A Wine Red Custom Wedding Gown, Part B

Following our Part A blog where we shared the adventurous process of creating the wine red custom wedding gown, here is a little behind the scenes into the magical and romantic wedding day of Danelle and Andrew.

Since the beginning of creating Danelle’s custom wedding gown, the color of the dress was always meant to be kept a secret from Andrew. She wanted to surprise him when she walked down the aisle in her wine red wedding gown. She even hung up a mock white wedding dress in her closet to convince Andrew the dress was in fact a classic white. But this wasn’t the only surprise on her wedding day!

Danelle had previously decided she wanted to wear tennis shoes so that she could run down the aisle to Andrew.  That was her second surprise.  And in tennis shoes she would be comfortable during the entire wedding and could easily dance the night away. She was a bit worried about her dress not being fluffed up just right before going down the aisle. Jennifer agreed to be her designated “fluffer” and make sure her dress was just perfect. Danelle joyfully sprinted down the aisle, a fiery dash of tulle gliding past friends, family, and loved ones as she ran to meet the love of her life. 

There was Danelle and Andrew standing at the edge of the infinity pool that dropped off to overlook the Maui valley and the breathtaking West Maui Mountains. The sun slowly setting, accentuating this already sublime moment of the wedding. This wedding was straight out of a fairytale, love radiated from every moment, every corner. 

Later, Danelle and Andrew snuck up to the rooftop and took some unreal photos capturing this very special day. Just a small window into some of the many beautiful moments of this wedding day. 

Here are some sweet words from Bride Danelle:

I am so thankful I put value in having a custom experience. In the beginning my fiancé said if you decide to spend the money and go this route, I don’t want to bring up the money again. This was so helpful in living the experience without unnecessary negative emotions, I could purely enjoy the customization process. During fittings I was heart warmed to realize the dress needed to be adjusted or problem solved, never something about my body that needed changing. I went through all of the fitting feeling completely perfect with my body the way it is. Jennifer and her team gave the dress so much attention. She is so creative, skillful and clever with her process. On my last fitting, I told everyone I was going to be on the beautiful bride list. At 51, that felt so good to be able to say. This is because of Jennifer and her team. I had complete trust in the process. In addition, Jennifer made herself available pre wedding and during the reception that put another connection of care and love into the life of the dress. I am grateful to have these memories as a bride.

Wedding Vendors

Piano: Absalon Figueroa

Officiant: Crissy Kapoor

Bride: Danelle Watson

Groom: Andrew Keenan

Ring Bearers: Connor and Maxwell Watson

Flower Girl: Fiona Watson

Flowers: Bella Bloom @bellabloommaui 

Photographer: Clarissa Hempel @ponophotomaui 

Videographer: Todd Perkins 

Mother and Father of the Bride: Dennis and Theresa Brust

Band: Crazy Fingers 

Red Roses ordered from Maui Floral

Catering: La Pinatas

Cake: Jacqueline Perry

Wedding Planner: Cindy Eiting

Dress: Jennifer Oberg

Make up and Hair: Heather Ellison

Decorations Leader: Nani Cabanting

Decorating: Dear Friends

Tables and Chairs: Let’s Entertain

Floor Painting: Polina Marian

Shuttle driver: Taryn Bernabe

Parking: Ben and Todd Keenan

Event building: Andrew Keenan

Congratulations to Danelle and Andrew on their wedding! We wish you a lifetime of joy and love! Brides-to-be wishing to enter the custom wedding gown process, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to work together with you. Email Jennifer at love@jenniferoberg.com for all inquiries.

