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Lisa is the owner, professional designer, pattern maker, and seamstress of Lisa Van Hattem Custom Bridal Gowns. Her romantic style has a touch of vintage to all her work. As the bride, you should feel elegant and happy. The gown should reflect your personality and unique, personal style. She loves talking about your gown, but also loves traveling, as well as keeping up on the latest bridal styles. For Lisa, getting to design dresses is a dream come true.


Her first outfit she ever made was in 2nd grade. Since then, she has completed a formal education in Fashion Design. Her patience and eye for detail makes her a natural choice for the bridal industry.

Designs offered

Custom designs are offered by Lisa. She also sews made-to-measure wedding gowns. All gowns are made using the best materials available around the world, including Italian silk, English and French lace and Austrian crystals.

Accessories offered

Not only are custom wedding gowns available, but custom accessories are available as well. She offers veils, belts, and headpieces. She offers a free consultation. She also sticks to appointments only so you have her full, undivided attention.

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Reviews for Lisa Van Hattem

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Megan M. Sent on 10/08/2021
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Lisa is amazing!

Lisa is a sweet soul who took so much time and care into altering and pressing my wedding gown! She is a true professional and made me feel even more beautiful than I ever thought possible! Lisa was recommended to me through a friend and now I am happy yo recommend her myself to anyone + everyone! Thank you so much, Lisa!
Brianna Sent on 27/06/2020
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Lisa is talented and wonderful

Working with Lisa was absolutely wonderful, and a stress-free part of my wedding. Nothing off the rack had what I wanted and Lisa was able to easily execute the five simple things I wanted all together in one gorgeous wedding dress. She also helped me navigate choosing fabric and lace (a field I know nothing about) by advising me on the nuances of how each would look and feel for what I wanted to achieve. Seeing her samples helped too! The whole process of designing my dress and going in for fittings was like meeting with a long-time friend. Lisa was always prompt and professional, and clearly very talented.

On my wedding day, I felt simply amazing. It was clear to my family and friends that the dress was truly mine as I received non-stop compliments saying the dress fit me like a glove and really represented me. I couldn’t take any credit of course! Thank you for all your hard work, Lisa!
Chantelle P. Sent on 24/09/2019
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09.20.2019 wedding

Thank you lisa for being so patient, kind and creating the most beautiful wedding gown for me! I enjoyed every step of the way and my gown turned out to be even more than I expected!
Jessica H. Sent on 01/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Ethereal wedding dress with overskirt

Lisa was very helpful and easy to talk to and patient with my indecisiveness. At first I don't think I knew exactly what I wanted but she brought my dreams into reality. I wanted a dress that I could dance and move in and I wanted a ballgown with a train. I think I got a deal because instead of purchasing two high quality dresses I had two wedding dresses in one with the purchase of an overskirt! It is amazing how easy it was to attach the overskirt to the A-line wedding dress. Afterwards you could not tell where the overskirt attached and it was so clever. The workmanship and quality of my wedding dress is simply impeccable and Lisa is a perfectionist. Putting on my dress was one of the high points of my wedding. I loved every second of wearing it and felt like a goddess that floated down from the heavens on clouds of tulle. The dress and overskirt were well worth the price and I am so glad I was able to have a custom dress. I will treasure my wedding gown forever. I felt so beautiful and ethereal every moment when wearing my wedding gown. I am already asking my husband to take somewhere special for our anniversary so I can wear it again. I got so many compliments from my family and friends and they were all amazed that I wore one dress for the whole wedding. Many of my guests thought I changed dresses. Do put your faith in Lisa in purchasing a custom wedding dress she will not let you down.
Hillary D. Sent on 19/08/2015
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I could not be more thrilled with my wedding dress designed and made by Lisa! I live about a 10 hour drive from this vender and she was extremely accommodating with booking appointments based on my availability. She was able to make the dress of my dreams with just 4 visits to her studio... and a few emails in-between. Her sense of style met with mine perfectly and she delivered a dress that was more then I could hope for. The whole process of having a custom gown made was fantastic, I have never had any other piece of clothing fit better and to feel so beautiful and comfortable on made wedding day was simply amazing!
Kim M. Sent on 07/11/2012
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makes beautiful custom gowns that make you feel special and suit your figure to a tee. When buying your gown consider the custom gown by Lisa Vanhattem for a truely special experience, from the inital consultaion to the last fitting Lisa is a professional and you will feel like a million dollars on your special day. I loved my gown !
Krista T. Sent on 24/06/2012
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Lisa did the alterations for a bridal gown I had purchased as a sample elsewhere. I immediately trusted her since she designs wedding dresses, so I knew my dress would be in good hands. She was really easy to work with and did the minor alterations I needed, plus fixed part of the dress that wasn't sitting right. Everything turned out beautifully, so I was really happy with her work.
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