Corey’s Slinky Number

As you may have noticed by now, I love vintage fashions. Can’t get enough of them. It was time to design a gown in the style of the 1930’s. Hollywood at it’s most glamorous. I came up with this….


I named it Ava. After the beautiful Ava Gardener.

Now I have had one person say that the tiny flowers ruin it, that it’s childish. I prefer whimsical, like Claire Pettibone’s work. Still….because it’s not for everyone, I did redesign it with more beading and crystals, and no flowers. With the redesign, it was given a new name…..Veronica, after Veronica Lake, but I’ll post that in a while.

Corey fell in love with the design right away and asked that I build one for her. My reply…..”With pleasure!”

Rich crepe back satin, slides on a bias cut over every curve. Hand dyed lace is richly beaded with Swarovski crystals and hand sculpted flowers.





She wanted a veil that went with it, so I worked one up for her.



veil comb

“Working with Design by Lannette has been a dream come true in creating my wedding gown. I now have my one in a life time memories in a one in a lifetime gown. My wedding day was flooded by compliments on an amazing gown by friends, family and photographer. My guests were astounded by how my gown was so beautifully and artfully crafted. My gown is timeless, and thanks to Lannette for her hard work and skillfull design, I have a gown that will be revered forever.” ~ Corey

Meanwhile, this dress is available in my shop.

Thank you to Pete Erickson Photography for the lovely wedding pictures!


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