“FOR CHANTAL MALLETT, WHEN I CALLED YOU TO SAY I LOVED YOUR WORK, I MEANT IT, BUT I NEVER EXPECTED YOU TO DESIGN A DRESS WHICH PUTS EVERY OTHER DRESS IN THE UNIVERSE TO SHAME. YOU’VE BEEN BEHIND ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, NOT ONLY WITH YOUR UNBELIEVABLE DRESSMAKING SKILLS, SPREADING THE WORD & GETTING EVERYBODY INVOLVED BUT ALSO AS MY FRIEND.”
THANK YOU PRINTED IN THE CD PULL OUT FOR SINGER DEVON MAYSON’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘LIE TO ME’
THE CINDERELLA DRESS MADE FOR DEVON CAN BE SEEN HERE: YOU ONLY LOVE ME WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK
I MUST SAY IT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS. I HEARD FROM MANY THAT IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DRESS THEY’VE EVERY SEEN…I KNOW I WAS IN LOVE WITH IT X
CHANTAL MALLETT IS A COUTURE DESIGNER AND ARTIST WHO, IN MY OPINION, IS ONE OF THE BEST DESIGNERS OF HER GENERATION. SHE HAS EXPERT PRACTICAL ABILITY COMBINED WITH A POWERFUL CREATIVE VISION AND CARES DEEPLY ABOUT HER CLIENTS, TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THEIR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE PERFECT GOWN. IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SECURE CHANTAL’S SERVICES, YOU HAVE DISCOVERED A DESIGNER WITH ARTISTIC VISION MANY CAN ONLY ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE. WHEN PLANNING THE DESIGN, CHANTAL SPENT A LOT OF TIME WORKING WITH MY BODY SHAPE (ITS GOOD BITS AND NOT SO GOOD BITS!) AND WAS PRACTICAL AND HONEST ABOUT THE STYLE, COLOURS AND CUT TO FLATTER MY FIGURE AND SKIN TONE. AS A RESULT, NOT ONLY DID I HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GOWN BUT A WORK OF ART, DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR ME. NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT ENHANCED MY ASSETS IN EVERY WAY AND TURNED A FEW HEADS ON THE DAY!
CHANTAL IS AN ABSOLUTE CREATIVE GENIUS; SHE TRANSLATED MY THOUGHTS AND IDEAS FIRSTLY ON TO PAPER (A BEAUTIFUL SKETCH) AND THEN INTO THE DRESS. I TRUSTED CHANTAL IMPLICITLY; SHE’S A PERFECTIONIST WHICH GUARANTIES AN AMAZINGLY HIGH STANDARD OF WORK. MY DRESS WAS EXACTLY WHAT I HOPED IT WOULD BE.
I FELT INCREDIBLE IN MY CUSTOM MADE DRESS. I WANTED A SHOW STOPPING NUMBER AND I CERTAINLY GOT THE DRESS MY 18TH CENTURY VENUE DESERVED. CHANTAL IS A UNIQUE LADY WITH A UNIQUE TALENT, SHE MAKES YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE FITTINGS ARE FILLED WITH LAUGHS AND GIGGLES, MAKING YOU FEEL MORE LIKE A FRIEND THAN A CLIENT. BEING IN THE SHOWROOM IS LIKE BEING A FIVE YEAR OLD IN A GIANT DRESS UP BOX, I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE PERFECT DRESS. WEARING A DRESS THAT MAKES YOU FEEL FANTASTIC ON ONE OF THE MOST SPECIAL DAYS OF YOUR LIFE IS WHAT EVERY GIRL WANTS AND CHOOSING CHANTAL TO CREATE THAT DRESS, I WOULD SAY IS A SAFE BET TO MAKING THAT DREAM A REALITY. MY WEDDING GUESTS THOUGHT MY DRESS WAS ELEGANTLY BEAUTIFUL AND SAID THEY’D NEVER SEEN A DRESS MORE ‘MADE FOR ME’. IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN(HOPEFULLY I WON’T) BUT CHANTAL MALLETT WOULD BE MY FIRST CALL FOR DRESS NUMBER TWO.
CHANTAL HAS BEEN VERY KIND, AND SHE HAS REALIZED A SPLENDID WEDDING DRESS WITH JUST THREE FITTINGS, AND WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES WITH MY DEFECTIVE ENGLISH, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER. THE DAY OF THE MARRIAGE MY DRESS RECEIVED A LOT OF ENTHUSIASTIC COMPLIMENTS AND EVERYBODY WANTED TO KNOW WHO WAS THE STYLIST THAT HAD MADE IT FOR ME!
