Wedding dress designers in Chester that marry you to style…
We’re all individuals. That’s what marriage is about: declaring love for the single, beautiful person that is unlike anyone else you’ve ever known.
So why shouldn’t our wedding dress choices be as unique, to reflect who we are?
Atelier 5 make the dresses you’ve always marvelled at in your imagination. We serve clients in Cheshire West, Chester, Liverpool and Manchester, designing outfits for the most special occasion in our lives. There is no template; it is entirely what you, as the bride or any other ceremonial figure, want to cherish amongst friends and family. We listen. We plan. And then we make the wedding dress of your dreams.
All of this began with our founder, Yifan Nairn, who needed a level of personalised artistry for her own Big Day…
Clothing and fashion accessories have always fascinated Yifan. Even as young girl, she’d hide under her bed knitting handbags, just to avoid doing homework.
In adulthood, that passion took her to a Fashion Design course, followed by a position at a Chinese dress (qipao) company and a production manager role at a menswear retail brand. Things got a bit too predictable by 2002, so she elected to do a Clothing Management masters degree in the UK, travelling thousands of miles to expand her knowledge.
By 2009, she’d fallen in love and was due to marry her dream Scotsman – but life had put 5,000 miles between them. Engaged to be married, the wedding dress was something she alone could organise. After visiting countless stores, she couldn’t find the magical choice that met all of her criteria.
A friend told her to try making the dress from scratch. Yifan, heart in her throat, took up the challenge. Eventually with a week to go before the wedding date, she was overjoyed – her design skills had conjured up a perfect, tailored, silk satin outfit that carved a beautiful trail down the aisle.
Two friends at the wedding asked her to make their dresses too. Later, after the birth of her second child, she knew she was onto something. Atelier 5 was conceived as a way to make bespoke wedding styles for all the people who struggle to find themselves in typical, marriage-by-numbers outfit.
An eye to bespoke quality
Atelier 5 couture are not limited to the bride – we also measure, craft and embellish beautiful wear for:
- Mother of brides
- Types of prom dress for balls and occasions
- Day to day investment piece that you wear season after season
Our colour analysis mixes with personal styling & couture skills, to ensure you have the exact cut, material, size and decorative features you want. Going further, we also provide fashion advice for ladies who don’t want to splurge on expensive clothes that won’t suit them.
An ‘Atelier’ is a classic, artisanal workshop. The ‘5’ stands for Yifan’s maiden name in Chinese. Together, our services meld the custom creativity of British wedding dresses with her own, questing standard for what women can feel good in.
Seeking the best, tailor-made wedding dress designer in Cheshire West & Chester? It all starts with a conversation.