Joynoelle is the signature line of Minneapolis-based designer, Joy Teiken. The Joynoelle Ready-to-Wear and Bridal Collections are handmade and hand-finished in her South Minneapolis atelier. Every garment is individually cut, sewn and accented to ensure the highest of quality and attention to detail that Joy expects. This award-winning designer has been featured in many national and international publications including WWD, Real Simple Magazine, and Daily Candy NYC and has been shown on the runway in New York City, Chicago, and LA .
My clients choose Joynoelle not only for the outcome but for the process. Having a dress made is a fun. Watching it go from a piece of fabric to the draping and sketching to the fittings and the final gown is a special experience. I have many brides come back to me after their wedding and tell me having their dress made was the second best part of getting married (the first being marrying the love of their life). I love working with brides. Each one is special and wants their personality to show through in their dress. Having a dress designed and made for them is the perfect way to accomplish this. My brides are part of the design process and since I make the dress on their body through draping techniques and fittings, the dress fits their body and personality perfectly. I often suggest bringing in personal objects (their mother’s wedding dress, their grandmother’s beaded necklace, or their auntie’s lace) to incorporate into their dress to make it even more special. I have one seamstress and we work very closely together with the client. As the designer, I am in charge of the dress and client from start to finish. I do all the draping, cutting of the fabric, and the fittings. I may bring in extra craftspeople for things like beading and fabric dying but everything is done in my atelier. My seamstress and I work on sewing the dress together and she is part of certain fittings and finishing work.