I started my dress hunting experience not thinking I was going to find anything I liked and I wouldn't have that "wow" moment when I found one worth purchasing. But when I saw Lindee Daniel's dress hanging on the rack I was like.. "WOW, This is a COOL dress" So unique, so elegant, so details, and so flippen cool.
Her dress is very high quality and Lindee is very hands on with her designs, so I have no fear that it won't come out perfect!
I highly recommend her dresses!
Lindee is AMAZING! Not only are her designs absolutely beautiful, but when the boutique I purchased my wedding dress closed down she kept in contact with me to make sure everything was perfect. I went on a girls trip out to LA and she actually came to my hotel room to do a fitting with me about 2 months before my wedding. The dress was gorgeous. I would definitely work with Lindee again and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone.
Finding Lindee Daniel was a dream. I spent several weeks shopping around Los Angeles for my wedding gown with my mom, aunt and friends (not all at one time thankfully) but nothing seemed to reach out to me. I struggled with wanting something affordable, not wasteful, yet still original and pretty. At some point during my search, my family came across my grandmother's gown, as well as my mom's. I did some researching and found Lindee listed with characteristics like "sustainable fabric" and "green wedding gowns". This made me excited as I've often felt so many gowns are created, loved, but then never used again.
I met with Lindee and showed her my gowns along with some ideas and photos of what I hoped to achieve. Lindee was very straight-forward with me about cost and length of time for construction. The process is quite fun if you can be patient and trusting of Lindee's expertise. The first several meetings I tried on mock versions of what would eventually be my gown. Each meeting with Lindee was enjoyable because of her kind and professional work ethic, but also because I allowed myself to enjoy the creative process with her. After a few months we finally got to the place where we'd use my actual fabric to construct my gown. With the silk from my grandmother's dress and the lace of my mother's, Lindee constructed a beautiful wedding dress for me. It was everything I hoped for. My family and I are so incredibly thankful for Lindee and the energy she put into making our family heirlooms continue on to the next generation.
Lindee you are a beautiful person and I wish you all the success! Thank you...
I chose Lindee Daniel's Lauren gown for my wedding. Lindee designed and made my dress to my measurements.
I couldn't have been happier with the experience. The dress was an absolute show stopper -- it has a LOT of movement, the organic silk/organza blend that Lindee uses is procured from India and has an exceptional shine in light, perfect for our outdoor wedding. The look was tender, rustic and elegant.
We added some customized elements which demonstrated Lindee's wonderful design sense. I gave the broad outlines and she found the fabrics that worked perfectly with the dress. And the value is incredible. If made by a major designer the dress would easily retail for $10,000 or more. The natural materials are comfortable and beautiful.
Often, women have a hard time working with their dress designer. There is a lot of emotion involved on both sides. I had an experience that any girl could wish for. Lindee was incredibly professional, but also warm and friendly. I felt like I was working with a friend. She was incredibly thoughtful -- it NEVER felt like I was just a job or an order. She does her work with love, she made me feel special, and it all showed in the dress.
She was also very forthcoming and flexible with arrangements. She worked around my schedule and physical location. She was very communicative. She comes from a business background which helps. The only thing to note is that she is becoming busy, so you may not get your dress many months in advance. If that is what you need, feel free to discuss upfront.
All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend working with Lindee for your special day!
Lindee made me an extraordinary wedding gown. My experience working with her could not have been better. She met with me several times over the course of making my dress, in order to ensure it was exactly what I wanted and fit me perfectly. She's a great listener. Everything about Lindee's process--from the gorgeous eco-sourced materials she uses, to her precision and attention to detail, to her lovely, friendly attitude--is exceptional. And on top of it, the dress was so comfortable! Amazing! I adore Lindee. I feel so lucky to have found her and had the opportunity to wear one of her dresses on my big day.
I can't stress what a completely wonderful experience I had working with Lindee Daniel. Lindee worked with me on a custom order for my wedding in June '12. I was looking for a dress that I hadn't ever actually seen before. Lindee helped me form a picture of the right dress for me. She was very organized and patient with a process that I could see being easily overwhelming otherwise. She kept me informed of an overview of the dressmaking process and continually filled me in on things I would need to consider. Her transparency was refreshing and her passion kept our work together playful and fun. Her talent, impeccable detail, and enthusiasm stand out in a list of great traits you want your designer to have. My dress was very ME and so naturally flattering. It was by far the most complimented part of my wedding and played an essential part in the memory that we all carry of that day. I was lucky enough to have her there on my wedding day and her in-the-moment attention to detail left me with peace of mind and the ability to enjoy the unfolding of events. She worked with my husband on some little surprises for me that left me so touched and speechless. Needless to say she goes above and beyond! She makes things look easy and tackles it all with a smile. On top of all that, her dresses are eco-friendly and she gives a percentage of her profit to philanthropic causes. We are so very grateful!
"Lauren" Dress with Heidi touches
Lindee's first wedding attendance for a client was this gal's day!
Lindee is: Humble, Beautiful and Green Couture!
I don't think I can write the right amount or quality of words to express how Lindee's mind and work ethic helped bring to life my wedding gown vision. She was extremely kind and thoughtful when it came to the finer touches and alterations I had in mind for her "Lauren" dress. I used to live in LA, but had to move during our dress making process, so she was very accommodating and savvy when it came to me having to fly cross country and do multiple quick fittings. Some of the ideas that we created together have also been used by her future clients, which was so awesome to see. All my guests as well as the wedding party couldn't believe how graceful and light the dress appeared on me.
