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    Vintage Pieces Add Sparkle to Our Custom Gowns

    Discover vintage brooches, trims and accessories in our curated collection.

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    Something Old, to Something New!

    Rejuvenate elements of a vintage family wedding gown by incorporating buttons and trim into your new custom design.

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    Classic Silhouettes with Modern Styling

    Vintage elements inspire new custom designs.


Updating Heirlooms
Transforming Treasures
Custom Wedding Dresses

We at Fermata Designs are inspired by your stories. Every one of our gowns is a collaboration, pairing your inspiration with our skill. Vintage gowns can be resized, restyled or completely remade. New custom gowns are designed with your creative input. Our Fermata Gowns are based on silhouettes that our brides love, using textiles and trims from sustainable sources. Partner with us for a truly unique experience.


It was absolutely gorgeous and perfect!! I loved working with you - I'm gonna miss our fittings!

Vicki, Restyled Vintage

In the end, what I dreaded the most turned out to be one of the most positive and satisfying parts of planning my wedding; the final dress was everything that I wanted.

Ruth, Restyled Vintage

I walked down the aisle in a dress that looked beautiful and felt completely comfortable and unique.

Nina, Custom Couture

THE best option for brides with an eye towards affordability, originality and eco-consciousness.

Rachel, Custom Couture

This may be the one time in my life that I’ll have a dress made for me, and with Fermata Designs it was as fun and pleasant as it could possibly be.

Gabriella, Custom Couture

Inspired Design

Classic silhouettes, treasured family heirlooms and vintage styling give our custom designed wedding dresses their unique flair.  Your unique beauty make our gowns shine!
 
 

Bride Stories

Sustainable Beauty

Every element of a Fermata Gown is consciously chosen to be as environmentally sustainable as possible, from the organic cotton under structure to the reused vintage buttons and trims.   We strive to select materials that are ethical and sustainable as well as beautiful.

Personal Service

Our custom weddings dresses aren’t the only thing that is beautifully tailored.  Our specialized service fits your schedule and your needs.  Fermata Designs fits perfectly!
 
 

Our Team

Recent Works

We love our brides. You will too! From fully custom designed wedding dresses to restyled vintage gowns, let their stories inspire you.  See all works.

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Lacy Print


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Deep Teal Accents


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Vintage Revival


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Mother to Daughter


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Lovely Lilacs


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Vintage Inspiration


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Grandmother’s Grace


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NOT SURE IF FERMATA DESIGNS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Let’s Chat! Schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your options, with no obligations. Take advantage of our experience!



Bride Stories

Brennan Back

The dress was perfect on the day. Everyone commented on its uniqueness. It was wonderful to wear such a beautiful and well-made dress that I had helped to design and that was individual to me.

Helen, Custom Couture

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For one time in my life, I found someone that was on my page...There was never a fear, never a stress, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Whitney, Custom Couture

Parnaby-Square

Jocelyn and Carla's care of my dress right up until the day gave me peace of mind and I really felt the best that I ever had on my wedding day.

Antonia, Custom Couture

Marika

Thank you so much for the fabulous dress!

Marika, Custom Couture

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She was like the fairy godmother in Cinderella -- an added petticoat here, some reimagined straps there, a perfect fitting, accessory consultations, and poof! [My dress] was one-of-a-kind and better than the original.

Julia, Specialty Alterations

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Anyone looking to alter a wedding dress should go directly to Carla and enjoy her high-quality, incredibly friendly services!

Bryce, Specialty Alterations

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Carla truly answered my wildest dreams! I knew that I wanted my Mom's 1980's dress to be a part of my special day, and yet I never expected something that I would wear again and again!...I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Cathy, Restyled Vintage