- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
I’m so excited to have just placed the order for my beautiful dress! I can’t believe it’s going to be real.
For you Bay Area brides, I also wanted to give a preliminary review of Atelier des Modistes in Russian Hill. This is a custom couture shop. Suzanne has several designs in the shop that she can completely customize for you, or she will design from scratch. I ended up loving the detailing she had on a dress in her shop, so she’s customizing it for me. She’s changing the silhouette and adding extra beading and details on the bodice. Her style is totally unique. Tailored and not frouffy…but still very delicate and feminine. And Suzanne is absolutely wonderful! I couldn’t help but give her a huge hug after our first appointment. And I’m so excited about the dress making process…first she makes the dress in muslin to perfect the fit, then we move on to the duchesse satin.
I had the hardest time finding a dress and was giving up hope on falling in love with one. But after I walked out of Suzanne’s shop I was ecstatic. She is so wonderful, her shop is so lovely and comforting, and all her accessories (hair pieces and jewelry) are so exquisite I had to share. If you’re having trouble finding *the* dress and finding yourself lost in bolts of lace and taffeta, I highly recommend stopping by her magical shop!