Real Brides

Real Brides 4



Wonderful experience – couldn’t be happier with my dress.


“My wedding was like a dream and I loved every second of it! I want to say thanks so much to Melanie for her patience and effort in making my dress. Everyone was speechless with my dress – it was beautiful, romantic and elegant.”


“I am so pleased I went to Melanie to design my beautiful wedding dress. I loved wearing it and just didn’t want to get out of it at the end of the night. It was made beautifully and every detail was done to the highest quality. Melanie made the whole experience so enjoyable and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you Melanie!”


“Thank you Melanie for this wonderful dress! It has been such a great experience! Thank you for your advice and suggestions throughout the whole process.”


Abi – Bespoke Annabelle

“I just wanted to thank you for designing and making me a wedding dress which made me feel like a million dollars on the most important day of my life. The dress and the veil together looked quite breathtaking and I refused to remove the veil …I absolutely loved all my visits to you and you made the whole process not only fun but extremely calming and reassuring and I wish to thank you for that.” – Photos by Keith Appleby

Helen – Aimee

“Thank you so much for the fantastic dress. Everyone was very, very complimentary about it. I felt absolutely amazing in it! I am totally thrilled that I chose the Aimee dress, I couldn’t have wished for anything better – it was perfect.”

Claudia – Bespoke Mila

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you did, my dress was perfect and I appreciate all the work and effort you put in to it. I didn’t stop smiling all day! I had so many compliments about how stunning my dress was. I really felt special. Thank you”

Rachel – Bespoke Annabelle

“I loved wearing the dress and matching bolero on our wedding day and my husband loved seeing me in them – they suited the style of our day so well and I received many compliments. Thank you for making such special, beautiful outfits.”


Jo – Bespoke 50s Style

“I was so lucky to find Melanie – such a cliché but I really did feel like a princess! I would not hesitate to recommend Melanie if you are looking for something bespoke or something from her gorgeous line of dresses. Melanie is friendly, professional and a perfectionist: exactly what you need when you’re making the most important purchase of your life!”

Jennifer – Louvois

“Melanie’s beautiful designs are inspired classics and I instantly knew I wanted to wear one of her creations. Her gifted eye, technical expertise and years of experience made what could be an overwhelming process into a truly enjoyable one. She saw through every last detail of preparing the dress and made it as special as the day on which it was worn. On a day when hundreds of photographs were taken, the dress looked perfect in every one!”

Shama – Bepoke Aimee

“Just one of the first few pics…taken by friends! It was such a fun day. Dress and lace top were both gorgeous. Thanks again for making the difficult dress process as easy as it could be. Xxx”

Lesley – Aimee

“Thank you!!! Photos by LightBOX Photographic –”


Joanna T – Thea

“We had a lovely wedding day, however the weather was true to Scottish form (cold & wet!) The dress was perfect, lots of lovely comments from everyone there. I hope one day I will be lucky enough to have a little girl too so she can wear it one day. Thank you again for everything.”

Sarah C – Bespoke 50s

“I absolutely loved wearing my dress and was so pleased with how the whole outfit turned out. I cannot begin to say how many people thought the dress was not only amazing, but suited me perfectly. They all thought that it was just ‘me’. Importantly as well, Tom loved it (he welled up when I walked in) and was so pleased that when I turned up, I looked liked me!
Thank you so much for all your work on the dress, including the last minute adjustments to the petticoat! All the best, Sarah”

Helen S – Bespoke fishtail dress

“Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful dress – and the whole experience was so much fun. Thank you for being a real positive!”

Rachel – Camille

“Everyone commented on how beautiful the dress was, I must say the words gorgeous and stunning were used, thank you again for making the day so special.”


Anna – Sienna

“I really, really did love the dress and the little cape, it was just so perfect for my glamorous wedding!!! The wedding was FANTASTIC and everyone agrees that the dress was beautiful.” – Photos by

Mara – Bespoke Aimee

“Dear Melanie, just a little note to thank you so much for my beautiful dress. It was everything I dreamed off. I felt a million dollars wearing it on the day and everyone said how beautiful and unique it was! Most importantly David thought it was stunning. We had such a fantastic day from start to finish. Thank you for all of your help and kindness along the way. Mara”

Sarah – Louvois

“Looking back at these pictures again, it was an amazing day and I still LOVE the dress. We partied quite hard that day so the skirt unfortunately has the war wounds but the corset and bolero still look great and I’m hoping that one day I might be able to fit back in them! Anyway, thanks again for making such a beautiful dress and making our day so special. I hope you like the photos.”


Katy – Bespoke

“Thank you so much for making me such a beautiful wedding dress. I really enjoyed wearing it and everyone was blown away by it! The veil really completed the look – I wore it for the ceremony and then changed into the headpiece that Katherine made me for the party!”

Idoia – Camille

“The wedding was fantastic, everybody loved the dress!”

Meredith – Mila

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience working with Melanie. Her patience and understanding throughout the design process coupled with her knowledge of materials and dresses will make any bride quickly feel at ease. I received so many compliments on my gown and highly recommend Melanie to any other woman looking for her perfect dress. Thanks so much, Melanie! Meredith”

Julia – Lavice

“Thank you! I looked gorgeous because of you. The dress really was perfect.”


Julie – Bespoke

“A little note to say thank you for your creative energy and artistic input into developing my dress…”

Vanessa – Bespoke

“Dear Melanie, thank you so much! I hope you are busy making lots of beautiful dresses for some very lucky brides to be! Take Care, Vanessa.”

Alex – Aimee

“I hope you have got the photos I sent and I hope you think they do the gorgeous dress justice! Thank you making such a beautiful dress. I loved wearing it and it is so special because it is the only one! It was amazing watching the process and seeing how the dress came together with all your creativity and talent. THANK YOU! Alex”

Leigh – Sienna

“A huge, huge, huge thank you for everything that you have done and for all of your hard work (and Anna-Karin as well of course!). The dress was simply stunning – there are no other words to describe it. I just loved it and felt like a princess all day (and night!), and the best thing was that I felt so comfortable all day and I could have slept it in (and almost did after quite a few champagnes!!!!) Everybody absolutely loved it and they all said what a beautiful dress it was, and that it was so different from the usual wedding dress style. So all in all I think we can declare it a huge success and all down to you guys so thank you, it was perfect.”


Sam- Aimee

“Thank you!”

Susan-Chaville Dress

“We have just returned from our amazing wedding in France. The dress was perfect and was much complemented. I felt really fantastic wearing it. The 1930’s theme was set off beautifully …Thanks again for making such a beautiful and perfect outfit for me. Susan”


“Melanie was extremely meticulous, both in designing and making the dress, and always had excellent advice when I needed it. It was the least stressful part of the wedding!” she adds. “Compliments were flying on my dress for the entire night!”

Julia – Lavice

“Thank you! I looked gorgeous because of you. The dress really was perfect.”


Zoe – Bespoke Lace dress

“Thank you so much! I had a lovely wedding and the dress was much admired!”

Jackie – Aimee

“Having a dress made to measure was a one-in-a-life-time experience. Like getting married it should definitely be tried once! Melanie provided a wonderful service, and I felt like a million dollars on the day. Thanks again for helping make my special day so special!”

Renata – Bespoke

“Thank you very much. My big day was perfect. Everybody liked the dress and I loved it. You are fantastic!!! Renata”