How it works

Congratulations, you said ‘yes’! Now your exciting journey begins.

I’m guessing that you don’t buy a wedding dress that often and it can all seem a bit overwhelming, but I am here to guide you through this, answer all of your questions, allay your concerns and solve your wedding dress problems.

In reality, finding a wedding gown that looks as though it’s been made just for you can be infinitely more challenging – and stressful. Perhaps you have a very unique style and a pre-made wedding dress just won’t reflect that. 

You may prefer the romantic feel of a flowing, lace, boho-style bridal gown, but just can’t seem to find one that feels special enough for your big day.

And what about the brides who have set their hearts on a very specific style of black wedding dress?  

Your Bespoke Experience

Working with me to design your handmade gown is a relaxing, yet incredibly exciting experience, as you watch me transform your wishes, ideas and dreams for your perfect dress into reality.  Together, we’ll spend as much time as needed, exploring a wide range of styles, silhouettes, luxurious fabrics and colours, to create a dress you’ll truly adore that will make you look and feel like you just stepped off of the catwalk.

A visit to my home studio is guaranteed to be a relaxing, friendly and informal experience, enabling you to escape the stresses and strains of wedding planning for a while; sit back and enjoy the process of creating your expertly designed, perfectly fitted and entirely unique wedding gown with me.

Bespoke Experience

Here’s an idea of what you can expect, when you choose me to create your bespoke wedding gown:

    1. Come and meet me at my home studio in Heath and Reach, near Leighton Buzzard, for a complimentary consultation. I encourage you to bring photos of dresses you particularly like, along with magazine cuttings etc. We discuss your wedding plans, along with any colour scheme or theme you have in mind.
    2. I create a range of designs with corresponding prices.
    3. You visit me at my studio again to view the designs and choose one. At this point,  a 50% deposit is made and terms and conditions are agreed.  I will also take very specific measurements.
    4. I create the pattern for the dress, make a toile and invite you to my studio for a fitting. This is where you see your dream start to take shape!  Together we will collaborate to achieve the perfect fit and style to suit your curves and individual style. 
    5. Once you’re completely satisfied with the design and have signed off the toile, I order the fabric and start to make your dress.
    6. When the dress is past half-made, I invite you for a fitting. There will be a minimum of two dress fittings in total.
    7. Once the dress has been fitted perfectly, I finish it, adding any beads or embellishments.
    8. The final balance is payable two  weeks prior to collection.
    9. Subject to availability, I am happy to attend on the morning of your special day, to dress you in your wedding gown. 

See my FAQs for more information about the process of working with me. 

Let’s chat!

 

Contact me to make your dream dress a reality. 

Find out more about me.

Tel: 01525 234111

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  • Work has started on a new dress! Here you see me getting to work on the lining. Of course my
  • A fun little insight into who I am! I'm Caroline, a fun-loving, but highly dedicated wedding dress designer and maker.
  • I am technically able to, but I don’t want to because: It’s not ethical to knowingly steal another designer’s concept.
  • How long does it take to make a wedding dress? I get asked this a lot, but the answer doesn’t
  • Do you remember those paper dress up dolls, where the different clothes options all had little tabs, so they could
  • I've been completely absorbed in my new textile skills this week! It has been so much fun, that it has
  • Contact me via link in bio or dm to get your bridal couture experience rolling! . . . . .
  • If you're looking for luxury wedding dress inspiration, then scroll no further. You won't find anything better than something that
  • If you also dislike the clothes shopping experience and don't expect to find your dream wedding dress instore, DM me
  • Today I'm feeling self- indulgent. I adore sketching. Being old-school, my preferred and most relied-upon method is ye olde pencil
  • Wedding suppliers assemble! Even in low wedding season, we stay busy! Apart from working on new designs for whatever crafts
  • Bra or no bra with your wedding dress? If I'm making your bridal gown, then no, you don't have to.
  • It has been way too hot to be stuck in my work studio today and for the kids to be
  • One for all the non-standard colour-loving brides to be! I've been busy developing my own style of embellishments and textiles
  • Wedding dress shopping should not be the same mundane experience as jeans shopping, where the mass-produced, factory-made frocks don't quite
  • I love my kids and I am happy when they want to spend time with me, but I'm going to
  • This gives you a flavour of what my design style is: - layering of complimentary lace elements - reveal or
  • What sizes do my dresses come in? YOUR SIZE! I work to your measurements, nothing is standardised here. We all
  • So you're a non-standard kind of bride?‍ I love that! Traditional bridalwear doesn't really float your boat. I hear you.
  • My creative passion lies in empowering my clients to be their own beautiful, authentic selves with their wedding style! That
  • If you're looking for luxury wedding dress inspiration, then scroll no further. You won't find anything better than something that
  • Today I'm feeling self- indulgent. I adore sketching. Being old-school, my preferred and most relied-upon method is ye olde pencil
  • It has been way too hot to be stuck in my work studio today and for the kids to be
  • How long does it take to make a wedding dress? I get asked this a lot, but the answer doesn’t
  • I love my kids and I am happy when they want to spend time with me, but I'm going to
  • So you're a non-standard kind of bride?‍ I love that! Traditional bridalwear doesn't really float your boat. I hear you.
  • This gives you a flavour of what my design style is: - layering of complimentary lace elements - reveal or
  • A fun little insight into who I am! I'm Caroline, a fun-loving, but highly dedicated wedding dress designer and maker.
  • Work has started on a new dress! Here you see me getting to work on the lining. Of course my
  • Contact me via link in bio or dm to get your bridal couture experience rolling! . . . . .
  • If you also dislike the clothes shopping experience and don't expect to find your dream wedding dress instore, DM me
  • Do you remember those paper dress up dolls, where the different clothes options all had little tabs, so they could
  • Wedding dress shopping should not be the same mundane experience as jeans shopping, where the mass-produced, factory-made frocks don't quite
  • Wedding suppliers assemble! Even in low wedding season, we stay busy! Apart from working on new designs for whatever crafts
  • Bra or no bra with your wedding dress? If I'm making your bridal gown, then no, you don't have to.
  • I've been completely absorbed in my new textile skills this week! It has been so much fun, that it has
  • My creative passion lies in empowering my clients to be their own beautiful, authentic selves with their wedding style! That
  • I am technically able to, but I don’t want to because: It’s not ethical to knowingly steal another designer’s concept.
  • One for all the non-standard colour-loving brides to be! I've been busy developing my own style of embellishments and textiles
  • What sizes do my dresses come in? YOUR SIZE! I work to your measurements, nothing is standardised here. We all