Bohemian Open House at VCL Recap

I had such a great time at the Bohemian Open House at the Vineyards at Chappel Lodge on August 24 2019.

I was really lucky to work with some amazing Austin vendors & models to create some of my favorite photos!

Amy Lynn of AL Gawlik Photography is such a great photographer! She works so well with the models making everyone feel super comfortable.

Model Bree Dotson —Isn’t she GORGEOUS!? She’s rocking my Love Warrior bridal jumpsuit & Floral Headband from my newest collection, Southwestern Bride

Hair & Makeup Lustrebella Always love to work with Kerri!

The Photo Bus of Austin

Aero Bar

Model Berenice Sanjuana Guillen is such a natural model and professional! She is wearing the Desireé custom tiara, Daisy wedding dress, and Daisy waltz length veil.


There was also lots of great food, live music, and a fun crowd!

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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Images © by Sasha Reiko Photography | www.sashareiko.com

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