African American and Italian born, Kelsy was brought up in a household of craftsmen. Learning to sew at the age of nine she quickly graduated from making pillowcases to beautiful dresses.
Creativity and appreciation for genuine craftsmanship can all be credited to her ancestry line of entrepreneurs.
From her Italian side, Great Aunt Bessy curated some of the most exquisite gowns for her clientele of “little Italy” Belleville New Jersey. On a machine from 1914 that Kelsy still holds in her studio, Aunt Bessy made sketches come alive. The key to her craft, as has been told through generations, was her dedication to detail. Perfection in every stitch.
Gifted from her African American side, her grandmother owned a business reupholstering chairs and couches. Though this was her main purpose of business, this did not keep her from creating clothing for all of her 11 children. Passed through generations, grandmother Lucille instilled the skill of the machine to Kelsy’s mother who then passed the dying art to her kin.
DiDomenico’s mission is to carry on the craftsmanship that has been so long forgotten in a sea of mass-produced thoughts. There is no one way of thinking, therefore there should not be one way to design!
Through traveling the world Kelsy has seen the importance of calling attention to the differences that unite us all. In continuing to explore the world, she now backpacks with her century-old Singer machine and visually documents where she has visited, as she will continue to do for many years to come.
Founded in 2012 DiDomenico Design has become an international sensation in custom dress couture.
Specializing in couture bridal and formal gowns!
DiDomenico brings YOUR DREAM DRESS TO LIFE! We design each custom gown from scratch, tailored to each client's unique silhouette and season. Created to beautifully complement every shape with luxurious design and draping. We source only the finest fabrics from around the globe and with our meticulous attention to detail, you can be sure that your dream dress will exceed your expectation. The DiDomenico difference is in the detail.
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We are delighted to announce that DiDomenico Design and Ava Laurenne Bride have formed an exciting partnership to bring the ultimate bridal experience to their clients. DiDomenico, known for their impeccable and luxurious bridal fashion designs, has joined forces with Ava Laurenne Bride, a boutique bridal store renowned for their impeccable attention to detail and exceptional customer service. Together, they are offering brides-to-be a one of a kind experience that will make their dream wedding a reality. With DiDomenico's exquisite gowns and Ava Laurenne's personalized styling and guidance, brides can expect nothing less that perfection on their special day.
DiDomenico takes pride in offering a fully customizable experience for their glowing clients. From custom skin matching mesh, to dye sublimation, brides have the opportunity to create a dress that is uniquely their own. DiDomenico also offers customized fabrics and beading production, ensuring that every dress detail is tailored to the bride's specific preferences. With this customization, the possibilities are endless and brides can truly have a dress that is designed and created to their silhouette.
When it comes to DiDomenico customization, there are no limits to what we can create. This partnership with Ava Laurenne adds a unique extra level of personalization and expertise to the process, making it an unforgettable experience our brides treasure forever.
Ava Laurenne Bride
A customized experience that is everything you want, and nothing you don't. From your choice of beverage, to the size of your gown shopping entourage, to the "found my perfect gown" celebration in our Forever Lounge, Ava Laurenne is there to help make your romantic wedding story come to life.
The journey of finding your wedding dress should be a positive experience. It shouldn't feel like pressure. It should be fun, relaxed, full of options in styles, sizes, and prices, and focused on who you are, what you desire, and enjoying this special moment enveloped in love. Full of laughter, and maybe even sweet tears, unhurried and full of surprises that make you smile.
It should be like writing the most beautiful love story of all time. Truly, that is what you are doing. Your story is being written and you are holding the pen.