We are trained in fashion design and have experience working with lots of different body types. We can look at the drawing, the fabric swatch and your body and can visualize the final result. Our process is designed to help you visualize the final result as much as possible. We have many photos and sample dresses in our studio that we can use to illustrate certain silhouettes, details, fabrics and colour combinations. We do the first fitting as a mock up so you will see how the dress will look on your body before we cut your real fabric. You will also have your dress on 2-3 more times before it is completed so there will be no surprises!
We don’t currently have a ready-to-wear collection, but we do have our samples that we use for fashion shows, photo shoots etc. We currently have about 50 wedding gowns ranging in size from 2-8. Photos of all of our samples can be seen in the images section of our website. Because our focus is on custom gowns, we don’t currently have all of our samples on display. If you are interested in viewing a particular sample dress, please let us know before your appointment so that we can have it available for you.
Time permitting, we will do alterations if you already have your dress. We also can help you if you are looking for major alterations, for example you would like to wear your mother’s/sister’s/friend’s dress but it’s not quite your style…
Most wedding planners suggest shopping for your dress 6 to 9 months before your wedding date. This gives our designers enough time to do necessary research, find fabric samples, and design a truly unique garment to suit your personal style. However because we construct the dresses locally in our Vancouver studio, shorter time frames are possible, and can be discussed by contacting us.
Absolutely! During the consultation process, we will show you what the style you have chosen will look like across various different dress sizes. Alternatively, we can work with you and your girls to design a coordinating set of dresses that flatter each girl’s unique body and personality and will also look consistent in your group photos.
We are happy to look at the the fabrics you have and tell you if they are suitable for the type of dress you are looking for. In the event that they cannot be used, we will happily suggest other fabrics for you and attempt to find them.