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 17 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 8 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: Got engaged in Central Park, NYC!

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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 creating their dream designs.

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

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Jade joined our team in May 2017 and is now our Manager in the group. She has a Degree in Costume Design and Textiles where she studied at Huddersfield University. Jade is an extremely creative individual and loves putting this to use for her brides who want to remodel their dress into something new and different. Jade loves all the delicate parts to bridal such as lace and beading. If your looking to add a little bit of sparkle Jade's your girl.

Fun Fact: Is doing a fundraising challenge for St Catherine's where she will be completing the Atlas mountain challenge in Morocco.