: @mockingbirdlaneevents
Photographer: @kristenmckelviephotography
Videographer: @jwillpro
Venue: @woodbinemansion
Photo Booth: @ohhappydaybooth
Flower Wall: @austinflowerwalls
Rentals: @premiereeventsaustin
Makeup: @adoremakeupsalon
Macarons: @woopssummit
Cookies: @marbleandmeringue
Calligraphy: @ivelissedesigns
Graphic Design: @christallebodiford
Favors: @shopparcelly
Bride's Ring: @identitydiamonds
Dress: @desireemariedesign
Models: @liveyourmasterpiece + @sunnydurante

Florals: @jbarrettflowers
Second Photographer: @mrsalexgood

The Kayla dress at Woodbine Mansion

I had the great opportunity recently to join a large vendor team at the Woodbine Mansion for a collaborative styled shoot where we made some magic!

The venue itself is being renovated again because this mansion has been in Austin since 1900! Each room is a surprise of gorgeous antique furniture and decor, every room unique in its own way. Some of my favorite details included a pink ceiling in one room, and a soft green ceiling in another, chandeliers everywhere, and memorable wallpaper.

Needless to say we all felt #blessed to be there and use their venue as the perfect location for our faux wedding.

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Thanks to this amazing team!

Event Planner: @mockingbirdlaneevents
Photographer: @kristenmckelviephotography
Videographer: @jwillpro
Venue: @woodbinemansion
Photo Booth: @ohhappydaybooth
Flower Wall: @austinflowerwalls
Rentals: @premiereeventsaustin
Makeup: @adoremakeupsalon
Macarons: @woopssummit
Cookies: @marbleandmeringue
Calligraphy: @ivelissedesigns
Graphic Design: @christallebodiford
Favors: @shopparcelly
Bride's Ring: @identitydiamonds
Dress: @desireemariedesign
Models: @liveyourmasterpiece + @sunnydurante
Second Photographer: @mrsalexgood

Florals: @jbarrettflowers

 

Angel Springs Styled Photoshoot

So happy to share these amazing photos with you from a photoshoot with multiple photographers, florists, and model couples.

We all met at the beautiful wedding venue just outside of Austin in Georgetown, TX.

Angel Springs Event Center has a gorgeous rustic-chic look that was reminiscent of a fancy winery.

I was delighted to dress model Jordan below in a brand new design that I ended up naming after her because she fit and rocked it just as I designed. I can see why she chose her instagram handle to be ms_dimple93, look at those cute dimples!

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scavenged vintage rentals is the best! So boho and glam!

scavenged vintage rentals is the best! So boho and glam!

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Catherine  Wedding Dress-made to order with Gatsby inspired veil price upon request

Catherine Wedding Dress-made to order with Gatsby inspired veil price upon request

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all above images by rebekah paul photography


rose colored glasses floral above

rose colored glasses floral above

idamayesfloristry above

idamayesfloristry above

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Keira Hand Photography above 3 images

Venue: @angelspringstx
Coordinator:@eventsbyleslietx
Photographer: @rebekahpaulphoto & Lis Anderson & @KeiraHandPhotography
Florals: @idamayesfloristry and rose colored glasses
Rentals: @scavengedvintage
HMUA: @projectartistry @lustrebella
Calligraphy: @owlandenvelope
Bakery: @thepowdersugarroom
Bartender: @oliveortwist_bartending
Models: @ms_dimple93 @existence_management london beal Andre K

Inspire Forum 2019

I was recently joined with other Austin wedding vendors for the 1st ‘Inspire Forum’ in ATX. Engaged couples were invited to the beautiful wedding venue in Round Rock at the Lone Oak Barn and were able to ask questions, get a taste from caterers and bartenders, and see in person wedding dresses, floral designs and everything else you will need for the perfect ATX wedding.

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I chose these two dresses to show at the event because they show variety and that there are endless options when working with a custom made bridal designer.

