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anne ventresco

Oakland , CA
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Oakland, CA US 94611 (map)

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Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Veils

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CJ
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Anne was a pleasure to work with and I love how my dress came out. I had it taken in slightly, hemmed and the neckline altered and it came out just as I envisioned. At each fitting we scheduled the next and while sometimes it can be hard to reach her by phone (she has a lot of dresses to make pretty) she always responds to email. Even though I was worried at first because she doesn't confirm your appointment, she never forgot or was late to a single one. She is reasonably priced too! I highly recommend her! Everyone just raved on how beautiful my dress was the day of the wedding, I wish I could wear it everywhere! Thanks Anne!
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Mae-Ann
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Anne is a talented seamstress and genuinely loves what she does! I contacted her more than 8 months before my wedding because I wanted to re-style my wedding dress. I made an appointment to see her, brought my dress, and all the pictures I can find of what I wanted my dress to look like. I had seen a beautiful Vera Wang gown in a bridal magazine (similar to the dress Anne Hathaway wore in "Bride Wars") and I was convinced it was the dress I would compare all the dresses I tried on to...It was perfect! ...only problem was that it costed almost $5k!! Spend $5k on a dress?? It just wasn't me, so I went to Anne hoping for a miracle. And she made that miracle and dream come true! My simple ivory strapless taffeta trumpet gown was turned into a very, very close replica of the Vera Wang dress I wanted. She also took the dress in to make it fit like a glove, removed all the pleating from the bottom of the dress so that it was flat, and added a simple but beautiful bustle and voila...my dream gown for under $1k! When she gave me the price for everything she did to the dress (it was basically re-styled and you couldn't even tell the original from the final product!), I was blown away at how reasonable her rates were! It took a lot of fittings and visits, but it was all worth it in the end. If you want to see her masterpiece, just shoot me an email and I can send pictures :) She truly cares about each and every gown she alters and/or creates. I am sure there are a ton of other seamstresses who are as talented and skilled as she is, but Anne is also sweet and treats you like a guest in her home and not a client who is paying her to do something. I actually felt sad when I went in for my last fitting because I wouldn't get to see her anymore!
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Mae
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Anne is a talented seamstress and genuinely loves what she does! I contacted her more than 8 months before my wedding because I wanted to re-style my wedding dress. I made an appointment to see her, brought my dress, and all the pictures I can find of what I wanted my dress to look like. I had seen a beautiful Vera Wang gown in a bridal magazine (similar to the dress Anne Hathaway wore in "Bride Wars") and I was convinced it was the dress I would compare all the dresses I tried on to...It was perfect! ...only problem was that it costed almost $5k!! Spend $5k on a dress?? It just wasn't me, so I went to Anne hoping for a miracle. And she made that miracle and dream come true!

My simple ivory strapless taffeta trumpet gown was turned into a very, very close replica of the Vera Wang dress I wanted. She also took the dress in to make it fit like a glove, removed all the pleating from the bottom of the dress so that it was flat, and added a simple but beautiful bustle and voila...my dream gown for under $1k! When she gave me the price for everything she did to the dress (it was basically re-styled and you couldn't even tell the original from the final product!), I was blown away at how reasonable her rates were!

It took a lot of fittings and visits, but it was all worth it in the end. If you want to see her masterpiece, just shoot me an email and I can send pictures :) She truly cares about each and every gown she alters and/or creates. I am sure there are a ton of other seamstresses who are as talented and skilled as she is, but Anne is also sweet and treats you like a guest in her home and not a client who is paying her to do something. I actually felt sad when I went in for my last fitting because I wouldn't get to see her anymore!
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Alyson
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Anne is amazing. I had found a wedding dress that I loved, but I wanted some alterations made to the basic shape, and I also obviously wanted it fitted to me. Anne collaborated with me on the changes to the shape, and made small incremental changes so that I could try it on along the way to make sure the final look was turning out the way I had envisioned it.
She is super sweet, and also very talented. I can't believe how little she charges to do such wonderful work. I had her alter another dress of mine during the time of the wedding fittings- she did great work on this as well, and would've forgotten to charge me for it had I not reminded her.
I was so happy with the way my dress turned out, and I loved the experience of working with Anne.
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Sophia
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Anne did a wonderful job on my wedding gowns. I owe her many thanks!

Anne has a cute studio in her home. When I met her for the first time, I knew she was going to do a great job on my dress. She is highly experienced and very laid back. She helped ease my fears about my dress. I am 5 feet tall so there was a lot of work to be done hemming my dress. We met several times until it was right. This was a laborious job since my dress had a long criss-cross drawsting closure in the back. She pays close attention to detail and noticed that the hip area on my dress was loose for me (something I hadn't picked up on). She tightened this area which made a world of difference on how the dress fit. The under bustle she created was also very beautiful and easy to tie.

I also had an Indian wedding ceremony and asked Anne to hem the skirt on my Indian gown. There was so much embroidery on the bottom of the skirt that it could not be hemmed from below. Anne got very creative and adjusted the skirt from the waist. The end result was excellent. I was very pleased. Thank you, Anne!
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Analy aka T-waffle
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Anne was definately my favorite vendor during my wedding planning. She is not only a supremely talented seamstress, but such a joy to be around. She made my dress fit like a dream, tailored my MOH's dress to a tee, and completely redid my BM's dress after she lost over 60lbs! Anne has such a gift, and her love of what she does really shows. My girls and I really looked forward to our meetings with her. You cannot possibly beat her pricing, flexibility or professionalism in the Bay Area. I will recommend her to all my friends getting married in the future. Thank you Anne!
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tove50
Wedding:
7/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Anne is the best and I would use her again in a second!!!! All of my bridesmaids had their dresses altered by her also and loved her too! She is very knowledgeable, does a fabulous job, and is not overpriced! I had so much work done to my dress that she said it was practically a custom dress, she also made my veil and sash ... and I was shocked at how low the price was! I paid about a quarter of what I would have paid had I gone anywhere else. I went to a different, but reputable seamstress in Oakland before Anne and she was going to charge me about 4 times what Anne charged for the same work!

Aside from the price, I do want to emphasize what a great job Anne does. Everything turned out perfectly. She's also very patient. I had a very indecisive and chatty group and she was always so nice, patient, helpful, and fun! She always seemed like she was having a good time with us!

Thanks Anne!
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lellybilly
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.9/5.0
Anne didn't make my gown, but she did all of the alterations. After realizing my original alteration person wasn't going to work out, I contacted her less than 2 months before the wedding a little bit frantic. She allowed me to come to her studio after work which was a huge bonus for me. Everywhere else I looked would have required me to take precious vacation time off of work. She also does excellent work for a more than reasonable price. She gave me a beautiful French bustle (with color coded buttons to help my family figure it out), and she pinned my bustier into the dress so it wouldn't show. Most importantly, my dress looked incredible. It has a lot of lace and she made sure it was not damaged and did not fray during the alteration process.
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