Choosing a wedding dress design, fabric and a designer to create it can be one of the most overwhelming tasks in life. After two careful interviews, I selected Lisa Lyons-Montgomery as my wedding dress designer. Initially we met for coffee in London. Lisa accommodated my schedule even though she lives in Harpenden. I liked her right from the start. She didn’t try to overrule my ideas. She wanted me to be happy, so she listened patiently and let me go on and on about the dress. Of course, I have no idea how to design a dress, much less sew all the important pieces together. But Lisa made me feel like I did have a knack for bespoke creations and allowed me to express my ideas. Initially we talked about colour and types of fabric. Lisa put a colour board together with enough options to assure me that I had chosen the right colour within the broader selection that was possible. She didn’t leave out a hue that I might find interesting. I knew what colour I wanted once I saw it on the board. A few weeks later, dressed in the calico copy with shears and pins in tow, Lisa cut and pinned the collar, the waist and the hem length until my perfect “dress to be” appeared magically. With a good friend we travelled to Harpenden 3 times before the final work of art was finished. Each visit, Lisa greeted us warmly into her home and studio. When I arrived at Lisa’s to bring my dress home, I knew it would always be a special dress and one I would remember creating for a very long time. Thank you Lisa for all your hard work. I can’t count the number of compliments I received. You’re truly an artist.
The whole experience was phenomenal! I met Lisa a while ago to discuss dress options and she was so lovely and helpful and had such a good knowledge of materials and what would look good! Once deciding I would go down the route of a bespoke dress (which is a difficult decision paying for something you hadn’t tried on yet) it was the best decision I ever made, Lisa made the process so lovely and each meeting was a such an abundance of joy and happiness. I received sketches and material samples through the post to keep me up to date (and now I can keep them forever) Each time I met Lisa, nothing was too much trouble. I hate feeling like a fussy person but Lisa made everything so relaxing and enjoyable and making changes was no trouble. I took my veil to my last meeting and it was far far too long and Lisa offered to alter it for me out of good will. The whole experience was amazing, and I had the best day of my life last Saturday and everyone commented on my dress about how beautiful it was and how they hadn’t seen a dress like it. Lisa is so very talented and I would recommend her a thousand times!