Meet Your Custom Wedding Dress Designers

Our founder, Alicia, truly believes that every woman should realize how valuable and beautiful she is. Her passion lies in bringing to life pieces that reflect your own beauty and inspire love. Through a customized couture experience, she works closely with you to realize your dreams in the design she creates. The end result is always an extraordinary work of art. Alicia and her team have helped hundreds of clients just like you create something breathtaking for their special day.


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Lead Designer and CEO

Alicia V. Ybarra

Mom of three college boys and married for 25 years, Alicia has built Vanya Designs Bridal from the ground up. It started in her basement, and has blossomed into the premier design house in the nation! Alicia’s passion is bringing your dreams to life and she loves everything bridal and formal. Her mission is to help you feel beautiful and loved in your own skin! When she isn’t working she loves gardening and Crossfit. Alicia graduated with her Masters Degree in Apparel and Textiles from KSU in 2003. She won the prestigious Entrepreneur Award from Kansas State University in 202


Libbi Jessen

Libbi started as a design intern in the summer of 2019, and she came on board full-time as Alicia’s Design Assistant after she graduated with her Fashion Design degree from KSU in 2019. Her smile and positive energy are contagious and she loves helping you look and feel your best for your special day. She specializes in Heirloom Re-Designs and Bespoke Suits. Do you have an heirloom dress you want turned into a getting ready robe or rehearsal dress? Do you have questions about a Bespoke suit and what material and design would be perfect? She is your girl! Libbi loves her puppies Chips & Copper, murder mysteries and spending time with her family at the lake or hanging out with friends. She is also co-host on a podcast, Three Cheese Blend.

“Every bride deserves to shine in a dress that’s a reflection of her own love story, crafted to celebrate her unique essence with every stitch.”

Vanya Designs

Bespoke Beginnings

Our Story

Our journey began with a simple sewing machine in Alicia’s basement and grew into a respected presence at New York Fashion Week. Our first storefront opened in 2010, launching us into the world of custom couture, making luxury accessible Nationwide from the heart of the Midwest. Since then, we have crafted over 700 unique couture gowns, each thoughtfully crafted to resonate with the bride wearing it.

At Vanya Designs, , we are committed to celebrating each bride’s individuality through exclusive, custom-designed couture gowns that embody elegance and sophistication, and mirror each bride’s personality and love story. We cherish the process of bringing your Pinterest inspirations to life, from the initial sketch to the final fitting, and love witnessing the moment you say ‘yes’ to the dress that you’ve dreamed of since being a little girl.

With custom couture, it’s about bringing your dream dress to life.