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Happy Mother of the Bride( Lauren Evans) | Wedding Dress Essense Australia

Happy Mother of the BrideHi Connie this is Lauren's Mum Lyn & I just wanted to send you a big thankyou for making Lauren feel like a princess on her wedding day. Her dress looked absolutely stunning & I can't wait for her to send you some pics. I don't want to steal her thunder so I'm sure as soon as she's back from her honeymoon you will see some. You can look on my FB for a sneak peak€€€€Lauren said to me she was so so happy she added the little sleeve & I agree it just looked so lovely on her. The veil just added to how stunning it looked. When you see her photos I'm sure you will agree it looked like a fairy tail wedding. Thanks again Connie for your professionalism & for making Lauren's dress the dress that she dreamed of- it was perfect.

Brittany Meredith | Wedding Dress Sincerity Bridal

Brittany Meredith|Sincerity Bridal Wedding Dress

I just want to say a massive thank you to Connie for all the help and effort she went to ensuring my dress would be perfect for my special day! Being a plus sized bride I found it very difficult finding someone who wouldn't pass me off as 'fat' or ask if I would lose weight before the wedding, I stumbled across connie after a google search and I was nothing but happy from there on in! After connie helping to find the right dress for my hourglass shape it was ordered and I was excited! But after falling pregnant all I had was doubt that I would look like a blimp but connie reassured me, when the dress came in I had my hesitations since I knew it wouldn't have the shape I wanted anymore but connie worked her magic to alter the dress to my 7 month pregnant body and I had nothing but positive comments and I actually felt like a beautiful bride! I would recommend anyone to connie especially since there is great difficulty finding a bridal shop catering for plus size brides without feeling fat and being judged! Ps cannot wait for my professional photos for a better view of the dress!    

Annelies Vallas (McPherson) | Wedding Dress Justin Alexander

Annelies Vallas (McPherson)Hello Connie, I just wanted to say thankyou for helping me find my wedding dress. At first I did not like the dress you suggested and was apprehensive about trying it on, as on the rack it didn't seem much. The moment I tried it on, I knew I had found the one I wanted! Thankyou for being flexible as I live interstate and also doing such a great and quick job on my alterations!' Here are a few sneak pics from our day. Thanks again Annelies 

Alia Evetts | Wedding Dress Sincerity Bridal

Alia EvettsTo the amazing Connie

Thank you so much for helping me choose the dress of my dreams.
From the moment I met you, I knew you would be nothing less than professional,honest and supportive in the process of finding my wedding dress.
Your service not only with my dress, but my Mums and bridesmaid was outstanding.
My dress was AH MAY ZING! I felt like a real life princess and received soooo many compliments on the big day and for weeks to come. One guest even said I looked like a modern day Cinderella, can't complain with that! 
I have recommended you to many of mnay friends, and will do so for years to come. 
Thankyou for making me feel so special.. I am forever grateful.
 xxx Alia xxx

Kathleen Dawes | Wedding Dress Justin Alexander

Kathleen Dawes

Thank you so much for all your hard work to make my dress perfect.

I simply wanted you to understand how thankful I am that you worked so tirelessly in such a short space of time. You have ensured that my wedding day will run smoothly.

Thank You

Kathleen

Renee Woods (Thistleton) | Wedding Dress Essense Australia

Renee Woods (Thistleton)

Thank u Connie for all ur help with my dress. The day turned out perfect and everyone loved the dress. I will spread the word about u. U are an absolute guru at what u do.

Emily Vieira ( Maccabi) | Wedding Dress Lusan Mandongus

Emily Vieira ( Maccabi)

Emily Vieira — 5 star  Connie - I can not thank you enough for my amazing dress. I came to you with a plan - a dress that was impossible for me to find anywhere! I searched both the illawarra and sydney for my dream gown but nothing was perfect... When I came to you I tried a dress with the most amazing double lacing and tulle that I have ever seen, I knew I needed this in my dress but the style was not right... You told me not to stress and that you would redesign it exactly as I wanted it and send these pictures to Lusan Mandongus to make the dress perfect. It arrived shortly after and it was amazing! The design was perfect and it fit like a glove - I felt like a princess! The design was made exactly for me! I would recommend Connie to everyone! She made my wedding dress dreams come true - thank you Connie! I will send you pictures shortly.

Jen Moseley (Wall) | Wedding Dress Essense Australia

Jen Moseley

Thank you so much for being an incredible dress maker!! I'm so thankful we found you and your little studio. You told me to trust you and I'm so glad I did my dress was so perfect a dream come true. Thank you for all your patience and hard work. Your a star!. 

Love Jen Moseley xxx

Rebecca Winterflood | Wedding Dress Essense Australia

Rebecca WinterfloodI cannot express how thankful I am to Connie! I absolutely recommend her to every bride! I looked in about 4 other stores before going to Accapella, and she definitely has the best range and the most beautiful dresses. Connie knew exactly what style of dress I was looking for, and helped me find the perfect dress that suited my style and my body shape.  Connie also altered my dress to add lace sleeves, to make my dress even more perfect for me. I was so happy with the dress, it fitted perfectly and looked exactly how I'd imagined.  Thanks so much Connie for all your help, you are amazing!

Bree O'Malley (Mutton) | Wedding Dress Sincerity Bridal

Bree O'Malley (Mutton)

 I came to Connie about a year before my wedding date, to find the perfect dress just like any other bride desperately wants to find.  I found my stunning wedding dress at the beautiful Accapella Bridal Shop and I couldn't be happier with my experience!   I dealt with the owner Connie over my numerous visits but they were all wonderful! At my first bridal consult Connie was kind, patient and understanding as being a plus size bride I did feel a little bit worried about finding the right dress but Connie was amazing and her eye for detail was incredible. Connie brought a certain dress that was not what I thought I would be after. As soon as I tried it on, It was perfect! It was "The Dress"  My dress required a large amount of alterations as we had pictured adding a wrap around my arms, taking it in, adding lace and beadwork not to mention taking the dress length up.  I would HIGHLY recommend Connie to every bride! You get the high end service at a beautiful shop. With Connie you will always have professional assistance, not like other bridal shops that are just there to make money off a dress that isn't your dream dress!  Connie's professional manner, amazing creativity, understanding, patience and her beautiful and kind nature has definitely earned her 5 stars in my book!  I will be recommending everyone I know to go see Connie as she really does make your wedding gown shopping experience just perfect!  Thank you Connie for all of your help! You have been absolutely amazing.