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e m m a - j a n e

What a wonderful experience it was to have my dress made by Ash. As someone with a more petite figure, I was worried about looking in store for a dress as I imagined being engulfed in fabric with ‘the dress wearing me’, as opposed to the other way around. However, I met with Ash and my fears were dissolved. Her extensive product knowledge, strong skill set and caring nature made me feel confident that she was the one to make me a dress that would be timeless and ‘totally me’.

Ash designed a beautiful gown that was flattering and unique. She worked alongside me to bring my vision to life by creating a midi-dress that was the perfect mixture of fun and elegance. My wedding day was spent with my favourite people, marrying best friend and twirling around in the perfect polka-dot dress. It was a dream come true, and Ash was a part of it all!

n i c o l e

Where do I even begin....I’m so extremely grateful for Ash and her absolutely incredible passion and talent in dress design and making. From day one, her beautiful soul made me feel so comfortable as a woman who isn’t particularly girly and has never worn a gown. She listened to my ideas and with her creative eye, she made a truly perfect dress that was literally exactly what I visioned, and more. She put me at ease and I trusted her throughout which resulted in my dream dress. Wanting a unique black dress limited me with designers I resonated with, and although a black dress was a first for Ash, I trusted her completely given her stunning gowns, designs and overall excitement.

I cannot recommend Ashleigh enough, especially if you’re a bit shy when it comes to this sort of thing. I’m forever grateful and hope that others wanting a one and only dress fitted for their unique body shape get in contact with her ASAP before she becomes world famous and unaffordable! Thank you thank you thank you.

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A L I C E

I absolutely adore the dress that Ash created for me! I would highly recommend going to her to get your dream dress made. Before finding Ash, I went to a number of stores and found that I loved bits and pieces of all different dresses. She had the abilty to put together the best parts of all of them (including pockets), even when I didn’t quite know what I wanted or didn’t provide great direction.

She went above and beyond, even travelling to the coast to deliver my dress! Ash, you are a true talent and made the process so calm and enjoyable. Thank you so so much!

J A S M I N E

Choosing Ash to create my custom made bridal gown was one of the easier decisions when planning my wedding. She encouraged me to go visit boutiques to determine what I liked and didn't like and what styles best suited my body shape and aesthetic.

Ash helped to bring my ideas to life and any challenge was addressed head on with the attitude that nothing would be too difficult. If you're looking to combine elements from a number of different dresses or you don't even know where to start, give Ash a call and by the end of your session, she'll feel like an old friend you've known for years.

Her attention to detail and service is second to none and I was elated to see the final product; a true piece of quality craftsmanship.

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R A C H A E L

I cannot begin to describe how wonderful it was to have Ash design my dream wedding dress. From the moment we met over FaceTime I knew she was the one I wanted to have design and create my dress.

 

Before I found Ash, I really struggled to find a dress that flattered my body shape and was different from everything else on the market. There were so many boxes that my dream dress had to tick and Ash not only exceeded my expectations but did it with such patience and skill. I’m so honoured to have worn a dress that was perfectly made for me that I still love so much!

S A R A H

Ash made the process of designing and making my wedding dress an absolute dream! Once the Covid situation unfolded I was more and more worried about how I would find a dress with stores shut, but looking back I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

From start to finish Ash was so professional, helpful, and friendly, not to mention SO incredibly talented. I love how unique my dress is and how we got to “play around” with different elements to come up with something special.

 

I would 11/10 recommend Ash to anyone - having a custom made dress with her was so special, and I’ve had so many lovely comments about my wedding dress. I can’t wait to see our professional photos!

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S T E P H

Deciding to have my wedding dress made was the BEST decision that I made in the whole wedding planning process. I knew that I wanted something special and I went and tried on a few dresses in shops but I wanted to explore some other options. I went to another dressmaker, which someone had recommended but something wasn’t right… I loved the idea of having something made to measure, that would fit perfectly... and then I found Ash! I knew that this was the right decision and I couldn’t wait to get started.


Having all of my bridesmaids in different states and my mum and sister in the UK, the dress process could have been filled with really mixed emotions but every fitting with Ash was something that I not only looked forward to, but loved! The whole process was amazing! Every time I had a fitting, she was so accommodating and understanding, doing everything she could to make sure that I was comfortable and happy as each stage went by. The dress evolved over the months before the wedding and I couldn't have loved it more! Everyone was complimenting me on the day, including the videographers who I am sure had seen many a wedding dress in their time.

I would recommend Ash to anyone who is getting married! Thank you so much for making our wedding even more special than I thought it could be. xxx

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A N G E L I C A

I can't thank you enough for helping me to create the wedding dress of my dreams. Not only are you ridiculously talented at what you do, but you are one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

 

You have been so patient throughout the whole process and I really hope you continue to follow your passion because you are one of a kind. I've loved having you as a friend, not just a dressmaker.

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S H A N N O N

Ashleigh is amazing!! After not being able to find any wedding dress I loved, she took my vision, made it her own & crafted a piece greater than my wildest dreams!

The precision, care & love she put into every little detail literally made my dress perfect! Every meeting & fitting with Ash left me with so much confidence, right from the beginning. Even my Mum who was a dress-maker was very impressed on the first meeting after seeing her perfect work! I can only speak highly of who Ash is, her integrity & her one-of-a-kind, outstanding-quality work!

Getting my dress custom made was so special to me, my family & my husband - who even had a dream of the exact dress Ashleigh so lovingly made! Since my wedding, every bride-to-be I know has asked me whether they should go see Ashleigh & my answer has always been YES! There's truly no one else who can offer what she does!

I wish I had more reasons to wear my wedding dress because I still love it & always will!