Real Weddings: Briana + Haywood

Bride Briana and Groom Haywood had a very special wedding in Lucca, Italy on August 10th, 2022. A very dreamy wedding at Casale de Pasquinelli in Tuscany. We had the pleasure of assisting Bride Briana with remastering her wedding gown and custom veil. It was a joy getting to work with Briana. Enjoy some photos from this sweet and dreamy wedding below:

Some sweet words from Bride Briana:

If I could give Jen more stars I would. Her amazing talent is only matched by her extreme professionalism and attention to detail. She helped me remaster my wedding gown and custom veil to perfection. Thank You Jen for making it so easy and flawless.” – Briana

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Thomas Harris @thomasharrisphotographer 

Coordinators: Gabrielle and Mini at Wedding & Co @weddingeco.catering.flower 

Venue: Casale de’ pasquinelli @casaledepasquinelli 

Location: Lucca, Italy

Congratulations Briana and Haywood on your special day! We wish you all the best as you enter this next chapter of your life together. Brides-to-be get in touch to schedule your first fittings via love@jenniferoberg.com. And to see other Real Wedding Blogs for some wedding inspiration click here

Real Weddings: Katie + Nicholai

Bride Katie and Groom Nicholai had a beautiful wedding on August 6th, 2022 in the breathtaking Lona Ridge venue nestled amongst the West Maui Mountains. We assisted the Bride Katie with wedding gown alterations, properly fitting her gown and adding a bustle. Below are photos from their wedding day taken by Amber Caires. Here is a window into their special day with loads of inspiration for any future wedding couples.

Some sweet words from the Bride Katie:

I am so extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Jennifer on my wedding dress! The detailed work and attention she put into it made the dress look even better than I could have imagined. I felt so confident and special walking down the aisle on my wedding day! Thank you Jennifer Oberg and Team for making everything perfect!” – Katie

Wedding vendors:

Dress: Made with Love

Wedding Gown Alterations: @jenniferobergatelier

Photography: Amber Vision @ambervisionphoto

Hair: Anna Sibert with Maui Makeup Artistry

Venue: Lona Ridge

Wedding Planner: Darren Keala Events @events_by_darren_keala

Florals: Darren Keala Events @events_by_darren_keala

Officiant: Sean Keli’ipono Aquino

Guitarist: David Wolf

Tableware: SET Maui

Catering + Cocktails: Cutting Edge Maui @CocinaNorte

Rentals: Let’s Entertain Maui

Calligraphy: Chelsea | Tropigal Calligraphy @tropicalcalligraphy

Congratulations Katie & Nicholai on your special day! We wish you all the best as you enter this next chapter of your life together. Brides-to-be get in touch to schedule your first fittings via love@jenniferoberg.com. And to see other Real Wedding Blogs for some wedding inspiration click here.

Real Weddings: Ilana + Matt

Bride Ilana and Groom Matt had their gorgeous wedding on July 2nd, 2022! We assisted Bride Ilana with wedding gown alterations. As usual, we love to share photos from our past clients. It is always so helpful to see how past couples styled their garments and curated their wedding days. To see other Real Wedding Blogs, click here

We had previously shared a blog about her Oscar de La Renta wedding gown. You can find that blog here

Here are some of Illana and Matt’s wedding photos. Photography is by Joanna Tano  (@joannatanophotography).

Here are some sweet words from Ilana:

“​​Jennifer did an incredible job altering my off-the-rack Oscar de la Renta dress. Her craftsmanship was flawless, the price was very reasonable, and she did her work efficiently and communicated well.” – Ilana 

Thank you Ilana! Congratulations on your beautiful day! We were so happy to be able to assist you. Brides-to-be get in touch to schedule your first fittings via love@jenniferoberg.com.

Real Weddings: Julia + Jordan

We have so many gorgeous photos to share with you from our past clients we assisted with bridal and groom alterations! Plus, we also helped their wedding party too! Bride Julia and Groom Jordan had their wedding on June 4th, 2022. 

In addition to the bride and groom, we worked with the bride’s mother, father, and sister on alterations. We also altered her sister’s party dress for the reception. We just love getting to work with all the different people who are part of the wedding party! It is so fun to get to know the closest family and friends of the bride and groom.      

Below our some of the fabulous pictures taken by Anna Kim:

Don’t hesitate to reach out for wedding alterations for you, your partner, and your wedding party. It is our pleasure to get to work together with you and your loved ones! For all wedding-related inquiries contact us via love@jenniferoberg.com. We are available to assist with alterations, custom wedding dresses, on-site steaming and pressing services, and more. Get in touch!

