Cavaney Couture has had the privilege to work with many wonderful women, and is truly honored to have been part of each and every wedding day. Fiona very much appreciates the kind words that her clients have taken the time to put on paper…
Cavaney Couture designed and created my beautiful wedding dress in 2011. Having little idea what I wanted prior to our first meeting I was apprehensive about the design process but Fiona was so helpful, creative and flexible. The finished design was more than I could have imagined. I LOVED the dress and had so many complements and queries on the day about where I bought it. The following week I ran into people in the street who didn’t come to the wedding and told me they had heard about the dress! I am so grateful for all of Fiona’s patience and hard work, it meant so much. I highly recommend the design and dressmaking service provided by Cavaney Couture.
I first went looking for a wedding dress at a bridal boutique in the city, hoping I would find the right dress. However, the assistant put me in all manner of dresses which were either too big or too small. None of the dresses felt right. You know how you’re meant to feel tears at seeing yourself be so beautiful, well I felt tears that it was such a disappointment.
I found Fiona’s card, Cavaney Couture, by accident when I was returning my books to the library one day. I thought, this is a sign, so I rang and Fiona answered.
When I met Fiona, I was taken in by her fresh, no nonsense approach. She clearly had a huge clientele, as there were many people coming and going from her house when I visited. She was prompt, honest and said she could design the dress of my dreams that would fit me perfectly.
In designing the dress, Fiona adapted to my whims and finicky bridal nature and fashioned a beautiful faerie style wedding dress of cream silk. It was created to the soundtrack of my favourite jazz singers, in particular, Fiona favoured Greta Garbo when she sewed.
Fiona made a draft of the dress first and consulted me on every aspect of it to ensure it would be as I wished.
When I saw the final dress and tried it on, I had tears as suddenly I realised all my dreams were coming to fruition. I had finally met the man of my dreams, I never had to work again and I was to live in an idyllic place. Fiona was the central part of the tapestry of my dream as she was a pleasure to work with and became a friend. I recommend her highly to make your wedding dress the gossamer in faerie tales.
As a French girl marrying an Australian man, I got to have two wedding ceremonies: one in Australia and one in France. After Fiona altered my first wedding dress, I was so happy with her work that I decided to get her to custom-make a different dress for me to wear at my French wedding. I had a very specific idea and she made it real! She really did an amazing job. My dress was exactly like I wanted it to look like. Very chic and especially it could not have been more comfortable.
Deciding on your wedding dress? One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make!
I knew I wanted something classic, ageless, suitable for a relaxed beach ceremony, a dress that screamed Sophia Loren —1920’s Vintage!
I took images of dresses that made my heart sing to my first meeting with Fiona, and from there she designed my dream dress!
The whole process was the least stressful part of wedding preparations! An absolute joy!
And as I walked down the aisle, eyes transfixed on the most amazing man I have ever met, watched him lose his breath and tear up, I honestly felt like the most beautiful bride in the world!
I loved, loved, loved my dress!
Can’t wait to see what stunning creations Fiona comes up with for future red carpet events!
I was looking for a wedding dress which was a particular style, and suitable for Bali. I wanted a low back, silk dress which was nice a light for the humidity in Bali. I searched everywhere in Perth for this style and couldn’t find anything that was even close to it or in my budget.
I showed Fiona some photos which were similar and then together we developed a dress which worked for me and the fabric which I had purchased previously in Bali.
She made the most beautiful dress, which suited my body shape and was perfect for the day.
She did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend her.