Reviews

Amazing Eye For Detail

“Having bought my dress I knew it needed alterations doing, from the minute I met Chantelle I was completely relaxed leaving the dress in her hands! She was so professional, coming up with ideas and was so on board with the whole idea for the look of the dress. It became so much more than some alterations and Chantelle made my bolero and veil and had such an amazing eye for detail keeping all the lines clean so much so my guests didn’t believe the bolero wasn’t attached to the dress permanently! The veil was beautifully finished off with the same floral detailing as the bolero, which I never would have thought possible, but again Chantelle made it not only possible but easy! Chantelle also made straps for the dress in the evening which matched the colour perfectly and didn’t move all evening – even with dancing. I cannot recommend Chantelle highly enough. Thank you so much again, everyone said how lovely the dress was and how seamless the whole outfit was xx” – Charley Stockdale, September 2018

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Kind, Professional, Dedicated

“I bought my dress off the rack with big ideas to change the top half. I contacted Chantelle who was happy to do this. I became very unwell halfway through alterations and Chantelle kindly held onto my dress, halting work until I was well again. When we started again I’d almost lost the love for my dress but after she was finished I was overwhelmed with how well it had turned out. Chantelle blew my expectations out for the water. Everybody said how beautiful my dress was. I can’t thank Chantelle enough. I would recommend her in a heart beat. She is kind, professional, dedicated and a wizard!!” – Abigail Christopher, August 2018

Highly Recommend To Anyone

“Chantelle had a big job changing and altering my dress. I needed pretty much everything changing to fit me correctly. Chantelle makes sure everything fits to perfection and doesn’t miss anything out and does a very thorough job checking and double checking the fit, detail and any extras! I would highly recommend to anyone needing a dress altered or made!” – Megan Pankhurst, August 2018

Talented And Lovely Lady

“Dear Chantelle, Thank you so much for making my dress perfect. I was so worried about entrusting my dress with someone, you make such a difference by offering sound advice. You are a talented ( and lovely ) lady. Thanks again. Lou xxx” – Louise Scott, July 2018

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Totally Got My Vision

“Chantelle, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the amazing job you did with my wedding dress! The sleeves and neckline you created were so beautiful, I had compliments all day long! You made me feel so at ease and totally got my vision, you really are amazing at what you do! I can’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you for making me feel like a princess on my wedding day! XxX” – Heidi Eske, June 2018

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I Am Beyond Thrilled

“You were a total hero and I felt so safe knowing you’d always be honest with me and creative about what solutions were possible. It always felt like we were on a creative adventure together and with you anything I wanted could be achieved! I am beyond thrilled with the outcome and everyone was blown away that Id’ be able to design my own veil and how stunning it looked. I felt like a total princess and it was in large part down to you’re beautiful work. Thanks so much for everything!!” – Louise Croft, April 2018

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Made My Dreams A Reality

“Chantelle is FANTASTIC. I bought my dress in January of last year at a size 22/24. I lost just over 50lbs between then and my wedding this April. You can imagine Chantelle had her work cut out for her taking that in. Not only did she take my dress in perfectly, she also made it bespoke for me by adding amazing detailed sleeves. So much so you wouldn’t not have known it wasn’t part of the original dress. Chantelle also altered my mother’s dress, made me a bespoke veil and added a hook up for my the back of my dress. The detail, time and dedication spent on turning my mumbles into reality was truly special. Chantelle made my dreams a reality and for that I will always be grateful, thankful and in awe of her amazing skills. Chantelle is a lovely person, had multiple sessions with me and my mum who has mobility issues. Nothing was a trouble for her. I felt like I was sharing an important moment in my life with a good friend. I would never hesitate to recommend Chantelle to anyone. Thank you! Xxx” – Sarah Hammond, April 2018

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My Dress Fit Perfectly

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work to make sure we all looked fantastic on my big day. We gave you such a huge job and you were excellent. My dress fit perfectly and the girls looked beautiful. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us we can’t thank you enough, dresses looked amazing.” – Zoe Coe, April 2018

Life Saver!

“I really can’t recommend ChantelleSophia enough! Chantelle is such a lovely lady and she was a life saver for our wedding! Not only did she help make my dress more perfect than it already was, she fixed a bridesmaid dress the night BEFORE the wedding! All our fittings were such fun and I just can’t thank her enough! 🙂 Thank you so much for your help and quality service.” – Chloe Caldicott, March, 2018

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It Was Perfect!

