Mar 03, 2012

Olga's Bridal and Formal Couture
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Olga should be declared a national treasure. I wanted a nontraditional, custom-made wedding dress and I can't believe my luck in the internet search that led me to Olga's reviews on this site. I had some fabric, some photos, and some ideas in my head, and without a pattern she created a dress beyond my dreams. I wanted a 1950s style party dress, full but not too puffy, so she decided that instead of ordering a petticoat she'd stitch horsehair into the hem (I can't imagine how labor-intensive that must have been) to give the skirt the perfect shape. The stitching, the fit, the way the fabric hangs - all are of incredible quality. The dress looked and felt beautiful on my wedding day, both for saying vows and for dancing the night away. Olga was flexible; when I decided I wanted to get the dress finished months before our wedding to be able to check something off my list, she pushed up all my appointments. Also, just the experience of going for my meetings and fittings and being bossed around and joked with by her was a great part of the pre-wedding experience. I had my now-husband and my visiting parents meet her so they could have a picture of the woman behind my dress. For the amount of work she did I think her price was very reasonable too. Now I need to save up so I can have her make me a dress for another occasion!
Services used: Dress & Attire