Meet the designer

Caroline Arthur is an experienced British couture designer dressmaker, and creator of Couture Kit, which allows you to express your own bespoke wedding dress design on a simple app.

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stitching at my studio in Surrey. Photography by Gabriella Norton

Being able to draw out the creative ideas from a bride is one of the pure pleasures of a wedding dress designer. Caroline’s approach is careful and practical – mindful that as a bride, you’re trying to keep a lot of people happy, and the contentment of your love ones is as important to us as it is to you.

Caroline is fascinated by what each individual bride sees when she looks in the mirror, and is always supportive and encouraging. Experience has shown her that once a bride is relaxed and comfortable in a creative environment, then her ideas surface swiftly, and her growing confidence is what makes this job so rewarding.

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The perfect bespoke bridal gown is a reflection of a bride’s taste, personality and aspirations. The wedding dress designer who can bring this to life needs a depth of dressmaking experience, a natural talent for design, and a genuine passion for collaboration, to ensure they create not only a dream wedding dress, but also an unforgettable experience.

Everything is made in Britain, only in the finest fabrics, with exquisite attention to detail. It has taken years of dedication to develop relationships with the best suppliers in the UK.

To reassure you, we’d recommend a glance at the real words of some of our real brides, so we’d love you to google us or join us on Facebook  and read our reviews and to decide for yourself if we are the right wedding dress designer for you.

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Caroline at work, photography Gabriella Norton

Caroline has been hand-making bespoke wedding dresses for creative and thoughtful brides for over 15 years. She studied Couture Bridal wear at the London College of Fashion, and grew up in a family of dressmakers.

“My father was an architect, and so from an early age, I was surrounded by an awareness and appreciation of good design, even before venturing into the world of fashion. Childhood summers at home in Surrey were often spent at our sewing machine, and I was really taught to sew by my mother…”

She also has degree in Italian from Lancaster University, spent a year in Florence, enjoyed 10 years working for Monsoon in the 1990s, and lives with her family near Guildford in Surrey. Most likely to be found planting vegetables in the garden, playing hide and seek with her 5 year old Holly, and trying to find time to play her cello, in between posting images of the latest of her gorgeous bespoke brides on instagram.

 

 

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“…I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the dress, you created: my dream wedding dress … After our first meeting there was no question that together with your lovely personality, creativity and professional experience you will design my unique wedding dress.  Step by step we shaped the ideas (style, length, material) and from a sketch my dream dress turned into reality 🙂 I was very excited especially when the fitting took place, and I “transformed into” a proper bride-to-be, thanks to you!!! On our big day (on the 10th August), I was not only the happiest bride but felt really special, and comfortable in the dress! It captured totally my personality, and I felt: yes, it is me, I am getting married 🙂 Thank you, Caroline for turning my dream into reality!…” Read more testimonials