Updated: Oct 25
Megan contacted us six months before her wedding date to discuss the bespoke bridal alterations that she desperately needed for her wedding dress. Although Megans dress hadn't arrived when we first spoke, she was however able to secure dates with our workroom to ensure availability and completion in time for her big day.
Megan made the three hour round trip from Suffolk three times to attend the atelier in North West London where she experienced each stage of her bespoke wedding dress alterations from the first toile to completion of her gown.
The process of redesigning the simingly simple bodice and its re-construction to match the lines of the dress, turned into quite a challenge; it took two team members several days to re-create the intricate 3D applique of the lace unto a sheer tulle base.
The original bodice was shapeless. Although it had bra cups, they did very little other than provide privacy. We recommended to Megan that a few changes were needed to improve the fit and shape of the gown. Megan was happy to let us take the lead, and so the new bodice which was carefully restructured with internal boning and fitted cups providing Megan with the stunning feminine silhouette that she required.
Megan's Bespoke Wedding Dress Experience
She says, "I can’t recommend Cynthia enough. She is so talented and truly amazing!
I didn’t have the best wedding dress shopping experience and ended up purchasing a dress I wasn’t happy with. When it arrived all my fears came back and it didn’t fit my body, being made for someone 4 inches shorter than me.
I have followed Cynthia on Instagram for a while and I knew if anyone could help me it would be Cynthia! My 1st appointment was amazing and Cynthia listened to me and understood exactly what I was looking for.
At my final fitting I was lucky enough to spend the day in the studio with Cynthia while she worked tirelessly to put my complicated dress back together. It was magical to be able to watch her at work and I’m in awe of how talented she is!
I now have the dress of my dreams and I can’t wait to wear my dress in 3 weeks! If you’re considering a bespoke dress or altering your dress then Cynthia is your Woman!"
Cynthia Grafton-Holt, the leading bridal expert with over 40 years of experience, is gaining recognition for the unrivalled serviced, craftsmanship and attention to detail as a World Class British Bridal Professional. Her London Bridal Studio is home to the exclusively designed Bridal Collection, all of which have been made in England from start to finish at her atelier.