Thursday, May 8, 2014

Danielle & Dale

Congratulations, Danielle and Dale!!!! 
Their wedding is so gorgeous I'll just shut up and let you enjoy the pictures.

 Yes, I had to throw in the classic muscle cars, I'm a HUGE fan! Especially, the SS.

"Design by Lannette was everything I was looking for and more. I was so stressed and let down by the lack of affordable wedding gowns out there (and I didn't even like any of them) that finding Design by Lannette on Etsy was a godsend.I was always finding dresses where I only liked the bottom or the top of it and not the whole dress. Then one day whilst scrolling on Etsy I saw it. The perfect back of the dress I've been dreaming of. I checked the price, oh my god this could become reality. I started a conversation with Lannette that soon become over 50 messages long over the course of our relationship. There were a few things I wanted to change from the photos available to look at but I didn't quite know how to word them. Not a problem for Lannette - Attach pictures to give me the general idea and I will work from that Lannette said. A few touch ups here and there then the design sketch was sent through. It was perfect and I was getting nervously excited.Measuring was the next nervous step. Thanks to very detailed instructions from Lannette's website I had my fiancée measure me 4 times to make sure we got the same number over and over again! I received my dress and all the nervous waiting was for nothing. It fit like an absolute glove, the material fell perfectly and never had my butt looked so good! I can not recommend Design by Lannette enough. The materials are top quality, you can tell from the feel and the look of them, they do not look cheap. It is a beautiful feeling wearing something that has been made for you. Just you, your body shape and your personality. Unbelievable. I also had a matching hairpiece made on a comb that was exquisitely beaded to match my gown and was the perfect compromise between mine not wanting to wear a veil and my mother's insistence that I do. I could not have asked for more and I thank Lannette from the bottom of my heart and from across the ocean!" ~ Danielle (Australia)

A huge THANK YOU to Danielle Thomas Photography!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Delightful Danielle

Almost as soon as I had made my Ava design available, Danielle contacted me and just had to have it. She did want to lose the cowl neckline and go for more of a sweetheart. Which was not a problem, all that fabric across the front is not for everyone. So, I went back to the drawing board and presented this.... 

   It was just the dreamy and romantic look that she'd been wanting, and as a plus the ladies of the family were now on board too. Just one hitch.....the venue had changed from garden to more of a ballroom....and we had to lose the flowers. The train also needed some adjustments. She wanted it to be shorter, and rounder. First things first, the flowers. I suggested that we up the sparkle by adding more rhinestone work in place of the flowers.  

For the train, I felt that a shape more like this, would fit what Danielle was looking for and keep with the feel of the rest of the dress.
With all the changes we'd now made, it wasn't really the same gown, so it needed a new name. 

Slinky, slightly sultry, and full of pizzazz.....sounds like Veronica Lake. 


As we worked, Danielle mentioned that she'd really like something to wear other than a veil, and that the lace pieces going on the dress would work, they just needed a little something extra. I went ahead and beaded a couple of extra pieces and added some Chantilly lace to finish them off.

I'll let you enjoy her wedding pictures now.....

Okay...tomorrow. There's just so many gorgeous shots to choose from!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Barbara's Airy Dress

"I was having trouble finding a wedding dress that was exactly what I wanted. I found Lannette on Pinterest and contacted her about a custom dress. I sent her a few pictures, and within days I received a sketch that incorporated every detail I wanted. She stayed in touch with me during the entire process, and she is the most professional person I have ever worked with. I received so many compliments on my dress, and people couldn't believe that it was made for me based on nothing more than measurements. I would definitely use Lannette again if I need a special occasion dress." ~ Barbara