At Vanya Designs we want to celebrate the unique beauty of every woman who walks through our door.
Meet the Team
Our goal is to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for each of our clients. We have a team of ladies who are here to help you through your experience from start to finish.
Alicia | Owner / Designer - Alicia started sewing in 4-H and made her first dress at the age of 7. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2003 with her Bachelor's degree in fashion design and a business minor. She also holds her Master's degree in Apparel and Textiles with an emphasis on Product Development & Customer Experience. She worked at several bridal stores during college and loved the process of helping brides choose their perfect gown. Because of this interest in the bridal field, along with the experience of designing and sewing her own wedding gown (in 1998), it was a natural progression for her to focus on formalwear design. After her two boys were born, she decided to start her own bridal design business so that she could follow her passion and have a career where she could put God and family first. Alicia has devoted her career to high quality and customer service. As a result Vanya Designs has been named a five time winner of the Prestigious Wedding Wire Bride's choice award.
Sierra | Customer Service Specialist- Sierra is our part-time high school Senior who started working for us after we designed her Junior prom dress! She will greet you with a friendly smile and loves to chat about your wedding colors and venues. She is a section leader in band and leads the worship band in her youth group. She understands the value of small business to the local economy and has written articles for her school newspaper on the topic. Sierra is able to answer your questions and work with your schedule to make a consultation appointment with Alicia.
Allison | Assistant Coordinator - Production & Events- Allison is a talented seamstress with an impressive array of skills, she is detail oriented and takes great pride in her work and her ability to work well with people of all ages and backgrounds. Her passion is in costume design and she has over twenty years of experience. She is a valuable member of our team and will be there to help you every step of the way!
Jillian Turner | Manager of Bridal Alterations -Jill joined our team with 6 years of experience in bridal alterations, she will be your point of contact throughout the alteration process and loves working one on one with our clients! She is a problem solver who knows how to think outside the box and is happy to work with each individual to find the solution that makes them feel beautiful, unique and loved!