Dresses for the Laid-Back Bride. Handmade in California

Los Angeles, California · 670 Sales


Dresses for the Laid-Back Bride. Handmade in California

Los Angeles, California 670 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Appointments: Want to see the collection in person? Make an appointment to come visit us in our Torrance studio! Email us: hello [!at] dreamersandlovers.com.

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California based Indie bridal designer offering unique dresses to the laid-back bride.


Last updated on Oct 14, 2016

Appointments: Want to see the collection in person? Make an appointment to come visit us in our Torrance studio! Email us: hello [!at] dreamersandlovers.com.

INSTAGRAM: @ dreamersandlovers_
FACEBOOK: dreamersandlovers

California based Indie bridal designer offering unique dresses to the laid-back bride.

yanique barnes

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Kelli Courtright

Kelli Courtright on Mar 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

OMG omg omg!!! I bought this for my wedding dress. I’m going for a country style wedding. I cried when I opened the box. I was so excited to see something so beautiful. There is obviously personal care and love that goes into these dresses. There was a hand written thank you note with care instructions for the dress. The dress was PERFECTLY wrapped I almost didn’t want to open it. This is THE BEST fitting piece of clothing I have EVER put on. Yanique and her team made sure they had my measurements correct by double checking with me and not assuming. I don’t want to take my dress off!! Thank you so much for helping make my special day the happiest day of my life! I’ll be sure to send a picture on my actual wedding day in my dress!

Rona Easterday

Rona Easterday on Sep 28, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It fit perfectly and I received SO many compliments on this dress on my wedding day. Despite a hiccup on the agreed upon delivery time, it was delivered when I needed it. If you are worried about buying a dress online, be reassured. Send your measurements and you will be pleased.

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DREAMERS & LOVERS - For the Laid-Back Bride

Like many love stories, this one begins with a girl- a girl in love with a boy, who needed the perfect dress for their wedding day. A simple girl dreaming of a wedding dress that reflected her personal style, and one that fit the low-key wedding she was planning. She found some dresses too traditional, others too plain. Some fit like a glove, but the price tag gave her a panic attack. She almost gave up her search, deciding to settle on a department store dress, until someone reminded her “You should never settle for anything but beautiful, especially on your wedding day.”

That someone was me- Yanique, wedding dress designer and dutiful dream maker. The bride to be? That was my friend. Eventually we did find a dress and she looked beautiful, but the experience left me wondering how many brides end up frustrated and simply settle on what should be the most important attire they’ll wear in their lives? This event along with other later events created a fire within me. I set out on a mission, you could say I’m like Cinderella’s fairy godmother, to ensure every woman receives a custom made dress and feels beautiful, comfortable and confident on her special day.

What began as a one-woman operation in a garage studio has blossomed into a team collaborating in a creative studio and showroom. Since we began in August 2012 we’ve added designs, fabrics, and clientele, but our motivation and mission has remained the same.

Here at Dreamers & Lovers we cater to creating one of a kind, bohemian-style wedding gowns perfect for laid back brides who don't care about the frilly-bits. All of our dresses are made in house, per the bride’s measurements and desires- don’t worry, we offer plenty of styles for inspiration if all you’re sure about is the cake (there will be plenty of it).

We don’t play middleman to other bridal shops, all dresses created in our studio are made for a specific bride, not destined for a sale rack at a big name dress shop. You deserve to enjoy the wedding planning, not stress about cost or settling on anything less than your dream. You deserve to have a dress made for you, not wiggle into something that needs alterations. You deserve to have exactly what you want on your wedding day. Allow us the pleasure, Dreamers & Lovers, to create something beautiful for you, bride-to-be; allow us to get your happily ever after started in a beautiful gown.

Shop members

  • Yanique Barnes


    After being formally trained in fashion, my highlight prior to starting D&L were the pieces my grandmother handmade, & the incredible workmanship I witnessed working for Chanel for 5 years. These experiences are always with me as I create my line

  • Cecilia

    Artisan Seamstress

    She has spent her entire career creating magic, and this same magic she adds to each Dreamers & Lovers dress. If she wasn't creating gorgeous gowns, she would be a world traveller, and learning multiple languages.

  • Maria

    Artisan Seamstress

    She loves creating dresses, and seeing that joy on a bride-to-be face. If she wasn't creating gorgeous gowns, she would probably be running a casino:-)

  • Norma

    Artisan Seamstress

    She loves creating custom dresses. Watching her work on custom dress patterns is like watching a mathematician. If she wasn't creating gorgeous gowns, she would be running a health juice bar.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2018
The Dreamers & Lovers Philosophy

Personalized Shopping Experience

For the laid-back bride, Dreamers & Lovers creates effortless dresses. She can try it before she buys it. Unlike our competitors, we make it to her measurements, and alterations are done in-house. By selling directly to brides rather than through bridal shops, Dreamers & Lovers is able to offer high-quality pieces at attainable prices.

We offer in-person fitting by appointment only in our studio located in Torrance, CA.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Like you, we have shopped online and understand this can be somewhat frightening at times. As a result, we have in place a "LOANER" program. Through our website, US clients can pay $50 to have one of our samples (of their choosing) shipped to their home to try on. The dress will be shipped to the client with a PREPAID return label, and must be sent back within 48 hours after receipt. Should you purchase the dress at a later date the $40 is applied to your purchase.

This service is also available to some international clients, that is, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.

For further details of this valuable program, message yanique(at)dreamersandlovers.com.

This program alleviates the need to purchase with hesitance, or worry, and as a result refunds are not something you will need to think about.

As all of our pieces are made-to-order we do not accept refunds. However, we do stand behind our product. If you are unhappy with the finished product, contact us, we will alter it for you until you are happy.

All of our dresses are made exactly to your measurements at no additional charge to you.


Larger alterations and customizations can be done for you, and will incur a nominal fee.

This includes:
- Changing neckline
- Completely revamping the size pattern, such as moving waistline
- Adding sleeves
- Changing style of sleeves
- Raising the back on a dress
Here on Etsy we accept Paypal and Direct Checkout.
*We are passionately busy making wedding dresses all year. To maintain our quality attention to details, please allow 12-15 weeks for your dress to be handmade, not including shipping times.

*If you have an urgent request, please email yanique(at)dreamersandlovers.com, to see if this will be possible. If it is possible, there is a RUSH fee of $149.

*Shipments within the United States are shipped via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation, and this usually arrives in 2-3 business days once shipped.

*International shipments are sent via DHL Express and includes tracking. This usually arrives within 3-5 business days once shipped.

For Domestic clients, If you would like to upgrade to USPS Priority EXPRESS shipping, which arrives within 1-2 days after being shipped, please email yanique(at)dreamersandlovers.com.
Additional policies and FAQs
We source and use only the finest quality laces, silk, and natural cotton in our dresses. We sell directly to our clients, and as a result we are able to offer you more attainable prices. All of our pieces are handmade in our studio in Los Angeles, California.

You are welcome to visit our studio to try our dresses on. We would love to have you. We are open by appointment. Appointments are made directly on our own website via the contact-us page. Send us an email at yanique(at)dreamersandlovers.com , should you have further questions.