CHANTAL IS & ALWAYS WILL BE MY FAIRY GODMOTHER, TO WHICH I WILL BE FOREVER THANKFUL FOR MAKING ME THE PRINCESS I HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO BE. I WAS TOLD ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION ON MY WEDDING DAY BY MY GUESTS THAT MY DRESS WAS THE BEST THEY HAD EVER SEEN, I BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE BEST THEY WILL EVER SEE. I KNOW FOR ME NOTHING WILL EVER MATCH IT. AS I TOLD CHANTAL, DURING THE RUN UP TO THE WEDDING AND AT FITTINGS, I WISH I COULD WEAR MY DRESS EVERY DAY. I FEEL THE SAME NOW BUT THE BEST THING IS AT LEAST I AM ABLE TO LOOK AT IT. CHANTAL IS A BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED AND CREATIVE WOMAN, WHOSE WORK I BELIEVE WILL BE ADMIRED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME, EVERY PART OF MY CHILDHOOD DREAM IS NOW COMPLETE. I COULD NOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH. EVERY JOURNEY I MADE TO THE SHOWROOM WAS A PLEASURE, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A 600 MILE ROUND TRIP.
AN ASTONISHING WOMEN AND AN INCREDIBLE DESIGNER! CHANTAL TRULY CREATES EXTRAORDINARY GOWNS AND FOR ME THE UNCERTAINTY OF NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD SUIT ME, OR THE ABILITY TO PICTURE MYSELF IN IT GAVE WAY TO FAITH IN A DESIGNER WHO WOULD MAKE ME LOOK THE WAY I DREAMED OF.
CHANTAL’S’ CREATIVE ABILITY IS OUTSTANDING, NOT ONLY IS SHE ABLE TO MAKE YOU LOOK AND FEEL A MILLION DOLLARS, SHE WORKS WITH SUCH PRECISION AND PERFECTION THAT YOU CAN JUST LEAVE THE WHOLE THING WITH HER AND YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO LOOK AMAZING. CHANTAL HAS THE ABILITY TO TRANSFER IDEAS INTO REALITY BY PROVIDING A HOLISTIC SERVICE THAT’S NOT JUST THE DRESS BUT HAIR ADVICE, FITTING AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED. THROUGH HER PROFESSIONAL APPROACH, CHANTAL WAS ABLE TO TAKE MY INITIAL THOUGHTS ON WHAT I WANTED AND DEVELOP THEM INTO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE PERFECT DRESS.
IN CHANTAL I FOUND SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTOOD EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. MY DRESS WAS THE CENTRE POINT FOR THE WEDDING, EVERYTHING FROM THE STATIONARY, TO THE GROOM’S OUTFIT AND THE FLOWERS SO IT HAD TO HAVE THAT WOW FACTOR WHICH CHANTAL CERTAINLY DELIVERED.
Having what can at best be described as a poor body image and absolute dread of myself in photographs, I was really apprehensive about finding a wedding dress that I felt good in and would photograph well so that I wanted to hang my wedding pics on the wall instead of throwing them in the bin. I was also dreading the trying-on of gowns in bridal shops, as I have heard so many horror stories about larger brides being made to feel awful during what should be some of the most fun times of their lives.
What a breath of fresh air I found in Chantal! From the moment I found her website and stunning dresses I was totally hooked, and when I met her to discuss the commission she was down to earth, really friendly and very honest about the types of gowns that would flatter me and those which I should avoid.
I decided on a variation on her Damsel design – I wanted lilies instead of ivy for the embroidery as lilies have special meaning for my husband and me. She designed a beautiful lily, which worked very well with the dress and also adapted the sleeves to suit me better. The fittings were wonderful and seeing the gown take shape slowly gave me tantalising glimpses of how I might look.
The first time I saw myself, in full gown, shoes, hair and make-up I just wanted to stop time and stay like that forever – I truly looked the best I ever have and felt so beautiful. And when my handsome prince saw me walking up the aisle towards him he was totally stunned and could not take his eyes off me not just through the ceremony but all day. With all the compliments and attention I really felt like Cinderella at the ball, which makes Chantal my fairy godmother.
THANK YOU so much, for the most amazing gown, for making me feel a million dollars. There are truly no words that can express just how wonderful I felt on my wedding day. The dress that you made for me fitted like a glove, of course; it took my breath away when I looked in the mirror. I can honestly say that I have never felt so pretty, and I know it probably sounds boastful, but I felt so proud to be me.
