Bridal Commissions

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A little about what to expect from my bespoke bridal dressmaking service

Created in my Edinburgh studio

Commissioning a Bridal Gown

Firstly you can relax and enjoy this unique and lovely journey safe in the knowledge that I have over 25 years experience working in the wedding dress industry where attention to detail is everything and personal service is key.
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I have not only worked with many beautiful brides and their entourages over the years but also have extensive experience in recreating historic costumes, including beautiful embellished corsets, often incorporating my great love of free machine embroidery.

This can be anything from a Celtic love knot to a beautiful bird or butterfly, providing a gorgeous and totally personal addition to you’re made to measure garment.

How The Magic Happens...

At our initial consultation in my Edinburgh studio we would discuss your ideas and design your dress, incorporating any special details you wish to include, choose fabrics and produce a rough sketch.
I would then mail/email you a copy of the sketch with covering letter summarising your requirements and cost.
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"I'm so glad I met Mairi! I was attracted to her stall at the Wedding Fair in Edinburgh. I will never forget my experience of creating my dream dress - selecting the fabrics, attending the fittings and watching my dreams and ideas take form. Working with and getting to know her was an added bonus..
I will always remember her as being my fairy godmother!"

After you have confirmed your wish to proceed, I will taking your measurements and produce a calico mock up of your dress to ensure a good fit which you would try on. Any required changes to design can then be made.

You will also be able to see your fabric at this point. Then would follow several fittings of your gown where alterations are made to refine the fit.

Your last visit would be to collect your one of a kind beautiful gown.

"Mairi was recommended by a friend and pretty quickly I realised why! She's an absolute gem! Within a fairly short timescale, we met, she listened carefully to my ideas, made a sketch, advised on fabrics and invited me back for an initial fitting. She really understands what will and won't suit her clients and I couldn't have been be more delighted with the finished dress and jacket.
I felt fantastic on my wedding day. Thank so much Mairi!"

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