The Custom Wedding Dress Design Process

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Consult & Conceptualize
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Design & Create
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Fit & Finalize
  • Angela is not a customized wedding dress vendor.

    Angela does not mix and match the elements from an archive of pre-fabricated pieces to patch together your dress like some online "custom" wedding dress vendors. Angela designs and creates your one-of-a-kind dress just for you based on your personal requirements.

  • Consultations can be done over the phone, by email, video chat or in person.

    You'll speak directly with Angela and share your inspirations and ideas. Ideally you'll be able to visit our atelier in Asheville, though Angela is happy to work with you remotely.

  • Each custom wedding gown is one-of-a-kind and requires hundreds of hours of work to create.

    The design process takes 6-12 months depending on scheduling and the complexity of the design. Angela offers in person fittings to ensure a perfect fit so you will not have to worry about alterations at all.

  • If you not sure about what you want for your wedding dress, Angela will guide you to find the best look for you.

    Angela is a professional designer with nearly 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. She has extensive knowledge about the best fabrics, silhouettes and construction for every body type.

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Consult & Conceptualize

1.  Design Consultation
During your free one hour consultation, you and Angela will discuss your vision,  ideas and what you are looking to have in your dream dress. This appointment is all about getting to know you—your personality, your taste, and your wedding style. It is a collaborative process, so together you and Angela will look at inspiration photos, sample garments, and fabric samples. Then Angela will do sketches to show you how she will execute your vision. 

2.  Fabrics
You and Angela will also discuss your specific fabric needs so that she can source the perfect materials for your design. We source our fabrics from the best vendors all around the world, the same suppliers as luxury name brands. If your design requires something not readily available, it’s very likely that Angela can create it for you.

3.  Pricing
After you confirm the design, materials, and the type and amount of details, Angela will quote you an estimated price.

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Design & Create

4.  Analyzing Your Body Type and Taking Detailed Measurements
To create the most flattering dress for you, Angela studies your body very closely and takes detailed measurements. If Angela is working with you remotely, you will need to have specific measurements taken and send them to her.

5.  Mockup and First Fitting
Just like how it’s done in Haute Couture design houses, Angela makes a mockup dress in similar material to your actual fabric choice to test the fit and design details.

6.  First Draft and Second Fitting
After the mockup fitting, Angela makes a draft in the actual fabric and then does another fitting to make sure that everything fits perfectly.

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Fit & Finalize

7.  Beading and Embellishing
You can be involved as much as you want in this process. You can specify the materials and placement of embellishments and work with Angela to achieve the exact look you want.

8.  Final Fitting and Styling
You’ll do the final fitting after Angela completes the dress to make sure you are totally happy with the result. You will receive an original sketch beautifully bound in a custom folder.  Angela will also help you to stylize your bridal look by suggesting the right shoes, accessories, hair and makeup as well.

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Start Your Bridal Journey with a Custom Couture Wedding Dress

● One-of-a-Kind Design Inspired by Your Bridal Vision
● Custom Fitted Specifically for Your Body
● High Quality Handmade Construction
● Luxury Fabrics and Details from Around the World
● A Unique, Fun and Luxurious Experience to Celebrate Your Wedding Journey
Kyra wearing a custom bridal gown with 3d floral embroidery
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Fill out our inquiry form to Get Started Now!

Get started by filling out our brief inquiry form.  Submit a few details about your proposed design, and Angela will contact you for your free consultation.

Not a local? Not a problem!

Angela works with clients from across the country and around the world!

• Call or email us with your inspiration photos, a detailed description of what you wish to create and your event date.

• Based on your consultation, Angela will send you a sketch of your dream dress and a project proposal.

• When you decide to get started with us, a deposit payment will be required before we can begin production. When we have received your payment, we will then send you instructions about how to obtain your measurements.

• We start the production of your dress after we receive your measurements.

• When your dress is ready to be shipped we’ll send you detailed photos of your project and request the balance of your payment.

• When the final payment has been received, we’ll ship your dress to you.

• Angela makes your dress to order according to the specific measurements you provide. In the event you need additional alterations, you will be responsible for obtaining them from your local seamstress or tailor.

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