A story behind the gown

Designing your own wedding gown can be a very intimidating and stressful process. Sometimes it is much easier to dream up the perfect gown in your head than it is to display on paper or in words to a designer. My favorite part about dressmaking is the fact that it becomes a co-creation. It is a constant dialogue between the designer and the bride to arrive at each detail and decision. In the end, what becomes created is far more than you could have imagined or dreamed of. 

A past bride, Cory, came to me with a vision of her dress in pencil drawing. The design of her dress was as unique and wonderful as she is. I was so excited to bring this dress to life and make Cory’s vision come true! Every detail was a delight to work on, from the back treatment with the crystal buttons to the collar to the black velvet sash. The experience was wonderful, and Cory was an exquisite bride to work with, too! She was an absolute delight and I was so happy to co-create her wedding gown!

Cory Michelle Hall held her wedding at Hui No’eau on October 19, 2019. Photography featured is by Scott Drexler Photography. 

In Cory’s words: 

“I came to Jennifer with only a pencil drawing of my dress. I had come up with what I wanted on that piece of paper, and Jennifer not only met me with the hope that it was possible, she made it happen! Every step of the way, Jennifer was gracious, incredibly kind and her talent and expertise really shined through in each and every detail. It is such a special time in life but it can be stressful as well. Working with Jennifer alleviated the stress and brought focus on the joy.  Every appointment throughout my dress creation to its fruition, was exciting, comforting, professional and full with the gift of Jennifer’s talent. Not only is her work exquisite with a profound attention to detail and her talent incomparable – she is a caring, patient and beautiful human being. All of these things lent to an overall unforgettable and heart-filling experience. Thank you with all my heart for helping the dress I imagined become a reality!”  -Cory Michelle Hall

A story behind the gown

Behind every wedding gown is an eventful story. The beautiful bride, Katherine Conyers, pictured above had quite the transformation and adventure with this Matthew Christopher gown. 

It is hard to imagine, but this dress started out as a size 12 and then we took it to a size 2! After our last fitting we had every detail of the dress in perfect place, ready for the big wedding day. Katherine looked gorgeous in her dress!

I was on a vacation in France, when I got a message from Katherine panicking about having issues with her dress. A week before her wedding day, her dress had come back from the cleaner with a ripple on the butt, shrunken, and it wouldn’t zip! I called Katherine from Paris, and talked her through each issue. I scheduled someone I knew in Colorado to do new alterations for the dress right away. Before we knew it, it was as good as new and ready to go! Talk about wedding scares! This dress had quite the adventure!

Some kinds words from Katherine herself:

Jen was INCREDIBLE to say the least. She was able to flawlessly take my dress from a size 12 to a size 2. It was a very tricky puzzle for her and she embraced the massive challenge! She went above and beyond for me and I’m so grateful for her expertise, professionalism and follow-through. She is such a talented woman, I drive by her old Denver studio a lot and think of her often. I would recommend her services over and over again.” -Katherine Conyers