Bespoke Bridal Testimonials
It must be a proud moment for a mum to know her daughter wants to wear her bridal gown.
I am often asked to take the essentials from an inherited gown, and make a new one with a different or modern design.
Elyse loved every part of her mum's gown, and had it of fit, she would of worn it with no changes. She loved the delicate lace over a satin and tulle bodice, and the softness of the chiffon skirt.
The challenge was to make a new bodice to seamlessly blend in with the original sleeves and skirt. This meant matching the existing tulle.....so many shades of ivory, and carefully lifting all the existing lace so it could be reused.
The end result was a beautiful gown that looked like the original, with just a little Alison tweak to the lace placement.
One of the best things about making a bespoke gown, is the fact that I can design the gown to reflect the personality of the bride. Melanie's gown was the perfect example of this.
As with all gowns, the initial consultation is as much about the bride as it is about her gown. Melanie knew what basic style and colours she wanted, but the rest she left to my creativity..... which made it very easy to design her gown.
There were over 55 lace appliques individually sewn onto the gown. Plus the finishing touch of pearl buttons and loops to give function as well as feature to the back of the bodice.
Melanie sent me this lovely photo as she said it was her favourite.
I asked her if her husband loved her tribute to Essendon, and she replied "yes he loved it lol"
Angela and her mum were always so bubbly and easy to work with. During the early stages of design and measurement process, Angela got the delightful news that she was pregnant.
Amazingly the original design still worked well with a growing bump....with just a few hidden changes.
The end result was a beautifully fitted and comfortable lace bridal gown.
I used a soft lace with lightweight satin underneath. The front design was gathered into the side seam and finished with a long diamante applique. The gown had a lace up back.
Angela sent me this message shortly after the wedding. "Everyone loved my dress. Thank you so much!! xx"
She also later sent me a photo of her beautiful baby boy. What an amazing year 2017 has been for Angela and her family.
The first thing I have to say is how amazing the photographer Don Benson is. Rebecca sent me so many stunning images, but the one on the right is my absolute favourite.
Rebecca was a fantastic bride to work with. Designing a gown with lots of heavy bead work, yet ensuring it didn't over power her tiny frame, was always an important factor.
Rebecca's gown was made from crystal organza over satin, to give a lightweight look and feel. The back was zip fastened and finished with covered buttons.
I had so many guests say how stunning it was and ask where i got it from!
Laura was a delight to work with....always bubbly and excited about every stage. She sent me so many wonderful messages and gifts along the way. Laura also gave me 5 stars and wrote this review:
"I had Alison make me an amazing dress! It was everything I wanted and more! I am soo pleased with her amazing friendliness the whole time and ability to recreate the ideas in my head and make the most incredible dress! Can't wait to show her the photos on my big day! Couldn't recommend her highly enough!! If anyone is wanting a one of a kind dress, or even alterations, Ali is your lady! Thanks 1000x"
The image to the right was taken on Laura's final fitting.
This romantic image shows off the lace hem beautifully.
The breathtaking location just highlights the details of the gown and feel of the entire wedding.
Danielle's bodice had approx 200 rhinestones and diamante's for extra bling!
I love the opportunity to be creative and design wedding and ball gowns that are totally unique. None sum this up more than Anne's wedding gown. She came to me with such amazing ideas that if I could have afforded to....I would have done it for free!!
Sadly I run a business and always have bills to pay haha.
I hope you can appreciate the unique personality that went into this wedding gown. Even when her sisters came to watch her fitting, they all said how totally perfect it was for her.
The dress you designed was loved by all on the big day, people were absolutely amazed by it. Thank you once again. The day was perfect and the pictures turned out great! Here are a few photos for you to see how good you really are! X"
These photos were taken on Anne's final fitting, and shows the hundreds of individual petals on the skirt, and natural peacock feathers that spray out over the bodice.
Thousands of sequins, silver lined beads, diamante's, bugle beads....the list goes on. All entwined through organza pleats and finished by a diamante buckle on the belt.
The bridesmaid gown had the same wrap over design and neckline, complimenting the bride.
The ivory raw silk was light and easy to use for a 50's style gown....not to mention the layers of netting underneath that Astrid loved to show off. She said "The dress was perfect, absolutely fabulous!!!! Can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did xxxx"