Lindee is the one-stop designer for all your eco-friendly/green dress dreams to be made into a reality! Anything you can think of can be made by her and you also help the environment in the process, pretty good blessing to have before you get...
I LOVED my dress and absolutely adore Lindee. She is one talented, eco-conscious, attentive, creative lady who makes you feel exactly how a bride should feel getting ready for her wedding. I saw her dresses last year and couldn't stop thinking about them and finally contacted her. She was quick to respond and once I put on the dress for the first time I knew it was the one. Lindee fitted me shortly after kept close contact with me for the following fittings. My dress was not only ready on time but she made sure it was perfect before I finally took it home. My wedding day was split into two parts with a morning ceremony and an evening reception. My dress was beyond perfect for the beach ceremony and felt more comfortable than my pajamas. I felt beautiful, comfortable and elegant barefoot for the morning and with a lil extra eyeliner and lipstick my dress was perfect for the evening ceremony too. The organic cotton moved freely but stayed up well for a strapless dress for a lot of dancing. I really could not be more in love with my dress. It is a perfect dress for the tiny and petite as well as the athletic tomboy. Just go try on any of Lindee's dresses and your search for the perfect dress will be over.
Lindee Daniel was not only a joy to work with as a designer, but the gown completely met and exceeded my expectations. I had visited her studio to look at purchasing one of her sample gowns for my desert wedding and had fallen in love with one of her designs that was out of my budget. I didn't even dare try it on, but Lindee used her ingenuity to find a way to make it affordable to my budget. She found a way to replace silk with frothy organic cotton layers and actually ended up spending 2 hrs with me pinning a bodice so I could imagine what it looked like -- even though I hadn't yet committed to buying from her.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and getting to wear a gown that is both beautiful and sensitive to the environment. Nothing like bringing good karma to my wedding! Given that it was custom there was a delay on the backend, but she made sure I was ready for my wedding day. She takes pride in her craftmanship and it really shows in the details of the dress. The entire gown experience was so much better than I imagined and I have received so many compliments on the dress. She's extremely talented. So thankful to her.
Lindee provided personalized warm service even though we were on different coasts. Her "Rebecca" was unique and more than lived up to our expectations. It fit perfectly the day it arrived and was presented beautifully in cotton sacking to protect this delicate fabric. The gown weighed almost nothing and was so easy to wear. I cannot express enough gratitude to Lindee for giving my daughter a dress to match her style and personality in such a beautiful unique color. It was her dream come true.
I got the Rebecca dress in cream. It was utterly gorgeous, from the texture of the silk to the draping of the skirts. Everyone who saw the dress really liked it and thought it was different from any dress they had seen before. It was comfortable to wear, and it turned out great in the photos.
Some things to keep in mind:the dress is lined with a stiff organic cotton muslin, with no boning, in keeping with Lindee's concept of keeping everything natural. I am very small-busted, and I found that the muslin stretched out over time, which made the dress start to slip down. I had the bodice taken in, but it still got a little loose even after that--stayed up on my wedding day, though! If you are not close enough to do a fitting, when you send your measurements, do not be generous! That dress should be extremely snug, and it will stretch to fit you, like a pair of jeans.
The dress looks really light and frothy in pictures, and it is a lot lighter weight than, say, a beaded dress. But there is a lot of fabric, so it's not something you can skip around in really easily. When I tried to lift the skirts so that I could walk, there were a million panels and skirts to gather up, and when I thought I'd gotten them all, one would slip out and fall down. Luckily the dress still looked graceful in pictures all gathered up like that, and oh...the million panels were worth it--they make the dress look interesting from every angle.
The color of the dress is a "buttercream" color, which looked to me like French vanilla ice cream. I wore it with an ivory veil and it looked fine. But for the groom's shirt, I actually bought a light yellow color, because white would have been glowingly bright in comparison, and even ivory would have been pushing it.
I had wanted to wear red shoes, but when holding up red next to the dress, I found that they actually didn't look that good for some reason, so I went with a fuschia-purple color, which contrasted more cheerfully. Gold metallic shoes also looked good in a more traditional way. For some reason, the dress also looked good with a light gray, slightly silvery color--for a natural, mixed neutrals look. It might be a color to consider for the groom's suit or anything else--I wouldn't have thought such a color would look good until I saw it with the dress.
The silk has a bit of a crinkle to it, which makes it naturally easier to travel with, though you might want to bring a steamer for bigger wrinkles. Apparently you can iron out the crinkles if you don't like them, but I didn't try it.
Lindee was just fabulous to work with and she was very concerned and caring about both my well-being and the dress's.
It also made me feel really happy to be wearing an all-natural peace silk dress. And it was just the right mix of romantic and edgy. I highly recommend Lindee Daniel gowns.
I absolutely loved my Lindee Daniel wedding dress. It’s important to me to support local artists and because Lindee designed and created it herself, I felt so great knowing my gown wasn’t mass-produced in some factory overseas. I also loved was that it was made from raw silk that was harvested after the moths left their cocoons so as not to harm the insects. And the gown itself was so beautiful, simple and elegant that I spent my entire wedding day feeling like a princess – exactly what every bride wants.
As Lindee and I worked together to design my gown, she took such good care of me and made every effort to ensure that each detail was absolutely perfect. She’s really such a doll! The dress style was such a unique design and I got so many compliments on how gorgeous it was, it just added more enchantment to an already completely magical day for me. I truly could not have been happier with the results.
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