Expert in Bridal Couture

Rachel was everything a professional designer and dressmaker should be. She gave her absolute attention to the detail of my gown and was clearly passionate as I was about making my dream dress!

When faced with a variety of dress design ideas, it cannot be an easy task to turn them into reality and I certainly gave Rachel a challenge in my chosen design. She obviously enjoyed the challenge and took time and patience in the fittings to understand exactly what I wanted.

The quality of Rachel's work is excellent and I would especially note how fussy she was about the dress fitting perfectly - exactly what you need from a dressmaker. I was very happy with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an expert in bridal couture.

Summer, July 2017

Innovative and exceptional

Rachel Lamb has been both innovative and exceptional in her design and production of a bespoke red wedding dress that will work in the Canadian snow this Christmas. A dress that will work as a stunning ball gown for the wedding ceremony and will also double as a slinky beautiful evening dress that will be worn in the evening and at black tie /red carpet events after my wedding. As an older bride, I was keen to ensure I looked my best, was making the most of my figure, whilst looking elegant and hopefully stunning for my groom. Rachel has designed something that is not only amazing, but she has truly taken the time to create a dress that works for me, can be worn again and will make me feel like a million dollars...how many dressmakers can truly do that!

Saleha, Dec 2017

definition of bespoke

You truly were the perfect choice for our perfect day. You were friendly, reliable, brought the dresses to life and were a great laugh during the whole process. We felt so at ease working with you, as well as drop dead gorgeous on the day!

Please keep doing what you do! I'm pretty certain you'll hear from us when the next one in our group gets married. You are the definition of bespoke.

Zoe, July 2016

brings a flair to her designs

Rachel is extremely talented and not only listens to exactly what you want, but brings a flair to her designs that only innately gifted people can do. She is also a lovely person and makes bringing ones dream dress to life even more exciting than could be imagined!

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter


What an amazing day we had! It was just everything we hoped for and my dress and coat looked STUNNING!!! Everybody fell in love with it and adored the red velvet coat! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful outfit it felt amazing to wear!

Katharine, Jan 2016

original design

Rachel designed the dress I had in my head, only better! At our first meeting, I poured my every thought out of my brain, and handed over a sheaf of "inspiration" images - Rachel was able to immediately see what I wanted, and drew the perfect design during that first meeting. Rachel was able to create a large portion of the decorative appliques I wanted herself, and was happy to work with some material and appliques that I sourced elsewhere too. Every time I went to the studio I was thrilled with the developments. I am a curvy girl, and when creating the dress, Rachel was able to give me the original design I wanted, and make it look spectacular on my body shape. Frankly, I think the best decision I made (other than choice of husband!) for my wedding was to choose Rachel to make my dress - I genuinely love my dress. In fact I love it so much that I'm now pestering Rachel to make some alterations so I can wear it again, and again....!

Liz, August 2015

...listened to my input...

Thank you for being so supportive throughout the whole process. You really listened to my input and made me the most beautiful dress. Every fitting really was a pleasure.

Carina, December 2016

stress free and fun

Thank you so much for making me the best wedding dress I could have wished for! I absolutely loved wearing it and it really was, and is, a very special dress. From the very start of the dress making process when I met you about a year ago - I loved every minute of the design and creation process. You made it so stress free and fun - thank you!

Sarah, June 2014

beautiful dresses for brides

Rachel was able to make my idea of my perfect wedding dress reality. She is a perfectionist in her work and creates beautiful bespoke dresses that you just won't find in a wedding dress shop. In her appointments she takes time and is patient with her clients, offering and suggesting ideas. The end product was very high quality and fitted perfectly and was even better than I imagined it would be. Rachel deserves to win as she works extremely hard to make beautiful dresses for brides.

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter

something I loved

Her ability to take my random collection of pictures of dresses I like and create something I loved.

I also really enjoyed the process, which, after walking out of my only attempt to buy a wedding dress in a shop in tears, I wasn't sure was possible!

