Welcome to Caroline Arthur, sustainable wedding dress designer and bespoke bridal gown maker. Caroline specialises in creating custom made dresses from recyled fabric, restyling pre-loved and sample gowns, and carrying out wedding dress alterations for brides in London, Surrey and across the UK.
Caroline is President of her local Toastmaster public speaking club. She loves working with students and has two collaborations in progress currently with fashion colleges, as well as writing a book about what to do with your old wedding dress.
“…I have over 20 years of experience in making bespoke wedding gowns for the discerning bride. Every aspect of your wedding dress experience with me is bespoke.
I encourage all my brides to consider the option of buying a pre-loved or sample gown which has the “bones” of the silhouette they are looking for, and then bringing it to me to have it “bespoked” – neckline changed, overlayer added, sleeve or embellishment added or removed…
Maybe you have found me because the bridal dress shops you have visited just don’t have the style and fabric you’re looking for? Or perhaps you’ve ventured further afield and found that the fit of the off-the-peg wedding gowns you have tried on in wedding dress shops across the UK, just hasn’t been good enough?
If this is you, I’d LOVE to help. I enjoy taking the time it takes, to understand your vision for your own individual dress and find out what inspires you…”
You can relax, and enjoy this fun, creative, collaborative design journey. Your ideas are incorporated throughout the dressmaking process, so you always feel in control.
Caroline’s experience, warmth, and reliability is reflected in the recommendations you may have heard about her. She feels her real brides, who have had their bridal dresses custom made by her, dressmakers she has mentored, and students she has supported, are the best mirror by which her service can be measured. So as well as her testimonials .She’d be delighted if you would take a moment to read her google and social media reviews to satisfy yourself that she is able to deliver what she promises.
She believes the company you keep, says a lot about you….” I am delighted to have had my work published by several wedding bloggers, including Love My Dress , Bride & Tonic , Magnolia Rouge ,and The English Wedding Blog . I have also been featured on the BBC in their smash-hit series Don’t tell the Bride as well as commentating LIVE at Meghan and Harry’s weddding for The Independent.
Caroline’s veil, accessory and fabric suppliers are all in the UK, and have proven to be the very finest of British artisans, who never let her down. You can rest assured that every stitch of your gown is made to measure right here in Britain, by Caroline Arthur herself.
I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a line with your thoughts and questions – I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
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