Experience your bridal gown’s creation from start to finish. The following steps outline the special process involved in creating a beautiful bespoke hand made wedding gown.
When you make an appointment, you will come along to my private studio and have an informal chat about all your wedding plans, dress ideas and aspirations, and I can guide you with my extensive knowledge and 20 years of experience!
I will also be able to give an idea of costs and timescales. This is a complimentary service.
At the design appointment, I will show you the hand drawn designs I have created for you. I will also show you fabric samples I recommend for your gown, and we can discuss the designs and fabrics.
My designs are exclusive to each client. I design for each brides body shape, personality and gown aspirations plus the theme/mood of the whole wedding day.
The measurement meeting is an opportunity for myself to take body measurements. This information will be used to create your made to measure patterns…..and the gown begins!!
The toile is a cotton mock up of your gown.I look at seams, fit, structure, neckline, sleeves (if required) bodice length, and all aspects of the preparation for creating your perfect made to measure bespoke wedding gown.
During private fittings, you try on your gown and see it come to life! You also have the flexibility to make any changes if you wish, as the gown is created. This is an incredibly exciting time for the bride, and my main aim is to create your dream wedding gown,but also create a warm and relaxed environment for you to enjoy this whole fantastic experience.
My wedding gowns are generally ready 1 month before the wedding, unless you prefer another time scale. I prefer to see each client 1 to 2 weeks before the wedding to check the gown is fitting perfectly as Brides weight can fluctuate slightly with the stress and excitement of the impeding ‘big day!’
Most clients like to collect the gown at some point the week of the wedding.