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Julie Schaser

22 May 2019

Abbey did a great job altering some items for my boyfriend and I and everything turned out perfect! Thanks again!

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Marissa

18 May 2019

I recently had a bridesmaid dress altered, and Abbey was fantastic to work with! She did a wonderful job with the alterations and was very easy to communicate with. The wedding was great, and so was the dress!! More...

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Cara Mcdonald

14 May 2019

Here's someone with amazing technical skills, design vision, and an opinion—ready to lend honest advice and make you look good. (Did I know I wanted to the dress to "give me a butt"? No. Did I like it? Of course!) More...

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Lori Bakke

10 May 2019

Abbey is a miracle worker!!!! I bought a sample dress that was worth the money but was way to big for me. But she saw my vision and made it happen. And then at the last minute when I need help with my vail she did not hesitate to help me out!!!!! It was also a relief to find someone that really knew what they were doing without having to drive to Denver every week!!!! More...

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Lauren Stokes (Wp)

8 May 2019

Abbey’s thoughtfulness, skill, attention to detail, and sweet, supportive nature is just what every bride needs to feel joyful and beautiful on her wedding day! Abbey did a fantastic job customizing the neckline and low back on my gown, in addition to altering the hemline. More...

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Barb Gardner

1 January 2019

Abbey has the talent and experience to make your wedding or MOB /any dress look fantastic. She is professional and very calming. We had a great experience altering both the MOB and wedding dress. Additionally, Abbey designed and made from "mom's" wedding dress lace, a beautiful veil for my daughter. Then the unimaginable happened. The day before the wedding the veil "gets" a huge tear. Abbey put aside her personal plans and worked for hours to repair it. Thankfully, the bride did not even notice! I would highly recommend Lavender Elephant. More...

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leslie

21 October 2018

Over 9 months ago, we met with Abbey to discuss the vision for our wedding and we immidiately hit it off! From day one of planning, up until our wedding day everything was handled superb. Neil and I can't thank you and your team enough for making our dream wedding possible. If you're planning a wedding in Grand County, Blissful Productions is the way to go!! Thank you again! More...

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Tori

14 September 2018

Abbey is an amazingly creative and skilled seamstress. I was so impressed with her visions and watching the process happen. She constructed my dress from scratch and it was incredible to see my dream in my head become a reality! She also chose my flowers and built the bouquets. They were absolutely stunning and exactly what I hoped for. Abbey was so kind to offer me such an incredible locals price for everything. I couldn’t have gotten a homemade dress for the same price anywhere! She is truly a gem of a person and was so nice to work with! More...

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Anna

12 September 2018

Wow! I went to Abbey at Lavendar Elephant with only two requirements--I wanted sustainable fabric, preferably hemp, and I did not want a white wedding dress. What Abbey created was out of this world. Seriously. She was patient as my husband and I changed ideas on her. She listened to us and created the perfect wedding dress and men's suit. I truly felt like a fairy princess on my wedding day--even the .3-year old girls said so. We seriously recommend Abbey. She created a gown that was perfectly me, within budget, and beyond anything we would of found online or in a store. Thank you! More...

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Katie

1 September 2018

Working with Abbey made this part of my wedding planning fun!! I looked forward to my dress fittings & you can tell this is her passion & it shows in her work!

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McKenzie

27 March 2018

Lavender Elephant is a wonderful seamstrist! Abbey was easy going and fun and valued everything I said or dreamed of. I felt totally comfortable to be myself with her. It felt like I was just hanging with a friend while she altered my wedding dress. I am grateful i went with Lavender Elephant! More...

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Victoria

6 February 2018

For a 55 + bride, I'm not sure I could have wished for a better partner in Abbey! We worked very closely together over 13 months from Denver and the mountains, on hours of conference calls, through mountains of emails, revisions, pictures, plans, and options and Abbey remained, calming, classy, professional and very accommodating. Especially with 5 adult kids and 1 precocious Australian Shepherd involved :-) Abbey had a terrific sense of humor but could get down to business as well! What I appreciated most was that for the artistic style and small details of the event (flowers, lighting, decor, bridal party, entertainment, crew organization..) I could totally rely upon her skill and opinion and it was WELL worth the wait! Our guests still rave but for us, it was exactly what we imagined. An overwhelmingly special, touching event to blend our family at a memorable, gorgeous and really FUN event! Abbey, I miss you more than you realize and hope that you offer my referral information to any bride and groom. Love, Tory & Fritz More...

