“I loveeeeeeeeeeee AND adore Connie! She was the sweetest vendor I’ve worked with for my very own wedding. My fiance and I booked our wedding reception venue as early as February but he did not propose until August because he just HAD to find the perfect ring. I told him that I wouldn’t book any vendors until AFTER he’s proposed. So I did not go wedding dress shopping until 3 months before our wedding in November.
LUCKILY for me, I was referred to Connie by a client of mine. I wasn’t sure what to expect because as we all know, “custom” ANYTHING comes with a hefty price tag. I reached out to Connie via e-mail first to see what I was getting myself into. I wanted to see if it was affordable to begin with. I sent her a lot of designs that I liked and she gave me a rough estimate so I decided to schedule an in person meeting with her to go over the details. My BF (at the time) dropped me off but he came in to the meeting anyway. Connie and I went over my designs and ideas, she took copious notes about what I liked and disliked on certain gowns, we walked through her beautiful and cute boutique and looked at some of her designs (they were all so beautiful) and I pointed out what I liked or didn’t like so she can get an idea of what I was looking for. She then drew 4 sketches for me to choose from and it was so hard for me to decide because they all looked so pretty!! Eventually I went with the first sketch (this is a good sign because it means she knows what you want!) and only made changes to add more lace to the bodice. This was a personal preference because I wasn’t a “skinny” bride. I wanted to create a silhouette so I would look more trim lol
My ideal dress was going to be simple. It was going to be trumpet style with the gown being simple without any beading or embellishments. The bodice had light lace, capped lace sleeves and scalloped lace trimmings on the train. The final product was perfect. I wish I had my photos back from the photographer already so I share it on yelp.
Not only did I order my wedding dress from Connie but I also had her custom make my evening gown AND my veil as well. The prices were very affordable, I would’ve paid the same amount if I were to purchase a pre-made dress and then got it altered to my measurements. So why not get it custom made to YOUR specifications? I saved myself a lot of time going wedding dress shopping and the headache of having to deal with price gouging from these retailers. The designer dress I had wanted would’ve cost me $2000-$4000 at a TRUNK show, meaning it’s already semi-dated and probably been tried on once too many times by one too many brides and not to mention the other bridezillas that I would have to fight over when Connie could make it for me for a FRACTION of that price??? I got everything I needed from Connie at the budget I had set. I couldn’t be happier.
Now my only wish was that I could get married again (to the same husband) and throw another fantastic wedding party and wear pretty gowns all day lol. No joke, the husband has already agreed we can do a vow renewal in 5 yrs lol. Hopefully Connie can make me a new dress again then!”