Dear Souraya, I just wanted to thank you so much for creating my stunning wedding dress. It was everything I dreamed of and absolutely perfect. From the start of the design process, through the fittings and the final product you were so professional and such a lovely person to deal with. Your attention to detail was remarkable and I really think that showed in the final product. It fit perfectly and looked gorgeous. I will definitely recommend you to every bride in Sydney! Best wishes to you and your staff.
Date of Posting: 09 April 2011
Posted By: Simone G
Hi Souraya. Just a quick email to say hi and let you know that the wedding was perfect and such a happy day. The rain unfortunately didn’t hold off but we managed to get a few outdoor photo’s. Everything else ran smoothly and we had a blast (only I wish the day didn’t go so quickly!). The girls dresses looked amazing and photographed really well – you are wonderful at your job and should be commended. There is a link below to some of the professional photo’s and I will sort through all the other photo’s for a shot of the girls together and send to you. Take care and if we ever have another occasion we will definitely keep you in mind. xx
Date of Posting: 28 March 2011
Posted By: Corrine B
Hi Souraya, How are you I hope well, just sending you some pictures of my wedding. Hope you like them.Thank you again for your fantastic work on the dresses everyone loved them! Regards Marisa
Date of Posting: 15 February 2011
Posted By: Marisa P
Dear Souraya, Wow, where do I start? I guess the beginning is best… When I first met with you, I had just come from two other bridal designers & you were like a breath of fresh air! I was armed with pictures & a clear idea of what I wanted for my wedding dress. You were really open, honest & transparent from the very start. We talked styles & themes & what I liked & I knew right then (as did my mum!) that you were very much the right person to be designing the dress I wanted. All of our fittings & subsequent follow ups were always fun, & professional. At each stage of the design process, you kept me updated & explained reasons behind certain elements. You were always reassuring & always made me feel completely confident & comfortable with where we were at. I will never forget the day I had a fitting where my dress had become more than just calico, pins & un-hemmed fabric… I was amazed, & in awe. Souraya you were able to understand what I wanted & really produced a beautiful, stunning, & flowing gown. My dress has received so many compliments, & although I had the initial vision, you bought it to life! Thank you so much for your hard work, your skills, & your professional integrity. I truly hope you become a very recognised designer. With much gratitude,
Date of Posting: 01 February 2011
Posted By: Katrina M
Dear Souraya, Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. They are absolutely beautiful and are just what we had imagined. Thank you also for being so easy to work with – it has been a delight having the dresses made by you and i’m sure we will visit you again in the near future! Brita. Jo, Ciara, Aimee and Jenni xoxo
Date of Posting: 13 December 2010
Posted By: Brita H
Good Morning Souraya, Just got back from Italy and thought I’d send you some photos of Luisa’s wedding day. The day was just beautiful and she and the children looked beautiful and natural and happy. Luisa was very happy with her dress and everybody said it was beautifully simple and simply her…. I felt very comfortable in my outfit as well and was very happy with it. You can see from the photos just how gorgeous the girls were! Kind regards Santa M
Date of Posting: 26 November 2010
Posted By: Santa M
Hi Souraya, I was having a cocktail party reception and I didn’t want a traditional wedding dress. I wanted a neat little knee-length dress inspired by what my mum wore in the early 60’s, Souraya understood my vision perfectly. Most other bridal salons looked at me like I was a lunatic when I said I wanted knee-length, I guess they just couldn’t comprehend that not all brides want to be princesses for a day! From my first visit I immediately felt confident that Souraya could create what I wanted. I didn’t want to spend thousands and Souraya created the most beautiful dress that fit within my budget. She gave me great ideas and very honest opinions on what suited me which I really appreciated. Souraya has a good eye and knows what works and I really trusted her opinions. I enjoyed going to Souraya’s clean, light-filled boutique for my fittings and it was always fun chatting with her and her assistant. Each time I went for a fitting, I saw my dress evolve from calico into the beautiful creation I had envisaged and it even surpassed my expectations. Souraya even helped with ideas on what shoes and jewellery would suit my style of dress. She really knows her stuff and goes out of her way to make sure you look your best and leave a happy customer. Thanks very much for the wonderful experience Souraya! I’ll be recommending you to all my friends and looking forward to popping in to say hi next time I’m in Leichhardt. Kerry
Date of Posting: 10 October 2010
Posted By: Kerry P
Just wanted to say Thank You! Thank you for making this experience so easy, happy and stress free (well for me anyway lol) as i didn’t have to create this magical dress, and magical it truly is. You have created an exquisite, elegant and magical gown, that not only has elements of me in it but it has elements of you and your artistic and creative flair! All in all Thank You! I wish you all the success and prosperity in the world, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. However always remember to stay true to yourself.
Date of Posting: 09 September 2010
Posted By: Lisa Z
Dear Souraya, Thank you so much for creating the dress of my dreams! Our wedding was perfect and everyone commented on the spectacular dress!
Date of Posting: 06 September 2010
Posted By: Belinda Dale
The Showroom in Leichhardt such a beautiful, tranquil space away from the busy streets. I went in with a friend who is also engaged and we both found our dresses the same day!!! We had made an appointment for the regular collection but were surprised to find they would be having a sale. I got a fantastic dress from the sale that was originally $8500 and it was the dress of my dreams Souraya is the most fantastic person I know and she would be making all my dresses in the future. My friend also found the dress of her dreams and we were so satisfied with Souraya’s work. Our dresses were made with all the best fabrics and they really accentuate our body, her dresses are gorgeous and beautifully made.
