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.

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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

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

Custom Order- Tannie Ivory Polka Dot Dress

I have worked with Tannie several times before she contacted me to create this 50's inspired dress. Mostly as a model, but more recently creating her other custom pieces from my Marie Antoinette collection. 

Tannie has created a fashion blog called Miss Bella Zena, that is her character when she's all dolled up,--how cute!

Behind the scenes, draping the dress below.