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A Bespoke Bridal Dream Comes to Life

A Bespoke Bridal Dream Comes to Life

Kate's journey began in Washington State, where she found us on Google and reached out, just six months away from her wedding. We quickly dived into a virtual design consultation, pouring over her inspiration photos to understand her vision.
Why Modern Brides are Loving Custom & Convertible Wedding Gowns | Handmade Wedding Gowns at Vanya Designs Bridal Shop in Wichita, Kansas - In person and Virtual Custom Gown Designs

Why Modern Brides are Loving Custom and Convertible Wedding Gowns

If you’re a modern bride dreaming of looking like a princess in the perfect ballgown with the most elegant, cathedral-length train for your wedding, you’ve probably already thought about the...
How to Update an Heirloom Gown for Your Big Day

How to Update an Heirloom Gown for Your Big Day

Especially given the popularity of vintage styles right now, there’s no better way to express your personal style with a beautiful dress while still honoring a family member on your...
Vanya Designs Offers a New Way to Order Custom Wedding Gowns

Vanya Designs Offers a New Way to Order Custom Wedding Gowns

Alicia Ybarra, owner of Vanya Designs, has created custom wedding gowns for local brides for years. Now, she’s created a new way to order custom gowns! She offers a virtual...
What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After Your Big Day

What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After Your Big Day

If you’re like many women, your wedding dress might be the most expensive piece of clothing you ever wear. It also might be the most sentimental. A common question brides...
Wedding Day Accessories You Might Wish You Had

Wedding Day Accessories You Might Wish You Had

As much as we love the wedding gown, no wedding style is complete without a few key accessories. To give you some inspiration and helpful tips, we created a list...
Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Styles

Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Dress Styles

Choosing a wedding dress is hard enough. Remembering all the names for the necklines, silhouettes, and fabrics you like makes it even harder.  We put together the ultimate guide to...
That Time I Made a Wedding Dress in Two Weeks

That Time I Made a Wedding Dress in Two Weeks

Six months to a year. That’s how long we usually like to spend on a custom wedding dress. But when a bride gets married less than two months after getting...
Think You Can't Afford a Custom Wedding Dress? Think Again.

Think You Can't Afford a Custom Wedding Dress? Think Again.

When you think of having a dress custom-made, a few different thoughts may come to mind: “Only a celebrity would wear a custom gown.” “I couldn’t afford a bridal designer...
Finding a Wedding Dress as a Curvy Bride

Finding a Wedding Dress as a Curvy Bride

Without a doubt, every bride deserves to feel like the beautiful and loved woman she is.  Especially on her wedding day. But when wedding boutiques only stock sample dresses to fit...
All the Outfits You'll Need for Your Pre-Wedding Events

All the Outfits You'll Need for Your Pre-Wedding Events

Before you started wedding planning, you might not have thought much about all the pre-wedding events that you’ll not only attend, but where you’ll also be the main focus. What...
A Quick History of the Wedding Veil

A Quick History of the Wedding Veil

Whether you’ve attended 5 weddings or 50 weddings, you’ve likely seen the bride wear a veil at most of them. A hallmark of the traditional wedding day look, veils have...