Real Weddings: Bride Miri

Here we are, sharing another past bride JOA worked together with. Bride Miri had a beautiful wedding on February 26, 2022. Here are some gorgeous photos from her special day.

The JOA team assisted Bride Miri with wedding gown alterations. This was a special case as Miri was pregnant and was not sure how large she would be close to her wedding day. We helped her with last minute alterations to make sure her gown had the right fit before her wedding. 

Some sweet words from Bride Miri:

Jennifer was a great help. I had a unique situation because I was pregnant and couldn’t plan how large I would be- so getting last minute alterations before the wedding was an adventure. However, she made it happen and the dress was everything I dreamed it would be ! Thanks for being a part of our magical evening.” – Miri

Brides-to-be don’t hesitate to reach out to us with unique alteration circumstances. We are always ready and available to handle all types of alteration situations. Email love@jenniferoberg.com for all wedding-related inquiries.

Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Robyn Penn @poppetpenn

Florals/Event Coordination: Wyatt Piro @___opia

Dress Alterations: Jennifer Oberg Atelier @jenniferobergatelier 

Cake: Cyrus Baking Co @cyrusbakingco

Pie: Roark & Rye @roarkandrye

Locally grown flowers: @harvestdreamgirl @peoplewhotalktoppants @kellydayflowers @lauren_michellemarchand

Charceuterie: Amanda Leipuanani Robson @feasthawaii

Dinner: Maui Cones @mauicones

Real Weddings: Bride Violet

We love highlighting the past brides we have worked together with! This week we want to feature Bride Violet who had a beautiful wedding on May 14, 2022 at Prince William Forest Park. What a dreamy wedding nestled in the forest! 

Our wedding day was beautiful. There was a lightness in the air, and a sweetness to every moment. The few weeks prior to the wedding were very full of finishing details and we were both a bit nervous that we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the special day… but time slowed down for us. The predicted rain held off for us. And committing to each other that day was full of life and joy! “ – Bride Violet

The JOA team assisted Violet with alterations for her wedding gown. Her dress was a size too big so we altered the gown to get it to be the right fit for Violet. We love getting to see the transformation of a wedding gown when we work together with brides. It is amazing how much you can change a dress with the right alterations, special tricks, and an incredibly skilled team of sewists.

We are so thankful for the people that helped make it happen, and want to highlight Jennifer Oberg Atelier for going above and beyond to make my dress fit me. It was a dress that the company discontinued, so the only size I could find was too big, but she worked her magic and helped make my wedding dress dreams come true! I would recommend her and her team 100%. She cares about the details, and I felt heard and understood throughout the whole process. Thank you, Jennifer, for helping me feel beautiful on my wedding day!”  – Bride Violet


Below are more photos taken by Emma J Harling (@emmajharling) of Bride Violet’s wedding.


Real Weddings: Angelica

We love sharing some photos from the Bride’s we have been working together with in the Atelier. Bride Angelica Lomongo had her wedding on March 31, 2022 here on Maui! 

For her wedding gown, JOA assisted Angelica with bridal gown alterations. We made adjustments to give her gown that perfect fit. We also created a bustle for the train on her gown. Bride Angelica found this gorgeous gown at a&bé bridal shop in Seattle, Washington. You can check out their instagram page at @aandbe_seattle

Below are photos of Angelica’s gown with the train and the bustle at the Atelier. If your curous to learn more about bustles, check out our All About Bustle’s blog series where you can see some of the various types of bustles we have created. 

Congratulations on your wedding Angelica!! It was a joy to work together with you and we wish you all the best in this new chapter!!

Brides-to-be, get in touch for all wedding-related alterations or custom designs. You can send an email to admin@jenniferoberg.com to schedule fittings or for any questions about the services we offer.

Real Weddings: Jaclyn

From time to time we love to feature some of the past brides we worked together with. Beginning our blogs for March we wanted to give you a peek into the magical wedding of Bride Jaclyn and her husband. She shared so many amazing photos with us and we had to share them with you! It’s always great for brides-to-be to get some wedding inspiration.

Jaclyn and her husband got married in California nestled in the beautiful redwood mountains last September. Below are some pictures from this breathtaking wedding venue..