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter

fantastic designer

Rachel is a fantastic designer and a nice person too.

She design my dress so perfectly, it was just as I imagined! She is absolutely professional and very talented.

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter

Rachel is amazing

Rachel is amazing, I am so happy that I found her to make my wedding dress as it turned out better than I could have imagined. She is funny, talented, caring and gave me an amazing experience even though I didn't have the traditional trying on lots of dresses until I found the one I didn't feel I missed out on anything at all as Rachel made me feel special and nothing was too much trouble for her. You can often feel like 'Bridezilla' when you start saying 'can we just change this' or 'I don't like that' ect but not with Rachel she welcomed any comments/changes and made me feel so comfortable. She is truly amazing and I feel sad that I won't get to see her again now that my wedding is over. I can't rave enough about her and with my wedding featuring in 'wedding scene' magazine hopefully more people will find out just how amazing she is.

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter

so talented

Rachel is so talented; it is obvious from the moment you meet her that she really knows her stuff and is passionate about creating something beautiful and unique for each individual bride. She really listens to everything you say (no matter how trivial) and goes the extra mile to make it happen and to make sure you are completely happy with the end result. She's also honest, refreshingly non-pushy, puts you at ease and every appointment with her has been a pleasure.

2015 bride, Four Counties Wedding Awards voter

absolutely beautiful wedding gown

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the absolutely beautiful wedding gown you so skillfully made. After trying on many, many dresses of many styles over a number of months - finding someone who totally understood and was excited by what I wanted to achieve made it all worthwhile. Without a doubt designing my own dress with you and the fittings that followed was the most exciting aspect in planning the wedding.
On the day I felt amazing and come the evening I was so pleased to be able to have a second style to party in - and I was surprised how easily I could move, I danced all night!

Sophie, August 2012

magical skill

Thank you so much for making me the most amazing wedding dress. From our very first meeting I knew you understood what I was looking for and I really looked forward to every fitting. You always made me feel very relaxed and at ease.

The dress was absolutely beautiful and I felt like a princess for the day. it was so wonderfully comfortable, and so me...you have the most magical skill and talent.

Carolyn, May 2013

The dress was perfect

It was so lovely and relaxing to come and see you for fittings and you put me completely at ease and were so understanding about my various body issues! We got the neckline spot on in the end and I felt completely relaxed and happy on the day without worrying about giving everyone an eyeful! The dress was perfect, totally and utterly me. Thank you so much.

Gemma, August 2008

...took my breath away.

Thank you so much for the superb dress you designed for Isabel. When we had secured the last button she looked so beautiful it took my breath away. Everyone thought she looked stunning.
We all had a wonderfully happy day and I'm grateful for the part you played.

Patricia (Mother of the Bride), Sept 2006

...calm, tranquillity...

I cannot express how wonderful it has been to have you there as part of this special journey. You brought calm, tranquillity and a lot of excitement to what can be a very stressful time. You have been hugely accommodating.....it has been such a pleasure. I'm going to miss our regular visits! I couldn't have wished for a more beautiful dress, thank you.

Laura, May 2007

...so helpful...

I cannot thank you enough nor recommend you enough. Not only your design skills but also going above and beyond what you needed to and for being so helpful when organising fittings.

Kathy, Sept 2007

wouldn't be a thing I would change

Thank you so much for the most enjoyable experience, one in designing my wedding dress and for all the fittings and their excitement, plus of course all your hardwork in making me the most fabulous dress and bolero that I could have ever asked for.

I felt so comfortable all day in my dress, and couldn't bring myself to take the bolero off because I loved it so much. I always thought it was a bit 'corney' when people say it is your day to 'feel like a princess', well they couldn't have been more right - because I really did!!

An enormous thank you, if I could have the experience again I would, and there wouldn't be a thing I would change. I will certainly spread the word of your excellent work and service, without hesitation just gushing reminiscing and 'you must see Rachel'!

Laura, May 2010