Having a wedding dress designed and made by Claire was a dream come true. When I first decided to purchase a Claire Catherine bridal gown, I was not sure what I wanted and I initially took a pile of photographs of dress designs and ideas to Claire, she looked at them and listened to what I wanted and came up with a design which was perfect for me. One of the best aspects of having a couture dress made is the experience of literally seeing the process of dress developing. There were a number of fittings where I stood in front of the mirror as Claire designed, draped, stitched and cut fabric around my body. It was definitely one of the most exciting aspects of preparing for my wedding.