“Ahhh! Honestly I loved it so much, I felt like a princess all day, and didn’t want to take it off at the end of the night! It was perfect! You were perfect! Thank you so much, I loved wearing my dress so much, it was absolutely perfect! Xx” – Catherine Budd, November 2017

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Highly Talented

 “I’ve know Chantelle for years,  she is highly talented and I would recommend her to anyone. We had 3 bridesmaid dresses delivered from another company and they were not fitting around the waist and the hem was too long. With only 8 weeks to go until the wedding and a stressed bride to be, we got in touch with Chantelle who managed to make these alterations in a short time frame and to a professional level to all three dresses. Thank you so much we really appreciate your hard work!“ – Jess (Mary’s bridesmaid) November 2017

I Will Always Recommend You

“Thank you again for making my wedding dress perfect for me, it’s so beautiful and elegant, I really so feel incredible. I will always recommend you to anyone who needs amazing dress making skills! Lots of love x” – Michelle Fancy, October 2017

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Calming And Very Reassuring

“Thank you so much for your help in making my day so perfect. My dress was so comfortable, and I had some wonderful comments. I had room to move in all the right places and my decency was always covered. Thank you for being so accommodating during the fittings and alterations, your welcoming and friendly nature was always calming and very reassuring, even on my very tight timeline. Thank you again so so much.” – Mrs Wendy Eyers, October 2017

Big Part Of Our Wedding!

“Thank you so much for all of your hard work in the design and creation of our wedding outfits. We are both so pleased with the results and you will be a big part of our wedding! Love and hugs from Mandy and Lisa xxx” – Mandy Backhouse, October 2017

Worked Her Absolute Magic

“Planning a wedding, picking flowers, choosing your colour scheme, doing your table plan, deciding on your venue, choosing your cake all seemed relatively “easy” the only stumble I can across as a plus size bride was the dress, after shopping in various bridal shops I felt deflated embarrassed and overwhelmed that I just didn’t  look right, it didn’t fit or I didn’t get that wow factor. After having a complete melt down my dad got on the case after a work colleague mentioned brides with curves in Wimborne and booked me in to have a look around. I went in with a complete open mind hoping this would be the place I’d finally feel like a bride. After trying on a few dresses I found my dream dress; but there was a problem! My arms! My horrible arms. Kelly was so kind and made me feel at ease and recommend a local girl Chantelle who alters  brides dresses. I had a fitting with Chantelle who made me feel at ease and worked her absolute magic. She managed to find the exact lace material on my dress and made me beautiful lace sleeves, she also added a section across the back where the V shape made me feel a bit uncomfortable, I received so many compliments on my dress, everyone loved the lace sleeves and how elegant it lookedTo this day I am still so grateful and thankful I had an amazing experience in the end. I met some lovely people and If I ever needed alterations again I’d be contacting Chantelle! Thankyou so much Chantelle your incredible at what you doA very happy bride! 🙂 xxx” –  Kirsty, September 2017 

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Perfection In Every Detail

“When Ben proposed to me in March 2016, one of the first choices I made was the dress; I knew exactly what I wanted. It was so important to me to combine elegance and comfort which I really struggled to find in a bridal shop. I made my own research and found Chantelle online. From our first meeting, she knew exactly what I was after. This has been one of the best experiences so far for me: meetings start with the usual cup of tea, followed by several fittings and at the end of it, you receive the wedding dress of your dreams and got to know such a lovely, kind and extremely professional individual. I would recommend her to anyone who gets married and is after that unique experience of a personalised and beautiful dress, with perfection in every detail.” – Camille Mangelinck, August 2017

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Totally Put My Mind At Ease

“I was so pleased with the alterations you made to my dress and the beautiful bespoke veil you made me to match. Your service was so friendly and professional and I completely trusted you to work your magic on my dress so it fitted me perfectly! I can only imagine how tedious it could have been with all the beading lace and sparkle! Also a huge thank you for steaming my dress and the bridesmaid dresses and storing them for me ready to pick up just before the big day, totally put my mind at ease that it would all be sorted and ready in plenty of time! Xxxxxxxxxxx” – Isabelle Green, August 2017

I Felt Like A Princess

“You have been amazing!! I felt like a princess in my stunning, perfect dress. Thank you so much for everything. I cannot thank you enough as I truly lovely my dress so much!! I didn’t want to take it off. Thanks for your support too I wouldn’t be Miss England Miss Social Media without all your help. I love the drawings too, absolutely perfect.” – Samantha Bumford Miss Dorset – Bespoke Dress for Miss England Finals July 2017

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My Dress Fit Perfectly

“Thank you so much Chantelle for altering my wedding dress, and working with me when I was losing weight to make my dress fit perfectly, you made me feel at ease during all my fittings. I loved my dress so much and would highly recommend you. Wishing you all the very best with your business x ” – Samantha  Aires, July 2017 – Brides With Curves

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Totally Hassle Free!

“Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU. My bridesmaids looked stunning!! Dresses fitted perfectly. Your service was just fantastic and I have recommended you to everyone! You were able to arrange with my bridesmaids even though I was not present and you sorted everything totally hassle free! My bridesmaids told me how friendly you were and how comfortable they felt. I cannot thank you enough! You also worked a miracle for my pregnant friend’s dress, the hours you must have put in are appreciated hugely. I couldn’t thank you enough!!” – Kirstie Smith, June 2017

Service Is Impeccable

I just wanted to put something in writing to you to say a very big thank you for your contribution to making my big day special by your expertise in doing the alterations to my wedding dress which was too large everywhere even with lots of heavy lace on it and also my daughters bridesmaid dress which had delicate lace and heading around the neckline which I thought was going to be impossible to alter. Your service is impeccable and we were both made to feel not only very calm in the knowledge of your skills but It also your professionalism with being made to feel comfortable throughout all stages of the fittings. The dresses were not the most expensive ones but your services costs were great value for money to make my day special. Thank you once again. I can not recommend your services enough and I would be more than happy in person to put anyone’s mind at rest who was considering using your services. As you can see. A happy day was had by all. Thank you” – Jacqui, June 2017 – Debenhams Elaine Dress, Hotel Du Vin Poole

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I Will Keep It Forever

“Chantelle was fantastic to work with; I had a few different ideas in mind but wasn’t sure how to put them together. Thanks to Chantelle’s expertise and patience we added to the design month by month and I could see the design coming together… the finished dress was beautiful. I feel very fortunate to be able to have my dress created in this way and would definitely recommend Chantelle. I will keep it forever so many wonderful memories made that day xx” – Julie Wass, June 2017

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You Saved Me From A Nervous Breakdown!

“Chantelle I had the most amazing day, thanks for your good wishes and dress steaming. You saved me from a nervous breakdown! I felt beautiful and Tony was speechless!” – Pam, May 2017 – Dress steaming for day before the wedding.

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Most Beautiful Veil I Have Ever Seen

“I can’t even begin to thank you enough for making my wonderful veil and how diligent you were through the whole process – you truly are amazing at what you do! Thank you once again for making the most beautiful veil I have ever seen and making me feel like a princess on my big day.”2016 – Katie O’Connor, December 2016

“My Dear Chantelle it never ceases to amaze me how absolutely beautiful the veil you made for Katie is. It finished off her dress so wonderfully and it was when we were at the last fitting that my first tears arrived. Thank you so much.” – Betty Swift, December 2016

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Chantelle’s Work Was Beautiful

“I purchased my gown online, when it arrived the sizing was not quite as expected. I took the gown to Chantelle who sympathetically fitted a new back panel decorated with embroidered applique. Chantelle also adjusted the hem length to make it easy to wear. Then she pressed and hung the dress in a bag ready for my special wedding day. Chantelle’s work was beautiful and must be highly commended.” – Casey-Ruth, September 2016

I Was Able To Wear It All Day!

“Thank you to the amazing ChantelleSophia who created my amazing wedding dress! The Wedding was brilliant – we had such a laugh. Everyone at the hotel commented on the dress they thought it was amazing! And I was able to wear it all day!” – Deborah Perry, September 2016

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Very Professional And Helpful

“Chantelle was amazing very friendly and helpful. She altered my dress and made me the most AMAZING pink and cream netted petticoat. Also altered my bridesmaid dresses they looked amazing and the girls loved them. Very professional and helpful and very reasonably priced. Thank you so much Chantelle, Love the new Mrs Smith x” – Emmie White, September 2016

It Was All I Wished For And More

“The most beautiful dress I have ever worn made by such a talented and lovely lady. Your suggestions were fantastic, your attention to details incredible and you turned my ideas into something sumptuous. It was all I wished for and more. Millions of thanks. Love you. X” – Myriam Algoet, July 2016