But they are alike in many ways too. They both are made with silk fabric and for that reason are more delicate, soft, and luxurious than typical polyester gowns. They both also use unique materials from the tye-dye draped piece to the embroidered rose appliques.

@drinkslingersatx

@drinkslingersatx

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From Left to Right- Abbie Cole Hillis Event Planner, I’m in the pink faux fur coat, Callie my model wearing the Savannah gown, Unknown and Jazmin modelling Moonlight and Moss, and Danielle modelling my gown on the end.

From Left to Right- Abbie Cole Hillis Event Planner, I’m in the pink faux fur coat, Callie my model wearing the Savannah gown, Unknown and Jazmin modelling Moonlight and Moss, and Danielle modelling my gown on the end.

Photography by Donny Tidmore Photography

HMUA Project Artistry

Video coming soon

Photoshoot at McKinney Falls-Ellie Gown


If you live or have visited Austin, Texas, chances are you have gone to McKinney Falls. It is a Texas state park and one of Austin’s greatest natural beauties, with a waterfall and all.

With such a great backdrop a romantic elopement or small wedding would be perfect here. See how me and other Austin vendors came together to create our version of a boho elopement and show off our talents with this styled shoot.

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Photographer: @nectarinedreamphotography

Florist: @idamayesfloristry

Hair and Makeup: @lustrebella

Rentals: @scavengedvintage

Event Coordinator: @eventsbyleslietx

Calligraphy: @scripteddesire

Dress: @desireemariedesign- Ellie Gown

Jewelry: @kendrascott

Models: @kellyhargraves and @taylor.__.made

Photoshoot at Jennifer's Garden

On December 14, I had the opportunity to work with some amazing Austin vendors to create some magic just in time for Christmas! Check them all out at the bottom of this post.

This was my first time going to Jennifer’s Garden in downtown Austin and I was very impressed. The inside is just as gorgeous and unique as their beautiful gardens.

This dress was all designed on my dress form opposed to how I usually design with a sketch. I am really proud of it for its simplicity and attention to detail. I sourced the fabric from an Austin vendor who was able to order me 100% Made in the USA Silks. The bottom of the dress is created with silk satin faced organza, a fabric I never used before, but was very excited about. The bodice is made with recycled lace from a clients custom order and the straps are silk charmeuse.

I met with our model Kayla Reed ahead of time at my studio so we could the perfect fit. I named the dress after her because she embodied what I want this dress to be, fun, free spirited, and gorgeous.

I love Christmas and love all the Christmas details Jazmin, our event planner, put together for this.

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Coordinator @eventsbyleslietx

Venue @jennifersgardensaustin

Photographer @simplybreezy_

Florist @wishandwhimsyfloral

Rentals @scavengedvintage

Hair/Makeup @projectartistry

Baker @thepowdersugarroom

Calligraphy @blossomandbloomtx

Model (Bride) @itskaylabay

Model (Groom) @tylerdavid

🍃Our Handmade Wedding 🍃

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Welcome to our fairytale!

I married my love, Eric, on Nov. 2 and we became Mr. & Mrs. Singletary.

We went back to our home town of Lakeland, FL to tie the knot at the Rocking H Ranch.

I walked down the aisle with my dad to Sound of the Shire from Lord of The Rings. Our ring bearer, Xander, or our “Lord of The Rings” did such a great job walking down the aisle with our glass ring box filled with moss. Our flower girl, Abby, I also heard, did an amazing job. At just over 2 years old she walked by herself dropping petals along the way for me. We had a tornado warning that day that switched some plans around, but it only adds to our wonderful story, and I can only think back at this day and smile, or cry from happiness. It was the perfect day.

My dad and I danced first to “I loved her first” by Heartland. We did a pretty good with only practicing in the bridal suite earlier that day.

Then I danced with my husband to “Why don’t we just dance” by Josh Turner. We loved the song choreography that went along with the music video, and tried our best to mimic it. We had to purposely leave out a couple parts because of my dress, but the crowd loved it!

