Joan was the perfect person to work with me on my wedding dress "journey." I knew I wanted Le Spose and came in with a very specific dress in mind... a dress that of course was many season old and no longer available. Lucky, Joan helped me find a dress that I love even more than the one I was originally looking for. Her studio is very comfortable and inviting - she makes you feel right at home. Instead of hundreds of dresses and a handful of other brides milling about, like some bridal studios, Joan's atelier is stocked with a totally manageable number of simple, stunning styles, all made with the most soft and beautiful silk, chiffon and lace, and you are the only woman there! Joan is very experienced in working with brides, which is evident in her style, fashion direction and how she can effortlessly pin something into your hair or on the side of your dress to give you a hint at how some accessory here or there could change the look. She helped me design/add straps to an originally strapless dress, which was really fun. She perfectly balances listening to what the bride wants and offering her opinions and advice. I am so grateful that I found Joan.