Oh, What a Night! Linda Designs Her Vintage-Inspired Dream Dress with HCC

Custom vintage-inspired wedding gown

Bride Linda, like so many of my brides, came to Hannah Caroline Couture after facing challenges while searching for her dress. She hoped for a classic 1950s style for her wedding dress, and it proved difficult to find the right fit and silhouette.

“I didn’t really want some dress that a zillion other brides were going to wear.”

She found her dress inspiration as many brides do - online - and after exchanging ideas, I made recommendations for fabrics, fit, and ways to make her dress unique. Together we landed on the perfect dress for her low-key, vintage-inspired wedding!

It was easy as pie. I showed her pics of what I wanted and, boom, she knew exactly what to do and the material to use to make it what I wanted. Everyone commented that it was a dream!

Polka dot short wedding dress

Linda’s dress was a classic tea-length dress inspired by the famous flared silhouette of the 1950s.

This polka dot number was the perfect style to show off the pops of color in her accessories - her shoes, jewelry, and a vibrant petticoat that peeked out from under her skirt as she twirled!

After Linda’s wedding, I received so much positive feedback and the love for this short, fun dress, so I created the Linda Swing Dress for my bridal collection to offer this classic, vintage-inspired style to more brides. Shop the Linda Dress here.

Linda and her husband, Mark, celebrated their special day with a mid-century modern theme at Le Bouillon, a French restaurant in downtown Omaha. They took a unique approach to the entire event, planning it as more of a party as opposed to a traditional wedding.

One of their favorite aspects was making everyone sing a song about love if they wanted the couple to kiss, as opposed to the traditional clinking of glasses. “People did solos, groups, and it was fun because everyone got into it!”

When it came to supporting local businesses in the Omaha area, Linda highly recommends Sugar and Lace Cakes. “The absolute best when it comes to dairy and gluten free. Nobody else can come close.” She also used Omaha makeup artist Ashley Gaa: “Holy moly does she know her stuff!”

When it comes to planning your wedding, Linda recommends to “make it your own and unique. Don't follow trends. You care about every detail but nobody will remember but you.” (Check out our advice for planning a unique wedding here!)

On being an HCC Bride:

"Hannah made my special day the most wonderful.

As everyone knows, the dress can really make the whole wedding. Everyone is going to look at it.

She was amazing to work with. Her vision made my wedding dress dream come true. She was able to take my ideas and put them into reality.

The dress fit perfectly, was designed beautifully and was of the highest quality. The dress was special because it was made for me and exactly what I wanted. I wished I could have her make twenty dresses."

Are you struggling to find the perfect wedding dress for your special day? I’m here to help with a collection of customizable wedding gowns online, including the Linda Swing Dress, as well as fully custom wedding gowns to fit your unique style! Learn more about our custom work here and contact us today.

Ready to bring your wedding dress vision to life? Contact us today to design your custom wedding gown!

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