CHANTAL IS AN INCREDIBLY ACCURATE JUDGE OF CHARACTER AND AFTER A PARADE OF WHITE A-LINES, DESPITE MY PROTESTATIONS, IT WAS SO LIBERATING TO FIND SOMEONE WHO WAS WILLING TO PUT ME IN SOMETHING REALLY SEXY AND IN A COLOUR THAT ACTUALLY SUITED ME! WHILE THE DRESS CHANTAL DESIGNED TURNED OUT TO BE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, AND SET THE ENTIRE TONE OF THE DAY, THE DESIGN PROCESS WAS ABOUT MORE THAN THE END PRODUCT FOR ME. DESIGNING SOMETHING FROM SCRATCH CAN BE A DAUNTING PROSPECT BUT CHANTAL MADE ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT MYSELF BY RECOGNIZING AND ACCENTUATING MY POSITIVE FEATURES AND KNOWING WE BOTH SHARED THE SAME VISION OF HOW I WANTED TO LOOK TOOK AWAY ANY APPREHENSION ABOUT THE END RESULT. BY THE TIME I WALKED DOWN THE AISLE I LOOKED FANTASTIC BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY I FELT LIKE A GODDESS AND THAT CONFIDENCE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO MY DAY. HAVING MY DRESS DESIGNED BY SUCH A PROFESSIONAL WITH AN OUTSTANDING EYE FOR DETAIL MADE MY WEDDING EXTRA SPECIAL AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FITTING SESSIONS AND SOOTHING CUPS OF TEA AS A TONIC FOR EVEN THE MOST STRESSED BRIDE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND HELPING ME KNOCK THE SOCKS OFF MY GROOM AND FRIENDS.
AS SOON AS I KNEW I WAS GETTING MARRIED I WENT LOOKING FOR “THAT DRESS”. THAT DRESS BEING THE ONE THAT WOULD MAKE ME LOOK AND FEEL SEXY AND MAKE MY HUSBAND PROUD. I SOON REALISED IT WASN’T GOING TO BE EASY. I DID NOT WANT TO BE A FLOATY BRIDE OR A TRADITIONAL BRIDE OR A PLAIN BRIDE. I WANTED A DRESS THAT UNASHAMEDLY PUSHED MY GOOD BITS UP, PUSHED MY BAD BITS IN AND MADE JAWS DROP. EVERYTHING I SAW BORED ME. EVERYTHING WAS TAME. I THOUGHT I’D NEVER FIND IT AND THEN I DID. I FOUND “THAT DRESS” WHEN I MET CHANTAL. BECOMING THE ICE QUEEN WAS SO EASY. I’D TURN UP FOR A FEW FITTINGS AND CHANTAL’S TEAM WOULD WORK TO MAKE SURE EVERY DETAIL OF THE GOWN WAS PERFECT. IN CHANTAL I FOUND SOMEONE WHO LISTENED TO WHAT I WANTED AND MADE MY WEDDING DRESS DREAMS BECOME A REALITY. WHEN THE DAY FINALLY CAME I WALKED DOWN THE AISLE FEELING BOTH GLAMOROUS AND SEXY. MY GOOD BITS WERE PUSHED UP AND MY BAD BITS WERE PUSHED IN AND AS I GOT NEARER TO MY HUSBAND I SAW THAT HIS JAW HAD MOST DEFINITELY DROPPED.
WORDS JUST CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW ABSOLUTELY AMAZING I FELT IN THE DRESS BUT THE LOOK ON JOHN’S FACE SAID IT ALL AS I CAME DOWN THE AISLE. HE WAS TOTALLY GOB SMACKED! THE COMPLIMENTS STILL KEEP COMING, WITH EVERYONE SAYING IT WAS SO “ME”, THE COLOUR, THE WAY THE FABRIC POOLED, THE FIT & OF COURSE-THE EXQUISITE DETAIL. PEOPLE ARE SPOT ON, ON YOUR WEBSITE, WHEN THEY DESCRIBE YOU AS A GENIUS. YOU KNEW WHAT I WANTED BEFORE I DID & MADE A “DIFFICULT” SHAPE LOOK FAB! FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE I AM ENJOYING LOOKING AT PHOTOS OF MYSELF!
I HAD TOTAL CONFIDENCE IN CHANTAL THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN PROCESS. I WAS VERY APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THE BIG DAY BUT ONCE CHANTAL PUT ME IN TO MY DRESS AND I SAW THE FINAL RESULT MY NERVES SEEMED TO DISSOLVE. A DRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE TO FIT YOUR BODY AND SPIRIT PERFECTLY MAKES YOU FEEL AMAZING. WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A GODDESS YOU LOOK LIKE ONE. I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD BE SPREADING THE WORD, ALL BRIDES TO BE DESERVE THIS EXPERIENCE.
HER SKETCHES WERE BRILLIANT. I LOVED THE COLOUR WHICH IS SOMETHING WE FOUND THROUGH HER PATIENT CONSIDERATION, AND THE STYLE, WHICH HAD STOOD OUT FROM THOSE VERY FIRST WEBSITE IMAGES. THE END PRODUCT WAS OF AN EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY. PERHAPS THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF ALL, WAS HOW COMFORTABLE THE GOWN WAS TO WEAR. MOVING AND INDEED DANCING (!) WERE EASY TO DO BECAUSE THE CORSET CREATED A NATURAL SUPPORT AND THE SKIRT WAS SO WELL BALANCED AND SHAPED. CHANTAL BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH SKETCH AND CREATION THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND STUNNING GOWN I WILL EVER WEAR.