With a variety of choices, characteristics, and options to choose from, Averil Marie Collections takes the time to understand the client’s vision and offer professional insight and guidance throughout the entire creation process.
Averil Marie Collections creates a personalized and unforgettable experience that is unique to the client. Established in Colorado, they use high-quality material and utilize eco-friendly practices, all to create one-of-a-kind gowns.
From start to finish, Averil Marie Collections creates an exclusive experience for every client.
The first consultation covers the basics of the process, the client’s story, and vision of the gown.
The follow-up consultation is where Averil Marie Collections really understands the important accents and details of the dress.
The design process begins! During this step, the muslin is created in order for the client to get a taste of the real deal. Then, the design process of the dress continues.
The moment of truth. At this point in the process, the dress is revealed where clients are able to try it on.
Complete the look with remaining alterations. This is included in the dress package, however can be done at any time.
The trial run! Complete the look with a hair and makeup trial. From there, enjoy your dream dress and get a taste of the big day!
When Averil Marie Collections first meets with a bride, they like to get to know them by understanding what makes them unique as a person and their love story.
Katie was preparing for a fun “styled” photoshoot and renewing vows with her husband. She had just recently returned from a trip to Italy with her husband, who had special connections there. Averil Marie Collections wanted to incorporate their love for Italy in her gown, and what better way than to add an excellent Italian lace right from the place her husband had once lived and that they both had grown to love?
It is easy to get a gown that is mass-produced with cheap labor. That is not what Averil Marie Collections is. These gowns are more personable and created in a place where dresses are made with you specifically in mind through the entire process. It is a gown that is designed and made in Colorado, with ethical practices and high-quality craftsmanship.
A bride from Thornton reached out to Averil Marie through social media and asked to create an artistic lace gown specific to her taste. Averil Marie Collections purchased a popular lace, cut out the motifs, and created a new design unique to her and flattering to her body type. She was absolutely in love with her gown and no one will ever have one like it.
Theresa had spent months looking for the perfect dress, but everything fell short. She was sure the reason for not finding the perfect dress was because of her body. The truth was that she was a beautiful girl that, in reality, had so many attractive features. She just needed a gown that emphasized those and brought balance to her figure. Girls come in every shape and size and we have yet to meet one that loves everything about her body!
Taking what we know about dressing body types, we were able to help her with a gown that not only made her feel better about herself but LOVE herself! Theresa completely trusted us, and in the end, she could not stop dancing in her dress, beaming from ear to ear. If we can help a girl feel as beautiful as she truly is, it’s been a fabulous day!
Can you imagine how fun it is being a part of creating your gown?! From picking out the fabric to fine-tuning the design, every step is personalized to you, and that includes the budget. We meet a lot of women that think our gowns have to be expensive, but they don’t because here at Averil Marie Collections we love options! We love our brides to have options because we want your wedding to be truly your own. One way that we can provide options is by finding you fabric variations in your budget!
Kaylee, a sweet young bride, needed to keep her gown under a set price point but wanted lace throughout. Lace is one of the more expensive pieces to a dress. We asked her to look through several samples so that we could get a feel for her style. Then we were able to connect with many vendors to find lace that was her style, beautiful, high-quality, and also budget-friendly. There are always options!
With our mix and match options, our gowns come in separates giving you the ability to have more than one look on your wedding day and to be able to use the pieces again. A corset top with black pants for a night on the town. A classic satin skirt with a sweater for a charity banquet, or use the lace overlay for anniversary photos with a different color underneath, giving your gown life beyond the wedding. The possibilities are endless!
One bride used a classic satin full skirt for the ceremony, then a short thigh-length full skirt with a lace top for the after-party! Another bride used a beautiful European lace overlay for the service, but the night before used the classic under pieces of a corset and full skirt, with a rhinestones belt for the wedding dinner. To this day, no one even knows it was the same dress.
There are lots of different ways to work with Averil Marie Collections. Choose from completed looks, mix and match, or design your custom-made dress. Whichever you choose, each process is individually tailored to the bride-to-be. One of the bonuses of working with Averil Marie Collections is that you get one-on-one choices.
Are you in love with the boho dress but love a halter neckline? Do you dream about the classic ballgown but have an idea of how to make it your own? Simply ask! Have questions? Averil Marie Collections offers a variety of options for brides in a way that’s unique to them. Schedule a Consultation!
AnaKacia Shifflet, Owner of Averil Marie Collections, is a designer and seamstress built by hard work, trial, and error. She lives in Colorado with her adoring husband and four children who are her biggest supporters.
AnaKacia’s love for design and sewing started when she was a young girl. She would cover her sisters in curtains, sketch in her free time, and create paper dolls out of the designs she had made. In time she grew her experience in sewing by booking small alteration jobs, taking classes, and reading and learning as much as possible, which eventually grew into more precise projects.
In 2015 AnaKacia launched Averil Marie Collections, named after her daughters in hopes that it would inspire her children to follow their dreams. Located in Rye, Colorado, Averil Marie Collections continues to design and create personalized gowns for those searching for a unique experience.
Kacia put so much time, energy, and love into my dress and the end result was amazing. When I tried on the final product I couldn’t stop twirling and giggling because I couldn’t believe how beautiful I looked and felt! On my wedding day I felt like a princess and my husband got very emotional when he saw me in it. It’s one of my most prized physical possessions and I am so grateful that Kacia took the time to make it perfect for me! I recommend her 100x over to anyone who wants to work with an amazing seamstress, but an even more amazing person!
I loved my dress! I asked to change the top to a boat neckline with fitted long sleeves. It couldn’t have turned out better. Being able to take a style that I loved and customize it to better suit me was amazing. Highly recommend Averill Marie!
I absolutely love working with AnaKacia! She made me the most stunning and perfect wedding dress that I could have ever dreamed of. She went above and beyond to make sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. I have also gotten the chance to model some of her other gorgeous creations and can say that each dress is made with so much love and the most beautiful fabrics and laces. I would recommend her to anyone looking for their dream dress!
I purchased this gown as is. It is absolutely stunning in real life! I added a sweetheart corset instead of the scoop in light Ivory! I have used the underskirt for other events as well as washed all the pieces. You would never know I wore it! It is very well made! I am beyond pleased and will cherish it forever.
Professional, talented, creative...simply the best!
Working with AnaKacia was a dream! It was one of my favorite parts about our wedding. She took something old and made it to reflect me. She was always excited about my ideas and would add in her expertise. Her work was exceptional but who she is a person was what I loved the most.
AnaKacia went above and beyond for me. She custom made my wedding dress. I was in love with it. It was very affordable. I enjoyed her being there every step of the way. She is very sweet and has a beautiful personality. She also custom made 10 bridesmaids dresses for my girls which were stunning. I recommend her to every bride to be.
Have a question? Simply ask! With endless options and possibilities, Averil Marie Collections understands and is ready to start a conversation.