Your wedding day may be the day you’ve always dreamed of or for some the day you never thought would happen, it is no doubt going to be a momentous occasion, possibly the happiest day of your life! Whether your priority is to have all your friends and family around you or to run away with the love of your life you will want to make an impact. You will want to look and feel amazing and your wedding dress should do just that. Wedding dress shopping is a ritual which every bride will go through, it should be a fun, emotional and sometimes even an enlightening experience. You will probably learn more about what suits you and what doesn’t than ever before.
However, some brides will find that no matter how many beautiful dresses they try on they are just not finding the one that really speaks to them or about them. Some people want to be even more unique and have some input of their own to create something really personal. If this is the case you may want to choose a bespoke dress.
In the initial consultation we will talk about your wedding plans and ideas you have for your dress, it’s always a good idea to bring any pictures or cuttings of things you like, perhaps you have a dress with a neckline you particularly like and would like to incorporate that or perhaps you’d like to take a family heirloom as a starting point such as a piece of jewellery. Think about the image you want to create, the ‘you’ you want to convey and the ‘you’ your partner will want to see.
Once we’ve discussed your ideas I will show you various fabric options and draw up some sketches for you to choose from. Once you have made your choice I will take your measurements and start work on a ‘toile’ which is a mock-up of the dress. This is to refine the shape and the fit of the dress. If at your toile fitting you would like to make any changes to the style of the dress this can also be done. Once the toile is perfected I will start making your actual dress. You will usually need another two to three fittings before the dress is finished.
To make an appointment to come and visit my studio please don’t hestitate to call me on 07913 806842.