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Couture Process

The experience of having your bridal gown made by Beata Ridley is a series of steps, all of which are aimed at ensuring your gown is made to suit your figure, your personality and the personal circumstances of your wedding day.

  • The details…

    All of your requirements are discussed during your initial consultation with Beata. During this first meeting you will get a chance to browse through examples of our work, try on different silhouette types and discuss any ideas you have. We always encourage brides to bring any photos, drawings of their own or other inspiration pieces that appeal to them. From this designs are sketched, fabrics and colours are discussed and in the course of this initial consultation an accurate, personalised quote can be calculated. We believe this step is one of the most important, because it gives the opportunity for brides to understand our process first-hand, as well as giving Beata a chance to get to know our clients and establish the true wants and needs of the bride.

  • A series of fittings…

    Following on from this initial consultation is a series of subsequent fittings that build up the layers of the individually crafted gown, and with the bride’s constant participation and input, the bridal gown that is crafted is a true one-off piece that is very much a collaboration between the bride and Beata.

    We believe that working through a step-by-step process is the most direct means of establishing exactly what our clients want. For those brides that have already envisioned their dream bridal gown these fittings throughout the creation process allow moments for clarification and the addition of extra embellishment, while for those brides that only know what style or colour they prefer, the fittings become a time to play, to direct and understand how their wedding gown is going to look, in turn often firing their imagination.

  • An expert’s direction…

    This is where Beata’s talents come into play. She asks the bride to ask herself what she wants, what she sees herself wearing. Beata can offer directions, and advice, but at the end of the day it is the bride’s choices that are the most highly valued of all. You, the bride, are the one who will wear this gown; therefore a process where your input is always welcome and guided by an experienced hand is the best if not the only way to create a gown that is a collaboration of creativity and a true reflection of you and your personality.

    If you’d like more information contact us today to arrange a free, obligation-free initial consultation.