Green and Blue Studio is a bridal studio located in Washington, DC. The studio's designer and seamstresses, who were trained in Italy, are able to design garments or revamp vintage dresses. They offer custom gowns and bridal alterations in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
The studio started in 2005, when was founded by Daniela Cerman and Michaela Schwartz. Daniela gained sewing and couture skills while studying in Le Grand Chic Institute in Bologna, Italy, where she also earned a fashion degree. Michaela has a passion for all things fashion and weddings, and also has a business degree.
Green and Blue Studio offers custom couture wedding gowns and jewelry designed to complement the bridal gown. In addition, they can provide garters, hair accessories, and veils.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Caroline · Married on 08/24/2013
I worked with Daniela and the team on transforming my mother's wedding dress into my own dream dress. This involved taking a Laura Ashley cotton batiste gown circa 1982 and making it look fresh, classic, preppy and romantic for a yacht club wedding.
Luckily, my mom had surprisingly classic taste for the 80's and I loved everything from the waist down. That said, the dress was at least one size too small for me and one inch to short. Also, I hated the simple top and obviously hated the 80's style puffy sleeves.
The team at Green and Blue sketched out some ideas, and we met many times over the next several months. The puffy sleeves (covered in a ribbon check pattern) were removed and the material was matched up perfectly to create a sweetheart bodice, complete with boning. The dress was lengthened with matching ribbon perfectly sewn to the bottom--it really looked like it was always there.
They really went above and beyond. When I decided I wanted a belt from Etsy in matching ribbon, I was able to just stop in and grab a scrap for matching the shade, upon my request. They even sewed it on and included a faux bow with snaps for an incredibly modest price. Also, when I lost some weight quickly before the wedding, they were able to whisk me back in with my dress for a final fitting.
The experience was a little anxiety-inducing for me at first (was I really not going to have a "say yes to the dress moment at a bridal salon?), but I quickly became excited and completely at ease in their hands.
I felt so beautiful in the dress, and it was a huge hit at the wedding. It felt very special to be wearing my mom's dress among people that had celebrated with her 30 years ago in the same gown.
The value was incredible. I know that I paid less in alterations than many of my friends with designer gown alteration needs that require skill, but not same level of artistry.
I will return for other dress alteration needs!
Ashley · Married on 08/10/2018
Green and Blue Studio did an amazing job with my Limor Rosen Rosemary dress. My dress was measured and handmade to fit my body. However, I bought 13 months before my wedding date. Green and Blue Studio helped fit my dress perfectly to my body. Each appointment was quick and easy. Their seamstress is absolutely amazing with her work. They also worked with my schedule being an out of town bride.
Sasha · Married on 06/16/2018
I loved working with Daniela & the Green and Blue Studio Team! They were so kind and helpful when altering my dress. My dress was lace and my veil was very plain, and Daniela recommended that we take part of my dress and sew it on to my veil. It turned out beautiful and I loved that they gave me such a nice recommendation! Would recommend to anyone needing to get a wedding dress altered in the DC area.