Kate Henry Designs

Creating Wedding Gowns and Special Occasion Clothing would have to be my ultimate dream job - for me, this was ingrained in my DNA.

Designing One-Off Exclusive Wedding Gowns, Going Away Outfits, Mother of the Bride and Groom and also all special occasion clothing, all designed just for you.

I also offer a High-Quality Alteration Service for Wedding Gowns, Brides Maids Dresses and Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits. This is a popular service for those who buy their outfit online but need someone they can trust to alter their outfit perfectly.

No Bride is ever the same nor wants the same design. I’ve found most brides have a good idea of what they want, and usually come with a few photos of designs, but the best thing is 9 times out of 10 brides have chosen what suits her best! So then it comes down to me working out how to create the stunning Wedding Gown in fabrics that will work.

I have a few sample wedding gowns in my studio but I’m more about exclusively designing your perfect dress.

Keeping an open mind and listening to what you would like, then I will illustrate/draw you the perfect gown. Showing you how to get the gown of your dreams with fabrics and trimmings, getting the right price to suit your budget. Also being realistic about the price of a gown and also it’s important not to compromise your dream gown. This is my approach to designing your perfect gown.

If you email me with a photo or two I’m more than happy to Estimate how much I think a dress/outfit will cost. Please note I will only Quote once I know what fabric and trimmings are being used and have worked out a design for you.

Our Process

Firstly it’s meeting working out your design to your budget. Once you are 100% happy a deposit is paid at the same time fabric I’ve sourced will be sorted and I will start designing your gown!

I start by making a Toile/Mockup of your gown. This is so I can see the fit is just perfect, and more importantly you know when it comes to the real gown you are completely happy with my design, so it’s peace of mind for you and I, think of this as a safety net.

The more time you can give me is better, as I can source fabrics and trimmings from all over the world. I have many different designer fabrics in so many colours or if not, I can get hold of the most stunning special laces for wedding gowns but “Time is always Key” for this.

There will be about 3-4 fittings throughout the process.

  • fitting on the Toile/Mockup
  • first fitting on the real wedding gown
  • adjusting and altering the gown
  • lastly closing up the gown and altering hems

It’s always fun and exciting designing the perfect gown for a bride, and I’m sure you will enjoy the design process too.

Please don’t forget to mention that you found us via My Wedding Guide.