On the Web: www.debbielafranchi.com
Also see Debbie LaFranchi's Creative Costumes
Debbie's expertise and skill as a costume designer lead her to designing bridal gowns. After all, what is a wedding gown but a glamorous costume, with the beautiful bride playing the lead? She started the bridal gown division of her business, LaFranchi Couture specializing in custom made gowns.
Debbie found a niche in custom making gowns designed for each bride personally. Every bride is unique and each one has their own dreams and desires in a gown. Debbie consults with each bride personally and listens to all the things a woman is looking for in her gown. Then, she creates a sketch of that perfect dress. The bride selects all the materials, the gown is made to her exact measurements and isn't complete until the dress is perfect.
Debbie brings to each gown her skill and expertise and knowledge of costuming. This allows her to not only make exquisite contemporary gowns, but stunning themed wedding gowns as well. She enjoys making the bride feel special and beautiful on her wedding day by giving her that one on one attention concentrating on the details. Debbie feels that each bride deserves to not only feel beautiful on that special day, but look that way as well. Ensuring that feeling will then be reflected in the photos for all of eternity. And that her groom will be overcome with how breathtaking his new bride looks as they start their wonderful new life as man and wife.
Here's what some of her customers have to say:
I can't thank you enough for the dress -- it was exactly what I was looking for. I was so stressed out trying to find one, and then nervous that this one wouldn't turn out the way I imagined it, but it was absolutely perfect. I felt beautiful on my wedding day and that made the whole thing so easy and relaxed. I got so many compliments on the dress, everyone said how unique it was and so different from the typical cookie-cutter strapless white a-line that everyone wears. I just love it, and I would definitely recommend you to anyone if you ever need a reference.
Anyway, thanks again for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!
~ Jessica Woofter-Washington, DC
"What could have been incredibly stressful turned out to be one of the most pleasurable parts of putting together our wedding. I wanted my husband to
have a regal look and thought that a 'nobleman' costume would be perfect. The outfit was delivered as promised - exactly the way it was sketched, with the perfect fabric and ahead of schedule. Everyone at our wedding raved over my husband's attire! Debbie LaFranchi produces the best quality in her costumes and takes pride in her work. She truly gave above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction!"
~ Maria Gianfortune, NY, NY
"I had a wedding to plan in very short order but it needed to be perfect. Unable to find the dress I wanted in my price range, I remember a friend of mine had her dress made by Debbie LaFranchi. I gave Debbie the concept of what I wanted taken from several wedding magazines and she duplicated my idea EXACTLY! I received numerous compliments at my wedding and my friends were certain it was an expensive designer gown. Everyone loved my dress - especially me! Thanks so much Debbie!"
~ Kerri Ann Robb, Los Angeles, CA
"When I was ready to buy my dream wedding dress, I walked into a bridal shop with a very specific idea in mind. The sales lady felt that I should have my dress custom made. I heard from a friend of mine that Debbie LaFranchi made wedding dresses - she gave me the one-on-one attention I was looking for. She made my 'dream' wedding gown with the most precise attention to detail. I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Debbie!"
~ Elianna Ciaramella, Lake Forest, CA
"It was a very comforting experience working with Debbie. Being assured that the dress would turn out perfectly was one thing less I had to worry about. Having Debbie's experience of knowing what would look good and what wouldn't was awesome! I really enjoyed the fact that I could show her a picture of what I wanted and it turned out just as I wished. My dress was one of the best parts of my wedding! Thanks, Debbie!"
~ Tiana West, Los Angeles, CA
"I would totally recommend Debbie LaFranchi. Debbie was completely professional. She easily duplicated what I wanted and knew what would work for my body type. I was frantic about it fitting exactly right but Debbie ensured it fit to a 'T' and looked beautiful. She nailed it!! She was the hero of the hour, saving time and anguish and delivering an incredibly beautiful gown in a very tight time frame and within budget. Thank you so much for all your care and attention to detail regarding my needs. You so rocked it! Debbie is the gal to use for the perfect dress - you'll be pleased - more like ecstatic!"
~ Deb Shreib, Antelope Valley,CA
"I was home to see the parents last week and showed them the pictures of my dress (I feel like saying our dress, since you were such an intregal part). My dad said, "It is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen!" No kidding - I feel like you have made my dream dress come true! You are amazing, and oh-so talented! Thank you so much for your creativity, and skills and friendship as a professional and as a person. I can't wait to walk down the aisle in my custom, perfect, amazing, one of a kind, perfect fitting dream dress!! I couldn't have asked for more. I'm sure I'll have more to tell you after the wedding. Right now, I'm writing based on the emotion of my father's reaction... I'm so happy!! Thanks again Debbie!"
~ Sharry England, Studio City, CA