“I never thought I would be wearing my mom’s wedding dress on my wedding day, but I’m so happy that I will be in a few months and it wouldn’t have been possible without Amanda. I love how the dress has elements of my mom’s dress, but it is still my own.
Amanda redesigned the whole top half of the dress and sometimes it was difficult for me to visualize the final outcome, but I knew I could 100 percent trust Amanda and she did not disappoint. There were also times I looked toward Amanda’s professional input and she created a bustle that I love and never would have been able to dream up on my own. Since my mom’s wedding dress is 30+ years old the color needed to be restored because it had some yellowing and discoloration.
Amanda walked me through the restoration process, presented the potential challenges and was extremely considerate of the delicate material. I’m happy to say it was a success and the dress came out like new.
Amanda has a great sense of style and is very skilled and talented at what she does. Aside from that, she was always professional, flexible and very responsive. I really appreciate all of the care and thought that went into this dress and I highly recommend Amanda Catherine Custom designs.”
Kim Beson - Bride
“Amanda was professional from start to finish and was able to tell me if something I wanted would actually work or if it wouldn’t and worked little by little to make sure I was happy with the dress every step of the way. For her to make wearing my mothers wedding dress a reality but still make me feel like it was MY dress is absolutely priceless and not something just any designer is able to do. I’m forever grateful to have found her!”
Kim Marceau - Bride
“Finding Amanda was a gift. I was looking for an appropriate dress for my wedding since I am in my late 50’s . A huge challenge as all the dresses were short! So I purchased a fit and flare jacquard dress and Amanda transformed it into a beautifully classic and elegant age appropriate dress. She even suggested and designed a belt and wrap to tie it all together. I now have a one of a kind! I had a tight timeframe and Amanda calmed me down and assured me that the dress would be done on time and it was. As others have said, I am truly grateful I found Amanda!”
Catherine Lynn - Bride
“I am so glad that I had the pleasure of working with Amanda. I realized that my dress needed alterations three weeks before my friend’s wedding. Amanda worked diligently with me and involved me in the entire process. I knew that I could trust her wholeheartedly with the alterations. It was quite a challenge seeing that the wedding was so close and the fabric for the dress was an unusual color, but Amanda finished it sooner than expected. The alterations she made were perfect and you couldn’t even tell the dress had been altered. I recommend Amanda for any design/alteration needs. I know I will be calling Amanda for any future dress emergencies.”
Katie O’Blosser - Bridesmaid
“Amanda designed and created the groomsmen’s bow ties for our wedding. We loved working with Amanda! She listened to exactly what we had in mind and included us in every step – from discussing ideas to selecting fabrics and reviewing her sample. Amanda is so knowledgeable and I trusted her judgment and expertise so much that I never worried about the final product. I highly recommend Amanda Catherine Custom designs to anyone who wants to include some truly one of a kind elements in their wedding and have some fun too!”
Maggie Pilczak - Bride
“The wedding was so beautiful and I got a ton of compliments on my dress. It bustled perfectly for the reception and the length was great for walking down the aisle!”
Lauren Moore, Bride Alteration
“For my wedding, I desired a gown that was a reflection of my style and aesthetic. I was very sure of the fit and style I wanted and Amanda provided thoughtful guidance to ensure that my expectations were met. I wanted to incorporate elements of my mother’s wedding dress which was handmade by my great grandmother, and Amanda provided several drafted designs that were considerate of my input.
Amanda continued to provide a memorable experience by making house calls for consultations and final veil fittings. She was sensitive to details of fit, comfort, and was reassuring that my expectations were understood and met. My gown was finished on time and I was absolutely happy and extremely satisfied. The compliments I received on my dress and veil at my wedding were countless.
Many were thrilled with the treatment of the 40-year-old lace that was incorporated from my mother’s gown. I was also told by many that “looked like me” which is exactly what I wanted. Having something made exclusively for me was unique and special; a feeling that every bride desires. I highly recommend Amanda Catherine Custom Designs for any occasion dress that is as unique as they are with quality, personal service.”
Erin Wayne - Bride
“While planning my wedding, I had a very specific dress in my mind for my bridesmaids. I searched bridal shops, department stores, specialty retailers and the internet and came up empty. I was referred to Amanda through a family member and I couldn’t have been happier with the recommendation. She sketched exactly what I had in mind and found a number of fabrics & shades of colors to choose from that were in my budget.
She was available anytime I had questions and was very flexible when scheduling the fittings. The dresses fit perfectly and compliment each bridesmaid despite all their different body types. Amanda even designed a special, more appropriate silhouette for my younger junior bridesmaid. Each of them looked flawless on my wedding day. Many thanks to Amanda for making this part of the planning process so easy and enjoyable!”
Katie Killduff - Bride
“To spend the evening being squired about by my Marine dressed in the most distinctive uniform in the military at the Marine Corp Birthday Ball, I had to look my best! I spent countless hours browsing gowns online before making the decision to reach out to Amanda. I was able to articulate exactly what I wanted to her, and she made my vision become a reality. Amanda drafted three spot-on sketches and sent them over to me. I soon fell in love with her clean, timeless and unique creations. Her styles are chic, streamlined and not overworked.
Amanda was efficient and focused on making my experience a great one.I absolutely love my dress, and the best part is, now at the end of it all, I have a custom gown that fits me better than anything I own! It was perfect! Hands down the best dress shopping experience I have ever had. I cannot thank her enough for her immeasurable service and I recommend her to anyone – she is truly the best!”
Stephanie Callis - Client
“When I first started looking at wedding dresses I knew what I wanted but had yet to try any on. The first time I went to try on dresses I found out that if I bought a dress from the bridal shop I would be spending a lot of money in alterations. I’m only 5 feet tall so I knew who I should be talking to.
I contacted Amanda and showed her pictures of what I wanted my dress to look like. Not only was Amanda able to create the dress of my dreams, and she also added pockets to my dress, created my veil, and made a very special clutch purse. She had taken the lace from my mother’s veil and the same fabric of my dress to create the clutch. Amanda’s professionalism and work ethic truly made the whole process stress free. The information I was given in the beginning was very helpful, from the sketches of the dress to the many different choices of fabric.
I never felt any pressure from her, and everything was very easy going. She was also very easy to contact if I had any questions, she was very responsive to my needs. I would highly recommend Amanda Catherine Custom Design for any type of event. If you want a beautiful one of a kind dress she’s the one to go to.”
Kacy Bean - Bride
“I attend many charity events each year and don’t have much time to shop for that perfect dress. Working with Amanda was such an easy and fun experience. She didn’t overwhelm me with options.
Instead, we talked about ideas and she came up with the most amazing sketches. In no time at all, we had a plan for a dress that fit my body perfectly in the color and fabric that I loved. And the best part: I didn’t have to worry about anyone else showing up in the same dress!”
Kelley Tuthill - Channel 5 Reporter