Video coming soon!

I loved our cake by Carlos Angelro with Deli Delicacies. My mouthed dropped when I saw it! It was so much more magnificent than I could have imagined. My mom picked out our cake topper only a couple months into our engagement, and she could not have chosen better. There are a few cat details throughout the wedding, can you spot them all?

Our wedding flower is gardenias. Eric chose that detail, it was very easy to agree since I love them too! Their scent is amazing and they were a little difficult to find this time of year, but we filled in with some white roses, babies breath, and holly garland.

We had ring toss and corn hole to for our guests to play, but I spent the night on the dance floor!

Then we had a grand exit with sparklers and a white limo waiting to take us to the Lakeland Terrace Hotel for the night. My parents got us a suite and it was very fancy with a great lake view and wine and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us. We felt like we were celebrities for the day, as every bride/groom should.

Photos by Vania Elise Photography

HMUA The Misses MUA-Sarai Rodriguez

Wedding Dress, veil, tiara, embroidered handkerchiefs, silk pocket squares-Handmade by the Bride, Desireé Marie Design

Save the Date designed by my cousin Andrea Berman

Behind The Seams-Our Wedding

It all starts with a sketch. (Well first it started with the engagement ring my now husband made for me.)

It all starts with a sketch. (Well first it started with the engagement ring my now husband made for me.)

The moment he proposed <3

Love my rings. I helped design my wedding band with the hump.

Love my rings. I helped design my wedding band with the hump.

I was first inspired by love. We knew we wanted to get married as soon as possible and couldn’t wait till 2019, so we planned for November 2. With a fall wedding planned, and love as the inspiration, I quickly thought of a fairytale in the woods.

We both wanted to personalize our wedding as much as possible. I love hidden details, and thought of lots of fun ways to customize my gown. I machine embroidered a silver cat and hand sewed it on my skirt of my dress. My veil has two hummingbirds, the iconic fairytale phrase “and they lived happily ever after”, and matching lace appliques.

I found the most gorgeous lace I have ever seen, and showed my mom and fiancé. I also let Eric know right away, along with all of our rings, he was responsible for my fairytale tiara. He gladly accepted the new project. Complete with flowers and a bumblebee.

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Being a designer, I wanted to incorporate a lot of details into my dress with it looking “extra” but not “too much” I’m loving the illusion necklines with lace designs that is uniquely its own. I also love bridal separates and surprises, so having removable pieces was always a given.

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I cut out lace pieces from the beautiful lace and pinned them on my tulle top. They are all sewn down with invisible thread and the lace is symmetrical.

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After completing my dress, removable tulle bell sleeves, and veil above, and removable ivory duchess silk skirt (not pictured) I wanted to make my flower girl a matching dress. See the process below starting with the lining. I used flat seams to make it more comfortable for a toddler.

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My cousin’s daughter, Abby, loves cats just as much as I do, and she’s only 2! So I had to incorporate cats into her dress as well! I have been holding onto these special buttons for like 7 years and found the perfect use for them on my wedding day.

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I also love my embroidery machine, and saw a similar scalloped handkerchief on Pinterest, and thought, I can do that! So I got to work, creating over 10 personalized wedding themed handkerchiefs for some of my close family and friends.

Here is one of the more simple ones.

Here is one of the more simple ones.

I also embroidered silk pocket squares for all the men in the bridal party and our “lord of the rings”/”ring bearer”

I also embroidered silk pocket squares for all the men in the bridal party and our “lord of the rings”/”ring bearer”

Me and Eric were not the only ones busy creating before the wedding. Our moms were also busy making handmade gardenia (our wedding flower) candles and wax melts, fairy lollipops and jam (not pictured).

And my parents created this beautiful sign for outside their house to welcome our wedding party guests. You could feel the love.  Next post will be of professional photos from the wedding, stay tuned. #singlenomore

And my parents created this beautiful sign for outside their house to welcome our wedding party guests. You could feel the love.

