To all the girls who didn't grow up dreaming of a big white wedding, you don't have to wear a white dress anymore. Custom made unconventional bridalwear in unique luxury fabrics.


Are your styles made in standard sizing?

Everything is custom made to measure each bride so there are no extra alterations required as with most bridalwear. That being said, I can arrange to make standard sizes for international customers where fittings are not possible.

Do you create custom designs?

Yes, my collections are available to order or they can be used as inspiration for a one of a kind look. Some of the fabrics also come in other colours. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have a custom idea in mind.

How much is a custom wedding dress?

Due to the custom nature of my work, prices depend on the style, fabrics and details. As a guide, bespoke tailored suits start at €2200, short dresses start at €1500 and full length wedding gowns start at €3000

Can I wear my wedding outfit again?

I love to hear from brides looking for some they they can re-wear. Why put the most expensive and special outfit you ever buy into a box forever! Check out my 'Not Just One Day' collection for ideas on some unconventional bridal ideas that can be worn again.

Where are your garments made?

Everything is made in my studio in Ireland using unique and special fabrics.

Can you send fabric swatches?

Yes this is something I have done for international customers. Please get in touch if this is something that interest you.


From the moment Carolyn and I started to discuss and plan ideas for my wedding dress, I knew it was going to be special. I’m so grateful to Carolyn for going above and beyond each step of the design process to making the wedding dress of my dreams. She always listened with care and attention to what I really wished for in the finished dress. I knew I always wanted to wear something alternative on my wedding day, but most importantly I wanted to wear a wedding dress that allowed me feel like myself. Carolyn captured the essence of all my ideas and made this possible. For my dress, she used a gorgeous French silk jacquard in pale pink, with pink silk organza sleeves and a rose gold bow train at the back. And included some pearl buttons which was a detail I really wanted. The experience of designing and working with a passionate designer like Carolyn made the whole process personal and magical. For anyone who wants a truly unique wedding dress made in beautiful fabrics, I would absolutely recommend buying from Carolyn from Not Another White Dress.

Deirdre McNamee

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