Bob and Lain Shaffer's Website

Lain's Custom Gowns

My custom gowns are popular with brides because they want a gown that is unique. They may have tried on several gowns in wedding shops and like parts of 3 or 4 different gowns. This is were I can shine and provide the bride "her special gown." I can merge all of these parts to make a gown that will not be on every bride in every wedding of the season.

Rose Wedding Gown

This gown is one of my favorites. At the neckline and the hemline, red seed beads are incorporated in the embelished venice lace. Seventy-five handmade red silk ribbon roses are set in the valleys of the hemline lace. Each sleeve consists of twenty-four handmade silk organza roses. (I like a little color in wedding gowns).

Winter Velvet Flowergirl Gown

Dark green velvet goes beautifully with this redhead. The bride choose this dress with a sweetheart neckline and soft ruffles down the back for her flowergirl. If you like velvet, remember that it absorbs light and will, therefore, always photograph darker than you see it in person.

Spring Flowergirl Dress

Satin and lace and beaded Venice lace aplliques make this flowergirl dress special. This length is very easy for a little girl to handle. Sometimes the full length can cause several falls on that special day. Her necklace is simply a piece of ribbon with a lace medallion and velcro to close in the back.

International Wedding

While on at trip to Europe, this young lady met her Prince Charming. When it was time for a wedding gown, she allowed me to help her create her dream gown. The entire gown is made of brillant white bridal satin. Bodice embelishments are hundreds of individually applied Swarovski Crystals—and at each tuck of the skirt there is a hanging Swarovski Crystal pendant. Ruching accentuates the bodice. Tiny pleats form diagional lines on the midriff.

Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

These get special treatment, too. Each gown was designed for the women and girls who will wear them. Not every style flatters each person's figure. By altering the style for the bridesmaid, each person in your wedding will feel special.