Meet The Team

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Rachel is one of two directors of Once Upon A Dress. Rachel has a HND in Fashion Design and over 15 years experience as a bridal seamstress. Rachel worked in a Bridal Couture House in her early career, where she found her forte. Rachel loves bespoke dressmaking, creating one off bridal gowns unique to each bride. There's no job that phases her and she genuinely cares for the bride wanting their dress to fit perfectly for the big day.

Fun Fact: Rachel got married in secret and didn't wear a wedding dress!!

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Samantha is the other director of Once Upon A Dress. Samantha has a BA Honors Degree in Fashion Design.  Samantha went straight into the bridal industry upon graduating.  Having been a bridal seamstress for over 6 years,  bridal is her passion. Samantha has a hugely creative eye and loves putting it to use on our social media. She loves designing and gives valuable input into the bespoke dressmaking,  enjoying seeing a design come to life for each brides special day. 

Fun Fact: Has a sausage dog called Humphrey!

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Robbie joined our team in March 2016, as our 'front of house'. Having vast experience in retail and a HND in Fashion Design she has a keen eye for detail. She loves spending time with the customers, helping them style their look. She loves organizing our studio and being a friendly face to the brides putting them as ease during their fittings.

Robbie has gained huge experience in the time she has been with us now being a confident fitter and enjoys helping brides in bespoke consultations create their dream designs.

Fun Fact: The joker of the team, has us all in stitches! (no pun intended).

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Aimee joined our team in May 2016. She has a Post graduate Diploma in Pattern and Garment Technology and a degree in Fashion Design. Aimee loves anything technical from pattern cutting to alterations. She loves that every job is different and that everyday brings a new challenge. 

Fun Fact: Lives on a farm with 7 dogs! (Crazy pug lady).