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Melissa was fantastic! My dress turned out perfectly, and Melissa was able to work with me around my schedule - making time for me when I would come in from out of province! Thank you Melissa for helping in making sure my wedding was perfect!
I bought my dress second hand but I really wanted to alter it to fit an idea I had. It was so difficult to find someone who would want to work on it and try to make my little dream come true. I had tried a few bridal dress stores but they refused to alter dresses that weren’t their own. I had also contacted costumiers but they were above my price range and weren’t interested in bridal gowns. I was in a quandary until I came across Melissa’s website. Our first meeting was so much fun! Melissa’s enthusiasm for weddings, for the dress, for the bride was what I needed. I felt she was immediately on
my side and I had someone who would genuinely listen to me. She asked about my stories and wanted to know my vision and in our second meeting we started to play. She really took everything I said into consideration and when I couldn’t decide on something she would always give me options. I never once felt she was imposing her idea on mine. Rather she worked with my ideas and helped them take shape under her skilled and creative hand. The result was a dress that was both elegant and made a statement, beautiful and unique, just as I had dreamed it. Thank you, Melissa! I couldn’t
imagine going through this process with anyone else. You really are a bride’s dream come true.
And the homemade scones created by her husband were icing on the cake! I felt taken care of every time I went for a fitting. I loved the process and now I have my princess dress!
Wow! Amazing! Amazing! So excited about the illustration of my wedding gown! It turned out better than I anticipated! A work of art I am going to frame! Thank you so much!
I knew I was in good hands when you saw my dress and seemed concerned as to who had first done the alterations. Life saver! I'll forever be grateful to have been standing in your working space the evening of my wedding as you worked to make it fit like a glove. thank you for being a "picky perfectionist"
We came upon your site because we also look for the 'new', the innovators and designers who inject the next Light and Energy into the industry and for the public's smiles and joy. And furthermore, what you create, especially in your field becomes art, an heirloom and something treasured into a families foundation and its roots.
I know and realize you just started, and with a few followers on instagram, with few dresses or images to show on your site. But what mattered in this situation to us is that we came upon a site with so much care about the Artisanal process..the couture process, and we can see your voice in the text. (correct me if I'm wrong). Your homepage on how you describe the making of a dress, reminds our editor back when he used to work in the AGO on the William Morris Exhibit, in the Victorian Era, pre industrial revolution, when everything was hand crafted…. these movements are returning today with the return of Bespoke suits, and custom shoes for men, and in wedding dresses for women. Our magazine is about the love of this very process, and you have described it so wonderfully, with care, thoughtfulness, the excitement of the process, a certain specialness that a dress is being born. This is what we love about your work, from your words already. Because you embody the very nature of the love of the craft, the enjoyment of making it for another. You have an amazing amount of heart in your site that we dont see in other gown sites. They can speak of being custom made, but not in the manner you do. It takes a person that has that touch and care to write that, and to form a business with certain values and a personality that is from a caring nature, and we need this in our world. We look for examples of the finest craftsman and couturier's that 'talk'…like you do, and the love you have in guiding the client is endearing and special. the last time we heard such words were from Lana Lowen of Lowen Pope.
So this is why I, and we love your work. Just alone by the tone, care and way you provide a special touch in what you do, thus we would like you to be one of our prime representative for the story of fashion that we are curating.
What you are and stand for, is the level of integrity and care that we look for to be a part of our guide for people who look for this kind of care.
Our editor in chief just loved your site and the process you conveyed.. its 'very special and rare', he said.
Melissa makes you fell comfortable from the moment I met her. She knows her stuff. Always full of great new ideas and also is very proactive. Just a person you can trust to think of every detail!. She also has very good taste and can design sketches of everything. Trust her to plan the perfect day.
I couldn't have done my wedding through without Melissa. She was more than just a wedding planner. Because of her I could have had my inspiration into my wedding, it made it feel like my own wedding. She must have a passion for your happiest day to make your wish true!
Very professional, accommodating wedding planner with great vision and plenty of inspiration.
Thank you for your beautiful work...Malaina's dress was/is beautiful and she looked so stunning in it...I have your card and I most definitely will be calling and recommending you ..