Testimonials

Kerri Harmes, Guildford: “I had the most amazing personal service from Sue, nothing was too much trouble …

She had a great range of fabrics to choose from and the attention to detail was absolutely fantastic. I was totally confident that I would get the dress I had always dreamed of, and I certainly did. Thank you so much Sue.”

KJ, Mozambique: “I went to so many bridal shops and tried on hundreds of dresses and couldn’t find the dress for me …

I took three pictures of different dresses to Sue and she created my dream dress within my budget!”

IB, Canterbury: “Having a winter wedding, I had my heart set on a fake fur bolero/jacket to wear over my wedding dress and thought it would be nice for my bridesmaids to wear the same …

Sue provided a fantastic service with quality fabric and lots of discussion. The final result was gorgeous and so much better quality than could be bought in a store. And what store would do the same jacket in adult sizes 16/18, 14 and 8 and do the same for an age 7 girl? The youngest bridesmaid has worn her jacket several times since (even a summer wedding! sweet) and I’m hoping for an excuse to wear mine again too. They brought the whole bridal party’s look together and I can’t thank Sue enough for her time and hard work – she’s very talented and brilliant.”

Kate Rose, London: “Sue is a talented designer, I took her several pictures and magazine cutouts of the style of dress I wanted, mid calf 1950s red wedding dress with netting showing …

We chatted and she said she could make the dress for me, I was impressed. Sue then brought different materials everytime I saw her, in particular she found a sparkly red netting for the underskirt which looked fabulous on the 50s style dress I wanted. I also had such a great choice of material for the dress, as well as colour. My mum and I went to every fitting and really enjoyed seeing Sue, and my dress was stunning and finished to a high standard. I would recommend her to the Bride who wants her dress made as she can do anything.”

Helen Dennis, Sandhurst, Kent: “From the moment I stepped into Pastel Shades I knew that my dress would come from there as I was made to feel very comfortable surrounded by beautiful dresses …

Sue was very helpful from our first meeting through to collecting my finished dress. I chose one of Sue’s designs and with Sue’s help chose some beautiful fabric to make it my perfect dress. She also made my bridesmaids’ dresses to the highest quality and exactly what I asked for. I would recommend Sue to anybody looking for a wedding dress or outfit – or any alterations for that matter – they would receive a very professional but personal service at very reasonable prices.”

Melanie Brooks, Suffolk: “I can’t recommend Sue highly enough …

I know you see that a lot on websites but when it comes to your special day you want everything to be as you want it, hassle free and individual.

Sue provides a friendly and easy service, a lovely shop to discuss ideas in, has some fantastic fabrics for you to see, and touch, and was very easy to work with. There is great attention to detail, I found it easy to explain what I wanted and exchange ideas. You will not find any better price, quality of service or special touches than Pastel Shades!

Sue made my wedding dress and a bridemaid’s dress (copied from one picture and right first time) and would have done the men’s waistcoats too if I hadn’t already bought them. The fabrics were luxurious but light, a comfortable net underskirt, trying on as the work goes to check it’s right. Then the full works with veil, shoes and all.

And I got a matching dolly bag and dress cover thrown in – such great value for money! I saved £300 on the dress I had decided ‘would do’.”