In writing a testimonial for Jamie @ Margaret Wray, my aim is to give comfort to those who find themselves completely overawed by what to wear on their “big day”
During appointments we discussed my ideas and Jamie collated my thoughts into sketches, I was a complete blank canvas, but for the first time albeit only a sketch, I can honestly say I could begin to picture myself walking down the aisle!
Once we had agreed on the styling the process was simple. We worked through timeline and key dates, what would happen throughout the process and the decisions I needed to make.
Margaret Wray offers a boutique experience when creating a gown therefore Jamie struck a reassuring balance between the necessary requirements of my dress, her design/style advise and what I liked. This explanation doesn’t do Jamie’s work justice but from the client’s point of view, it should be simple and seamless – which it definitely was. The ability to create my dress from sketch exactly as described and I imagined, was amazing. The fit was phenomenal, but rather than just looking amazing the discrete detailing really bought my dress to life. Jamie’s ability to fit practical requirements such as robust support and ensure transition from a dress for standing in, to one for dancing in, were innovative and much appreciated.
Jamie is an outstanding designer but more importantly, her personality is beautifully fitted to ensure any bride only gets a dress that will make her smile for years to come.
“I always knew that when it came to my wedding day I would prefer to have a bespoke wedding dress that was created specifically for me. After trying lots of different styles on I pretty much knew the look that I wanted to achieve and luckily after finding Jamie she was able to bring my vision to reality.
Jamie has a very relaxed, friendly approach, which every bride needs and appreciates…particularly when coming up with a dress from scratch. The whole design process was a lot of fun, particularly being able to look through all the beautiful laces that Jamie had picked out for my gown. The dress itself fitted like a second skin and made me feel so comfortable on the day, which was exactly what I wanted to achieve.
I had so many incredible comments with most people saying that the dress really was what they imagined I would go for. This was entirely down to Jamie’s hard work and expertise. I would highly recommend Jamie to anyone that wants to create a stunning unique dress that you and everyone at your wedding will love”
Karla and Louise
” Thank you for a very personal and great service, it was a lovely experience to share with such a wonderful person! Thank you for all your hard work, the bridesmaids dresses were everything that we all discussed and the design turned out fab”
“It’s one of the biggest days of your life, well for us girls anyway, so choosing your dress comes with its fair share of worries. After traipsing around the wedding dress shops of London it was Jamie who was able to pull all the ideas in my head together into the most magnificent wedding dress. Going to an independent designer meant I could have a dress made just the way I wanted it and with the detail that really did make it unique. Working with Jamie was great, she took on all my ideas and worked hard to make them all possible. She provided me with great suggestions and sourced really beautiful beading and fabric. The whole process was really easy and final result just beautiful. Thank you Jamie for an amazing experience and a knock out dress that fitted our day perfectly.”
“I had the most amazing wedding, perfect venue, perfect day, perfect husband and the perfect dress!”
“Jamie designed my dress from a vague idea I found and added her own vintage flair. Choosing the most delicate lace and using many layers the fabrics matched incredibly well and it was light to wear – I felt so beautiful on the day and the dress fitted like a glove.”
“I received so many compliments and even a few people saying they’ve never seen a dress like that. This girl has real talent and skill. Jamie, thank you so much for your big contribution to the perfect wedding!”
“Distance was not an issue, with me in New Zealand and Jamie in London, when collaboratively designing my wedding dress. Jamie made me feel completely in control and at ease in her expert hands, offering advice where she saw fit. The whole process was relaxed and enjoyable. Jamie was able to transform an idea in my head and a few images into a unique and amazing creation! Her hard work, talent and attention to detail, are testament to the amount of compliments I have received about my wedding dress, even to this day! It truly is beautiful! “