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….¬†Danielle02

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 w12ork 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 too many gorgeous shots to choose from!


Janna’s African Nuptial


I was very excited when Janna asked me to make an atypical dress for her wedding day….at an elephant camp! Check it out….Janna1

She wanted a super soft modal
knit, long sleeves and no back.
This is how it turned out.


Personally, I think it looks way better on Janna.


“Lannette, you went above and beyond in every aspect. I cannot praise you enough! I looked high and low for over a year and couldn’t find a dress that felt like “the one,” but you were able to create it, and for a beyond reasonable price. You were so patient and friendly through the whole process, and the dress is simply AMAZING. The quality is superb, down to the “Design by Lannette” tag sewn into it. You had a better vision of what I wanted than even I did. I asked for a knit ivory dress that would conceal any flaws, impossible? No, you built spanks into it! I don’t know how you made it fit like a glove, but you really have great talent. I will be sure to post pictures soon. Give yourself a pat on the back, and to anyone considering having Lannette make a dress, do not hesitate. She will not stop until you are happy. Sweet, sweet lady you are! A million thanks, pictures to come soon!!!” ~ Janna¬†