How Martin Works

The whole process takes Martin from initial sketches and ideas to a beautiful finished unique and individual wedding dress explicitly tailored for you.

Martin's service is a collaborative one whereby Martin is always listening and working with you to create your perfect wedding dress that reflects your unique style and tastes.

Discussing wedding dress design at Martin's studio in Woodbridge

1. Initial meeting & consultation

Meet Martin for an informal, but in-depth consultation and a glass of something bubbly. Martin will sit down with you either at his studio or a location of your choosing and have an informal chat about your ideas, preferences and tastes so that he can begin to form a design direction for your custom wedding dress.

2. Production of Mood Boards 

Following on from the initial meeting Martin begins the process of creating Mood Boards.

Mood boards are an important stage in the process of creating your wedding dress as it helps both you and Martin to get a clear visual understanding of your unique tastes and vision along with the design direction the wedding dress will take.

Wedding dress design mood and trend boards for custom wedding dress design.

Fabric selection and creation of wedding dress mood boards.

3. Fabric Selection

Fabric selection is where the fun begins.

Martin will show you an array of fabrics and trims, from which you can make a choice, or you can select a plain fabric upon which Martin can create embroidery and beading designs as an enhancement, all of which contributes to the uniqueness of your wedding gown.

4. Designs

With your fabric selected and chosen, Martin will begin the process of designing your dress and submitting a selection of designs for your feedback and approval.

Martin creates digital mockups of your dress so you can see every detail rendered as realistically as possible. These mockups are very precise and will help you to visualise how the finished dress will look.

Working in this way allows Martins to quickly make design tweaks and adjustments and react promptly to your feedback.

Wedding dress design.

Fitting your custom designed wedding dress.

5. Fitting

When the design process is complete and final designs have been approved, fitting of the toile will begin.

Martin will never rush this process, and he will arrange as many fittings as needed to achieve the perfect dress for you.

6. Construction of the Dress

Construction of the dress will proceed including any embroidery and beading.

Wedding dress construction and embroidery.

Booklet of your wedding dress.

7. Booklet

A booklet recording the process of the dress design will be supplied to you as a very special keepsake.


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