The JOA team worked together with Bride Jaclyn on wedding gown alterations, giving her gown that perfect, custom made fit! We shortened the straps on the gown. Her petticoat had a bit too much poof for her taste and personal style so we removed a layer to give the gown a more subtle volume. And then we also shortened her veil. JOA has helped several brides in the past restyle their veils. If you ever need help with this, don’t hesitate to ask us.

Brides-to-be get in touch for all your wedding gown alterations and custom wedding gown needs. The JOA team is here to assist you and create a memorable wedding experience. Email admin@jenniferoberg.com for all appointments and consultations.

Below are some more photos from Bride Jaclyn’s special wedding day…


Dress: @anomalie

Wedding Gown Alterations: @jenniferobergatelier 

Grooms suit:  @indochino

Photography: @brysphotography_

Videography: @merisfilms (I haven’t received the video yet)

Venue: OVY Camp (Optimist Volunteers for Youth in San Gregorio, CA)

Caterer: @kitchenina

Heirloom Gowns & Pandemic Weddings – Part 3

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Continuing our blog series with Bride Kristin and Groom Sven, we have the final part, part three! In this blog we will share more about the couple’s love story and how they navigated their wedding plans during the unpredictable moment of the pandemic.

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Kristin and Sven had a long engagement and meanwhile were traveling the world together. After three years of being engaged they had some exciting wedding plans in the works for 2020. They decided to get married underwater by the President of Palau (Micronesia) in May 2020 and then to come home to a lively New York City 350-personal black tie wedding party on June 20, 2020, Of course, the pandemic completely wiped these exciting plans away. 

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

The couple ideally wanted to wait to re-plan the wedding celebrations until the pandemic was a thing of the past. But sentimentally, Bride Kristin, felt it was important to find a way to move forward with some type of celebrations. Wearing her grandmother’s wedding gown and honoring all the women who had worn it before while also inspiring future generations of brides was very important to her. As the pandemic continued to carry on, Kristin began dreaming up a “deconstructed wedding” where special parts of the wedding would all be celebrated individually. And then, their plan B for the wedding began to take form.

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

In the end, the couple opted to do a small elopement, traditional Tahitian “ring” ceremony, at a small island in southern French Polynesia called RURUTU (Australe Islands north of Antarctica) in October 2020. Then they came home to Maui, and Bride Kristin worked together with Jennifer to finish the restyling of her grandmother’s dress. She then began planning a bridal portrait celebration and a blessing which would take place on their island home of Maui. Kristin wanted to include some special women in her life, junior and senior bridesmaids. They held a lovely procession at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center under a rainbow and then were blessed with a rain shower as the officiant did a traditional Hawaiian blessing. They did a pikake lei ceremony which was common in Hawaii in the early half of the 1900s. They also shared their vows on their 81st month anniversary in the fast ice of the Weddell Sea near Snow Hill Island on the continent of Antarctica! 

In the end, the couple had a very beautiful and memorable wedding celebration. We were so happy to get to work together with Bride Kristin and we are very happy that they were able to find a way to make their celebrations special even amongst the chaos of the pandemic. Congratulations Kristin and Sven! We wish you endless love and happiness in your new life together!


Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Photography by Madelynne Lorraine

Wedding Vendors:

Dressmaker/Restyling: Jennifer Oberg Atelier | www.jenniferoberg.com | @jenniferobergatelier

Jewelry: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent limited edition | www.ysl.com | @ysl

Shoes: FENDI | www.fendi.com | @fendi

Photographer: Sean Michael Hower | www.howerphoto.com | @seanmhower

Photographer: Madelynne Lorraine | www.madelynnelorraine.com | @madelynnelorraine

Venue: The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center | www.huinoeau.com | @huinoeau 

Makeup: Jessica Waite | www.jessicawaite.com | @jessicawaite 

Hair: Catalina Drouillard | www.threesixteenhairhaven.com/catalina-drouillard-hair | @catalinadrouillardhair 

Floral Designers: Jeanne Givens | www.dellables.com | @dellablesfloraldesign 

Officiant of Blessing: Euta Lightsy | www.kahulightsy.com | @maui_officiant_lightsy