Next post will be of professional photos from the wedding, stay tuned. #singlenomore

Photoshoot at Victoria's Tea House

Fall is here in Austin and I am loving the cooler weather and leaves falling. Also digging these bold jewel tones for autumn in my most recent shoot I had the pleasure to be apart of. I was invited to join some talented local vendors for a photoshoot at the beautiful Victoria Tea House just outside Austin in Round Rock, Texas.

Featuring my Michaela dress from my fairytale Fall 2018 collection.

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Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of pure imagination

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If you want to see magic lands
Close your eyes and you will see one

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If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it

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What we'll see
Will defy
Explanation

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Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be


Thanks to:

Event Planner:

Jazmin Leslie @eventsbyleslietx

 Photo:

Marina Cohen @sincerely_mcohenphoto

Venue:

Teresa Allsep Victoria’s Teahouse & Garden @victoriasteahousegarden

Floral:

Whitney Wilkes Wish and Whimsy Floral @wishandwhimsyfloral

HMUA:

Project Artistry @projectartistry 

Rentals:

Lesley Steiner @scavengedvintage

Models:

Camille Keel-Smith @mcamilleks & Andrew Brett @kennokee

50's Style not Values

This dress was solely inspired by these authentic 1950's headpieces from stylist Melania Leocadia with styledbyML and WARLORDme. 

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I love the lace cutout off-the-shoulder 'sleeves' I created. They are so feminine and remind me of Cinderella's moms dress with the pink velvet bows.

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There is also a hi-lo skirt with a 4" horsehair braid that is flirty and fun. It really shows off her vintage kitten heels. 

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Renaissance Photoshoot by Angie Candell

I had the great pleasure of working with the talented Fine Art Photographer, Angie Candell. I saw right away her style was different, and all her photos look like paintings in the end. She also created this backdrop to make all the photos take you back in time. 

Some of my favorites from the shoot are below. Featuring my 'Gardenia' Wedding Dress.

Custom made in your measurements, and custom changes available. 

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Photo by @angiecandell 
Props styling @themustardcouch 
Headpiece @gadegaarddesign 
Hair @lapomponnee 
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Model @brittmci 

 

CUSTOM ORDER-MEGAN'S MATERNITY DRESS

I have never made a maternity dress before, but that did not stop me from creating this great fitting, velvet dress with bell sleeves and Hungarian hand embroidery. 

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Behind the Seams

I traced a Hungarian embroidery pattern from my great grandmother's design that was on a kitty cat wall decoration using tracing paper. 

I then transferred my design to water soluble stabilizer and applied it to the front side of my design. Since I was using a dark velvet material, I was not able to use chalk or pencil like I normally do directly on the fabric. Plus the stretch material required a stronger stabilizer. I used a medium weight on both sides of my design for extra support. This, of course, made it much harder to hand sew, and caused days of hand cramps... 

If it's Pink & Sparkly, I want it!

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I made this dress with pink sequin fabric from our local Texstyles fabric store. Along with the USA made Silk Chiffon, Silk Charmeuse, and Silk China Lining. 

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I'm so excited to share these photos. This pink number has been sitting in my closet for months, waiting for the perfect photoshoot to join, and it did just that. I didn't have the opportunity to attend the shoot, but what a tremendous job everyone did. Credit below. 👇

•Makeup: Ashley Gabrielle Spikes, Instagram @goreglitter, Website www.goreglitter.com 
•Photographer: Desiree Rose, Instagram @elkkphotography, Website www.elkkphotography.com
•Hair - Shellie Vega instagram @shell.vega, Website: www.shellvega.com
•Stylist: Melania Leocadia, Instagram @WARLORDme_ , Website www.WARLORDme.com
•Florist: Lady Kingsbury, Black Petal Floral Design, Instagram @blackpetalfloraldesign
•Models: Jess Marshall @outragejess, Mark Rector @markrec_
•Designer: Desiree Marie
@desireemariedesign