"Beautiful 'hue of blue' wedding dress"
This testimonial was entered by Lisa Lyons Bridal on 6 August 2018
Choosing a wedding dress design, fabric and a designer to create it can be one of the most overwhelming tasks in life. And for me, this was wedding number 3, so three times the ordeal.
After two careful interviews, I selected Lisa Lyons-Montgomery as my wedding dress designer. Initially we met for coffee in London. Lisa accommodated my schedule even though she lives in Harpenden. I liked her right from the start. She didn’t try to overrule my ideas. She wanted me to be happy, so she listened patiently and let me go on and on about the dress. Of course, I have no idea how to design a dress, much less sew all the important pieces together. But Lisa made me feel like I did have a knack for bespoke creations and allowed me to express my ideas.
This was my first “calico” introduction to dress design. Initially we talked about color and types of fabric. Lisa put a color board together with enough options to assure me that I had chosen the right color within the broader selection that was possible. She didn’t leave out a hue that I might find interesting. I knew what color I wanted once I saw it on the board. A few weeks later, dressed in the calico copy with shears and pins in tow, Lisa cut and pinned the collar, the waist and the hem length until my perfect “dress to be” appeared magically. With a good friend we traveled to Harpendon 2, maybe 3 times before the final work of art was finished. Each visit, Lisa greeted us warmly into her home and studio. When I arrived at Lisa’s to bring my dress home, I knew it would always be a special dress and one I would remember creating for a very long time.
Thank you Lisa for all your hard work. I can’t count the number of compliments I received. You are truly an artist.