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-Staci

Staci came to me looking for something fun and sexy and we came up with this deep 'V' faux wrap wedding dress. 

Tea dyed alencon lace fabric

Tea dyed alencon lace fabric

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Pretty with pink details. Staci styled her dress magnificently with velvet pink Betsey Johnson heels, dainty gold jewelry, crstyal belt, and a gorgeous crystal headpiece. 

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I added lace appliques to all the edges of the bodice instead of hemming for a more romantic look. Keeping the back very open and lining free was another way we kept this dress on team sexy.

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Wedding Bells!

Photos by Stefanie Arnette 

Congrats Love birds Staci & Jose! 

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!

 

New Custom Order Pictures and Big Fake Wedding

Very happy to hear our event, Big Fake Wedding-Austin is now sold out. See all of you there that have already purchased tickets for our 10/22 show. 

I've been creating two dresses for the event, one for bride, Taylor, to wear for the Ceremony, and another dress for the Reception.

All the vendors for the event were given the same inspiration, so that we create a cohesive wedding. I made sure my designs were modern, and simple. Less is more, west coast foliage were a couple phrases we were given to go by. 

I received a picture from our lovely bride Taylor, and designed around her. I wanted to keep her comfortable, and supported all day, but also giving her an unique dress to wear. 

I'll post more pictures on my instagram, follow me at instagram.com/desireemariedesign

I've also been working on some custom orders since reaching my new city of Austin this month. 

Custom Wedding Dress, Silk Chiffon Ruched.

Gatsby Inspired Wedding Dress with custom changes. 

Gatsby Inspired Wedding Dress with custom changes. 

I also just launched my storefront on https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/desiree-marie-design-austin-tx-951613 Check it out, and please leave a review if you are a past customer. 

New Collection Inspiration and BTS

Over the past couple months, I have been busy working on my newest collection, Into the Woods. 

 

I went into my own backyard for inspiration.

I went into my own backyard for inspiration.

Bringing home some twigs and branches to spray paint, and make one-of-a-kind headpieces, and appliques for my bridal sashes. 

 

I want my dresses to make my brides feel like a woodland fairy princess, and that is my inspiration for this collection. 

image from http://burnettsboards.com/2013/02/leila-hafzi-wedding-dresses/

image from http://burnettsboards.com/2013/02/leila-hafzi-wedding-dresses/

 

Behind the Scenes, over 200 leaves hand sewn on a tank bodice. 

Attention Hair/Makeup Artists: Looking for Hair and Makeup artists to join me for my April 16th RAW showcase, Exposure. My models will be walking around the Orpheum(Tampa/Ybor) all night with business cards of mine and their hair & makeup artists. And after my runway show, we all walk the runway, so the crowd knows who did what. Models will be wearing wedding dress designs from one of my collections, Gatsby Inspired Brides, Mermaid Inspired Brides, or my newest, Into the Woods Bridal. Please contact me in comments below or desiree.voight@gmail.com