For brides struggling to find their dream wedding dress, our bespoke service offers you the opportunity to get creative, be unique, and have a dress that is made perfectly for you!
The initial appointment
During your 90 minute Bespoke appointment we will start by getting to know you and discussing what style of dress you would like along with fabrics, silhouettes, adornments and accessories.
As we are a boutique that sells our own collection as well, we can then give you the option of trying some different dresses to feel the fabrics and visualize the various styles on your body so you can begin bringing your dream to life!
Our designer Shamali can then begin sketching your design whilst talking through all of the details and looking at fabric swatches to advise what will work best and give you the perfect dress.
Once costs have been agreed, we will take a full set of couture measurements and a 50% deposit before any work can commence.
When making a bespoke wedding dress there is a minimum of 5 fittings and this is completely dependant on the complexity of the individual design. The gown begins as a calico for the first 2-3 fittings, despite not looking anything like the final outcome, it’s the most crucial part of the process for ensuring the perfect fit.
Over the course of the fittings, you will gradually begin to see your dress coming together piece by piece as each layer is perfected to your liking.
It is important to trust the journey and be patient, as the beauty of having a bespoke gown made is that you can tweak elements of the design throughout if you aren’t happy. At the end of the day it is your dress and we are simply making your dream a reality!
About the Designer
Our resident designer has been designing and making wedding gowns for over thirty years now and has been privileged to work with some very high-profile personalities and noble families.
Shamali brings a uniqueness to each of her creations by really listening to her brides and quotes, “I believe that creating a wedding dress is not just about getting the silhouette right but also about bringing a bride’s personality into the design. The little finishing touches that say ‘this is me, this is my inimitable look’.
“There is nothing more satisfying than helping a bride to find her dream wedding dress. Sewing it to make the dream a reality is so exciting. An impeccable fit is a key element to every bridal gown and I pride myself on being dedicated to high quality and standards. As a mother of two daughters I am aware that girls know what they want and when it comes to their weddings, there can be no compromise.”
“My passion is to design and make sophisticated and alluring wedding dresses for today’s modern brides.”
From a very young age, Shamali had a burning passion to design. “I have always loved fashion illustration. When I was a young girl, I spent hours drawing and designing dresses, from casual day wear dresses to glamorous evening gowns. I was inspired by the elegance of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. I just love the timelessness of the mid 20th century style icons and how they still impact on fashion today”.
After studying at The London College of Fashion and Design, Shamali furthered her training at St. Martin’s College of Art and Design where she learned the art of pattern cutting.
Founder and Creative Designer, Shamali draws upon inspirations from past eras to create her unique hand finished couture collection of unique elegant bridal gowns. Every couture gown is designed and created by Shamali and her highly skilled team in The Design Room. From the sketch book to the cutting room, Shamali is involved in the whole process and insists that all her gowns are completely hand finished.
Using various precious silk fabrics, lace and intricate beading, the team creates beautiful gowns with refined simplicity for the brides of today. Shamali is well known for her signature classic design with a glamorous modern twist.
Caroline Alhadeff – 29th October 2021
“It’s very hard for me to work out what I want to say other than a massive thank you for designing and creating my wedding dress. It was more than perfect and beyond anything I could have imagined. My mum would tell you that the most common word used to describe it was ‘sensational’. I didn’t just love the dress and wearing it on the day but I loved the whole process with you – I so valued the patience(!), expertise and fun you brought to the whole experience. I’m sure I drove you a bit mad with all my thoughts but thank you for always listening.
I truly treasure the memories of my trips to your shop with my mum.”
Hannah Randolph – 5th June 2021
Photo courtesy of @ginfizzphotographic
Louise Gillespie – 10th October 2020
“Dear Shamali and Amy,
Thank you for working your magic and creating my dream dress. Your vision, inspiration, calmness, and talent all combined to create something I never thought possible – The perfect dress. Thank you for being so accommodating as we navigated getting married during a pandemic. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect in every way.”
Erin Frost – 1st August 2019
“I just had to email you after the most fabulous day of our lives! My wedding dress was more than I could have ever dreamed of! Having it made by Shamali was just so special and unique and fitted me absolutely perfectly, she is so so talented! I had countless compliments about the dress and how beautiful and elegant it was, it really made me feel amazing – just how you want to feel on your wedding day!
I can’t express enough how grateful I am to have made an appointment at your shop. The service and care from start to finish was so professional and personal – thank you!”
“Thank you so much for your help and patience in making my lovely, beautiful wedding dress! It was just perfect and I felt amazing wearing such a beautifully designed, hand-made dress – Shamali, you are amazing!
Thank you for making us feel so welcome and at home at ‘Daisy’s we really enjoyed all of the dress fittings and will miss seeing your friendly faces on a regular basis! Thank you so much once again.”
“Getting my dress from Daisy’s Bridal Couture will always seem like fate to me. They made my bridal dress experience so amazing and one I will always remember. I felt so special and to top it all, feel I was worth the dress that was made for me. I was a very nervous bride when it came to my dress – being a size 16-18, but Shamali and Sam put me at ease right from the beginning. Never in my wildest dreams did I feel I would find “The One” dress (having tried on several dresses beforehand), let alone that I would have one “Designed” especially for me. Nothing was too much trouble for them to try out. They are both so friendly and lovely people and their expertise second to none. My dress was so beautiful and everyone commented that I looked stunning. I would recommend Daisy’s Bridal Couture hands down to every bride seeking a very special bridal experience. Thank you Shamali and Sam!”
” Dear Sam and Shamali,
Thank you so much for all your work and kindness while working on my wedding dress. I felt truly beautiful in it and everyone said it looked perfect!”