Hello, I’m Nicola

The Wedding Dress Surgeon. 

By now, you’ve probably found your dream dress and are looking for some skilled hands to make some wonderful alterations. 

That’s where I come in. 

my experience

I’m a third-generation seamstress and dress designer, having graduated from the London College Of Fashion with a first-class honours degree back in 2005.

In total, I have over 25+ years’ experience in the bridal industry, and with that, still bring bags of enthusiasm, creativity and love to what I do. 

I’ve studied and completed courses in bridal corsets and beading and have a postgraduate certificate in creative pattern cutting. As well as wedding dress alterations, I can also create sleeves, bustles, beading, hoops and support garments, shrugs and stoles and I craft bespoke, made-to-order veils.

I truly care about every bride I meet and have a real passion for achieving the perfect fit. As a teen, I was never an off-the-peg size and so my mum (and then I) was always adjusting my clothes to fit perfectly. The transformation from an ordinary dress to ‘extraordinary’ is what The Wedding Dress Surgeon is all about, allowing you to feel your best self and completely comfortable on a day when you’ll be the centre of attention. 

From my days as an apprentice working on flower girl dresses to stitching the impeccable wedding gowns I do today, I’ve learned so much 

– and enjoyed every second of it.

Behind the Scenes

I’ve had many roles in my career in the wedding industry, from working on the client-facing shop floor assisting brides to find the perfect gown, to designing for some of the most well-known names in the industry, creating bespoke commissions and manufacturing my own line of bridesmaid gowns.  

Bridal alterations are genuinely one of the most rewarding parts of the whole process. Taking that beautiful gown you have selected to wear for your most magical day and ensuring it fits like a glove, perfectly, is both an honour and a joy. 

Today I work from my home studio in Maidstone around my partner and our six shared children. I offer school hours or evening appointments to a 12-8-4 week booking system ahead of your big day.

I believe every bride has the right to feel amazing on her wedding day. Just because the gown isn’t perfect yet – it doesn’t mean it can’t be with a few tweaks and some creative input. I’m professional, approachable, creative… and I care. Ready to make some magic?

I can’t wait to meet you and your gown. 

Nicola x