Simplicity, elegance and originality.
With its simple , understated elegance, my Bespoke Bridal & Occasion wear offers a refreshing alternative to a market dominated by the over-designed, over- fussy and over- priced.
Created from my studio in Kinross,Scotland, my sought-after signature look of understated elegance is both contemporary and yet timeless, while my personalised design service and quality craftsmanship , ensures a dress or outfit perfectly tailored to you on every level.
With over 30 years’ experience designing and making for a wide variety of clients and commissions, I have developed an intuitive flair for interpreting my clients’ individual requirements, and expert cutting skills which ensure we can achieve the most flattering. At your personal consultation, I will listen carefully to your vision of how you would like to look, I taking into account your character, personal style, silhouette, colouring, and of course the style and location of the wedding you are planning to have. I will give an honest opinion and advice on any ideas that you might have, to guide you in the right direction, or if you are unsure of how you want to look, I can offer ideas and suggestions on style and colour to achieve a final design which is the most flattering to your unique style and shape. Once decisions have been made and the process is underway, expert attention is given to the design, cut and detail of your dress, and all are fully made-to measure, to a couture finish, with approximately 4 fittings, including a calico toile.
I take great pleasure in providing a relaxed and friendly service, aware that having a bespoke dress made should be a calming, soothing experience, amid the mayhem of bridal arrangements! My clients always give me feedback that they were delighted it was such a relaxing and stress-free experience!
A Bespoke Service – designed and made uniquely for you.
The majority of clients seeking to have a Bespoke wedding dress or Mother of the Bride outfit made , have had difficulty finding exactly what they are looking for in the general market, and have come to the decision that they only way to achieve their ‘vision’ of how they want to look , is to have their dress or outfit made ‘Bespoke’. In this way you can achieve the details you want, the level of simplicity you want, and of course the quality of fabric , cut and colour that you dream of!
With their simple, understated yet unique style, my dresses are especially popular with second wedding brides, who want to avoid an over-fussy look , but who still want to look stunningly elegant on the Big Day!
Apart from the lure of ‘simple elegance, my Bespoke Design & Dressmaking Service is also popular with brides who are seeking a more unusual look , and I really enjoy working on these creative commissions, from a wedding dress made completely of white feathers with a detachable skirt for a beachside wedding, to a dramatic , fur-trimmed red velvet wedding coat for a snowy, mountain-top wedding!
I also provide a special service for brides who are expecting a baby, and many of my styles can be re-worked to provide a pretty and flattering maternity wedding dress.
Occasion Wear & Mother of the Bride
My Cocktail and smart daywear is again simple, elegant and chic – think ‘Audrey Hepburn’,’ Jackie Kennedy’ , and you have the inspiration! My designs are extremely popular with Mothers of the Bride, who want to avoid looking like a classic ‘Mother of the bride’, in an over-fussy , over-designed outfit!
My evening wear follows the same theme of sensual elegance , with the occasional nod to Hollywood Glamour, using exquisite silks, velvets, chiffons and crepes, and several of my evening wear gowns have indeed found themselves worn on the red carpet, as worn by Helen Mirren !
Delivery times are on average 4-5 months, but I can work to a more urgent delivery time, so please always ask, and I can often work miracles! Prices range from £1,000 to £2,500 for wedding dresses, £1,000 - £1,500 for Mother of the Bride, from £650 for cocktail wear, and from £1,000 for evening wear.