Nortier Shallow is a bridal boutique and bridal fashion design brand, based in Hampshire.
We are Adrien Nortier and Ben Shallow and we are passionate about creating sustainable, fashion-forward bridal wear.
It all begins with an idea. Maybe you’ve been dress shopping and have found elements of something you like. Maybe you’ve always had a strong idea of what you want but can’t find it on the market. Maybe you’ve always been drawn to the idea of having something made for you from scratch.
Having a bespoke dress made is a very different journey, and not a decision to be made lightly, it needs commitment and a great working relationship. For this reason, we always ask brides to seek pre-approval of their design before embarking on the journey. We want to make sure we’re the right people to be making your dress for you and that you’re getting maximum benefit out of picking us as your dressmakers.
After this, we’ll have either a virtual or in person consultation to discuss your ideas and talk about timescales, fabrics and trimmings. We then send you some initial design sketches for your comment and approval. Next is measuring and fabric selection. We use the measurements to create you pattern and calico toile. Once your toile has been fitted and pattern adapted, we’re ready to make your real dress. Final fittings and tweaks happen 4-8 weeks before your wedding.
Our guide price for bespoke dressmaking is £2500-£5000.
(Images by Angela Ward Brown)