“I was recommended to Liz by a friend who’d had a bespoke dress made for her daughters’ wedding. I came to Liz full of ideas for an elegant full-length dress and Liz was brilliant, took all my ideas, and sketched me a dress which looked perfect. We agreed to meet up again in the next few weeks during which time I’d go and try on a few dresses for inspiration. After trying some wedding dresses on I was left disheartened to the point that I couldn’t contemplate walking up an aisle in front of family to marry my fiancé as the dresses looked awful on me – seemingly made to fit the tall and willowy women, I’m barely 5” and not at all willowy.
I did some further research as to what would suit me and came up with another idea – booked to see Liz and she couldn’t have been more lovely about completely redesigning the dress… and got really excited when I decided on red instead of the traditional white or ivory.
Fast forward my first fitting… it went brilliantly, the calico bodice fit so well and just as we’d designed. Liz made the necessary alterations and although I went away confident Liz was doing exactly what I wanted there were nagging doubts about the design. I mithered about it all over the weekend and on the Monday emailed Liz with my worries. Liz couldn’t have been more accommodating, considering my changes were adding sleeves, changing the neckline and colour, I was so impressed and comforted by her patience, her ability to change the design again and her kindness.
Next fitting the calico was changed and a rough version of the skirt was ready and it was fabulous!!! Even in its raw state, Liz had captured exactly what I was hoping for. The next fitting the dress was almost complete and we discussed finer details and again, with the changes I requested were accommodated with patience and skill… because some of the ideas I had Liz knew instinctively what would work and what wouldn’t and she wasn’t wrong! At the final fitting, we added final touches and had the bridesmaid dresses (Ted
Baker shift dresses) pinned so that the alterations to them could be made.
Then the day arrived to pick up the dresses and oh my goodness, the finished dress is simply beautiful! More beautiful and more perfect than I could have ever imagined. It is exactly what I wanted and more! The workmanship that Liz has put into my dress is amazing! The quality of the stitching, the cut of the silk, the styling so that it shows my figure off in the best possible way – it is phenomenal!
I went to Liz for a wedding dress but I was really expecting a miracle not just to make me a wedding gown but also because I was struggling with the whole concept of being a bride again – how could I look and feel like a beautiful bride at my time of life (50), well in my opinion Liz performed that miracle… she not only designed me a dress that has made me look beautiful she has made me believe I can be a beautiful bride! It’s not just the dress – it was the whole experience from start to finish.
Thank you, Liz Ayers, for my beautiful dress but more importantly, thank you for giving me the confidence to allow me to enjoy my wedding day.”
If you have an idea for a wedding dress, and you want something truly unique for your wedding day, get in touch with us and we can help make your dream dress a reality.
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