Date of Posting: 07 May 2010
Posted By: Michelle D
After visiting many top bridal salons around the city, I can say that the service is average. They certainly do not make you feel like you are just another bride on the schedule (like Vera Wang with her dirty floor samples and 20 other ladies trying on at the same dress at the same time as you), but the dressing rooms are a little small and the staff is a little dry. It is all worth it for the unique selection that she offers. For a bride who wants something a little different and edgy, yet still elegant and sophisticated this is the place for you. Your friends will not be wearing a similar version of your dress at their weddings 6 months later. She custom makes each dress to fit your body perfectly and will give you her honest opinion of what looks best (instead of just telling you what you want to hear, like Bergdorf’s does). With each fitting I have become increasingly more excited to wear what she has created for me. I highly recommend a visit to Souraya.
Date of Posting: 07 May 2010
Posted By: Bridget Ryan
I had the most amazing experience buying my wedding gown with Souraya. I visited the store months ago – I had seen her store on Norton street after visting her wonderful website. Like most Sydney brides, my first dress stop was at the more well known stores, which had a very nice stock, but I was a little overwhelmed. Upon walking into Souraya’s bright, airy showroom, I knew we were in the right place. I tried on a dozen wedding gowns in sydney that I would have loved to have worn for my wedding, but eventually decided on a tank style dress with beading which Souraya designed for me. Souraya and her staff were attentive, friendly, and willing to spend as much time with us as we needed. My mother and I both felt so at home there. I ended buying my wedding dress, a cocktail dress for my rehearsal dinner, a dress for my brother’s wedding and a cute evening dress – each one of them got so many compliments!!!!!!! So many people said they had never seen such a beautilful dress, or anything like my dress. Her dresses are perfect for the Sydney’ers looking for a custom made wedding dress which will suit any style. The materials used in her dresses are exquisite. We also got my veil, earrings, a comb, and a light wrap – one stop shopping here – it was like having a personal stylist. I can’t say enough good things about Souraya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date of Posting: 07 May 2010
Posted By: Kelly O’Shea
I knew that I did not want to visit every bridal store in the state to find my wedding dress nor did I have a desire to look like every other bride. When a co-worker recommended Souraya, I immediately called to schedule an appointment at the Leichhardt store. As soon as I walked in, I was at ease. The dresses were beautiful, simple with very clean lines but chic; which is exactly what I had in mind for my wedding. Souraya helped me at choosing styles that flattered my figure. Her dresses make you feel pretty as well as sexy. At the end of my appointment, there were two dresses that I could not decide between. Both were beautiful but I chose the one that both my friend and I liked a little bit more. It was a deep v-neck dress with a bias-cut skirt and it had subtle crystal beading. I loved my dress and best of all, my fiancé loved it too! I highly suggest you visit this designer especially if you are a no-fuss bride like me.
Date of Posting: 01 April 2010
Posted By: Monica Fraser
Souraya, It was a pleasure working with you for that “perfect” dress for my son’s christening day. I fell in love instantly with your work and the vibrant colours you use in your designs and of course the fabric, so delicate and unique. Thanks again for making me feel and look like a princess, it was a stunning dress, by far one of the best dresses i have ever owned. Claudia C.
Date of Posting: 23 March 2010
Posted By: Claudia Crapis
Hi Souraya, I love my dress. I felt so so comfortable on the evening and just loved it. I didn’t want to take it off. I was so comfortable to the point of craziness that I was just dancing away as I normally would. I had some girlfriends there who are very specific about clothing and they just loved it. One of them just can’t stop going on about it! From Zofia
Date of Posting: 22 March 2010
Posted By: Zofia -
Hello Souraya, Just wanted to say thanks again for making my most perfect wedding dress. We had the most divine and perfect time, just unbelievable – we want to do it again! Love Leearne
Date of Posting: 22 March 2010
Posted By: Leearne Hynes
It was extremely important to me that when it came to the design of my wedding gown for one of the most special days of my life that the designer would have to have the ability to listen, truly hear , understand, take an interest and be enjoyable to deal with. I found Souraya by just walking past her salon one day and getting her business card. I then contacted her at a later date to find out about how the process worked in making a custom made gown. Right from my first experience with Souraya, she was friendly, helpful, polite and explained things clearly. From the first appointment she just made me feel comfortable and demonstrated the qualities I described. She showed a genuine interest in my wedding day and the thoughts I had in mind for my gown. She listened and was able to understand and read the type of person I am and look I wanted. To this she was able to add in her thoughts and flair for design which resulted in expanding on what I had in mind and make the gown even better. Souraya is talented at what she does, highly committed and passionate about her work. She will do whatever it takes to make sure you are happy with your gown, her work and service. In fact, she wants you to be so happy with anything she makes for you that her goal is for you to love it. Not only was the final design of my gown just magnificent but I just enjoyed going through the whole process with Souraya. She made it enjoyable and just so easy. Souraya made my gown in 4 weeks but she took it in her stride. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with Souraya and when you are leading up to your wedding day, you really only want to be surrounded by people supporting you and who want to help you to make your wedding day a success. I choose Souraya without a referral but just knowing that in talking to her I was making the right decision and having been into some of the wedding dress shops in Paddington, I wouldn’t have wanted to deal with anyone else but Souraya. Thank you Souraya for making my wedding gown more that what I could have dreamed for. January 2010 Zofia Skrzynski
Date of Posting: 22 March 2010
Posted By: Zofia Skrzynski