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Julia

8 January 2018

Abbey was not my wedding coordinator but it was so amazing how she created an amazing wedding for a very dear friend. Not only that, she was so helpful and resourceful to us guests!! Personally, I was having some hiccups with shuttle and lodging and she came to my rescue!! Thanks so much Abbey. Julia More...

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Alana

8 January 2018

Her husband was the officiant for my dad's wedding. It was on top of a mountain in the freezing cold. He did a wonderful job! He was professional and on time. He never complained about the cold and took wonderful pictures of as well, with his own camera. If you use Abby's services you should consider using him as well to marry you! They seem like one of the most genuine couples you could meet. They will only add to the joy of your big day! More...

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Lydia

2 January 2018

I am so thankful that I was able to work with Abbey to complete some alterations on my wedding dress. I had ordered the dress to my personal measurements, but there were some obvious fit and construction issues that had me concerned. I was able to make an appointment with Abbey very quickly, and she had a great eye for how to make the dress fit comfortably while also flattering my body. I felt confident letting her take charge, though she did go over everything she would be doing to my dress with me beforehand. She was very thoughtful and always making sure I felt we were headed in the direction I had envisioned. In the end, the dress fit perfectly, thanks to her talent and hard work. I got so many compliments and I felt amazing wearing my dress-I only wish I could have worn it longer! I would highly recommend Abbey for any and all of your wedding wardrobe needs! More...

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Kelly

13 December 2017

Abbie did an amazing job doing alterations on my dress! I bought a inexpensive dress online, and Abbie made it my dream dress! It was some times hard to schedule appointments since we are both busy, and I had a very short schedule till our wedding day, but Abbie was accommodating to our short time line and had my dress done well before we left for our wedding. I could not be more happy with how the final dress came out, and she helped me feel flawless on my big day. I absolutely recommend hiring Lavender Elephant!!! More...

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Nicole

4 December 2017

Abbey was amazing. She helped make my day everything I hoped it would be by making sure my dress was perfect. She was professional and completely flexible with my awful schedule.

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Bekah

1 December 2017

Abbey did an amazing job with my dress!! She was extremely detail oriented and turned my vision into reality. Her shop was such a warm and fun place to have fittings. She really went above and beyond my expectations and made me feel like a bride through the whole process. I highly recommend her services and send people to her regulary!! I love lavender elephant!!! More...

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Kacey

27 September 2017

thanks for getting my dress all prepped for the fun! it's perfect ; ).

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Shelley

24 September 2017

Abby was very professional, personable, and she made my dress fit perfect! My wedding date was quickly approaching and I contacted Abby to do alterations. She let me know with confidence that she would be able to alter my dress and make it fit my curvy body perfectly. She has style, creativity and knowledge of all material and clothing. I felt beautiful on my special day, without stress thanks to Abby and Carrie at Lavender Elephant!
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Ami

18 September 2017

Abbey is absolutely incredible. Her alterations to my dress were incredible. She also provided hand made benches for our wedding site that were stunning. I had several guests comment on the quality of the benches and ask were we found them. They were set up and taken down without a hitch! Truly top notch service. I would recommend Lavender Elephant to anyone! More...

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Suzy

12 September 2017

Abbey is great. Very professional and thorough. Definitely would go back for any alterations. Her shop is super cute, too!

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Rose

12 September 2017

Would highly recommend! Ehron and Abbey were lovely to work with, executed exactly what we were hoping for and I feel we got a great value for the price.

