Good evening. How exciting to be sharing with you over the coming weeks and months the inner-world of the wedding dress alterations business along with everything I know about planning outfits for THAT day!!!
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Nicola but better known by my friends and family as Nikki (the wedding dress lady).
I started in the Bridal industry over 20 years ago (wow that starts to make me sound old). I’ve made, sold and adjusted wedding dresses, amongst other garments, within that career and been honoured to be involved in thousands of weddings.
I am privileged enough to have studied at the best schools in London, obtaining a first-class honours degree in fashion studies and an innovative pattern cutting post-graduate certificate from Central St Martins. But my intuition for garment construction, or more importantly deconstruction and reconstruction, is a family gift learnt from my tailoress Nan, Mum and Aunt.
Every wedding dress is unique and each body that it fits around equally so. This makes my part in the wedding as the dress surgeon a rewarding challenge each and every day! I hope to open your eyes and hearts over the coming blog posts to the inner workings of the bridal gown and how perfection is only a stitch away.
Please visit my website at www.bridalalterationsmaidstone.co.uk