Bridal Design

Olivia Van Der Horst can design & create your very own unique wedding dress and help to make your dreams come true.

Please contact us to setup an initial consultation so that we can go through all your requirements together.

Bespoke bridal design is one of our passions and specialities, including our very own Olivia who designed and wore the wedding dress she had always imagined. There is nothing like adorning your own unique dress on your special day, made to fit only you and your desires.

Our highly skilled dressmakers create modern dresses, using the latest techniques or new fabrics, to craft something truly unique and fresh. We combine our vast experience with a keen eye on the latest trends to be able to fulfil any needs you may have.

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“I love to express my creativity to the customer and get them as excited about the process as I am. We usually talk to people who are maybe feeling anxious or stressed or unsure and we just want to change that to excitement. Making someone’s unique dress is incredibly rewarding, and I love seeing all of the photos and kind words sent to me afterwards too!”
- Olivia

Bride with bridesmaids carrying train

The Process

Each new gown starts with an initial friendly consultation where we do a process walkthrough and answer your questions. We welcome all of your ideas and inspiration, and just as many of our customers trust us to make our own creative decisions. We can’t copy a dress, but influence is often all we need.

We then move forward with various rounds of design reviews and early fittings. The gown then gets made in earnest and prepared for collection with a final fitting.

The process will generally take a minimum of six months, with at least 4 one hour fitting sessions - unfortunately there is no part of the process that can be rushed, but the wait is always worth it. Each gown is priced independently and will depend on factors such as materials used, complexity of design, and some special requests.

Prices typically start from £450.

Take a look at our gallery which shows off some of our favourite pieces!

Bride and bridesmaids on wedding day

Why Choose Olivia Van Der Horst?

  • Make the time to deliver a high level customer experience
  • A relaxed environment, and will happily answer all of your questions
  • Wealth of knowledge and years of experience
  • An open and honest attitude
  • Your own unique design - not available from any bridal shop


Visit us:
Water Front House,
55-61 South Street,
Bishop’s Stortford,
CM23 3AL
By appointment only.

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