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Courtney

22 July 2017

Abbey was my wedding planner from start to finish for our wedding on Copper Mountain, CO. We were originally going to get married in the Virgin Islands, but a series of events led us to change our minds and choose Colorado barely only 4 months before our wedding date. My friend that lives in Winter Park, CO recommended Abbey, and from day one she took off with a calm, cool, collected demeanor and creativity that I loved! Every time I was on the ledge, freaking out about the tiniest detail, Abbey was there to talk me down and assume responsibility for things that I found too overwhelming. I am NOT a party planner, but Abbey is a great one. From realizing my dreams and helping make sure I had the right flowers, greenery, podiums, candles, etc. Abbey really shined and worked so hard on our wedding day that I didn't even worry about a single thing. People kept complimenting us on all kinds of things in the wedding, one of which was how smoothly the day went and how beautiful the decor and scenery was. I am very happy I got to be Abbey's first wedding from start to finish, and you would have never known she was newer to planning because she really pulled it off! I loved working with you Abbey! Thank you for helping make our wedding the best day of our lives so far! More...

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Kathryn

18 July 2017

Abbey made my Mom's old dress into something spectacular. It means so much to be able to wear my Mom's dress at our rehearsal dinner. I told Abbey I trusted her creative judgement and the dress turned out beautifully!

She also did alternations to my wedding dress and they turned so well!
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Becca

6 July 2017

Abbey at Lavender Elephant is absolutely amazing. It was just a few days before my wedding and I did not have centerpieces or some other aspects of the planning finished. I gave her my vision and she ran with it. She created the most beautiful decor and centerpieces I have ever seen at a wedding-- LAST MINUTE! She was calm (as I was freaking out), communicative, incredibly kind, and literally a miracle worker. Abbey is SO great because she can do everything 'wedding'. It was nice to have a one-stop-shop and question gal. She made sure I was set to go in all other aspects of the wedding, thought of important things I had not thought of, and made my vision come to life, but better than I could have envisioned. I am so incredibly thankful for her gorgeous work and can not recommend her enough! More...

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Joy

7 June 2017

Abbey is amazing. Planning a wedding is very stressful, especially picking a wedding dress. Abbey gives me great advice, it feels like I've known her for years. I know she's going to make me look beautiful on my wedding day. More...

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Elitsa

31 May 2017

Incredible work on the shawl and it was perfect for dancing at our wedding!!! A day I will never forget - Thank you for being on this journey with us!!

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Katrina

27 May 2017

Abbey is the best. She was able to make sense of my Pinterest board and bring together all my ideas into an amazing dress. She redesigned my mother in law's 40 year old dress into something modern and flattering and comfortable! I couldn't believe how easy it was to wear. I felt like a babe my entire wedding day. It was a really neat process and I felt listened to and valued the whole way. Appointments with Abbey were fun and something I looked forward to during the other drudgery of wedding planning. I highly recommend Abbey's services for your wedding. More...

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Elle

26 May 2017

Lavender Elephant did an amazing job altering my wedding dress. They reviewed each option with me throughly and allowed me time to make an educated decision. I'd highly recommend them, they are a great team! More...

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Shanna

1 March 2017

Abbey with Lavender Elephant is a dream to work with. I brought her a picture of a skirt that I wanted created to wear during my pregnancy for a fundraiser, my maternity shoot and mother blessing. Not only did she create the perfect piece, she found the perfect sweater to wear with it that completed my vision. AND, because my skirt is so well made and Abbey is so awesome, my skirt was constructed so I can continue to wear it after my baby is born. I couldn't be happier with her attention to personal detail! More...

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Lori

24 February 2017

Abbey provides quality "workwomanship", in a timely manner, at a fair price, and she is so pleasant and warm to work with! We had a lot of fun and she made great suggestions! Thank you for the adjustments you made to my mother-of-the-bride dress! More...

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Tiffany

23 February 2017

Lavender Elephant worked with me until we found the perfect combinations of vintage pieces to make my veil match my wedding theme and color as well as my personality. I couldn't have thought of anything better and wish I could wear it every day! More...

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Dan

23 February 2017

I have very high expectations coming from running a business with 250 million dollars in annual revenue. She was above bar, Abbey is highly recommended.

