50's Style not Values

This dress was solely inspired by these authentic 1950's headpieces from stylist Melania Leocadia with styledbyML and WARLORDme. 

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I love the lace cutout off-the-shoulder 'sleeves' I created. They are so feminine and remind me of Cinderella's moms dress with the pink velvet bows.

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There is also a hi-lo skirt with a 4" horsehair braid that is flirty and fun. It really shows off her vintage kitten heels. 

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                                                                     She's a unicorn

Rockabilly Wedding Photoshoot

So excited to share photos from my most recent photo shoot with Aluma Photography. I love showing this dress with a rock n' roll inspiration, thank you to our stylist for this shoot, Melania with Warlord Me. 

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For the environmentally conscious bride who is a little edgy, a little feminine, and a whole lot of fun! 

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This 'Sally' wedding dress is available for $1375 + shipping. 

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Makeup/hair- Ashley Gabrielle Spikes IG @goreglitter 
Photographer- Louie Ayuma Facebook @Ayumaphoto IG @a_yum_a
Stylist- Melania IG @WARLORDme_WARLORDme.com
Models- Toni Shamblin IG @stormborn.valkyrie Jesse Hanson IG @jessejames196

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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-MY SISTER'S WEDDING DRESS

My sister, Jes, recently eloped in San Francisco at City Hall. She came to me for her elopement dress that can be 'worn for other occasions'. Inspired by the popular self-portrait dress, I inserted ladder trim in between the bodice seams, and at the bottom hem. 

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The combination of the trim and the thick guipure lace was difficult to sew but was it rewarding to see it finished. We upgraded the dress with a unique 3D guipure lace. The dress is lined with a nude kona cotton that she matched with her heels and clutch. The pleating on the skirt gave us a a subtle bell shape that emphasized her waist. 

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Look at that bell shape 

Look at that bell shape 

Of course, Rayna was there on the big day! 

Of course, Rayna was there on the big day! 

Just Married!

Just Married!

 

I also created some fun bridal accessories for the happy couple as well. 

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Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Leffler!

Elopement Photography by Lilouette

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! 

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

Big Fake Wedding-Published Ruffled Blog

Published on Ruffled Blog here

Through the woods, and the water we all traveled to The Lodge at Cypress Falls in Wimberly, Texas, donkeys and all.

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Creatrix Photography

The location was worth the drive, it was breathtaking. Big Fake Wedding is such a joy for me, seeing all the vendors hard work come together in one beautiful event. 

I was very inspired by our theme, Brazilian Bohemian. I incorporated Brazilian hand embroidery on the waist of the dress. 

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Creatrix photography

April fit the dress perfectly with her matching colorful, sweet personality. 

Handmade gown Desiree Marie Design shop here

Hair and Makeup Celissa Rae

Jewelry Stella & Dot 

Location Cypress Falls Event Center

Photography in order-Creatrix Photography,Gypc Girl Photography, Veronica Ellerman

Video by James W Headrick Creative

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.

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. 

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.