Since I am living on the other side of the U.S. from my mom, I wanted to shop for a wedding dress with her in New Hampshire as opposed to the Bay Area. However, once I found my dream gown (the intricately laced Aspen by Jenny Packham), I needed to find a really good seamstress to get it fitted to me. I made a call to one Jenny Packham stockist who said that they couldn’t help me and recommended a seamstress in SF instead. Upon reading the Yelp reviews on this seamstress, I decided to continue searching. Nouvelle Vogue is another Jenny Packham stockist in San Mateo and I gave them a call, all the while keeping my fingers crossed. Chantal answered the phone and was completely and utterly professional, polite, and helpful! Without even much being said on my part, she immediately agreed to lend the services of her seamstress, Pari, who she said is unparalleled when it comes to fitting bridal gowns, especially ones as complicated as the Aspen. I was very much relieved! I did give myself enough time, starting the fitting process in mid-August 2013 for a May 2014 wedding. On all of my visits, Chantal, Saida, and Pari were amazing and genuine. They made me feel like a celebrity with their attention and friendliness. Pari’s work is superb! Chantal and Saida have created a stunning bridal salon with amazing and hard-to-find bridal designers. I was sad that I hadn’t shopped at Nouvelle Vogue originally so that I would be able to try on all their gorgeous bridal gowns. Their collection of accessories are equally amazing. I wanted a particular kind of retro/vintage headpiece (no veil) and I found exactly what I was looking for in their collection of Maria Elena headpieces. Yes, the pricing is more on the high end, but you get extremely high quality pieces, gowns, and tailoring. If you want to spend the money on a more expensive bridal gown, you definitely do not want to scrimp on the seamstress and acessories! I highly recommend Nouvelle Vogue to every bride!!
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