Bespoke Bridal Gowns
Something I’ve developed more and more and am extremely proud of is my ability to provide brides to be with unique, bespoke outfits.
The Bridal Quarters can arrange total one-off gowns, jumpsuits or trouser suits.
A bespoke outfit represents great value and is typically within the price range of other garments I stock, which often comes as a pleasant surprise!
Sharon Bowen-Dryden has designed for an impressive list of high end brands including Chloe and Thierry Mugler as well as creating embroideries for Dior and Lacroix.
She has also dressed a number of celebrity clients for the red carpet and her brand has been featured in international fashion magazines such as Vogue and Tatler.
I am extremely proud to be able to offer bespoke tailoring to my customers. There is something very special about having a unique bridal gown created by a top designer and I will be there for you at every step of the process.
The first step is a detailed chat with Sharon and myself so that we can get a picture of your wedding day as well as understand your personal style and your vision of what your dream outfit looks like.
We will look at silhouettes, fabrics and colours as well as the options with embroidery, embellishments and motifs.
From this discussion Sharon will then create a design which can be tweaked and changed.
Creating a couture gown is a collaboration between the designer and the bride…the design will evolve and develop during the process.
MEASUREMENTS & TOILE
A bespoke gown is made to measure, so an extensive set of body measurements will be taken. This creates a perfect fit that can never be achieved off the peg.
Once the measurements are taken a toile will be made of the design. This is the design in a soft cotton calico.
You will be booked in with Sharon’s seamstress to try the toile on. This garment can be adjusted and changed before the final pattern is created.
Your bespoke wedding dress will then be cut from this pattern in your chosen fabric.
The first fitting is when you try on your actual wedding gown for the first time. It's when the seamstress will check that the dress sits correctly.
The second fitting will ensure that all alterations are accurate.
Around 2-3 weeks prior to your wedding date, a final fitting will take place. Any necessary tweaks can be made ensuring the perfect fit for your big day!