Real Bride Megan BTS with a custom Gaia Gown

Creating the dress of your dreams or a tweaking an already designed Desireé Marie gown is more simple than you think (simple for you that is ;)

Megan came to me in April 2018 and was already in love with Gaia gown! (blushes)

We talked about her engagement, her wedding plans, fiancé, and started making tweaks to the dress to make it special for her.

My favorite tweak we added was a sage dip-dye hem to match her wedding colors. I made sure to provide a sample for her first before dying all the entire hem.

We also made the top a silk stretch charmeuse instead of the original poly satin for a more glamorous look.

After all was decided on and fabric samples were chosen, I returned to the sewing cave and made a sample dress for her out of muslin before cutting into our glamorous fabric.

This process took a couple of fittings, but since Megan came to me with plenty of time, we had our appointments spread out a bit more than necessary too.

Then after our 3 or 4th meeting, I started making her custom dress in her fabrics. We needed about 2-3 fittings after this to make more adjustments/alterations because I don’t stop till we get it perfect!


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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. 


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. 


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


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.