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Amanda

13 October 2016

Abbey is such a bright light. She welcomes everyone who walks in to her shop with open arms and an open heart! She was so accommodating with my tight schedule and ensured that my bridesmaids dress fit perfectly. She was genuinely interested in getting to know me and not just in completing the alterations. By the time she was done, we felt like old friends. GO SEE ABBEY! More...

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Rebekah

2 October 2016

Abbey is a true artist at what she does. She works with you to get you what you want, and her expertise and ideas are a plus. She brought up numerous things that I wouldn't have thought of with my dress, and I was very glad to have her there to make my day special. More...

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Kaleigh

1 October 2016

Can't say enough great things about Abbey at Lavender Elephant! The laid back environment and her positive and helpful attitude made the whole experience stress free! Along with dress alterations, abbey made me a custom garter, referred me to the DJ and hair stylist as well as lent me unique vintage bridal items. Definitely recommend!! More...

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Samantha

30 September 2016

Abbey did an absolutely fabulous job tailoring my very delicate wedding dress! I was so impressed with how my dress came out and it was completed quickly! I use her for all of my tailoring and she is hands down the best! More...

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Jody

29 September 2016

Abby did an amazing job on my dress. Plus we had an issue when we received my husbands tux she was able to alterations the day before our wedding....definitely do not go anywhere else! More...

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Rebecca

18 September 2016

Abbey was a life saver. I had purchased my dress by myself at a consignment store and had their seamstress start the alterations on it. Not only was she able to fit me in a month before my wedding, but she completely saved the halfway done work that the other seamstress did not do correctly. On top of that, she completely helped me fall back in love with my dress. She altered the neckline and back line and offered the rental of her petticoat. I'm so thankful that the Lavender Elephant is here in Winter Park (Grand County) !!!!!!!! More...

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Pooja

12 September 2016

Abbey helped save my sister's wedding! Last minute (day before!), we realized that there were alterations that needed to be made to her dress, and as we are not from Colorado we were unsure of what to do. We found out about Lavender Elephant, and in a pinch, Abbey came to the rescue--working late hours to ensure that the dress would be what my sister imagined. The morning of her wedding, we picked up her dress, and it was perfect! I highly recommend working with Abbey, she will not disappoint! More...

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Erica

4 September 2016

Abbey is very knowledgable in her craft! She made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Every fitting made me even more excited for my upcoming special day! My dress needed a few alterations and she executed them perfectly and efficiently. I have already recommended her to others! More...

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McKenzie

27 August 2016

Definitely, Definitely book with Abbey!! She is so awesome! She makes everything so fun and exciting. She makes you feel so welcome and like you're her only client. Love her and her vision!

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Natalie

26 August 2016

Abbey, you have an amazing talent. You made my wedding dress dreams go beyond what I could ever imagine. This lady had her hands full when she took me on. I wasn't your normal bride. Wedding dresses and wedding dress shops made me nervous, almost made me ill to my stomach. I went to the David's Bridal to entertain my loved ones but there was no dress that felt like me, no dress that I liked, and honestly I just felt uncomfortable. It made me want to throw up. Wanting to avoid wedding dress shops I turned to the internet. I made the classic mistake and bought a cheap dress from China online. Of course when I got it it was about 4 sizes too big! I took the dress to Abbey to see what she could do. She said Natalie this dress is all wrong for you. I mentioned I had my mother's wedding dress in my car and immediately it was in Abbey's hands. With a few small snips we were on our way. She made me feel excited and happy to be a bride. Our consultations were fun and most importantly I was comfortable through the whole process. I put my trust in her hands, knowing her experience and knowledge. I let her pick out everything from lace to other fabrics. She nailed every detail. Out of the whole getting married thing my wedding dress was never a stress. It was my favorite part of getting married. I'm in love with my dress which was originally my mother's which made it so special. I wish I could wear it everyday. Abbey you made and constructed such special memories I am so happy I'll always have. Who knew me, the low key mountain girl would have her wedding dresses designed and made just for me. I have a one of a kind dress. Abbey was a huge part of my special day and made every step easy and positive. She guided me with ease when I did get stressed. This lady has big things happening in her future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my dream dress. I felt like a mountain goddess. You are a true gem and one of a kind. I recommend Lavender Elephant to anyone. More...