I Loved All My Visits

I can’t thank you enough for my beautiful dress!! I loved all my visits to you and loved how you were just as excited about my big day as me! I was dreading having my dress altered but you made it so much fun!! Thank you for allowing me to bring my friends and little girls it was lovely including them in the process! Chantelle you are so talented at what you do! Please please don’t stop doing what you do, you deserve every success xxxxx” – Sarah Hambry, April 2016

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Breathtakingly Beautiful

“Chantelle’s talent and skill are surpassed only by her patience and ability to guide you through the creative process. Working with her to design my wedding dress was an absolute joy. My finished dress was breathtakingly beautiful and everything I had hoped for. I highly recommend Chantelle Sophia to all brides. Her work is of the highest standard and by the end of process you will not only have a dress of exceptional quality and design but some wonderful memories of the experience as well. xx” – Juliette James, January 2016

The Dress Is So Beautiful

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for making my beautiful dress. Everyone at the wedding was completely blown away by it and even now I still have people telling me how beautiful it was. I loved it and it really made me feel like a bride, something you know I was really worried I wouldn’t feel! The dress is so beautiful, I just wish I could wear it again xx” – Claire McFarland-Parsons, November 2015

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One Of The Best Decisions I Made

“Thank you so much for all your work in making my dream wedding dress. It was one of the best decisions I made to have a bespoke dress made, and I enjoyed every moment – it was such fun meeting up with you. You delivered a friendly and professional service with such a high level of care andattention to detail – you never seemed phased by my moments of indecisiveness! I wish you all the best, I know you will go very far with your amazing talent, I will certainly be recommending you to other brides to be xxx” – Sarah Erskine, August 2015

My Dream Wedding Dress

“I would like to say a massive thank you to Chantelle she was amazing helping to design my dream wedding dress. I came to her with so many different ideas and she really helped me figure out what I wanted and how I wanted it. Chantelle managed to give me my long train and make it look beautiful when it was hooked up. I was so impressed that I could afford my dream dress. Everybody said how beautiful my dress was and my husband even wants me to wear it for our first anniversary so he can see me in it again. I wish you all the best in the future xxx ” – Jessica Abrook, July 2015

Meticulous Hard Work

“Dear Chantelle, Soo many thanks for all your meticulous hard work. I have thoroughly loved this time we have shared – every stitch of the way! Thank you for your part in making this day special” 2015 x With my love X xxx X” – Caroline Ward, June 2015

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Took All The Stress Away

“Chantelle is a tremendously talented person and one of the nicest people I met throughout the wedding journey. Not only is she easy to work with, she took all the stress away and made the process of getting the perfect look fun. The finished products were a dress that turned heads and many happy memories in getting it. A dress designed and made especially for you means so much more than one purchased from the rail. It makes any girl feel like a fairy princess. I would recommend her time and time again, and I know my bridesmaid’s share the same view.” – Emma Paton, January 2015

Extremely Talented Seamstress

“Thank you so, so much ChantelleSophia. From start to finish ChantelleSophia was really amazing. My dress changed a great deal from first meeting to final design. Chantelle helped me to figure out what I wanted, when, in all honesty, I didn’t have a clue to start with. Chantelle was so patient, full of suggestions and just a thoroughly lovely, extremely talented seamstress. I can’t reccomend her services enough. If you need a dress ladies, ChantelleSophia is the lady I’d have on speed dial. xx” – Rebecca Symons, October 2014

Thanks For All Your Patience!

“Thank you so much for my dress Chantelle and also thanks for all your patience!!!!! I think I changed the dress about four times by the time I finished. It was a lovely day and I had many compliments on the amazing dress. Thank you once again. Xx” – Victoria Murrary-Hill, October 2014

I Couldn’t Have Wished For Anything Better!

“I want to thank you for everything you did for my wedding! The dress, shoes and my ‘suprise’ garter were all beautiful and I got so many compliments! I also want to say how wonderful it was getting to know you and how lovely you are! You made my whole wedding dress experience amazing and I couldn’t have wished for anything better! Everything you designed and made me was just perfect! Thank you sooo much xxx” 2014 – Kelly Wolfendale, August 2014

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I Loved Every Visit

“You were so helpful, professional and relaxed. I went in feeling really nervous and walked away feeling 100% confident that my dress was going to be just as stunning as I had been picturing. It was an amazing experience; I loved every visit, sample and seeing it all take shape and come together. Theattention to detail, care and time you put into making my dream dress really did pay off. I never felt more beautiful than I did once I stepped into it. Thank you, Love Mrs Peverill xx” – Tania Peverill, April 2014

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