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

CUSTOM ORDER-SANDRA

Real bride Sandra contacted me early in the year for a custom gown she was dreaming up. She had lots of ideas, and I added a couple of my own details as well, to create this one-of-a-kind beautiful gown. 

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Behind the Seams...

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Look at that lace collar! We created a higher neck on the overlay for a princess/royal look. I think it made her even more like Princess Kate Middleton! Don't you agree?

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I really love this lace we used, it is a French Chantilly. It has a dot print throughout that really makes it young, also it was super soft! The sleeves are connected to one of her fingers on each hand for a fairytale detail. Love her flower in her hair, and her blue earrings to match her new hubby! 

"It was also very comfortable and easy to move in, which was important to me for dancing purposes."
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Finished the back with over 50 buttons, a small corset at her waist, ruched bum, and a waterfall of extra silk chiffon at center back for a 'faux train' 

 

Sandra's Review: 

On 9/18/2017 Sandra D

"Desiree did an amazing job crafting a custom gown for me that was very reasonably within my budget. She took the time to listen and really make sure that she understood all of the details that I was asking for, then pulled them all off without a hitch. I loved my gown, it fit perfectly, and I got lots of compliments from our guests on how beautiful and intricate it was. It was also very comfortable and easy to move in, which was important to me for dancing purposes. I would highly recommend Desiree Marie Designs for a wedding or any custom piece - you will not be disappointed!"

Custom Order-Promise

Promise first came to me looking for a romantic custom made wedding dress that she couldn't find in stores. I was excited when she mentioned it would be a blush gown. 

We were going to add pink flowers throughout the gown, but decided early on to leave them out. 

She had a clear vision of what she wanted and was great to work with. She came to visit for a fitting as well where she found out she wanted to add a matching veil as well. It really made the whole look come together perfectly. 

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In order to create the unique style of her dress, I cut out around 100 of these lace pieces and created my own pattern of lace on the bodice that trickled down throughout the dress and veil. 

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I also created sheer tulle side panels on the bodice for a flattering look. 

I also created sheer tulle side panels on the bodice for a flattering look. 

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Love her country vintage style she added to the gown.

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. 

She loved it too, see her feedback below:

"Desiree did an awesome job putting all of my ideas together to make the perfect wedding dress. It was beautiful and totally 100% unique. I got compliments on it all night!!" -Promise Newman

Walnut Creek Park Photoshoot

A fun dress and veil to match the fun shoot we had at Walnut Creek Park, Austin Texas. Model, Dora Russell is such a joy to work with, we laughed the whole time. Sometimes we forget that wedding dresses do not have to be white or ivory. With spring around the corner, you can't help but smile after seeing this dress on Dora. Video captured by Gabe Hodge

Photos and listing coming soon!

 

CUSTOM ORDER-CHELSEA

So happy Chelsea contacted me before leaving Florida last year. We met and designed her dream dress. She is such a happy person, and very in love. I wanted that to reflect in her dress, and I think we did just that! 

Since her wedding was to be on the beach, lace sandals were a must! 

I also created her garter and her bridesmaids garters too. 

Fittings with Chelsea below.

The Big Day.

Silk chiffon, 50+ buttons, and endless amount of hand appliques came together beautifully as Chelsea Steinbauer floated elegantly down the aisle. She wore a light chantilly lace gown with a 6 pence sewn into the dress hem. We created a new design in which a section of the dress was able to flow in the coastal breeze for the ceremony, but was pinned and draped beautifully for an almost 2nd look at their reception. 

Congrats Chelsea and Joe Steinbauer!

Into the Woods Photoshoot with Faith Danielle Photography

Recently I was contacted by the talented Faith Deutsch with Faith Danielle Photography to collaborate on a styled photoshoot. 

I was happy she agreed with so many of my original ideas for this Into the Woods, Bridal collection. It is a Fall collection, and is inspired by nature. This is just a couple pieces from the collection, and hope to show you the rest soon.

Model: Jenna Olbekson

 

CUSTOM ORDERS-February

I have so many behind the scenes photos of custom orders, I decided to make a combined post. Can't wait to get back photographer's photos of the following on their special days! 

 

Above: Butterfly sleeves Lace Wedding Dress & dyed emerald lace Bridesmaid Dress

Above: Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Dress, long sleeves and low back. 

Below: Bridal Alteration. Removed all pre-existing beading and replaced with below silver beaded lace. 

I have more of this beautiful silver beaded lace too. 

Custom Wedding Dress Order- Jahmi

Jahmi contacted me months ago with some inspiration pictures for her custom wedding gown. We exchanged almost 50 emails and came up with her perfect dress custom made in her measurements. 

After reviewing pictures and discussing details, and fabric, I sketched her dress. She approved and I began the process. 

Even though we did not meet in person, she was able to meet with her local tailor to get properly measured.

Sending pictures along the way, Jahmi was able to see her dress while it was getting made. 

Shipped her dress all the way to New Jersey.  Read her review after receiving her wedding dress below: 

"Received my dress and tried on-SO AWESOME! I am just so impressed with your work and so happy about the turn out. Everything came out so great! Will send pictures for sure!!!"

I will post her pictures later this year on this post, and pictures of her custom veil will be up soon. 

 

Happy Customers

I was contacted by this pretty ladies mother, who wanted to surprise her with a birthday dress for her 18th. I love getting pictures from my happy customers, and this picture is a gem, the dress matches her decor perfectly. 

She's wearing a custom Marie Dress, from my Marie Antoinette Inspired Bridesmaid collection.

Her Review: "perfect dress for my daughters 18th bday! fabric was amazing! quality made!! thanks so much!!!"


Happy to help with your big day, any way I can. Altered a David's Bridal beaded gown. I took the dress in, up, and added ties to bustle up the train. I also charged her a lot less than her quote from David's Bridal. 

Her review: "The dress fits perfect!! Thank you again. You're awesome "