I went to a few bridal boutiques and tried on a handful of dresses at each. Most every wedding dress I tried had a million layers that sucked you in and made you feel like a million bucks. But on most every dress I found a few design elements I loved and others I could do without. The reason I chose Caroline to create a one-of-a-kind dress for my wedding was so that I could get all of my favorite parts of the dresses I tried on.
Having someone hand-make you a dress can be a little scary. I was worried it might not have all those layers that made me feel so good about my body. I was worried that telling her all of the things I liked would result in a tacky dress with too much going on and it would be my fault since I suggested all these pieces. I was worried that if I changed my mind at any point, she might be offended or have to undo hours of work. Caroline quickly put all these worries to rest.
Caroline allowed me to share tons of pictures from magazines and dress shopping and to explain all the things I liked and didn’t like. She then edited and blended the ideas into a beautiful design that I truly felt I had helped create. With only a few dress fittings, she was able to give me a perfectly flattering fit and all the support and layers needed to make me feel beautiful. Throughout the process she was always asking questions and encouraging me to be honest so that I would absolutely love the finished product – and I did!
An experience unlike no other and an outcome that surpasses any expectation. Every little girl dreams of her fairytale wedding, with every detail meticulously thought of from the first time she watches Cinderella until her real life Prince is down on one knee. Every brides taste differs, from the perfect venue to the color choices and flowers- but one thing remains the same, wanting the perfect dress. The whole reason I turned to Caroline was wanting the perfect dress for me, not something off the rack that any other bride could wear. I wanted my day to be special, and having a ‘one of a kind’ dress, made my wedding day a dream come true. From the first meeting with a thousand photos and ideas to that special moment where I got to try on my completed dress for the first time, I never felt like just another appointment in the book, I felt like I was walking into a friends house who couldn’t wait to make me smile! Behind the constant laughs and dress pins and infectious, positive personality, Caroline’s top priority was always putting what I wanted first. I never felt like I couldn’t make a change or say I didn’t like something. She offered me a thousand ideas and whether I took one or none, she always made sure I was smiling when I walked out. The experience in a whole was one that I could never forget, something so personal & perfect, that I can only wish every bride gets to feel….Then came the wedding day and her commitment to me & my dress didn’t end there. Caroline followed us around for every photo to make sure my dress was perfect with every shot and brought her sewing machine and supplies along, just incase anything needed a quick fix before I walked down the aisle to meet my prince. On top of this whole magical experience, the look on my groom’s face made every moment worth it. He knew I was having the dress made, I had given him hints on what it may look like, but what he whispered to me about the dress when he saw me for the first time made me forever in debt to Caroline for her incredible talent, passion and the memories she created for me that I will never forget.
My best friend Sarah got married in August 2015. Caroline designed her wedding dress and it was absolutely stunning! Caroline listened to everything she wanted and delivered it beyond Sarah’s expectations. To have the dress that every girl dreams of be custom made is unbelievable and Caroline does it with professionalism and style. I can’t put into words how awesome Caroline is and her style and vision when it come to your wedding dress. When my day comes, I will most definitely be using Caroline and I know my dreams will come true.
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Sweet Caroline separates are for the individualist who is looking to tell her love story through her style. We are inspired by the contemporary romantics who aren't afraid to defy tradition. With a modern + unique approach to bridal fashions, our pieces are intended to be mixed, matched, + customized for the perfect look. Our dream is to create wearable, creative and timeless pieces to inspire effortless style.