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Bridget

26 August 2016

Abbey the owner of Lavender Elephant is truly amazing. Her vision of my dress when I brought it in was exactly what I wanted. I purchased the dress online and it did not fit properly. When I explained to Abbey what I wanted she took the time to reiterate my vision. She is patient, kind, generous and an incredible seamstress. What ever it is you are looking for in a dress or tailoring, Abbey at Lavender Elephant is my go to. I will recommend Lavender Elephant to anyone in need of tailoring. Thank you so much Abbey. More...

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janelle

25 August 2016

Abbey is AWESOME!! I looked forward to my fittings with her because she was accommodating, professional, SO knowledgeable, relaxed and just a sweet person who REALLY cared about me and my dress. I didn't need a lot of alterations, but she noticed every detail and completed my dress in a very timely manner. Also, she took my moms veil that was a cathedral veil from the 80s and remade it so it fit perfectly with my dress, it was beautiful! Also, her rates were less than what I would have paid on the front range, but she didn't compromise quality, and I didn't have to drive two hours away! I would highly recommend her, she is an absolute gem. More...

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Viktoria

25 August 2016

Abbey with Lavender Elephant was amazing to work with! I turned to her not only for her convenient location, but her vast knowledge of wedding dresses. After trying on what felt like a hundred awful and uncomfortable dresses I was feeling extremely discouraged and frustrated. During my very first consult we were able to find a dress I liked and planned on adding specific elements to make it a dress I was going to love. My fittings were always fun and relaxing as I watched Abbey work so carefully to make my dress fit perfectly to my body. In the end Abbey took a fairly ordinary tulle dress, and turned it into my dream dress. After working hard in my dress she also made a few of her amazing fabric flowers as accessories to match my bridesmaid dresses! By the time my wedding day arrived Abbey was not only my wedding dress designer and seamstress but an amazing friend who helped me through all of my wedding stress.

Viktoria Bruner
Married July 7, 2016
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Brittany

24 August 2016

She is awesome! Saved the MOB and myself, a bridesmaid at the last minute with our dresses for a wedding. Her work was perfect and she was a serious God Send! Thanking her for ever more for all her hard work and professionalism and creativity to get the job done! I could not recommend a better seamstress. She quite literally fixed the MOB's dress 1 hour before the wedding when her entire zipper busted. More...

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Carrie

24 August 2016

I bought my dress on the Front Range because that's where I'm from and went to the alterations woman the shop recommended. She was really nice, but after my first fitting the dress wasn't perfect. I had a strapless sweetheart neckline bodice, covered in gorgeous lace, and I'm small on top. I was already cutting it short on time when I went dress shopping and had to buy the floor sample in a 10. By the time the second round of alterations were done, I didn't have time to pick up the dress, and my mom grabbed it for me.

I take the dress home and realize I can't zip it up by myself. The next night, my friend comes over and squeezes me into the dress-- it hurts, looks awful and I can't breathe! This is not how I wanted to spend my wedding, struggling to breathe and in pain. The seamstress also took a shortcut that ruined the beautiful lines on the back of my gown. This is the Monday before my Saturday wedding! FREAK OUT!

I got the dress to Abbey, and I was nervous about it because there was almost NO time and I had already had a bad experience with the alterations. Plus, I know altering a structured bodice like my gown had was a very technical job. Abbey took SO much care with my alterations and NAILED IT. She did everything the right way and wasn't scared to take the dress apart to make it fit and looks seamlessly perfect. She also took the time to do multiple fittings to make sure the fit was right on.

Abbey's customer service was so calming at a high stress time, and her expertise and knowledge of garment production makes her a very skilled tailor, even for something as high stakes and technical as altering a structured wedding gown bodice down about 4 sizes! I can't say how impressed I was, and how highly I recommend her. I wish I had gone to her in the first place.
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