bring your dream dress to life
All gowns at Elizabeth Leese are made to measure and every last detail considered. Elizabeth works with you personally to create a one of a kind dress for your special occasion. Whether you are in need of a party dress to dance the night away or a wedding gown to cherish through the years, by coming to us you are ensured a garment of exceptional quality and unique modern design.
The custom experience begins with a consultation to give you the chance to share ideas about your dress and wedding. Elizabeth will capture the vision of your gown by sketching out various designs based on your personal aesthetic. Following the sketches, you will select your fabrics and embellishment detail. Design and fabrics will be recommended suitable for your budget.
A muslin is a preliminary garment made to perfect your dress. These are used in the custom process to ensure you love the fit and feel of your gown before your final fabric is cut.
Following your muslin fittings, your piece will be cut in the final fabrics and finishings. Alterations will be included in your dress price, and we will fit your dress up until two weeks before your wedding.
We are happy to share that your custom wedding dress in 2018 will be giving back to the community! 10% will be taken from the total* and donated!
Our FAQs may answer questions you may have. For any additional information and bookings, please use the contact page to drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you!
TIPS From the designer
wear the right undergarments
You will be measured at your first consultation so wear the bra and panties you will wear the day of the wedding. Most dresses will have bra cups sewn in, but if you need extra support or a bust boost, be sure to wear the right bra.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Unlike shopping off the rack, you do not try on a multitude of different styles. Try to have your favorite silhouettes and fabrics in mind as your customized dress will be built from the ground up!
limit your guests
You may need your maid of honor to help you with decisions, or your mom to share the experience with, but try to limit the amount of guests you bring. Many brides have a hard time finalizing decisions when a room full of bridesmaids and friends are sharing their opinion.
You are in good hands! Enjoy this process while you plan for your big day. We are here to make sure you can check "dress" off your list with confidence.
*Applies to custom gowns made between January 1st to November 1st of 2018. November 2nd- December 31st 2018 will be added to the following year to the appointed charity. Total is calculated before taxes. Does not apply to gowns that are made as a professional trade deal or gowns purchased from seasonal collections.