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Pleiades Bridal & Design Studio

Richmond Wedding Collective
Richmond, VA
Services: Dress & Attire | Login to save vendor
(804) 340-2966
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  • 24 Reviews


    Deanna

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  • Charla did an exceptional job altering my wedding gown! She was quick with the original consult, quick with the alterations, saved the extra lace she cut off for me, and fairly priced! When she was done my wedding dress fit like it was made just for me! I highly recommend her!

    Amanda

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  • Charla is amazing! I brought my grandmother's (and mother's) dress to her to be altered and modernized into my dream dress. I brought her a few pictures from Pinterest, and she literally created my dream dress! It is absolutely stunning! She took such good care of me throughout the process. She has such a kind, caring heart. I was even more grateful when she helped me when I had a small accident when I got home and tried my dress on again. I tore a small hole in the very delicate fabric. Charla made room in her very busy schedule pretty much immediately to fix my mistake. My veil is also by her design! cannot recommend her work enough!

    Gabriella

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  • Charla was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to alter a new wedding dress or revamp a vintage treasure. A few months prior to the wedding, I had to begin some medical treatment that required the insertion of an IV port in my chest. I had already bought a strapless dress and was very anxious to figure out how I could alter the dress to cover the port & my medical dressings so that it looked like a fashionable, intentional part of the dress. I had literally been having nightmares about the whole thing, but when I met with Charla she put me at ease. I told her I wanted to make it a one-shoulder dress and to lower the back for some more drama. Luckily, Charla already had the exact same lace from my dress (Viera by Sottero & Midgley) that was scrapped from an old sample dress from Urban Set Bride (also HIGHLY recommended) that needed to be retired. On the front, she used two layers of organza as the base on which to overlay the lace and add... Read more

    Libby

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  • I had a great experience working with Charla on my wedding dress alterations and would highly recommend her services. I bought my dress at Urban Set Bride and only needed a few tweaks and a bustle and belt added. Charla did a great job on my dress, but I was most impressed with her help with my veil. I wanted to wear my mom's veil which had yellowed a good bit and was attached to a headpiece. Charla removed the veil and put it on a comb and was able to clean it up so that it looked beautiful. In addition, working with Charla was easy. She is friendly, professional, and a true master craftsman.

    Kathryn

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  • Charla is a magician. I wanted to wear the dress that my grandmother and mother had worn for their weddings, but I needed someone to make some really huge alterations to it. I came across Charla as a recommended seamstress on Urban Set Bride's website, and then found that she specializes in recreating vintage dresses. I set up an appointment with her knowing that she was going to be perfect for me, but dreading what it was going to cost me to be be able to wear a new version of my family dress. I should not have worried. Charla charged me (much) less than what I would have paid for a brand new dress, and totally deconstructed and reconstructed my dress into literally exactly what I wanted. In the beginning, I showed her a photo of what I wanted my dress to resemble, and she created a dress that was even better. Throughout the whole process - months of work - Charla made me feel comfortable voicing my opinion, though she usually knew what I wanted before I even knew what I wanted. At se... Read more

    Chelsea

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  • Charla was a dream to work with! She created an illusion top for my strapless wedding dress and added beautiful lace detailing to the top as well. She went above and beyond what I had envisioned! She also provided alterations for my dress and it fit like a glove! I was so thrilled with Charla's work and can't thank her enough!!

    User4833701

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  • Charla was fantastic to work with. She altered my dress from BHLDN and created a really interesting bustle. She was so nice and easy to work with and made sure my dress looked beautiful!

    User5528736

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  • Charla is professional and delightful to work with. I highly recommend her for alterations and additions to your wedding gown!

    Ally

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  • Charla is a patient genius. I think I had five fittings when it was all said and done and she was so sweet and flexible and understanding at each and every one of them-and her work is impeccable!! I had a lot of things tweaked on my dress and she ran with all of my ideas and made it *perfect*. I'm a total perfectionist and chose a pretty form-fitting gown, so Charla had to deal with all of my little concerns and she was just so reassuring and confident and tireless. We joked that she was going to miss my dress because she had gotten to know it so well! She's also really quick to respond via e-mail and will talk you off the cliff if you have any dress-related worries. I just can't say enough great things about her because not only did she ensure that I would look beautiful on the big day, she was also my therapist through the whole process and I'm forever grateful!

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    Thank you sweet Ally, you are the reason I do what I do!!

    Ashley

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  • It's as if Charla waved her magic wand to transform my mother's dress from the 1980s into the gorgeous boho style dress of my dreams! My gown had every detail I'd hoped for while still being lightweight enough for our Caribbean venue. Thank you, Charla, for making our big day even more special! Your talent is unmatched!

    Crystal

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  • Charla was amazing!! I was a bride that was planning my wedding from another state and dress alterations were impossible to do from so far away. I was in Richmond ONE WEEK before my wedding and Charla was able to alter my gown in TWO DAYS. It was completely astonishing and everything was perfect. My dress fit like a glove and the veil she made me was beautiful!!! Charla was very helpful, kind and her work was gorgeous! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and trustworthy seamstress. She is awesome! -Crystal

    User4603036

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  • Charla does top quality work for a fraction of the cost of any bridal store.

    Susan

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  • Charla was fabulous! She altered my wedding dress and added a bustle. She worked incredibly quickly (just one fitting), and the dress was exactly as I wanted it, all for an incredibly reasonable price. We discussed options for more extensive alterations and I was impressed with her honesty--she said she could do them, but it would cost a lot more and wouldn't make a huge difference and that I'd be better off going with the simple alterations. And she was right--the dress fit perfectly. I had a minor problem after I picked up the dress (lost a hook), but she was happy to fix it right away, and was very flexible to pick up the dress nearby. I was a bridesmaid recently and had a bad experience having that dress altered (4x the cost and time, and not a great result), so I was prepared for a headache. Charla was an incredibly pleasant surprise--she was warm, caring, reasonable, quick, and did a great job. What more could you ask for?

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    Thank you so much, Susan. You were a joy to work with!

    Jessica

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  • Charla is truly amazing. She did the alterations on my dress, the bustle, and made my veil and hair piece. She did a fantastic job on all of it and she is more than reasonable on her pricing! I am going to go to her for the alterations on my bridesmaids dresses too!

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    Thank you so much, Jessica, you were a joy to work with!

    User4616360

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  • She is an expert working with vintage fabrics, and fashions. I wouldn't trust my beautiful 1950's dress with anyone else.

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    Thank you so much!

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