Where the Dream begins...
"Hidden away in the heart of London is the bridal atelier. A tranquil space that awaits our brides seeking a relaxing space to escape the hustle and bustle. A space in which to find creative inspiration, calm reassurance and expertise towards the design of their unique couture design.
Inside the Bridal Atelier
"From the initial consultation until the final fitting, Cynthia makes sure you are treated with such care and love - which is shown in the dress she creates for you. The experience of having a dress created by her did not just stop at the consultation. Her dedication and attention to details that make you shine, regular check ins, honesty, kindness, humour and relatability, puts you at ease with the process of having your dress made."
Chantel M | London UK
Experience the Exceptional
"From designing and crafting custom made wedding dresses, to providing alterations services for those in need of a little extra help achieving the perfect fit, I work with brides from first consultation to the final fitting for a seamless and stressfree experience.
There is nothing that we cannot achieve together. From consulting & planning the process with international brides, to working with brides in the UK who are overwhelmed at the processes involved with finding their dream wedding dress.
I don't talk enough about 'what I do' for brides, as it is more than just 'flowery words'; other than to say, I love my job and hopefully it shows in the way I am able to bring joy to the lives of other by nurturing their dreams and, the values that are important to them.
The journey from sketch to reality, is more than the dress itself; it is a journey of discovery into who you are and how your body works. Along the way, we find the perfect blend of details that align with your story - instilling both confidence and assurance that the right choices are made."
Behind The Atelier Seams
Prepare To Fall Head Over Heels In Love
Inside the couture atelier, you will find around 40 stunning and inspiring bridal gowns, embroideries, and samples for you to try on, be inspired by and start designing your own couture design.
In just one appointment we can reinvent and customise any of the styles into something truly special, one-of-a-kind, and beautiful. The process of designing new stories that are utterly unique, is our speciality.
Alongside the passion and care that goes into every hand-crafted Cynthia Grafton-Holt wedding dress, is the care, consideration and attention for every client, with bespoke fitting schedules that fit with her lifestyle and availability.
With over 35 years of experience in bridal, our high standard of workmanship speaks volumes providing further assurance that you are placing your dreams into expert trusted hands so that you can relax and focus on all the other elements of planning your wedding.
Each custom-made design is a beautifully hand crafted, extraordinarily detailed piece of work compiled of hundreds of hours of love and care.
TIMELESS & MODERN
The silhouette of the silk ballgown worn here by our Real Bride Marta during her Lake Como Wedding, is an unmistakable ode to haute couture, synonymous with timeless elegance.
Inspired by the iconic style of screen goddess Grace Kelly during her wedding to the Crown Prince of Monaco, this classic silhouette has endured as the preferred choice for numerous royal and society weddings through the ages.
Whether impeccably tailored in luxurious silk or adorned with the ethereal touch of tulle and lace, our signature silk ballgowns have garnered admiration, becoming the cherished dream of brides worldwide.
Luxury Bespoke Wedding Dress at The Chateau Les Carrassas
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How did you find the whole process of having a couture wedding dress made for you?
"When I realised the only way to get my dream dress would be to create it. I wanted to really enjoy that experience and work closely with someone to achieve it.
I think through my research (which was in the depths of lockdown, so it was extensive as I had very little else to do!) I found that Cynthia Grafton-Holt’s name had popped up frequently. Having looked at her own designs and read about her extensive design experience, I thought she would be the best person to work with!
We met on Zoom and discussed my vision. We had a natural, comfortable rapport and just clicked. She took all the ideas I had and made them a reality – plus elevated them to create something that was so unique, and so ‘me’ – it couldn’t have been more perfect".