Sarah understands that your wedding dress sets the tone for your wedding day and should reflect your personality, individuality and style.

With this in mind, Sarah will custom design a one-of-a-kind wedding gown that captures your unique vision.

All of Sarah’s custom gowns feature couture tailoring using only the finest silk fabrics, lace, embroidery overlaid with beadwork, crystals and other fine hand-finished touches.

It’s the details that make her handmade couture wedding gowns a work of art.

Your beautiful wedding gown begins by contacting her to book a consultation.
By appointment only.
WHANGAREI NEW ZEALAND

Consultation

Sarah provides complimentary consultations (by appointment only.) During the initial consultation, you’ll meet with Sarah and have the opportunity to discuss your vision for your wedding gown.

Sarah designs and constructs your wedding gown from start to finish, a hands-on approach is vital to her process — nothing is left to chance.

At the initial visit, we cover every detail and answer any questions that you may have. We encourage our clients to tell us all of their ideas and inspirations, as well as a ‘wish list’ that shares their overall vision for their wedding day. Assisting the bride-to-be through every step.

It’s also a good opportunity to bring along your magazine cut-outs or photo album.

Process

Creating a Wedding gown involves the process of designing, pattern making, draping, fittings, and expertly constructing your wedding gown.

The process begins after a one-on-one consultation with Sarah and the commission for hire.

After your measurements are taken, and inspiration is drawn from your personal style and vision and the custom process begins.

A pattern is created and your “sample gown” is made.

The sample gown captures your vision and breathes life into the beginning of the wedding dress of your dreams.

After the sample gown fit is perfect and changes are approved, your gown will be constructed out of the fabric(s) of your choice.

A series of fittings completes the process to ensure a flawless and perfect fit.

Each wedding gown is handmade and requires many hours to complete, so we pay meticulous attention to each and every detail to create your wedding gown.

First fitting: A sample gown is constructed out of calico fabric to view the design style you’ve selected.

All fit adjustments and design changes are made onto the sample. After your approval, the gown is cut from the fashion fabric you have selected.

Second fitting: Your gown is made, using the actual fabric and alterations and fit adjustments are made.

Third fitting: Selected hand beadwork, embroidery, and embellishment details are fine tuned.

Fourth fitting: Final fitting and finishing touches are made to the wedding dress. Arrangements are made for the pick-up date or delivery date.

As preparations proceed toward your wedding day, we are aware that this is a very emotional time. A week or two prior to the wedding, some brides may have a tendency to lose weight, so a fifth fitting may be necessary to ensure a perfect fit.

Sarah is committed to excellence. Her service is relaxed, professional and fun.

Time: A lead time of 4 to 6 months is appropriate. Please allow additional time for beadwork and crystals.

Price: Cost will vary based on fabric selection and complexity of design.

Payment:  A 50% deposit will be required.

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