Beaded Ethereal Dream

January 12, 2018

2017 was a whirlwind of a year! Four family weddings, MOH twice, and a trip to Scotland with the man kept me so busy, I am only now sharing photos with you all! The next three blog posts are so very special to me, as they feature three of my sisters (two of them sisters by marriage). I hope you enjoy!


Ruth was the girl who always said that she wanted a simple wedding in the backyard, and that she would wear a second hand-wedding dress. That certainly is not how her dress or her wedding ended up!


Over a hundred yards of tulle and silk went into this delicately beaded confection of a dress.


More than 300 hours of hand-stitching lace to tulle to create that organic feel. The end product was so very worth it. Ruth looked like a classic Dior model, swirling about a Paris atelier!






Photos by Seth Burwell Photography


Back in the studio!

September 20, 2016

Happy September, everybody!


It’s a new chapter for us. Jed and I just moved to sunny Yakima where he will be attending medical school. We love it here for many reasons, but one of the big reasons for me is that I finally am going to be able to breathe some life into Cassandra Couture.


There is going to be much prettiness to come, and some big plans for the future. But in the mean time, here’s a snapshot of a current dress project to whet your appetites.



Hand embroidered details


I hope you all are enjoying the nip in the air, and the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!