When you arrive at our beautiful oak-framed studio in Surrey for a consultation or fitting, you’ll find a warm welcome in a relaxed environment. We work by appointment, including some weekends, so if there is a particular time that would suit you, just let us know. This is where our brides come and try on samples, look at fabrics, veils and accessories, and with the help of our experienced Design Consultants: Jay and Louise, begin to bring together a clear vision for their bespoke gown.
Wildacre (as it’s called) is in a calm, secluded setting at the end of a lane, surrounded by woods, in the village of Witley, near Guildford: GU8 5QD. It is easily reached by train from London Waterloo, although most of our brides opt to enjoy the leafy drive into this Area of Outstanding Beauty. We occasionally have deer and pheasants peeping through the window, but that’s about as busy as it gets.
Being off the beaten track, you’ll experience the luxury of complete privacy within this breath taking natural setting, plenty of parking, and the kettle is usually on.
Wildacre is also home to our atelier, where designer Caroline Arthur works on new wedding dress designs to add to the ever-evolving Couture Kit collection, creating new prototypes ,sourcing new silks and laces, and perfecting the patterns and construction techniques which make our gowns so special.
Caroline loves to meet with each and every bride at some point in their design-to-dress journey, and takes this opportunity to lavish all the attention and skill she has built up through a lifetime of experience, to ensure their dress is absolutely perfect. It may be at the bride’s measuring appointment, where she can carefully explain exactly how the dress will be constructed; or at a fitting where accessories are being discussed.
Always on hand with expert tips and a keen eye for detail, the designer is able to draw out the very best of an individual bride’s creative flare, and ensure it is translated into a truly unique made-to-measure bridal gown. She also steadfastly over-sees all aspects of the making process.
This is a truly bespoke experience, during which your Design Consultant will be with you every step of the way, explaining how fittings work and keeping you informed so you feel absolutely comfortable, and in control.
You will feel inspired and confident – a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the high street, in a peaceful, , natural place.