Kathy Smith

Hi there! My name is Kathy and I can’t wait to meet you!

I am a small-town Iowa girl at heart and those are the types of ladies I love to work with. Ever since I can remember, I have been designing and sketching beautiful dresses. With Kathy Smith Designs, my dream has become a reality and I couldn’t be more excited! I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Textiles & Apparel. After college, I lived in Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, working as an apparel designer, specializing in apparel fit.

A few years ago, I had the urge to come back home to Iowa to be closer to family. I love getting to make gorgeous wedding dresses for Midwest gals! I live in West Des Moines with my wonderful husband, Noah, and our awesome Boxer pup, Harvey. This is also where I hand-make each and every Kathy Smith Designs piece. I am so happy to be surrounded by my friends and family, in addition to following my true passion.

I honestly believe every woman deserves to feel confident and look beautiful, every single day - and especially on their big day! I know each woman is uniquely beautiful, and why not have a dress that is a direct reflection of who you are? It is my absolute pleasure to help women of all shapes and sizes feel confident for their special event. Be sure to reach out, I would absolutely love to hear from you!