Finding the perfect wedding dress is a fun process; however, finding the perfect alterations place is just stressful! I purchased my dress at Mark Ingram in NYC but live in San Francisco. I obviously didn't want to continue flying across country for my alterations so I asked Mark Ingram for an alterations recommendation. Haley,May 2015
They directed me to Maradee and I am so happy they did! I spoke to her once on the phone and immediately had a connection. I knew I wanted to work with her because she was so warm, knowledgeable and helpful in every single way! She even helped me to find the bow ties for the grooms.
Now on to the dress! I was so nervous to try on my dress for the first time in 8 months but Maradee makes you so comfortable and excited that you forget about your nerves. Though my dress appeared simple to my own eye, it actually had very few seams, which meant a challenging alterations task! It was no problem for Maradee. She explained to me all the various choices we had with changes to my dress so I felt incredibly at ease with any changes she was making. You can tell she has had years of experience working with wedding dresses.
My dress was absolutely perfect on my wedding day. The bustle she made was so beautiful and elegant. Maradee even made my veil! She matched it perfectly to the color of my dress and worked with me on trying to figure out exactly what I wanted (which I had no clue!).
I honestly can’t recommend Maradee enough whether you require complex alterations or something simple – the peace of mind she gives you is worth everything. The fact that she was based in LA and I was located in SF was no problem at all. She always let me know when my dress arrived safely back to LA. And, the outcome was just beautiful!